holden samples pink pine
January 15, 2011
My boss keeps telling me that our company website scrolls too much (or rather, requires too much scrolling to see the whole page—if it scrolled by itself, sure, I could see that being a problem). And I keep telling him that scrolling involves rolling the little scroller thingy bobber on the mouse.
That is to say, it’s easy. As easy as clicking, really. Less effort than smiling.
Why do I tell you this? Because I took Holden backcountry skiing yesterday, for his first, er, DAWN PATROL (WOLVERINES!)tm, we used my fancy new Contour HD headcam, downloaded the video, edited it down to a manageable length so that even Brad might sit through the whole thing, and added a soundtrack so that he wouldn’t get bored.
Aye, there’s the rub. The soundtrack. If you add a soundtrack to a video you then post the Youtube, the soundtrack police get you. Because you know how musicians hate having their music listened to on the web, as the soundtrack to someone’s stupid home ski video. (I’m using new editing software, and haven’t taken the trouble to figure out how to upload these new headcam videos to Vimeo yet—when I figure that out, well, problem solved.)
It was still good. You can see for yourself. Here, I’ll save you the trouble of finding it yourself, I’ll embed it here, even though once you try to watch it, Youtube and their minions will make you click to go watch it on Youtube.
Like they need the traffic.
Luckily, the mouse button is right next to that cool scroller thingy bob. You hardly have to, ahem, raise a finger.
Oh, and as Holden has pointed out to me, I’ve got some dementia coming on. This happened Friday. As in yesterday. As in, not in 2007 (as I labeled the video), but rather in 2011. The lesson? There is no lesson. Stop looking for meaning.
I don’t think I’ll be skiing with Holden and Ian much longer. Mostly because this might be the last year I can keep up with them.