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04 October 2006 @ 08:29 am
well isn't that just peachy...  
library is opening late today because some of the lighting is being repaired on the entry level and since there's no natural light it's a health and safety violation to let people in to work on that floor. I'm the floor above that so it's not a problem for my work area, but the thing is, and I get that it was probably the only thing they could do but, they didn't tell staff about this until 4.30 yesterday evening. With flexi time a lot of staff leave at 4, I had an appointment and had actually left just before 3, so everyone who wasn't here at 4.30 is what... just expected to work in the dark? What if lending staff (the issue desk is on the entry level) don't know about this and come in to work at nine? Where are they going to work until the place is open? (And we'll ignore the fact that my department is hideously short staffed right now because that's so not the point.) The people in charge here couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery. It's as simple as that. okay so it looks like it's all fixed now and it's not 9am yet. I'll forgive them. This time.

*sigh*

And dammit! I just saw charmax's latest vid listed on spnnewsletter - I downloaded it yesterday and haven't watched it yet! I love everything charmax does whether I'm involved in the particular fandom or not so I kinda already know I'm going to love this, but I wanna watch it now!

Okay then, I'm going to try to figure out just why this office feels like the Antartic temperature wise and then get some writing on OFWI2 done. I think it's safe to say that I am not going to get my Dark!Xander fic done, it just refuses to be written so I'm not going to stress over it. If something comes up I might just manage it but right now... nada.

(Randomly I just went to check my in tray to see if anything had been put in there since I left yesterday and the damn cleaner has lined it up with the edge of my desk. I have it an angle for a reason - so that I can reach it! Yes my desk isn't the tidiest in the world but I have everything where I need it - please, Maureen, don't move anything! (especially since she hasn't actually *cleaned* the desk, she's just lined everything up *neatly* around the dust bunnies...)

Oh!Oh! ETA I have a vidding question that I was going to email thedothatgirl about (as well as about the site, sorry I flaked on that!) but knowing me I'll forget until 6:55 tomorrow morning again. I have Premiere Pro which is what I like using, but it's on my laptop which is currently not at my house, so I was going to use WMM to pull something together in a draft format to see if the song/clips will work together (and then do it again on Premiere) but... when I try to import the .avi it tells me the codec can't be found so the file can't be imported. Now, I've played the file on the computer, multiple times actually, so does WMM need additional codecs than are required to view the file? Should I change my default programme for viewing .avi files from BSPlayer to something else? Anyone got any advice? (WMM is opening .wmv files fine, it's just .avi's it's refusing point blank to open). And... possibly connected to it, I can't open that file in ImageReady either, something about the QuickTime plugin not being available. Help?

and another edit, because my brain doesn't function right, you know this already A while ago I made this icon and others like it with similar colouring. I don't know how I did it... I do know that the original screencap was really dark and it was before I started using colour burn layers (or Overlay layers) so much, I love that colouring and want to replicate it, and it annoys the hell out of me that it's one I made and I've forgotten what I did. Anyone have any ideas?
 
 
Current Location: 5th circle of hell
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Lennon - Brake of Your Car
 
 
 
thedothatgirl: spikebwthedothatgirl on October 4th, 2006 11:47 am (UTC)
Bizarre problem with the Avi in WMM - I can use them without any difficulty (although tend to use the Mpegs) but it may be a codec I can't say for sure - I take it you have DivX and Xvid etc?

Would it be one of the SPN avis you gave me- I could try it here if you want. If not try posting a query over at Papajohns Forum - there are loads of clever clogs there that may know immediately what the problem is.

http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Forums

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: arrow of my love - mewhiskyinmind on October 4th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
I take it you have DivX and Xvid etc? I'm almost certain I do - like 99.999% sure.

And it is an SPN one - "Provenance" which is something like... episode 20 I think so I don't want you to spoil yourself for an episode you've not seen yet. I'll double check when I get in tonight and let you know if I can get it to work somehow. Cheers!

Oh! And I *will* reply tonight, short answer off the top of my head, yes. Once it's set up you can add to it and edit it in Front Page.
thedothatgirl: faith enemiesthedothatgirl on October 4th, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC)
Ok just stuffed Ep6 into WMM (before I read your reply) on my machine and it works fine.

Perhaps check your compatability settings so go to Tools>Options>Compatability and make sure you have DiVx & Xvid ones checked. You may already have this done but I can't hurt to make sure.

After that I am outta ideas.

Re the Vidding site thing I'll send you my ideas re categories/fandoms and then you can answer it all together when you get a chance. PS I sent you something - hope it arrives soon

A xx

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: willow/xander//embrace (pack) - mewhiskyinmind on October 4th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
I actually haven't tried the compatability thing. See, this is where I need to learn to walk first *g* First thing I do when I get home will be to check that out.

You're a star!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: xander/willow //kiss (The Body) - mewhiskyinmind on October 4th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
*mwah!*

It works! Thank you so much! And I got your package today as well - *squee*!
thedothatgirlthedothatgirl on October 4th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
Bloody hell It works! Well I am just as surprised as you :)

Enjoy that vid - I need to watch it again soon it so good.

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//logo-season2 - mewhiskyinmind on October 4th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
*g* it works. I'm really chuffed! Thank you!

Oh, and you need to watch all of SPN so that you can watch charmax's latest vid stat. It's... awe-inspiring!
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on October 4th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the cold!


Gabrielle