How I recovered from catastrophic data loss

In late 2012 and right after New Year's Eve this year, in 2015, I experienced two data loss events, both of which happened on my Drobo storage devices. I'll write a separate post detailing my experiences in recent years with my Drobos but for now, I wanted to let you know how I recovered my … Continue reading How I recovered from catastrophic data loss

The trailer for my YouTube channel

This May, YouTube introduced a new design to the channel page which is easier to customize and resizes itself automatically on screens of multiple sizes, be it desktops, notebooks, tablets or phones. We can customize the videos that appear on the channel page much better than ever before, making it easier for visitors to see … Continue reading The trailer for my YouTube channel

How can a normal YouTube video garner so many copyright claims?

Have a look at a screenshot from my YouTube account, listing the various copyright claims made on a single video of mine. That's eight copyright claims, one of which still remains to be released if the music publisher in question, Believe, will do the right thing. How can a simple video like this, where I … Continue reading How can a normal YouTube video garner so many copyright claims?

Ligia’s Kitchen: Glazed Cranberry Cake

Welcome to episode 20 of our raw food cooking show, Ligia's Kitchen! It struck me a while back -- about the time we started it, that a raw food cooking show is a contradiction in terms. After all, if it's raw food, it isn't cooked, but what else could we call it? A raw food uncooking … Continue reading Ligia’s Kitchen: Glazed Cranberry Cake

Ligia was chosen for YouTube’s Next Chef program!

A little while ago, we heard about a contest Google had announced, called the YouTube Next Chef Program. We immediately thought about Ligia's cooking show, Ligia's Kitchen, and what a great fit that would be for the contest. Ligia applied, but didn't think she'd win, particularly because the field of applicants was global, and the … Continue reading Ligia was chosen for YouTube’s Next Chef program!

Do not use iMovie sounds for YouTube videos

Updated 4/24/12: YouTube has greatly improved the copyright claim dispute process in recent weeks, and it seems that even copyright holders have gotten much more responsive and willing to relinquish claims falsely flagged by YouTube's Copyright ID engine. These are all good steps in the right direction!  Are you a YouTube Partner? Great! Then don't … Continue reading Do not use iMovie sounds for YouTube videos

Interesting Places

Interesting Places is a playlist I put together for my travel and nature videos. It contains 52 videos at the moment, with more to come in the future. Here are just a few of the videos you'll see in it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiVsmK9Dqjw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFue9UmHcpo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io6ZYfKbk1c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U-4_wc5cPo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgS_pZ-CrC8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h-sHef8XjY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqcoPLm_AHM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh5rQ3b3gJY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmwBqiMz5uk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmw01MfP28w Enjoy!