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My thoughts on Viddy

A few weeks back I downloaded Viddy and played with it a bit. At the time, I tweeted that I thought it was cool with a couple of caveats and that I would follow up with more details. Well, after playing with it a couple of more days, the cons started to outweigh the pros pretty quickly. Given the amount of hype Viddy received and continues to get, I didn’t want to hate on it for a few (what seemed to be) minor bugs so I decided to hold off on writing anything further until a software update or two came out. During the last few weeks though, my opinion of Viddy went from “It’s pretty cool,” to “It kinda sucks.”

If you don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, check out this slideshow for an explanation of what Viddy is and how it works:

If the embedded presentation doesn’t load, click to seeViddy Screenshot Slideshow at Google Docs.

Seems nice, don’t it? There’s a sample video of all the filters at the end of this but first, my thoughts on Viddy after a few weeks of real world use.

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Update on the migration

Now that I pretty much have this thing set up the way I want it, I’m going to transfer about 100 or so entries from a blog I had hosted elsewhere, and some other stuff from e-mail lists, discussion boards, and the like. The transfer isn’t going as smoothly as I would like. This blog is now hosted for free by WordPress, and they have strict limits on what you can and can’t run on their shit. The server I had the blog on let me run whatever scripts, software, and code I wanted (within their terms of service), and host whatever file type I wanted. That’s because it was paid for. Since I just can’t dump everything here the way it is, I have to go through it and figure out what to do in lieu of Javascripting, et cetera and so forth. I also have to work out multimedia storage and service, as I can’t run flash from here, and I can’t upload videos unless I pay extra for it, which I can’t do right now. If I could, it wouldn’t be an issue, I would’ve just run WordPress on the server I was already paying for. Enough bitching. Thanks for your patience and patronage.

Insomniac Non Sequitur running on Serendipity

Hello world!

Insomniac Non Sequitur running on Serendipity
The blog on the old server

Welcome (back) to Insomniac Non Sequitur! It’s been a couple of years since I’ve updated this thing. I’m in the process of migrating the posts from the old server to this one. The blog was originally running on Serendipity (still is somewhere out there), and there didn’t seem to be an easy way to export the posts, comments, tags, categories, etc. to WordPress easily. So I’m going to be cutting and pasting the next few days. There may be some changes to layout and features over the next few days also. Be sure to check the archives and if there’s anything wrong (broken links, missing media and the like), let me know in the comments section.