Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Live Video’s Protection or Censorship?

I believe that artist could have the right to protect their art weather that is a song, an image, a video, a blog, or an entire novel. The rightful owner of any work should be the one to profit from it.

However what is the harm of a girl from Kansas using a song in a video because the song moved her? Is she making any money from this endeavor? Is she using it inappropriately? No, she is merely creating a tribute with one of her favorite songs as the soundtrack.

The video only had fifty or sixty views and a whopping two comments in three days and on the third day it was deleted, deleted without mention. No, email or private message, nothing!

I must admit that I am a little hurt. Even if it did violate a copyright there is no reason to treat their vloggers with such disrespect as to not even notify they are deleting one of their creations.

I have written to the Admin at Live Video and await a response. But I wont hold my breath. Who knows when they will get around to responding to some two-bit vlogger/ blogger from Kansas?

Please don’t get me wrong. If there really is a copyright infringement issue I am not arguing that we should just be able to post anything. I am merely saying should Live Video just be able to delete user content without notification. If it is not in the user agreement it should be. I will do further research to get the complete story on that at a later date.

Tell me have you ever had Videos or blogs deleted? Were you notified that there was a problem with your content? Or were you given the cold hard axe? I would like to know what happened to you.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Experiencing Career Purgatory

I never thought I would be trying to find a new industry at such a young age. But When you work full time and go to college part time you accumulate a lot of customer service experience that you cant escape from. my resume looks like I should be an amazing salesman. Don’t get me wrong, I am pretty good if I do say so myself, but that is not what I want to do with my life. I am sure most of you can say that they had this feeling at least once in your lives.

I have been going on interview left and right. Either every thing is a sales job or is only a few steps up from "would you like fries with that." I am surrounded by people that feel the same but for whatever reason have to stay where they are and are just making the best of it. Not me! I need to be free, free of the oppression of being at the beckon call of the customer. Who is not always right by the way, but you didn’t here that from me.

I have tried my hand at big box retail, commissioned consultant work, technical support, warehouse work, banking, it is all the same and I am tired of it. I am going to have a degree in Psychology and I am barely qualified to make change for a twenty.

I took a horribly simplified personality training class. Seeing as I have taken more personality test than is probably healthy for one person to take. I just sat back and watched the rest of my coworkers ooed and awed as things about themselves were becoming reviled to them. The woman who lead the class was trying to dumb it down I could tell. Nevertheless, I could tell that she was getting the same joy form telling people the little things about them selves that they apparently could not pick out on their own.

I thought to my self that I would like to do something like that some day. Not be a trainer in some company but use psychology and personality analysis to help place people in positions and put bosses in charge of the tight people. The possibilities are endless. You could tailor your every action as a manager to properly manage each employee under you in a unique way that is best for them.

However, I will have to work my way up the food chain in some company before I can work my way into such a position. Or continue with my education and get my PhD in psychology so some big company can hire me to just do their hiring. I know that no employer cares how many big screen TVs I sold or how may Brides I dressed. It's all about experience and I have all the wrong kinds for what I want to do.

A bunch of my friends form high school are graduating from college this spring and are also experiencing problems with experience. Their problem is that they have none. They have never really had a full time job, had to punch in and out, worry about how many sick days they have, or enroll in the companies insurance and 401k programs. They have been living in a dorm for the last 4 years and have studied, hung out and partied their time away. How are they supposed to get into the work force when every job position requires 2-4 years of related experience?

Employers are only asking for that experience now that it is the norm for people to have at least some kind of degree. It used to be that the norm was only a high school education and that the college education was the exception. Now experience is the new golden ticket and it can lead you into job heaven, job hell, or in my case career purgatory.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Women Drivers

I was thinking about trying to conduct a new study. I have a particularly good vantage point to observe people on a daily basis. I hope to gather data about drivers, specifically female drivers. I am not truing to be a traitor to my sex but I cant help but notice the obvious.

Every day I see women driving huge vehicles into things. The fact of the matter is women have less over all spatial skill than men. This is a proven trend in psychology and biology and is being demonstrated everyday out my window. But that does not mean that they should be poor drivers. Anyone can learn to be a good driver in any size vehicle. What I suspect is the problem might be is that they are not trying prefect their driving by learning the size and capabilities of their specific vehicle.

I have to say that I do feel a little guilty about ganging up on my sisters but if they would just spend some time to learn the size of their vehicles then I might not be all over them like this. Everyday I watch those Suburbans and Expeditions squeeze crookedly into parking spaces, graze their side view mirrors in the bank drive thru and make six point, parallel parking attempts only to give up when they get embarrassed that they have been blocking traffic for seven minutes.

