Breakneck speed!

The time once again has come for the annual computer upgrade!
I almost skipped it this year since I was hardly ever in front of it since I acquired the laptop.. but then I started editing my TalkinBull episodes and that was being a pain. I had to wait 14 hours for a 30 minute episode?! WTF!

So I finally took the plunge and upgraded.. now I have a QUAD-core Intel CPU (2.4GHz) with 2GB of memory! Yay me!
Much thanks to Xentinel for turning me towards Adobe Premiere.. it is TOTALLY simple to edit video with that program.

I’ve been talking to viewers of the show, gathering input and such.. I’ve heard some good ideas and we’ll be taking them to heart and testing the waters in the weeks to come.

Thanks for watching it!

TalkinBull 0.6 Released

In case you’re still looking here to see when the new episodes of TalkinBull are released.. what’s wrong with you?
Just go to TalkinBull.com to see the new episodes, silly!

Last night JD, BFin and I got together to try and tape a new format.. but it didnt work out.. instead I got a little tipsy and just recorded us BS’in the night away. I’m going to put it up just because I think it’s funny but it’s in no way supposed to represent what the format of the show is to be.

I’ll post it soon.. for now watch Sundays episode at www.TalkinBull.com

Rails, Bull, and Happiness in general.

I’m writing this from my newly acquired MacBook! Who would have ever thought of me using an Apple computer.. especially since I just tossed my iPhone to the curb! (The “curb” in this case being ebay.. hehe)

While I did have to get rid of the iPhone because it wasn’t geeky enough for me, I cannot say the same about the MacBook. The apple OS is a rather interesting one.. on the one hand, it’s so simple even your grandma could use it.. only one mouse button.. big, happy, friendly buttons and boxes.. and it’s OH so pretty to look at with it’s shiny glossy-ness. 🙂 But at the same time.. underneath.. lurking in the darkness.. the ever present Unix-based core.. laying in wait for all the hackers and linux-lovers to play with.

I bought this thing for several reasons.. one being that I’ll be in Denver later this month for some Ruby on Rails training. I’ve been playing with Ubuntu Linux for a bit just trying to learn Ruby on Rails but I’m just too dense to pick it all up from books.. besides, some human training from the start could keep me from getting into bad habits right away. Anyhoo, this training requires that I bring a laptop.. and while I DO have an HP zd8220us laptop with Linux on it, I don’t really see myself taking that with me because it’s HUGE and HEAVY, but mainly because at the last training I went to there was only 1 Windows-based laptop there and 14-ish Apple-based laptops.. 0 Linux. I don’t want to be that one guy in the class that’s having issues only to hear someone say “I’d help you, but I don’t know Linux”.

I also got this thing because I’ve been having a heck of a time editing video on my Windows machine and I’ve been told that Final Cut on OSX is the bomb. Keep an eye on TalkinBull to track my progress.

Speakin of TalkinBull, I’m sorry for the lack of updates.. JD and I have just been to busy to sit and film anything.. JD mostly. I on the other hand have just been hit with the realization that I’ve dumped almost $10k into the show and now it’s not so much a hobby, but rather something that HAS to yield a return. No pressure. The whole thing is leading me into reevaluating the show and trying to think up some creative format choices. JD and I are scheduled to film another episode this Sunday, but we’ll see what actually happens.

Life is good, life is great.. things are looking splendid for me right now. I got a pay raise, my health is groovy, my friends are all back on my good side, my project has been passed on to a new developer so now I can focus on whatever I want.. all in all, I’m livin la vida buena.

Talkin mo’ bull.. 0.3

Test episode 0.3 of TalkinBull is available on that site.. many changes have been made:

  • I introduce the show correctly.
    • 0.2 was introduced as XandOshow
  • My co-host finally has a name!
    • 0.2 he was called “Not”.. gay
    • Now he’s calling himself Jack Deus.. but for how long?
  • Green Screen
    • I painted the back wall a beautiful Lemon Grass green.. it will serve as the shows green screen at some point.
  • Lights! Camera! Action!
    •  I picked up a new camera.. a Sony DCR-SR62
    •  Picked up 4 lights to brighten up the place.. and make it frickin hot!
    •  Still need to find a light solution to evenly light the green screen so it will work properly.
    • Shorter show!
      • 0.2 was 60 minutes.. new shows approximately 30 minutes!

    I’m always Talkin Bull

    I’m putting together a video podcast called Talkin Bull (www.talkinbull.com) and I’ve been toying around with some logo ideas but I’m too involved to be a good judge.. here are some of the ideas.. the basic premise I’m looking for is an exclamation mark merged with a bull..

    Rex

    I call him: Rex

    Take a look and please comment with your vote! Muchas Grassy-ass!

    UPDATE: I went back to the drawing board with a logo design.. thanks in part to seeing a Bull drawn by PlunderBunny.. she reminded me that I have my own “brand” of art.. so I chucked the previous design and instead opted for this:

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