Good first of May to you!
Maybe my luck will change after today.
The link of the day at Userfriendly today linked to Ninja Burger. It’s a fun little sit where they talk about the ninjas delivering burgers. Very amusing. There’s also this bit where you can ‘order’ some stuff and have the receipt e-mailed to someone. Kinda fun. As usual, I try it out on myself first, sending it to my hotmail account. No probs. log into hotmail, and FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST, 1010 MORE E-MAILS!!!
This spam thing is getting out of hand! I open the e-mail, looking for some sorta phone number, no dice. I reply to them on the “remove” thing, and hotmail writes back saying that they can’t find the address. No big surprise here. So, I go to the site.
Ah yes, ordering Viagra over the net, THE thing to do these days. Since I can’t find a phone number or e-mail address on the site, I order $400(US) worth of Viagra and leave my hotmail account as the e-mail address. No worries, my hotmail account also doesn’t say my name, and apparently, I live in Japan.
So, maybe they’ll start to figure it out.
I know, I doubt it too.
If you’ve been keeping up to date with this site, you’ll know that I’m in some sort of Karmic black hole. And it’s not getting any better.
Since the deadline for sending my video to Anime North is today, I start to copy it to tape last night. Seemed easy enough, except I’m not getting any sound or picture. Not really useful.
So I figure out what’s wrong, and now I can get video at least. Part of the way there. I then realize that the sound output just isn’t going to work, so I pipe it from my speakers. Just as good.
So, I copy the video from the CD and set my computer up, and start playing and recording!
The video is 5:16 long. At 4:45, it freezes…just the video, the audio is still going strong…smeg
So, I try a different player and fast forward it to that part, same problem.
I delete the video and copy it again. Play it again. At 4:45 it breezes right through, and stops at 4:50! SMEG!!!!
So, I defrag the drive.
Copy the video again.
Freezes at 4:53!
Delete the video.
Copy the video…plays the whole way through!!! Things are looking up!
Set up the VCR, cue up the tape, and start recording. Perfect!
Decide that I’m gonna watch it. Look at the I/O cord, and realize that I had the video in the In position…I recorded audio only….SMEG!
Start the process again, and this time all works.
Watch the video, and the quality isn’t that great, and the picture seems to have this big border around it.
I hate my video card.