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Note

Because I wrote a super long description for this video, I had to split this part out and put it on my blog, or YouTube would tell me my description is too long, which I totally agreed.


1   Making the video

Normally, this is the last one, but for the video, I bumped it up to first.

  1. My record scripts

    • setup-record.sh

      Setting up terminal window for 1280x720 recording region, and adjust my primarily tmux window, so they won’t overlay one on another, but this one for Raincat doesn’t need a terminal window.

    • record.sh

      It records the video. I will choose the FPS, sometimes I need to change the size.

    • re-encode.sh and merge.sh

      record.sh records raw images if not with audio, so the raw video needs to be re-encoded before uploading to YouTube. If I record multiple parts, I need to merge them into one.

    • grabbing a screenshot for video thumbnail, typically the title screen if any.

  2. Writing the description

    • titling the video
    • collecting information about the project, the version, programming language and major dependencies, author, license, etc
    • checking out links, RTFM again, etc.
    • putting all stuff together and write
  3. Making a thumbnail

    If the screenshot already has the title in it, then just use it; if not, put a text overlay on it.

  4. Uploading the video

    • tagging the video
    • adding to appropriate playlists
    • turning on monetization, set up record date
    • re-reading my description
    • double checking everything
    • pushing the publish button
    • checking YouTube video manager, just to be sure

2   Choosing one to make

There are good and suitable projects, but sometimes I don’t have one in my queue list. It normally would be one I like and it has good and necessary stuff to show on video.

3   Searching for new projects

I mostly search in GitHub:

  1. gh-trend.py: it searches GitHub trending projects within the programming languages that I am interested in.
  2. search results with my user script and user style for GitHub. I search for specific keywords every day, with help from my user script and style, I can quickly go through without clicking on things I won’t be interested or already checked.

I also search with Google Image.

I heard that peas in basket would droop over nicely. Can’t really do that with drainage since the place I have in mind basically still indoor, or I can hang one right above another container, not sure that would work well. A tin can might do, or a milk jug, if that’s the hanging option, then I probably would add beans. Mint and basil might also good options. It’d be next to the window, where unfiltered sunlight still can directly come in.

What else:

  • My right ear and nose were burning, because I took 50 seeds from that long red pepper to save, they hurt. Glad that I hadn’t touched my eyes, unfortunately, I had to go to the toilet.
  • Google Consumer Surveys finally got started. It’s odd, 1 analyzed, but there are 9 in detailed reports.
  • READYT1k is basically done, might need to clean up that ugly codes. Frame rendering took 5+ minutes (200+70MB)and video took 11 minutes, so it would be 15+ minute for 1080p60 (~35MB).
  • Sound system burped for no reason, had to reboot.
  • Refilled bird feeder, back to serve nuts.

Carrot, never got to plant it from store bought, but that could be I was doing it wrong. Although the carrot top that I’ve been caring everyday still going lush green, but I am afraid once I plant it in soil, it soon would rot just like many that I had tried before.

It finally came to me that the reason they all rot is because they were cutting, if I plant they whole, their natural skin is still intact. So, I planted two small carrots, not baby one, just about twice or thrice of my thumb. Not sure if they would have enough energy stored in their root, maybe that doesn’t matter much once they can still get from soil. I will see.

Nibbling small carrots, I only did that last year. To me, carrot was always a vegetable that had to be cooked, but not anymore. The taste and sweetness are incredible, and the crunchiness makes eating one more interesting. The thin root in the end and little top can also be eaten without no effort at all.

Another comment on my Tk/Ttk progress bar example and I finally have enough of it, a big white-on-red text should be another to tell them, well, that’s I’d hope. But, we ended up exchanging more than 10 comments, not bad conversations.

What else?

  • Drying a 15cm long red pepper, it’s nearly uniformly round lengthwise about 2cm in diameter. Not sure if it’s Romero pepper or Serrano pepper, but this one really has smooth skin.
  • While I was eating a wax apple (Syzygium samarangense, also known as was jambu), I saw a big seed inside, that I have never seen before, usually they would be tiny dark bits, but this seed seems mature. I am going to plant it.
  • Finally, Google Consumer Surveys’ Website Satisfaction is showing responses, but only one analyzed and still 0 for normal one.
  • My #1000 READYT project is about half done, need to finish the opening and ending and to work with audio.
  • Bird feeder definitely is working because there was nothing left in the bottle this afternoon.

This morning I created an issue as title on a project called “hawaii-terminal,” that’s kind of trolling, haven’t got any responses yet. By that, I meant getting closed without any comments.

Sadly, it’s the end of my grow light, the tomato was dead, the stem dried out. I sowed six green beans in it as seedling bottle and placed it outdoor. For some reason, I couldn’t germinate green beans. Hopefully, they would come up.

As of the grafts, the tomato on basil seems fine, still alive that is; basil on mint is sorry-looking dead. Tomorrow, I will try again to graft onto a more thicker stem.

I saved some dill, one green and three roots, they are either purely green or root parts, not sure if the green will regrow root or roots shoot out greens. I have to say no.

Two compost container, one is mostly done, another might be half way. I will bag the finished part tomorrow. I noticed two cabbage ends grow new white stalks, I snipped them off, but I am thinking to regrow cabbage ends. I might also pot that poor orchid sitting in compost.

What else?

  • Reported another GitHub spam account.
  • Sowed five grape seeds.
  • One of two left basil flower heads after pruning has snapped, which was flowering white flowers, too bad.
  • Trying to write a script to download all my YouTube videos’ thumbnails, for big #1000. Currently, the number of videos is 857 (142 videos are not part of READYT), 73MB thumbnails, I am too early.
  • Thinking about drying a section of corncob. I had dried a sweetcorn cob before, but I was hoping they would pop, they didn’t, of course. I wonder if I can save cron seeds this way.