“I don’t teach writing, I teach patience. Toughness. Stubbornness. The willingness to fail. I teach the life. The odd thing is most of the things that stop an inexperienced writer are so far from the truth as to be nearly beside the point. When you feel global doubt about your talent, that is your talent. People who have no talent don’t have any doubt.”—
- Richard Bausch, from Off the Page: Writers Talk About Beginnings, Endings and Everything In Between (via vaivoda)
kai lankiau orkestrą, nešiodavomės natų sąsiuvinius, kurie dėl berniukiškumo visaip kaip susitrindavo ir apiplyšdavo. mūsų dirigentas labai pykdavo ir, iškėlęs virš galvos, mojuodavo kieno nors sąsiuviniu, šaukdamas: “kas čia per sąsiuvinys, kaip genio plaučiai!”
bet geriausia orkestro istorija, kaip vieną kolegą supykino per repeticiją ir jis privėmė sau į varinę dūdą.
“From the Big Apple, Judita headed west to pursue her ultimate goal to work in the film industry but as fate would have it her other true love, Rock ‘n Roll, led her on a path of music adventure … … …”—
i’ve got some sony hdd camera which produces mpeg-2 with dolby digital sound. it was no suprise that windows movie maker cannot grok these files. then i tried virtualdub but it was too barebones to me. also official version had no mpeg-2 support. my best bet was sony vegas 8 but the versions i got was not working properly with my files: sound or image was missing depending on the version. quite a suprise two products from the same belly cannot cooperate…
and the winner is ulead video studio plus. works with my files without any plugins or hassle. even nokia mp4 files can be edited. interface is simple - i can achieve what i want after half an hour clicking. ulead ftw!
“You see, while everyone knows about Google’s 20% time and we’ve heard about all the neat products born from it (Google News, GMail etc) - we’ve found it extremely difficult to get any hard facts about how it actually works in practice.”—
“Interestingly, software products do have their budget versions and their “enterprise editions”, but they are not necessarily distinguished by quality. Usually, it’s features that win out. Which does rather suggest that our particular market works upside-down, because statistically, more features means more complexity, and more complexity means more bugs. So we pay extra for the whiz-bang model that is more likely to let us down, rather than the elegant simplicity and higher quality of a better-engineered product.”—Customers: Your Software Sucks. So Why Don’t You Care? - Agile Software Process Improvement