Video Compression: Formats, Codecs, and Containers

Let’s talk about codecs, which is key in compressing audio AND video files. First, bear in mind that compression can be either lossless or lossy. The quality between the two can be seen if you know what to look for, and in some more lossy scenarios visuals become grainy, with flat or muffled sound and… Continue Reading Video Compression: Formats, Codecs, and Containers

Thought Verb Freedom == Why I like Chuck

This essay by Chuck Palahniuk is truly one of the greatest pieces of advice I have ever come across in story telling: https://litreactor.com/essays/chuck-palahniuk/nuts-and-bolts-%E2%80%9Cthought%E2%80%9D-verbs I’ve tried the challenge of eliminating thought verbs and what a difference it made. I’ll post a sample here as soon as can get over the risking public exposure hump. There’s a… Continue Reading Thought Verb Freedom == Why I like Chuck

Couchtour Archive: Phish Shows on Youtube

A list of shows found on YT since they don’t all appear in a search at once – you have to hunt them down. 1980s – 05/20/87 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh9Pws7mOjE 06/23/89 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YltigbLv4s 10/01/89 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOyQgPhMqzg 10/31/89 – (Playlist) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnPVYsezEGs-HGo75dQG5LmJ4t8r_gH 1990 – 02/01/90 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBON4xs3Tz0 02/17/90 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELQ8KJYYPeQ&t=1s 04/29/90 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xuE-gQYvOA 1991 – 02/14/91 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvhCw7LG-7E 02/14/91 – (Additional Partial) – https://youtu.be/t-FjG6phYss 02/15/91 – Set… Continue Reading Couchtour Archive: Phish Shows on Youtube

Regarding children left to their own devices for long periods of time, conditional food shelter etc will mess them up big time.

If you have a child who has been left up to their own devices for long periods of time, you may have someone who doesn’t feel safe without a stash of provisions. It’s even in the descriptor- ‘squirrelling away’ small food items (so the squirrel doesn’t starve in the winter).   Established rules are well… Continue Reading Regarding children left to their own devices for long periods of time, conditional food shelter etc will mess them up big time.