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From VHS to DVD & YouTube

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

One of the reasons I bought my Sony VAIO with Windows XP Media Center 2004 was to capture video off of old VHS tapes for transfer to DVD and storage in Internet friendly file formats. Though I’d dabbled enough to capture a little video from a tape, I didn’t pursue any further.


Starting a "real" blog!?

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Like some other popular words on the Internet, there is much disagreement about the meaning of “blog”.

An influential early book, Essential Blogging, begins “Here’s a dry definition of a blog: A blog is a web page that contains brief, discrete hunks of information called posts. These posts are arranged in reverse-chronological order (the most recent posts come first). Each post is uniquely identified by an anchor tag, and it is marked with a permanent link that can be referred to by others who wish to link to it.”

By that definition, the “tidbits” that I write are a blog. However, I’ve not thought of them as blog, for several reasons.