Putt Putt

November 30, 2008

Dear Diary

I’ve been lazy the last three days, not doing a whole lot except cooking, cleaning, and figuring out how to do more computer stuff. My new computer is a 64-bit machine with 64-bit Vista, and it’s taken some getting used to. One thing, not all software works with it, even software installed by Microsoft itself (duh!). One such problem that had me running maniacally around the house, foaming at the mouth, was a codec problem with Windows Media Player and Windows Movie Maker. The durn things just wouldn’t work, even though I tweaked til my brain hurt. I’d purchased a nice little Samsung camcorder a few months ago, and I was determined to make the thing work with my computer! You can read all the techhie details here at my geeky blog, if you are so inclined. Short and sweet version: I was getting 32-bit codecs when I really needed codecs for my 64-bit operating system. Don’t ask me why Microsoft makes you download all this loopy extraneous software when they could very simply include the package themselves! It’s not like they are terribly averse to bloatware and silly things like door hardware!

*insert wild, hysterical screaming*

ANYWAY. I got the Movie Maker to work! I was so happy when at 2am my baggy eyes finally saw success. Yeehaw! Today, I puttered around with the software to give it a test drive. It’s a silly little video of my kitten, Livvy. We had such fun putting this together!

So, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is over. Monday looms, and my work begins again. *sigh*


4 Responses to “Putt Putt”

  1. akaGaGa Says:

    I’ll be sure to let the FBI know if I see Pookie Face. What a viscious attack it was!! Poor bear. šŸ™‚

  2. Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" Says:

    Livvy went nuts on that poor bear! We have lots of stuffed animals, but our cats don’t bother with them except to knock them over sometimes when they race around the room playing tag with each other. Nice litte video! I am enjoying using movie maker too! Stop by http://karen.pnn.com (MEOW–Cat Corner section) to see some videos of my cats.

  3. Jodi Says:

    Thank you, I needed that. I hope you have a good Monday. We are getting a snow storm here and it is pretty cold out there.

  4. chilly Says:

    LOL! Poor little bear! šŸ˜‰

    Hi there!
    It’s your turn at On The Bricks! You have a link on top of my site for the month of December and it won’t cost you anything. Well, unless you want to send me some of that snow down here. šŸ˜‰
    Hope you enjoy! Have a great week!