I've only had the flip for a couple days and I'm already hit by buyer's remorse. Not because of the product, but I just got an email from Connie about the price dropping on Amazon. I purchased the black ultra for $142 and the white one's now selling for $135. Feh. I called Amazon's customer service line and got the entirely predictable response that I wasn't eligable for a price correction because mine was back and the one they're selling for cheaper is white. Who ever would have thought that color preference would have ended up costing me an additional $7.
I guess I could always stomp the one I have and return it claiming it was defective. That would net me free return shipping and then I could repurchase the white one and pocket $7. That's just a weee bit too extreme though. Oh well. I guess there's nothing I can do but live with it.
On a sidenote, the uploaded video to google was a lot more low-res than the one I've got on my desktop. It might have something to do with the conversion process it's put through as it uploads. At the moment, I can't think of anything I can do to address that, but if anyone out there has any ideas, let me know. Google video still seems to be the best option, even with the quality drop.
Anti-striking is hard. It requires me to actually do stuff. I'm sleepy. I wanna go take a nap. Someone take over and make entries for me instead. zzzZZZzzZz
It's just back and forth with the tech support people at Pure Digital. They don't seem to have any idea what's wrong with the Flip Video's movie maker. So far, all the basic steps have been taken. Programs have been reloaded, firmware's been updated, versions have been checked, and still notta. The darn thing locks up each time I try it.
It's not a huge big deal at the moment, but at some point I'm going to have to have it sorted out. I guess I could always try to find a free-ware or share-ware video editor, but I might as well see if I can't get the one included up and working.
Well, the flip issues continue. After a suggestion by the tech people, I tried plugging it into the desktop and had no problems there. It's just unlikely I'm ever going to use the desktop as a platform for it though. All the USB ports are cluttered together and there's no way to fit it in without disconnecting just about everything else. Not bad as a one shot attempt, but not something I'd have to do every single time I made a movie clip. I guess I really should just go and find some freebe video editing software.
Yay. A buncha new PSP games just arrived in the mail. Only one is actually new new, the rest are new used, which is just as good as new new and cheaper to boot. I picked up:
Mega Man: Powered up
Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X
Worms: Open Warfare 2
I'll never really understand why I keep buying Mega Man games. In the entire history of the franchise, there was only one of them I was ever any good at. The rest are all a little too twitchy for me. It's like Ghost and Goblins. I always liked playing the game even though I never so much as made it out of stage 1. I just don't seem to do that well with games where you need to jump around avoiding things. Funny really. You'd think that were some sort of common asian trait based on some of the guys I saw in the arcade during my college earns. There would always be some chinese kid sporting bottle rim glasses playing 1943 and flying through what looked like a hailstorm of bullets without taking so much as a single hit. It was mind boggling. That was another game that I seldom made it out of the first level. At least I knew enough to not even attempt to buy the new Contra for the DS.
I guess what it comes down to it is that sometimes we just end up liking those things that we're really no good at. It becomes one of those nostalgia issues.
Welp, I'm off to give some of these games a whirl.
Eh, I just gave Mega Man Powered Up a whirl and got my ass handed to me. Luckily, I was playing on 'normal' and there does seem to be a 'pansy' setting. I'll give it another try later and if things don't improve, I'll just switch to the girly difficulty. Mostly what I'm interested in is just testing the games out to make sure they all work and see how the gameplay is. I think I can already determine that I'm never going to be on the leader board with the Mega Man games.
So, it's only a hour left until the strike ends and I can stop making all these entries. Yay. I'm also looking forward to seeing what the stats will look like when the entries for the day are talliled. I'm really really hoping that there were actually more entries made today then on an average non-strike day. That would just make me happy. There's nothing like the LJ equivalent of union busting to put a smile on my face.