This video was really a surprise at how much I didn’t know about the system. The enlargement of thumbnails was shocking at how simple it was and how hidden it was to me.
Today I learned that Jazz Bagpipes Exist2020s, Music, Thought Provoking
Love this performance!
The Mother of All Demos – In 1968, a demo showed video-conferencing, hypertext, the mouse and online collaboration.1960s, Tech, Thought Provoking, Video, Web
This is an incredible video showing what was being developed in 1968. It just took over 20 years for mice to be considered normal on a computer. Video-conferencing much longer.
Passed the Brush2020s, Humour, Thought Provoking, Video
Helsinki under lock-down – Video from 22 April 20202020s, Finland, Helsinki, Travel, Video
Another one of the skills that I am learning is editing video. Thanks to tutorials on YouTube, I managed to put the video above together as a start using Lumafusion on the iPad. I’m interested to see how this skill can develop in combination with going on bike rides around the city. It was just shot on a Samsung S9 and even though it uses slow motion, the footage is quite shaky. Going to try some other cameras for comparable results.
Enjoying the James May travel series in Japan on Amazon Prime. Recommended!2020s, Thought Provoking, Travel, TV
Japan is a fascinating place and I have loved visiting there. I would have loved to have lived there for a while but alas, it wasn’t possible. I’m thinking of going back there again this year. I just saw that James May of Top Gear fame has done a travel documentary on Amazon Video. I’m halfway through it and have really enjoyed it.
Loved the bits in Tokyo and Sendai so far.
I should start looking for flights soon…
Learning Music Theory from YouTube2010s, Music
I am loving this YouTube video about learning music theory. I got a midi keyboard for my 2019 challenge and have realised that there is a lot to learn to get to the point of making something good.
Geography Now – FinlandFinland, Helsinki, Thought Provoking, Travel
Such an entertaining and informative video about Finland. One correction however, the best ice-cream is Salmiakki and Lemon. Or sitruuna-lakritsi-jäätelöä. Mmmmm.
Achill Island off season video – One Shot Adventures2010s, Achill, Ireland, Travel, Video
Loved this video and saw it come up again on my YouTube feed. Posted it before on Twitter but wanted to put it here on my blog. Really nice shots of some parts of Achill even if other parts of the island were missed.
Whiskey in the jar – Lounge Version2010s, Music, Thought Provoking
Interesting cover of the traditional song “Whiskey in the jar” that just came on the radio by Think Twice. Never considered that song could be worked as a lounge version.