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Vlogs, Traffic problems, students.

First few 1 minute videos up. So far so good. It does, however, take me hours rather than minutes to get each one done. What has been interesting is looking around one or two other experienced, regular YouTube / BlogTV uploaders who are doing the VEDA thing, and seeing that this putting something up every day has been giving them problems. Even for experienced vloggers it’s not been as easy as it looks; a bit reassuring for us mere mortals. I’ll just stick with my attempts of twice during the week and once on the week-end.
Doing it just for 1 minute dose add an extra level of complexity to it though. No, ‘oh I’ve finish early so stop now’. No being able to take time to talk about something. Just 60 seconds to work with. Though I will admit my 60 seconds is plus or minus 5 seconds or so. I’ve mentioned in other places, peesemould, who managed to do a YouTube minute a day video for a year!

Easter long week-end over. Managed to get out on my bike (Honda 500) for the first time in ages. Went down to a local seaside town of Largs. Headed down mid morning time (holiday Monday) and the traffic was not too heavy. Left to returned to Glasgow (earlier than anticipated in order to meet a friend) about 2 p.m. and on my way out passed around 4 miles of stationary traffic all trying to get into the town! Then I found myself in a bit of a queue of slow moving vehicles, however being on a bike enabled me get passed everything fairly easily. What was causing the blockage – one of those ‘old grannies’, I’ll guess around 70 or 75, could hardly see over the steering wheel, travelling at a speed that was causing huge problems to other road users. I do appreciate that, especially in more rural areas with limited public transport, the car is important to enable people to travel and get around. However a style of driving that may have been acceptable 40 years ago when there was far less traffic on the roads (and the whole of life went at a slower pace) is now a style that is not suitable in today’s conditions.

It’s a two week Easter break for the students, but most are in busy building projects. It’s really showing now with deadlines approaching; those who have made the effort and those who have not!

Management, or lack of it!

In the beginning was the Project.
And then came the Assumptions.
And the Assumptions were without form.
And the Project was without substance.

And darkness was upon the face of the Students.

And they spoke amongst themselves, saying, “It is a crock of shit and it stinketh”.

And the Students went unto their Supervisors and said, “It is a pail of dung and we can’t live with the smell”.
And the Supervisors went unto the Professors, saying “It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong such that none may abide it.”
And the Professors went unto the Head of Department, saying “It is a vessel of fertiliser, and none can stand against its strength.”
And the Head of Department went unto the Dean of Faculty, saying “It promotes growth, and it is very powerful.”
And the Dean of Faculty went unto the Principle of the University, saying “These new Projects will actively promote growth and vigour of the University with very powerful effects.”
And the Principle of the University looked upon the Projects and thought that they was good.

And the Projects became Policy.

And darkness continued upon the face of the Students.