Sunday, June 12, 2016

JUNE 12 2016
 THE INSOMNIA SHOW LAST NIGHT WAS ON BARROWS ALASKA-- NORTHERN MOST CITY.
 I WAS CERTAINLY GLAD TO HAVE THAT GUY FROM CNN GO THERE AND WANDER AROUND SO I NEVER WOULD HAVE TO-- THAT UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA- IS AN INTERESTING SHOW......IN THE CASE OF BARROWS...ALL I HAD TO HEAR WAS 70 BELOW ZERO.. BUT THE PART THAT WAS FASCINATING WAS THE WHALING DISCUSSION... AND HOW THE NATIVES WERE ONCE TOTALLY SUSTAINED BY NATURE- AND HOW PROGRESS HAS SET IN AND NOW THEY ARE TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON AIRPLANES.  EXCEPT FOR THE LONE "LIBRARIAN" WHO STRUGGLES TO KEEP THE NATIVE CUSTOMS AND LANGUAGE AT LEAST ALIVE.. THE INVADING FORCE WAS RELIGIOUS MISSIONARIES SETTING UP SCHOOLS TO EDUCATE THE KIDS AND WIPE OUT WHAT WAS PERHAPS A FAR  MORE SUSTAINABLE WAY OF LIFE. WHICH SOMEONE ELSE DECIDED WAS "UNEDUCATED" -  THAT IS THE MCDONALDS THEORY OF HUMAN MANAGEMENT.."GET 'EM YOUNG AND TRAIN 'EM EARLY WITH "HAPPY MEALS"..

HAVING READ THE  BOOK "TRIBE"   IT CERTAINLY APPLIES THERE.. WHEN A WHALE IS BROUGHT IN BY THE MEN INA HUGE CANOE SORT OF THING- IT IS TOTALLY USED.. EVERY PART.. AND IT IS TOATALLY SHARED WITH THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. A YOUNG MAN SAID HE COULD NOT THINK OF EATING ANY OF THE WHALE IF HE HAD A NEIGHBOR WHO DID NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO EAT.  IT SEEMED SUCH AN HONEST STATEMENT-
IT ALSO STRUCK ME THAT THE NATIVES HAVE BEEN THERE FOR  THOUSANDS OF YEARS- AND PROGRESS HAS MADE THEM  100% VULNERABLE IN ABOUT 40 YEARS WITH THEIR HUMMMMVEEEES..
VERY ODD...
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ANN IS STRUGGLING THRU THE JAFFEE AWARD VERBAGE--AND I STRUGGLED WITH THE VIDEO WE NEED TO PRODUCE TO GO WITH IT.   THIS EFFORT HAS BROUGHT ME TO THE CONCLUSION, WHEN IT COMES TO COMPUTERS, DON'T GIVE ME ADVICE UNLESS YOU  HAVE ACTUALLY DONE THE TASK 1000 TIMES BEFORE. 
PROBLEM WAS TO TAKE THE 3 VIDEOS OF THE DOGS  TEAL, WENDY AND GOERGE AND EDIT THEM INTO A 3 MINUTE FILM.  ALMOST EVERYBODY- WITHOUT EXCEPTION- SAID IS SHOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM.  SHOULD BENG THE OPERATIVE WORD..
IT CERTAINLY SHOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM.. EXCEPT.... HERE IS NOTHING A COMPUTER DOES MORE EFFICIENTLY THAN TO SCREW UP A SIMPLE PROJECT.  CREATING THIWS 3 MINUTE FILM IS  CERTAINLY IS DO-ABLE---  BUT I HARDLY HAVE TIME TO LIST ALL THE REASONS IT IS NOT DO-ABLE BY ME-- OR ANYONE AROUND HERE...FROM FILE TYPES - TO WRONG CHARGERS WITH BATTERIES NEARLY DEAD- TO FILE SIZES NOT EMAILED. 

I HATE THE  SPOKEN WORD  "IF".   THAT WORD IMMEDIATELY IMPLIES  SOMETHING  " IS NOT "   "IF WE HAD..."
IN THE COMPUTER WORLD THAT "IF" STATEMENT GIVES THE COMPUTER  THE CHANCE TO MAKE A DECISION.. "IF  X=Y THEN GO TO  ABC IF NOT   GO TO  DEF" 

THE OUTCOME OF THE WHOLE THING IS  I AM  BEING INUNDATED WITH EMAILS ADVERTISING WEDDING CAKES...
WHICH IS ALL VERY LOGICAL...
I DECIDED TO HIRE SOMEONE WHO DOES THIS FOR A LIVING-- A VIDEOGRAPHER-- -- SO AS I GOOGLED VIDEOGRAPHER, I DID NOT REALIZE MOST OF THEM DO WEDDINGS- SO MY SEARCH PUT ME ON THE LIST OF A BRIDE LOOKING TO VIDEO THE WEDDING-- WHICH CAKE MAKERS HAVE PURCHASED THE LISTS OF SEARCHERS.. 
SO NOW I GET CAKE ADS....ALOT OF THEM... HOPEFULLY I ALSO GET THE VIDEO BY 5PM TODAY.
THIS IS PROGRESS..
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MAKES ME WORRY ABOUT  TYPO'S ON EBAY
 A SIMPLE SEARCH FOR A COMB  -- ADD ONE TYPO AND YOU END UP ON A NO FLY LIST.  

IT IS TOOOOO MUCH.

1 comment:

  1. Ask one of your teen volunteers. They can probably do it with their eyes closed.

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