Category: Video

  • Leaving Netflix Soon

    Leaving Netflix Soon

    Reading Time: 3 minutes For the last week, or less, I have been choosing what to watch, not based on what’s new, or recommended, but on what is leaving Netflix soon. With netflix it is very easy to think “I don’t know what to watch” and “I don’t want to watch anything that is being…

  • The Fallacy of Please Like and Subscribe

    The Fallacy of Please Like and Subscribe

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the years I have subscribed to hundreds of podcasts, YouTube channels, people on Instagram TikTok and more. I then stopped subscribing, and sometimes like, but never when I’m asked to by the content creators. The short reason for not liking and subscribing now is that if I subscribe I usually…

  • The Reason We Stopped Watching TV and Listening to Radio

    The Reason We Stopped Watching TV and Listening to Radio

    Reading Time: 5 minutes There was a time decades ago, when we had a choice of five channels. TSR, TF1, Antenne 2, SRF and RSI. Over time we got more channels offered to us, and with satellite TV and cable our choice mushroomed to the point where we could watch documentary channels for a morning, and move…

  • Exploring the Titanic – A YouTube Video

    Exploring the Titanic – A YouTube Video

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Over a few days I have watched a few minutes at a time of a video on youtube. They used Unreal Engine 5 to model the entire ship. It’s a walking tour where you start on the grand staircase and explore the ship one deck at a time. It shows how…

  • Deepest Airbnb Video

    Deepest Airbnb Video

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Recently I watched [a video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-4yrSVMwis) of two people going to sleep 1375 feet (about 400 meters deep) down in a cave that had once been a mine. As they descend they go from daylight to tunnel shafts, to walking in darkness until they get to places where they need to…

  • YouTube suggesting Six Videos at a Time

    YouTube suggesting Six Videos at a Time

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Yesterday when looking at YouTube over lunch I noticed that they now show six videos at a time, compared to the 20-30 videos they used to show, back in the good old days. This means that you have six videos to choose from. The algorithm is cutting down our choice constantly…

  • The Cow and Pheasant

    The Cow and Pheasant

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Today I went for my daily walk and I came across a couple of pheasants. One was female and the other was male. I was actually standing right next to the female and didn’t realise until she flew away from me. I was startled but no more. I was more…

  • Flying a Toy Plane 22 Miles

    Flying a Toy Plane 22 Miles

    Reading Time: 2 minutes James May is interesting. People like me know him from Top Gear and Grand Tour with Clarkson and Hammond but his side projects are interesting. Instead of farming like Clarkson, or driving cars with his daughter Clarkson plays with grown up toys. When I say toys I don’t mean adult cars,…

  • Experimenting with Linux

    Experimenting with Linux

    Reading Time: 3 minutes This morning when I should have been working on the daily blog post I decided to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive to see if it still worked as I remembered it working. It does, sort of. There are two approaches. You could install Linux straight onto the internal HD of…

  • The Dystopia of Child Influencers

    The Dystopia of Child Influencers

    Reading Time: 5 minutes Today I saw the headline “Content creator camps help kids become online influencers” and to me, this represents a nightmare, rather than a dream. It represents a nightmare rather than a dream because the notion of creating content to sell, to influence, and to market, rather than to amuse, inform, educate…