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>>> 2021-02-08 a video

A bit behind my intended schedule, but I've put up my first effort at a video. You can watch it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKbfNfY8kyA, and I'm going to get it on a PeerTube instance as well I think.

There was a bit of an unexpected shift in topic, just based on my interests over the last week, so rather than environmental remediation the video discusses nuclear EMP simulators built at Kirtland Air Force Base.

The video is frankly not great, but I learned quite a bit from making it. For one, I need to improve my audio setup a bit, apologies for the clipping and room echo. In general, I will probably also make future videos a little more scripted. This was basically just the kind of lecture I would give in person but to a camera, which is relatively easy for me to make but leaves it feeling unpolished.

Finally, in what I can only describe as a real dumb move, I accidentally had the screen recorder set to a very low bitrate (left over from some testing I had been doing of some real-time video streaming stuff...), so every time something moves it takes a second for the image to resolve. Lesson learned about proofing the recorder output before I spend three hours talking into it.

In any case, I hope you find it interesting, and I'm going to be working on getting better at this.

I also spent so much time on the video that I didn't get a text post together over the weekend like I normally would, but I'll try to get one out later this week. I am taking my private pilot checkride this upcoming weekend so it's a little bit crazy schedule-wise as I'm cramming practice on some maneuvers. Wish me luck on the short-field landing.