VHS Rescue

So my original VCR died that had been on my desk and it gave me the sinking realization that the clock was very much ticking on if I would ever successfully get these home videos transitioned from VHS format to digital.

With the living room’s VHS/DVD player (the DVD side had recently broken anyway), a composite to HDMI converter, and my Elegato game capture device which you can see the handiwork of in posts like this.

Don’t mind the desk, it’s usually this… busy (and fairly tidy when compared to Redflare’s off to the right).

While I don’t know if I’ll share any of the home movies at this time in their raw format it did seem right to share a picture of the process, especially since I’m able to say hi to Dad on this one.

-FF

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Note 8 – A Week In

First off, how about an unboxing video?

Now, after a week of having the Note 8 what’s my present verdict?

I love it.

I don’t know if it’s due to the fact that I haven’t had a new phone since the Note 3, the fact that it’s leaps and bounds an upgrade, or if Note 8 was the exact phone I’d been waiting for, but it’s perfect for my needs.

How do I use a smartphone?

It’s a communication device, plain and simple.

My top apps are:

Yes, I use other apps (like Facebook on rare occasion) but these are the top four.

Have my habits changed since getting the Note 8 at all?

Not really, except I do find myself taking more pictures. The Note 8 camera is fantastic and I think has made Redflare question if it wasn’t my previous phone’s camera (Note 3) that was the culprit of at least 25% of my bad pictures.

I can’t blame the equipment fully, I totally admit to not being a very good photographer.

I do find myself really appreciating the new gif making capabilities.

Record a video, convert it to a gif!

Draw a gif!

I drew that heart for Newbie while at the bus stop. We were waving at each other through the window. I loved seeing her face light up: Daddy drew her a heart!

It was a long-needed upgrade, and I have no regrets a week in. I look forward to this being my handy little gadget for another four or five years.

-FF

Episode 146 Notes: Hold My Beer

Episode 146 is ready to go!

After the break are the show notes.

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Episode 144 Notes: Gamingly Entertaining

Well, you can pop over and see/listen/subscribe to the podcast itself here.

Below are the links/notes I used.

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