Down Wyoming, Scranton, PA – April 2017
Down Wyoming, Scranton, PA – April 2017
Collectively, the top 10 trending videos for 2017 have more than 633 million views and have been watched for over 40 million hours. The channels behind the top trending videos have more than 55 million subscribers in total.
The most popular videos on YouTube each year are seldom the most interesting. I find that the videos that are mildly popular, say with single millions of views or hundreds of thousands of views, are the most interesting to me. They have a broad enough audience that the creator is getting paid well and they generally are not flashes in the pan.
So I’ve back pedaled from this on the gram and am now back to my minimal edits of my photos. It was a fun experiment but I do not think (for me) heavily filtered photos hold up longterm.
Hello from MarsEdit 4.0. So nice to be using a Mac app to post a status update.
YouTube has ratcheted up the ads. I see one on every video now, many unskippable. Perhaps it is the time of year?
Under the deal, the NFL will continue to use Microsoft Surface tablets for referee video reviews through the end of the 2018/2019 season, SportsPro reports. Coaches and players will also continue to use Surface tablets to review footage during games.
I’m glad MSFT is sticking with this. You’ll recall this gaff, perhaps. But I think that is fading. People know what a Surface is now. And, I think both the Surface hardware and Windows 10 are getting so much better that they need to keep pushing this brand in front of people. It is a great product.
I honestly believe one of Microsoft’s biggest challenge is marketing. See also this rant.
Commendation is underrated in the workplace. Be sure to give out ample commendation. It serves multiple purposes; it shows you’re grateful for everyone’s hard work and allows your critiques to land more softly when they’re given.
The moon looks very big tonight! But, the next Supermoon (Perigee) isn’t until Monday night when it will be only 222,000 miles away – 30,000 miles closer than when it is the furthest (Apogee) away.
🌠 The more you know.
Day 3 of not charging Apple Watch Series 3. Still at 70%. This method works great. (for me)
Wow, this Machete Order thing got big! After the post first “went viral” and got mentioned on Wired.com, I started getting around 2,000 visitors to it per day, which I thought was a lot. But then in the months before Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was released, it blew up like Alderaan, peaking at 50,000 visitors DAILY. This year, over 1.5 million unique users visited the page. It’s been nuts.
This sort of thing happens on my blog as well. I have several posts that get tons of seasonal traffic. A few examples are my wireless GoPro file transfer tips, when an NFL game goes into overtime, and my thoughts on Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm. There are a ton more too. I believe my all-time record for a single day’s traffic on a single post was 11,700+ views. So no where near what Hilton gets. These posts get thousands and thousands of hits some weeks and nearly zero others. I think it is fun. I don’t engineer my blog for these types of things.
I’d bet Hilton’s blog is getting hit yet again with the release of The Last Jedi.
Second time I’ve felt an earthquake in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Just making a note here so I remember.
To prepare for The Last Jedi release I’ll be re-watching the franchise in the famed “Machete Order”. Except I’ll modify it for 2017. In order: Star Wars Rogue One, IV, V, I, II, III, VI, VII. In that order.
I’m trying my hand at Instagram again. This time I’ve created my own filter using Snapseed which I’ve named ColinGram2018. I’m taking some photos I’ve published here and re-editing them with some cropping, blurring, and using ColinGram2018 and then publishing them on the gram.
Here are a few example images I’ve posted so far.
Apple’s aversion to showing progress bars is starting to get to me. Don’t add a pie indicator in some random corner of the UI, give me an easy-to-see progress indicator.
Unsurprisingly, that news has quickly rippled through the Apple community as many people—including yours truly—have verified the claim. You can test it for yourself by going to any locked System Preferences pane, trying to unlock it, and entering username
rootwith no password. (The number of tries varied for me—sometimes it worked on the first attempt, but pretty much always by the second.)
Even though I’m starting to have small issues with Sierra I’m very, very happy I haven’t yet updated to High Sierra. This has been just about the worst release of macOS since I switched to the Mac on “Cheetah”.