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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10920 on: February 09, 2021, 04:21:39 am »
Mr Zog,

On the video print, this might be more hinderance than help as I know your equipment is different, but...

I film most of my video on my iPhone and I use the Apple iMovie app to edit them.  I have also had great success with Splice (which was provided by Go Pro).

Essentially what I am saying is that there might be other options that don't use as much power and you might be able to do it on a mobile device (but I assume you phone is basically a phone).

Go Pro does another app named Quik.  This is available on Windows for Free from what I can make out on Google.  (PS: I have never owned a genuine GoPro, so don't assume that the software can only be used by GoPro owners).  I haven't actually tried Quik, so I don't know if it also works for non Go Pro footage.

All the best,
Craig

Thanks Craig, my phone is a pretty basic android  :thumleft:

I'll look at the Quik and Splice as well

Thanks!
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Offline Mrs. Zog

Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10921 on: February 09, 2021, 09:28:29 pm »
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10922 on: February 10, 2021, 04:43:57 pm »
Yesterday I had a big rant and then deleted it because what's the point. It doesn't change anything.

I ran 2.5 miles (just over 4 km) really early this morning. Very slowly. Covid is still fucking with my lungs.

Watched the sunrise. Tried to breathe - mentally and physically.


 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10923 on: February 10, 2021, 05:46:54 pm »
Beware, Ms Z !
Covid is a circulatory disease, not a pulmonary one.
It affects multiple small blood vessels, causing micro-thrombi (blood clots) in any organ.
If it is in a muscle, it could cause that muscle to be starved of oxygen, causing necrosis.
If that muscle is your heart, it could be fatal.

Running is not something I would be engaging in if I had had The Bug.
Walking, yes.
Taking 100mg asprin daily, yes.
But who am I - I'm not a doctor.
I'm not trying to treat you - just to inform you and to encourage you to do more research into the long term side effects of this virus.

A man who used to be headmaster at the school where my wife taught until December must have his leg amputated below the knee from necrosis due to multiple thromboses in the muscles of his leg following Covid. 
A neighbour is on ongoing dialysis due to kidney failure after thromboses formed in his kidneys folowing Covid.

Be careful.
 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10924 on: February 10, 2021, 05:47:16 pm »
Yesterday I had a big rant and then deleted it because what's the point. It doesn't change anything.
...

Yup, I saw the full stop... fuggit...
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10925 on: February 10, 2021, 05:47:58 pm »
Yesterday I had a big rant and then deleted it because what's the point. It doesn't change anything.

I ran 2.5 miles (just over 4 km) really early this morning. Very slowly. Covid is still fucking with my lungs.

Watched the sunrise. Tried to breathe - mentally and physically.

Best medicine Mrs Z  :)
 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10926 on: February 10, 2021, 06:19:16 pm »
Thanks for looking out for me  :)

Don't worry, I'm being super careful. I can walk faster than I "ran" this morning. Let's call it "a painfully slow jog giving me the illusion of actually doing exercise".  :imaposer:

Last year already, my Dr. (who is wonderful by the way) recommended a nutritional supplement to help with pre-menopause (yikes - I'm that old!), insomnia, and the resulting energy slump the next day. I was skeptical, especially because it's really expensive. On the plus side, it's science-backed, developed by a registered dietician and nutritionist. And my Dr. takes it. So I resisted, mostly because of the price. I'm also generally wary of supplements, thinking they really don't do much.

Last month I caved, thinking it may help me get over the last dregs of Covid. And it really works. I'm amazed. I sleep much, much better. Usually by 1 pm I have to stop work and do a 30-min power nap to be able to keep going. Haven't needed that for a couple of weeks now. I generally feel more rested, with more energy.

Even if it's a placebo effect, and it's all in my head, I'll take it. I just have to budget for it.
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10927 on: February 10, 2021, 07:02:12 pm »
Would you mind sharing the name of the supplement please - asking for someone who suffers similarly.

Thanks
Ja/Nee
 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10928 on: February 10, 2021, 07:35:18 pm »
Would you mind sharing the name of the supplement please - asking for someone who suffers similarly.

