The Lonely Birthday…

I originally posted this a year ago, as I was approaching my 34th. My 3 1/2 decades is quickly approaching. I mocked this “Happy Birthday to Yourself”  from an “autism parent” from the mid 2010s who posted a still photo of their autistic daughter alone on a birthday. If an autism parent can do it, why can I since I have the condition?

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Vlob: Recalling Applying for Retail at Apple Inc.

this 26 minute Vlob woke me up to how bad the social economic world became, and how I got really spooked out at how people get hired in American jobs. It was in October of 2013, that I learned the hard way; how the un/der employment numbers were likely skewed the way employers like Apple did. This also followed the time where I did adult ed, and also applied for another retail job earlier that year. It was meant to be, but after this traumatic experience, would leave me chronically unemployed till the COVID pandemic where I saw an opportunity with how retail is so desperate for jobs.

On Christianity, part two

This is a Vlob. Not to get clicks; but the unholy way the so-called right-wingers are acting so Christian like (sarcasm implied)… am I now in a position to find God and Jesus while the real world is an entire mess. And again are people that more philosophical in 2021 more spiritual than the ones who claim to be follower of God?

The theological experts do claim that Jesus Christ was a liberal.

VLOB: Don’t Let Data Be the Justification for Your Intellectual Stupidity

I get to my point after 2:00

After mentioning about how bad my mouse is and how long B&H is delivering my Kensington, and talking about how I got this Kensington from Small Dog Electronics in Manchester ,NH in 2010 before Apple took that very same space a few years later. Small Dog was for the longest time the 3rd highest reseller behind the VARs (CDW and [Mac] Connection) I connect the dots between using data and statistics to justify the reasons that autism is just-a-boy-problem and that parents of autistics have an even higher divorce rate than typicals (nearly half of all American marriages end in divorce.) Why do we say “the stats say it [so do it]’? Why do we treat people worse, because “the stats say so?” Are we this effed up? Do you know most data types are virgins who haven’t fucked a chick nor looked a naked chick?

VLOB: The Emmy Award Goes to Avid Technology…

EDIT: 02-01-21: I had done some tweaks to my Avid workflow, and overall it’s been a better at exporting. It’s not as speedy as Final Cut Pro, but I love to have multiple tools to help do my job better. And since this recording, on Friday, January 29th, the Emmy to another NRCS went to The Associated Press’ ENPS platform. So everyone-is-a-winner.
Another rant the day after I bitched on Avid after that recording: I was being bombarded on social media they got an Emmy for development of a new product Newsroom Computer Systems…better known as NRCS. No Emmy for that new Media Composer tho, just some really old systems with semi fancy GUI facades! 😀
Ironically Avid got into these businesses in the early 1990s before they went to George Lucas and got the Editdroid! Before the Associated Press’ ENPS in the late 1990s, they had almost total domination in terminal or PC-based NRCS networks vis-a-vis NewsStar, Basys and some company that did NRCS for NetWare networks.
Some of the code is older than I and old as CNN itself. Network World actually did a story on Basys on their first ever issue in 1986. I guess yeah for Avid to finally get an award under their name with these legacy products.


VLOB: Dear Avid: Please Be more Software Centric

I have a lot of Avid swag because I know someone who sells one of their flagship products. Just because I have that possible conflict of interest of being biased; I think Avid had shot their foot in 2008 when a software-centric/CPU-agnostic Final Cut Pro from Apple showed how you didn’t need iron clad boxes to edit video in the 2000s! Sadly, I see Avid being one of these vendors that are fleet-quality. Much like selling Fords in the masses to customers. Large edit houses and local TV stations buy HP and Dells mixed with Nvidia boards in bulk to satisfy Avid’s HCLs. Macs in general are a mixed bag.

Running Media Composer in some ways is like running an emulated application designed for another platform of a former generation. I have not tried anything past 2019 versions because I wanted to build so much knowledge on the legacy platform. I do sense of lapse of business decisions and R&D to just *improve* with modern hardware.

Any computer made after 2010 with a midline CPU and GPU; should be able to handle lower res 720p to 1080p without much hassle. Oh wait it’s possible. Edius for PCs, Final Cut Pro for Macs, and Adobe’s Premiere. Enterprise creative pros should have choices. Freelancers should be able to get a foot in the door. Locking out the environment in both a figurative and literal sense is a really sad message that this Middlesex County company is doing. Thank you if anyone cares to hear my constructive rant.