Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Yesterday's Gun

Was way too zapped last night to post. Corel DVD Factory no longer works on Windows 7, despite two patches which were supposed to fix that, and Corel Video Studio 7 doesn't have a way to save when you're in the DVD creation part of the app, so I lost all the work I'd done making chapter marks (about 40 of them) TWICE when the program locked up when it was trying to choose a theme for the chapter menus. That was about 3 hours of my life I'll never get back.

But the night before I had made a blu-ray DVD successfully with chapter marks, but with only chapter numbers (they really need names, and if possible, thumbnails) and I had spelled the name of the leading man wrong, because it was wrong in the program's cast list (but right in the program bio). I should have caught that right away, because  he has the same last name as the insane maniacal women who mis-directed the Babes in Toyland production I was in a couple of years ago with Lyric Theater, and she is directing Gypsy for Sunnyvale, which is where this video is from. And Leading Man was cast in that, in two throw-away parts. I suspect he is either her son or nephew. He definitely shares some of her manic traits. And some of her acting talent.

So I gave that copy to my best buddy George. Former best buddy, actually. Still a friend, still holds the record for the most theater performances together with me. So, yesterday he had a day in San Jose en route to Hawaii with his wife & kids, I ducked out of work at my usual lunchtime to meet them and have lunch together at a Hawaiian restaurant with the unfortunate name of Wong Kok which has both Chinese "point at the tub of glop which nauseates you the least" and order-from-the-kitchen Hawaiian. Since they were heading to the islands George and the boys had Chinese but his wife had one of each. I had the Hawaiian special of the day. Excellent chicken katsu, rice, mayo-heavy macaroni salad and some kind of shredded meat with shredded leaf (cabbage?). The portion was big enough to take home half for dinner. Which I did.

There was a lot of work to do at work yesterday, finally the new machines are getting some functionality, and are being connected to the network. Home by way of Home Despot, which also did not have swivel brackets, but at least, unlike Lowe's, there was only one place in the store to look.

Home and DVD editing torture.

Plans for Thursday were:
Evening Google hangout to hear a photographer share his lessons learned working with Photoshop. He is a self-proclaimed amateur but with some great results posted on the meetup group we both belong to.
Find a better DVD authoring tool

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