Thanks

Also asking for a w... erm friend.... :peepwall:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10929 on: February 10, 2021, 08:01:16 pm »
Sure, it's called "Superstar" by a company called Mija, they're in California: https://mijanaturals.com/product/superstar/

They recommend a dose of 2 teaspoons a day, but I take 1 teaspoon and it has made a huge difference for me. When I get rich, I can take 2 teaspoons. At 1 teaspoon a day, I get 36 days, so I have a monthly subscription, which saves me $8. Every little bit helps.

I actually e-mailed the company and asked if 1 teaspoon would still be effective, and they said absolutely. Consistency is key - 1 teaspoon a day. It's a powder, tastes great - fruity (and I'm fussy like that). You can use it any way you like - in yogurt, in water, in a smoothie, whatever.

I'll do adverts for them any day.  ;D

I justify it by thinking that it comes to $1.95 a day if you divide it up - my health is worth that. Less than a coffee at Starbucks or whatever.


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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10930 on: February 10, 2021, 08:04:14 pm »
Ugh, I meant to modify the above, not quote myself. See addition in bold above.  :P
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10931 on: February 10, 2021, 10:21:04 pm »
Meanwhile, Maggie has been on a rampage outside.

She's determined to get under the plastic garden (fishing) shed (rats live there, we suspect). She's amused herself all morning by ripping out the wooden boards that block the crawl space under the shed. She's literally ripped out the planks. A little 7-kg dog. How?  :eek7:

I found her halfway gone under the shed and had to risk my life by getting a firm hold of her rear end and dragging her out, all the while she was ferociously wriggling, kicking, and screaming. And biting once I had dislodged her front end.

Then I had to schlepp tires and planks to temporarily barricade the area so she can't get under there again.

I love my dogs. Very much. But sometimes, just sometimes, some very uncharitable thoughts get into my head.  :dousing:
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10932 on: February 10, 2021, 10:29:28 pm »
Borrow an American mink and let them get under the shed.
They'll get out the rats in no time or chase some out for Maggie to kill.




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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10933 on: February 10, 2021, 10:43:55 pm »
LOADS  of videos on rat catching.

Great work
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10934 on: February 11, 2021, 04:41:07 am »
Finally!!!  8)

I have succeeded in editing (badly) my first "real" Youtube video.  :ricky:

See it here...
&feature=youtu.be

or just watch it here...




But whatever you do, please Like  :thumleft:  Subscribe   :3some:  and share the heck out of it!  :peepwall:  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

I expect the millions to come streaming in any day now from all that youtube money  :deal:  8)
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10935 on: February 11, 2021, 06:16:28 am »
You don't drill two half holes, you are drilling two half round holes.
I've never seen half a hole.   ;D

Lekker vid, though.  :thumleft:
Great to put a voice to the face and posts.  :sip:

I am sure your neighbours appreciate that you don't fire up a power saw every time you cut a piece of wood.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10936 on: February 11, 2021, 06:43:16 am »
Nice one, Zog and as FM says, good to put a face (not a face best suited to radio  ;)) to the thread. I'll subscribe.


(rats live there, we suspect).

I have had some success with a cake flour / polyfilla dry mix in small enough packages to be carried away. At least non-lethal corpses.
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10937 on: February 11, 2021, 07:59:28 am »
Borrow an American mink and let them get under the shed.
They'll get out the rats in no time or chase some out for Maggie to kill.

Wow!!! Impressive!

Reminds me of the UK's ferret. Smaller with more viciousness per pound of any animal I've ever seen.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10938 on: February 11, 2021, 08:09:20 am »
Borrow an American mink and let them get under the shed.
They'll get out the rats in no time or chase some out for Maggie to kill.

Wow!!! Impressive!

Reminds me of the UK's ferret. Smaller with more viciousness per pound of any animal I've ever seen.

I used to breed ferrets and hunt rabbits with them, only viscous to the owner if you don't know what you are doing.  :biggrin: with the young ones you could put your hand in the "nest" and come out with one hanging off each finger.  :biggrin:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10939 on: February 11, 2021, 08:12:30 am »

Reminds me of the UK's ferret. Smaller with more viciousness per pound of any animal I've ever seen.
That title is reserved for the Wolverine in the north and the Ratel in the south imho.