(I accidentally deleted the video kdenlive was using as a source so the render crashed. Trying again with a different source video. Encoding is going slightly slower this time for reasons that are unclear.

When it's done, I'll try OBS.)

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@freakazoid our local ISP does a surprisingly good job, all things considered.

If we weren't on DSL, I'd be a very happy customer.

Our cable and fiber connections in the locations that have them are rock solid and I've rarely had any trouble.

But they can't afford to update infrastructure without government assistance.

Every other ISP I've ever had has been my least favorite company. Like, whichever one I'm currently using is the one I hate the most at the time.

(I did have to disable "Verify Codecs" or something similar in the kdenlive settings, otherwise the render would get hung at the "waiting" stage.

This is apparently a common problem with flatpak install, not limited to the chromebook, so I'm not going to fault it.)

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When installed via Flatpak, kdenlive works very well on my pixelbook. No visual artifacts, decent rendering speed on an HD clip.

It's not a Powerhouse or anything, but it'd do in a pinch.

Now to try OBS.

Work is going to continue to kick my ass for a few more months.

I need to start working on NE TV announcement posts and videos and social content.

I'm going to run myself ragged.

I think the above list should include an extra week somewhere, but I'm not sure exactly where it goes. I think between the last weekend of apple festival and the birthday travel?

Regardless, in the intervening time, we have to finish shooting and editing three episodes of Expedition Sasquatch, finish shooting and editing at least two episodes of Shouting Into The Void before the 5th.

Lots of other shoots are scheduled too, but we've been less diligent than we should be.

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Next week is Small Batch Toy Fest and the start of Apple Festival.

The following weekend is also apple festival.

Then I have to travel for a birthday.

Then we launch New Ellijay TV and have a big party and a concert.

Then I have to travel for work.

Then I can sleep.


First impressions of the 2016 pixelbook:

1 - good screen
2 - convertible tablet is nice
3 - some linux apps "just work"
4 - kdenlive has some visual glitches running directly. I'm going to look for a workaround.

@shadowfacts Eh. Mostly to see if it would work, partly because I'm still pretty ideologically opposed to google, even if I'm using a laptop they made.

There's no H/W acceleration for linux apps, so I expect kdenlive will not go well.

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I have a pixelbook in hand. (I'll have another one tomorrow.)

I like the keyboard. I like the screen.

I sill dislike chromeOS, but it's not preventing me from doing anything significant yet.

I have firefox installed, and it's working okay.

Going to try for kdenlive next, we'll see how that goes.

I just keep re-watching some of the footage from Friday's show.

It was a good show, the room mic sounds fine, and the footage is beautiful.

@dokuja Yeah, it looks like that's how other people are doing this.

All the non-betty white footage has been clips from the production folder of Shouting in the Void, or commercials for the coffee shop.

All of this is the contents of the Videos folder on my scratch drive on my primary laptop, which I figured was a good safe source of video that it wouldn't hurt anyone else to see.

It looks like an episode of Space Patrol just kicked off. I'm going to go to bed now, so no one is going to get to see it.

It's season one, episode 27. I think I've posted it on archive.org already, but I'll double check tomorrow.

Good night.

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For anyone who watched along, all the Betty White and similar footage is from Archive.org.

I think this is all "The Betty White Show" but those get mixed up with "Life with Elizabeth" a lot. The two shows were very similar, and there are like six other shows called The Betty White Show. (The woman was Prolific. Often doing more than 4 hours of live broadcast A Day, all throughout the 1950s.)

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Diet Pills 

Geritol isn't really "diet" pill exactly.

I mean, it was advertised that way.

I think in the 50s it was really just an Iron supplement?

Regardless, they're part of the consortium that rigged gameshows and just broke the way Television paid for itself in the 50s, so I'm not a fan.

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The audio for the Dark Mistresesses's'd've midnight movie trailer is rougher than I remember.

Like, I knew it was rough, I just hadn't realized how bad until I heard it on my TV. That's what we get for trusting the onboard mic on a 50 year old video camera.

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