Getting High On Taster’s Choice

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I feel like a prisoner in a weird purgatory for caffeine addicts, stuck somewhere between the toxic K-Cup and the tolerable espresso. 😦

I think I’ve solved most of the problems I had in my last video, including issues with *The Beast* and my Tascam audio recorder.


I Drink For The Effect, Not The Taste

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This is by far the stupidest thing I’ve ever done in my life! The entire time I was shooting this video, I thought I was standing in the center of the frame, out by the water. How embarrassing! 😦
Just as I suspected, I wasn’t able to get my 3D rig, *The Beast*, 11 feet off the ground in this video, so you’ll have to pretend along with me that it’s stooped over quite a ways, perhaps with its hands on its knees.
After today’s trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond, I’m going to have to talk to Janice about our new espresso maker options. Why does everything have to be so complex?
And yup, next time I’ll use my cell phone as a remote monitor. Duh!

Looking For A Real Coffee/Espresso Maker

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I recently discovered that our Keurig coffee maker can be bad for your health, so I’m looking for a real coffee/espresso maker.
In this video, *The Beast* is placed at a normal standing beast height of about 11 feet off the ground. This is to insure a proper perspective for eyes that are 5 inches apart, i.e., 2X human eye separation.

The Computer My Sexy Sugar Mama Will Buy Me

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Here’s the scoop on the new computer my sexy sugar mama, Janice, will buy me.
Also, news on the Tascam DR-05 firmware update, and my first test using the “Peak Reduction” setting.
Lastly, I again nail a cubic illusion with The Beast, but I’m getting extremely bored with just shooting cubic illusions, after doing it for so many years, and I’m really looking forward to getting back to the exciting fun of compositing next week.

Babysitting A WordPress Video Blog

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You’ve got to be kidding me! After I made this video and found out that my Tascam audio recorder batteries were not dead, and I was getting ready to take it apart or start looking for a new one, I realized I had flipped the “Hold” switch, whatever the heck that’s supposed to do. Anyway, brain fart over…

So, I’m a glutton for punishment. I guess I’ve decided to start babysitting a new WordPress video blog for my 3D YouTube videos. This time, though, it’s a free site, so if somebody hacks it like they did my old one, I’ll just delete it, create a new one, and move on… just like that!

A Bonelli Blunder

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Even after getting the correct focal length in my stereoscopic calculator, I managed to shoot this horrible retina-detaching cubic illusion violation, with over 7% of eyeball-twisting net deviation. Being the real man that I am, never being a person to not admit when I am wrong, I will still share this video online, so we can all learn from my mistake.
One word of advice for avoiding the exaggerated depth is to view it with a 70 deg hFOV, which will flatten it out, but that still won’t properly solve the problem, so you might want to keep a couple of your favorite legal, over-the-counter pain-relievers handy.
I promise to never do this to you again. 😦