August 20, 2019

Sometimes, you have to fight even the Fates

Whew, sometimes it takes a lot of dedication to put something up on the web.

I’m back after two days absence. I couldn’t think of a thing to put up. I’ll confess though, I could have used my time better – either by hunting for something, or reading my reference books to discover ways to make improvements.

As a result, I took the coward’s way out and declined to make a blog entry for two days.

I really shouldn’t do such things, though. The blog is the one thing that keeps me going on this, and if I start “hiding” from the fact I failed for the days, those failures will increase in number. Rapidly.

However, today was a good day. The commissioners’ meeting yielded three stories and videos.

Or four videos if you count the fact I had to make two for the public defender’s story. What he presented was so interesting and full of information, I just couldn’t limit it to 10 minutes – the restriction imposed by youtube.

After the meeting was finished, I came back and worked on the stories off and on. I vowed though, that all three would be posted by the end of the day.

And they are. But it wasn’t for a lack of bad luck, let me tell you.

Twice, while working on the stories – which included downloading the videos – there was a power outage. Each time it only lasted a few seconds, but it was enough to screw me up – concerning the stories, as well as the videos.

One of the worst things was youtube kept rejecting the video I kept resubmitting, saying I had already posted it. Apparently it has a device which senses such things. However, my video was nowhere to be found on my site.

Because I really needed that video, I finally restored to resaving it on my hard drive, then reposting it a final time. Fortunately, this time it worked.

Well, sometimes you just have to keep pressing, no matter how much the Fates seem to be against you.

Still, I am pleased with today’s efforts. There’s already been one person who viewed one of the videos, and hopefully more will soon come about.

OK, it’s about 3:30 a.m. and I have just enough in me to give you today’s bad joke. Going to have to be a small one though.

Question: What does a pirate pay for corn?

Answer: A buccaneer! (Think about it.)

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