- 4:36 AM, Thursday,
March 16th, 2023:
- If you had told me
a few months ago that I would be making a 45 minute
8k60 VRlog from one RAW file like it was just another
day, I'm not sure I could've wrapped my head
around that. This new computer is no joke. I will
admit it didn't like it. I hate to export the
file as 3 seperate files as converting crashed Resolve
at 51% and then 71%... but it did pull it
- I also nailed a
way to bring in the desktop view from Steam VR, while
viewing the VR180 file in my headset, so I can
edit the entire thing while in VR. Previously
I had to lift my head back and look down the
crack in the headset at my nose to line up edits, etc.
I only really need to be in VR for the 3D overlays, so
it's not a big deal. It is in the case of videos like
this however, since I try to bring in video for
things we're talking about. But yes, the next Flash
& The Fundamentals...
- Man I wish other
people were doing this. I would watch the fuck
out of things like this and be so goddamned excited
when new ones came out. It's gonna be a long goddamned
transition and I see no way to speed that up. It's
more frustrating now than it was 23 years ago, because
we now understand how video online will work and how
we will access it. In 2000, experienceing broadband
made you envision more powerful websites, TVs with the
capabilities of streaming content, etc... but it
wasn't until smart phones came along that you saw how
it would interact with your day. Now? It's all very,
very clear - we're simply waiting on the technology
and the devices to get here to deliver it.
- We also need these
media platforms to push it correctly. And how that
platform isn't Meta right now, blows my FUCKING mind.
They're having a hard time with retention once people
buy the headset and literally
EVERY SINGLE PERSON I know that had one,
didn't know VR180 existed. Some of them now plan their
gaming around first watching a couple videos, then
jumping into a game.
WHICH IS EXACTLY THE POINT. It
does seem that they're funding some bits, etc, but
(LIKE THIS GUY RIGHT HERE),
willing to MAKE the content FOR YOU. Go buy some
TV exec from cable, and have him PROGRAM a channel for
you. On demand, or just - fuck, make some
TV channels. So I can watch a podcast channel, or
a travel channel, etc. So I can easily subscribe
to creators, etc. Build it, and they will come.
- Anyway - it was
fun to have Jay back 5 years later, but man - these
fuckin' 1%ers make me crazy. They make it seem like
I'm the odd man out. I mean, I am in this video... but
their planes and their boats and their diamond
status... fuck. I mean I touch on it a bit in the
video, but their overhead stressors are no joke. We
have commonalities, but mother-of-fuck, this is where
we diverge. The things I worry about are so focused
and so... wonderful? I'm focused on my kids, then
Talya, then all my little projects. That, is fucking,
it. I save all of our money, and divy it out when
necessary and we have enough. So I don't think about
money. It isn't a stressor, I'm not over-reaching. It
barely enters my mind. It gives me all the time in the
world to spend with my family, and make silly shit
- IF I HAD TO FOCUS ON SPENDING $20,000
A YEAR IN PLANE TICKETS TO MAINTAIN
DIAMOND STATUS... folks, it would never happen.
I've dipped my toe in that world through Don... and
yes, how he travels is pretty fun... but it ain't as
fun as hangin' with my kids. Even when we travel...
it's fun doin' it the cheap way with them because
they're just excited to be doing it. You know? It's
like being a kid again.
Now, when I'm in my 60s and traveling alone with
Talya? Sure, get back to me. I may have changed
my tune. But something tells me we'll put more time,
effort and money into where we're actually going than
the size of the seat that takes us there or the
privilege of boarding before other people and feeling
important while they get their seat. I mean... good,
fuck. There simply isn't a bone in my body that cares
about that. I want the seat further back to get
the cool shot of the WING for the video. I feel
like they misunderstood the "Life's a Journey, not a
- I haven't.
I believe I'm off for a bit! I have been
producing this shit like CRAZY the last few weeks and
we leave for NYC on Monday... can't really edit that
shit in NY, so although I'll be writing entries and
whatnot, none of that shit will be ready to go until
the week after. Man I hope I can piece together
some cool stories in VR from NYC. It's gonna be pretty
damn cold. Hope the kids are ready to hustle. They may
get their first real coffee next week. Goddamn I'm
excited. Man I wrote that 3 years ago when we
initially booked this, didn't I?
- "NYC is
gonna be fun. We're gonna do everything in our
power to keep it universally adult centered. Animal
Crossing comes out a few days before we go and we
will all have it on our own Nintendo Switch
consoles (which feels like the biggest caviar dream
of my childhood come true) so we will have days
staying inside and bonding that way. That's kinda
how I do adventures: I live in them. The constant
need to see the sites destroys the joy of feeling
and appreciating a new space."
- That's from
January 25th, 2020. It was to be our first real
excursion that wasn't destination centered. It was
about traversing NYC. The subway, grabbing a slice.
Seeing shit. Just taking it all in. Also staying in
'cause you're whooped and need to get off your feet.
And back then of course it was gonna be Animal
Crossing. Little did we realize that that game was
gonna save our collective butts during COVID.
- Man 3 years, I'm
really glad they're 3 years older. They're gonna have
fun. Alright... adventure 2,321 comin' up!