I do not admit to being a perfect driver or that all women should be. I don’t drive a vehicles the size of a medium pacaderm. I drive a little Saturn and like it very much. I don’t think I could drive a big car never mind what could be a transport for six linebackers.

Furthermore, what excuse can you use for a "sport utility vehicle" that has never seen any obstacle bigger than a pot whole. Do Soccer moms need to be able to scale a thirty degree dirt hill while they take their kids to dance lessons?

To be completely fair women are not only bad drivers. Why, just last week I watched a DHL driver crunch the top of his trick open like a sardine can on one of those clearance bars and just speed off embarrassed. But more often than not men's traffic offences are limited to speeding and occasionally cutting me off. Where as women’s mistakes seem to be lack of awareness either of the size or location of their vehicles.

I am going to keep a log of the sex type of vehicle and type of mistake I see drivers make. I think this could be a fun experiment. I hope to disprove my beliefs about women in SUVs. But I have a suspicion that it will be confirmed.

Monday, September 24, 2007

I am Going to be on TV

I am apperaing on a tv show next month!

The show is called Online Nation

it's one of those compilation shows of clips from the internet.

The show aired last Sunday September 23st 2007

I will be on the show on the 21st of October

the station is:

and the Show is on on Sundays 7:30 est/6:30 cst

Watch for my intros on the 21st of October
It is my fifteen minutes of fame.
This might only happen once in my life!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A Summer of New Beginnings

And So Starts My New Life
So starts my new adult life. I am finally going to leave the comforts and safety of a parental watch and really be independent. Moving out of My BF's parents house will be bitter-sweet. On one hand there were times when I felt like walking out. But they really do love me like a daughter and just want the best for me. With help from my Mother's Prayer and God Himself, We will be out of the house by September. All depends on my BF getting a job. I will be able to one, no problem! He is the deciding factor. We are both pretty sure that we will be moving and that my BF is a ringer for the position he has applied for so we scheduled to look for apartments and duplexes this coming Saturday. As of today I have made 3 appointments. Our Saturday is filling up. I cant wait to get of my current employer. I really do nothing for the company what so ever. I just sit at my desk and surf the web. They will probably be happy to see me go. Today even my boss noticed how there was really nothing for me to do and told me to just come back after lunch. Because wouldn't have anything for me to do until then. I was more than happy to go get some stuff done instead of waist time at my desk. I have been having a lot of fun collecting and investigating all the things we will need for our new place. While I was out I got some basic cleaning supplies and laundry stuff so that we have supplies to do chores when we move in. We are going to try and move in just two weeks while my Bf and I are still employed at out current employer. The company My BF is applying to is surprised that we could relocate in just that two weeks. But they don't know that when My BF puts in his notice he will not have to work the two weeks. That is just the way that this company is. So we are planning to rent a U-Haul and just take one trip. The only thing that has been bothering me is the fact that he has not been real supportive of all the work I have been doing to find us a place. I have been risking being found out at work by searching listings at my desk. But only because he has work and school and no time to look himself. If I Didn't to it then it wouldn't get done. But he has been constantly questioning my choices. It seems as though the ones I find cant be good enough. I am feeling a little Guilty about leaving my current employer so soon after my promotion. But not because of the impact on the company but to my coworkers. I really do like everyone and my friend Shon especially. Shon is the only person I would really call a friend in the office. I will miss him a lot when I leave. I had an review today but because I am so new it was more like an overview of the job I will be expected to do when I am fully trained. The funniest thing is that I will not be with the company next year to get reviewed anyway. Because I plan on putting in my notice as soon as we know if my BF has the job. He really wouldn't like hearing that. he is very sensible. But I really and truly cant stand to be without him. I will not live another long distance relationship again! I have to be with him! I love him with all my heart and soul. I know that sounds cheesy but I really can’t live without him. When we are separated I feel like part of me is missing. I also know this is in stark contrast to some of my other posts. But I tend to complain therapeutically in these blogs just to get things off my chest and I forget to blog about the better stuff. In reality for every one thing that he does that makes me mad he does ten things that make me melt with happiness. He is the most wonderful man in the world and you can't have him.
And on that note I bid you all goodnight!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Fortune Cookie

I got a wonderful fortune cookie today. it said:

Those who wish to sing always find a song.

and the lucky numbers were:
10, 38, 22, 37, 2, 18

if you believe in that sort of thing.

Sunday, April 15, 2007


Sunday April 15, 2007

My head, it aches

My palms, they sweat

My voice and hands, they shake

My mind, it races

My eyes, they leak

My heart and soul, they break