How are you, m'Lovelies!
Time for an update, isn't it? Been far too long, and the past little while has been.... "interesting" to say the least.
Here at work, not only do I have a new Director of the research center I'm employed with. But, the entire School of Music has a new Dean, as well. So far, Dr. Harris Berger (Director) and Dr. Ian Sutherland (Dean) have been most enjoyable to work for. Lots of new opportunities to expand my professional skill set and projects to try. For example:
My office is getting into live streaming certain events that we host. Namely, our MMaP Lecture Series. Our first event has come and gone, and served as an alpha test of this new plan. Thanks to me, it failed completely...! Despite doing a couple of test streams on my own personal channel with the ad hoc gear leading up to the event, I still managed to bung the works of it. A post mortem in the morning revealed exactly what I did wrong. You won't fool me again, Wirecast 7.1... It also solidified what tech we were going to need to pick up before the next event on October 25th. The Director wants this one to be the "debut" so, pressure's a liiiittle bit on, right now. I'll still have to borrow an HD camera for these events (we only have one on site, at the moment), but that's no problem. The School of Music has already offered HD cameras when we need them.
So right now, I'm waiting on a new capture card to arrive: a Magewell Pro Capture Quad
Four discrete channels of HDMI inputs. LOVE it! Yes, I know there are limitations to HDMI, but I cannot foresee ever coming close to going beyond them. As soon as this bad boy shows I, I go back into testing mode. I'm looking forward to the new toys.
At some point we're going to be doing podcasts, as well. I'm not sure if they'll be video or just audio, at this point. In my mind, if we have the resources, we might as well go full on.
Home life has been going okay. The Little Fella is firmly into his "terrible two's" which, truth be told, hasn't been too bad. He just gets into moods... THEN it becomes frustrating. Sadly, I've also 3 weeks in to a 6 week doctor-ordered ban on any running or similar levels of exertion on my legs. The right one in particular. I popped a muscle in my right calf that damn near sent me to the hospital. I did go see a doctor, fearing that it would require surgery (yes, it hurt that much). I can't wait to be cleared for activities, again. But I must be patient. I was told if I hit back at it too early, I could cause enough damage to actually warrant surgery.... scary shit.
Seems like there's something else.......
THAT happened! Got word from Jeremy a couple of weeks before it aired that it had been included into RvB14. Understandably, I did a bit of nerding out. After being a close fan of this show for a number of years now, it was a shade surreal to see my name listed in the credits for an episode. Honestly, @Keegan's name should be in there too, as it's his guitar parts from the original ERBoRT. I'm a bit bummed by him not being there. The only guitar I play is on the new addition for Felix and Locus' verse. But still.... pretty gawddamn cool, right?
There is new 1551 stuff in the works. It's a bit slow going due to our schedules. When the free moments present themselves, we make progress. The wait will be worth it, I swear.
Might run out of space in a second. Further updates will have to wait, I guess