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Score! Going to the As One San Fran Youtube Gathering feb 23rd

February 8, 2008


It’s Official I have Friday the 22nd off! Thus Thursday the 21st I’ll be driving up to San Fran with my little group of Road Trippers. If all goes well at least one of us will die on our wacky adventure up north.

I’m going constantly back and forth on what to bring. at the LA gathering I ended up wandering around for 12 hours with a backpack full of gadgetry. I’m not doing that again. But do I even want to bring the laptop; SLR Camera; camcorder; pocket cam, blah blah blah? I’m thinking of going and buying a cheapo Canon powershot or some similar camera. I really want something around 6 Megapixels, under $150, small direct USB connection, takes video in .Mov or .Mpg or .Mpeg4 (something easily mac happy), a noiseless option, and something easily/quickly turned on. And hey if it can be used as a webcam, that’s a big bonus.

My friend had a camera that slide open/on, loved that but it had some weird cord only it could use. F that.
I’ll probably just run over to staples at lunch and pretend like I’m just going to look and end up buying something. Why couldn’t I work next to Fry’s or Samy’s? Oh yea cause I’d be broke now.

OK enough time stealing at work. Gotta call some people in Tunica Mississippi about a picture of a man from the 20’s cooking in a famous Mississippi Cafe. Then I’ve got to get a press photo of George Jefferson and after that talk to my stock film guy about some good old footage of Japanese people eating.

Oh yea, so one last thing I’ve grown addicted to following Google Trends. It looks like this if you’re not familiar with it:

Today’s Hot Trends (USA)

1. louisiana technical college
2. chambers bay
3. marko jaric
4. louisiana tech
5. taryn manning
6. chambers bay golf course
7. cardio free diet
8. shod foot
9. cdot
10. mons pubi

I have utterly no idea how to use this information for my evil plans of net domination what so ever. I mean really cardio free diet? lousiana tech? Why are these hot search trends? what do you do with this information? who the hell is Marko Jaric? I suppose I could click on the link… or google it, but do I really want to perpetuate this horrible trend? I’m tempted to try and right a daily poem inspired by the awesome power of Google Trends.

One last thing I have a new segment coming up. Check out the Shiny Banner

What is It?

When I was a kid I used to love those game, where you’d see a picture of something close up, or in weird lighting, some kind of illusion and you had to guess what it was, so I’m going to do one of my own.