Good Movies, September 2021

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I Don’t Need an iPad Mini

The only iPad I ever owned was the iPad 2. It was one of the good ones. It was before iPad was considered a productivity thing with multitasking and stylus support and good cameras and ram, but it was still really nice at the time. It did feel a bit like working on something from the future. It came out around the same time Windows was going through some stuff, and the Mac seemed on life support. I got a few good years out of it.

But I never replaced it with another one. I’m sure I meant to at some point. I’ve watched new versions come out. I thought I’d like one of those mini ipads, just for tooling around” but the right one never materialized. They would release iPad Mini’s occasionally but it was always with a knowing wink, as if they were saying you don’t really want this one.”

Instead, I slowly replaced things the iPad could do with more specialty based items. I read on a Kobo. I game on Nintendo devices. I use a paper journal to take notes and diary. I didn’t buy one thing that could do it all. Rather, I bought lots of things that could do one thing. I embodied the Radioshack ad.

It took like ten years but an iPad Mini finally came out that I want. The 2021 iPad Mini slaps. It would be super portable, great on the couch, last all day, and it uses the good pencil.

The problem is, I still have all this stuff, and specialized products have a way of lasting a long time. If my Kobo, 3DS, Switch, and iPhone XR were all dying, that’d be one thing. But they’re not. If I hated writing on paper, that’s another. But I don’t. I like these things. They’re good at what they do, and they last.

Maybe next time.

September 16, 2021 technology ipad

Link Blog, September 2021

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You Chose Poorly S02E06 - Pro Wrestling

Mikey and Sawyer discuss being lifelong pro wrestling fans, being open and social about their fandoms, off seasons, being forced to watch WCW in 2000, buying into WWEs ethos, and having AEW change the conversation.

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September 10, 2021 podcasts youchosepoorly

Import Nintendo Switch footage into Davinci Resolve

So I recorded some gameplay footage on my Nintendo Switch. It’s really easy to do that. You just hold down the share button and it saves the last 30 seconds. I’ve used this footage in a few apps, but lately I’ve been using Davinci Resolve. And for some reason, Davinci Resolve doesn’t understand the mp4 file type that the Nintendo Switch creates.

So I need to change the video type. There’s a thousand ways to do this. At first, I try ShareX. It has a video converter that uses ffmpeg and it’s great. It totally works. But it only works one video at a time, but I held down the Nintendo Switch share button 32 times, which means I have 32 videos. I don’t want to do this 32 times.

After a while, I remembered that VLC also does this, and it does it in batches. I’m writing this because next time, I don’t want it to take as long as it did to remember this. VLC does this annoying thing where it’ll do the job, but then get hung up on error messages. It’s annoying, but you just need to kill the app in task manager afterwards. It’s still worth it. Maybe one day I’ll google how to get around that part. But not today.

September 7, 2021 davinci resolve video

August 2021 in photos

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The Best of Youtube, August 2021

Youtube is a bad place, but every now and then a good video appears. Because I can’t seem to stop going there, I can at least make it easier for you (and future me) to see what was worth it.

August 30, 2021 Logbook youtube

Sonic Adventure Playthrough

Sonic Adventure DX - Sonic playthrough with BetterSADX mods enabled (and some cheats). I’ll probably use some of this for a future video essay.

August 27, 2021 video games

International Object Podcast 128 - CM Punk

Rich Thomas joins me to discuss CM Punk, wrestling fan types, what we want out of wrestling these days, and Fair to Flair.

August 25, 2021 podcasts internationalobject

You Chose Poorly S02E05 - Typing and Teaching

Sawyer and Mikey talk about keyboards, life being easy, Guess Who, teaching online and during the pandemic, and new retro portable video game consoles.

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August 20, 2021 podcasts youchosepoorly