Roaring Sound From The Sky Jan. 16, 2013 Calgary AB

January 26, 2013 - One Response

Roaring sound from the sky, temperature 37F wind 7 MPH. Time 1:00 PM Started about 12:30 PM.

Strange Sounds From The Sky

November 23, 2012 - Leave a Response

For some time now, people have been reporting strange sounds from the sky all over the world.  Some believe its the trumpet sounds in Revelations, alerting people to the second coming of Christ. Others believe its due to HAARP.  I have heard and recorded these sounds myself, one can he heard in this video clip below, the sound made the dogs in my neighborhood go nuts.

Lots of people are adding fuel to the fire by creating hoax videos and posting them on YouTube.  I believe there is an explanation for these sounds, a scientific explanation. I do not believe they are from anything else but natural, or man made noises, like natural gas flaring to other machinery.  Sounds can travel a long ways in the right conditions.

Listen to this video, what is your opinion? Is this a warning of the second coming? HAARP? A man made sound? A natural sound?

Jing Pro Retiring

March 2, 2012 - 3 Responses

February 28, 2012 TechSmith Corporation announced that Jing Pro was being retired February 28, 2013, the Free version of Jing will still be available.  Retiring is a nice word for termination or downgrading. I believe Jing Pro is cutting into Snagit’s market share and this is the reason for this move. This came as a shock to me, because I use Jing Pro everyday.  I work for a Dot Com company and the video feature in Jing Pro is invaluable to me for customer support.  If someone is having a problem or needs help with a feature, I can create a high quality video and upload it in just minutes after getting the request.

Next year, Jing Pro users will have to settle for low quality audio in their videos, not to mention larger file sizes than MP4 video files that Jing Pro supports. The free version of Jing uses Adobe Shockwave (swf) as the video format.  I do not like this one bit.  Don’t get me wrong, I really like TechSmith and have been a loyal customer since 1999. That’s when I first bought Camtasia. They have great products and great people, one of the best software companies out there, in my opinion.

But below is what we will have to settle with, low quality audio in our videos.  I have two samples, one from the free version of Jing and one from the Pro version.

Here is a sample video, created with the FREE version of Jing (SWF File):

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Now here is the Jing Pro version, notice the high quality audio (MPEG 4 File):

Vodpod videos no longer available.

I have tried Snagit and also the new version of Snagit 11 with video support.  However Jing Pro is way faster to use that Snagit.  Also Snagit is too cumbersome to use compared to Jing Pro. One person put it, Jing Pro is like a pistol, and Snagit is a Gatling Gun.

So whats next?  Tell TechSmith how you feel about this move.  My wish, is they continue MP4 support for Jing so we can have high quality video and audio as well as small file sizes.  Please make your voice heard.

Contact info for TechSmith:

Phone: +1.517.381.2300

Toll Free: 800.517.3001

(U.S. & Canada Only)

Please be courteous and professional when contacting TechSmith.  Thank you for taking the time to read this blog entry.

Sung-Bong Choi

June 14, 2011 - Leave a Response

Sung-Bong Choi is taking the world by storm with the story of his personal hardships growing up and his amazing performance on Korea’s Got Talent.  Like Susan Boyle and Paul Potts, Sung-Bong Choi did have some training, but all the voice training in the world won’t make you sing like he does, unless you have that talent to begin with.  I wish him the best, and I hope he wins the competition.  Thats all, just enjoy the video.

Photocopied Bottoms

February 2, 2011 - 3 Responses

Back in the spring I entered a blog post about the FTC getting involved with photocopier hard drive privacy issues. The article started off saying: “Those photocopies of your bottom, which you thought would be an original and funny statement of the contents of your soul during the office Christmas party, have started to worry the US Federal Trade Commission.”

So I thought I would add a photo of someone’s photocopied butt to make the story more interesting. I found a picture of a photocopied butt on the Internet and used that for my blog post.

I started to get hits from search engines for photocopied butt, photocopied bottom, etc, and people were clicking on that image to copy it and use it.

I was really puzzled why I was getting so many hits for that photo. So I created a new blog entry, just before Christmas, and had a YouTube video on there, where a heavy man tries to photocopy his butt and the glass on the copier broke, no doubt injuring him, it was caught on an office security camera. Then I really started to get hits for that photo of a photocopied butt.

Now for the record, I have never photocopied my butt, and I fail to realize why it is so funny. I do have a sense of humor, but a photo or scan of someone’s butt? Why do people do that? Are they rebelling against the corporate environment?

Can anyone help me out? I am very curious why I get so many hits every day for that photo. Please leave a comment why you think people photocopy their butts and why it’s funny. Also why are people on the Net searching for photocopied butt photos? This is no joke, I want to get to the bottom of this. No pun intended.

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You Bunch of Chickens

December 27, 2010 - Leave a Response

Driver License Online

December 23, 2010 - Leave a Response

Check your Driver’s License , Canada now included!

I already removed mine. I suggest you all do the same. Now you can see anyone’s Driver’s License on the Internet, including your own! I just searched for mine and there it was…picture and all!

Go to the web site, and check it out. It’s unbelievable!!!  Just enter your name, city and state or province to see if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked “Please Remove.”

This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement..

Please notify all your friends so they can protect themselves too.  Believe me, they will thank you for it.

Click here:


December 16, 2010 - Leave a Response

When top level guys look down,

they see only shitheads;

When bottom level guys look up,

they see only assholes…

Canadian Bilingual Keyboard

December 13, 2010 - 21 Responses

Canadian Bilingual Keyboard’s are showing up in greater numbers on laptops and this sucks big time.  If you ever typed on a US layout keyboard, then try out a Canadian Bilingual Keyboard, you will most likely be very disappointed with all the keystroke mistakes you will make.  The only solution is to get a US layout board and have it installed to get rid of the crappy Bilingual board.

Most people in Canada speak, read and type in ENGLISH, not French.  Why ram this down our throats?   Make the French get Bilingual Keyboards, and give the US layout boards to the English speaking people.

Nov. 25 2012 Update Video, you have to see this.  French is talking over computers as the official language:



What a chat room is

December 10, 2010 - Leave a Response

unicus2010 (vodpod)\’s Decalz: What a Chat Room Is –\’s | Lockerz

Seymour Birkoff tells Nikita what an IRC means. (Internet Chat Room) Some humor from the late 90’s TV series La Femme Nikita.

About Nikita on IMDB: