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I got two copyright claims on some of my Overwatch streams. Now, Blizzard lets people monetize game play. They have a fairly clear page on that. The claiming company is something called SBS and has no claim on the content.

However, I didn't dispute the claim, I just deleted the videos because all a dispute does is sent it to the claiming company. Youtube says they don't review claims. You can also have your account closed if you have copyright disputes against it. As far as I can tell there's nothing to stop this company from just willy-nilly making claims and they get complete power to field disputes.

I can understand not reviewing EVERY dispute, but it just feels like youtube is abandoning content creators.

EDIT: I decided to file a dispute. I prefer streaming on youtube. Let's hope this doesn't bite me in the ass.
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So until I found this video and became obsessed with the thing taped to her body, my only Birthmonth gift to myself was a power floor washer/vaccum called a crosswave. If you have a ton of bare floors, it's great! It will vacuum and clean wet or dry messes and leave your floor almost dry. For me it means I don't have to sweep then mop. I can do it all in one pass. I'm waiting to see how it will do on dry cat messes before I post a video to my review channel.

After some research I found out that the thing taped to her body is a boss rc-202 loop station designed for the beat boxer. While I don't identify as a beat boxer, this is by far the easiest and most fun looping pedal I've ever used. I still need to really learn it, because a lot of the features are buried. I also don't have a good understanding what a lot of the filters will do. The ones I do understand, I don't really know how to set the parameters right. I'd like to know how to get octave shifts out of the pitch shifter, for instance. There are some amazing videos of people using this thing. Here are two videos of my first attempts on it.



This one didn't come out as good (it was my first attempt.)



P.S. As a complete side note, I don't see my friends enough.
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My review youtube channel just passed the lifetime views of my main channel. It's insane that by mentioning a popular product caused the videos to overtake my years of videos in less than two months.

Luckily this is not getting me down at all. I will still try to make art, because that's what I want to do, but the fickleness of youtube, is what it is.

P.S. I learned a new insult for fat people from a commenter who told me that if I wanted the purple mattress to stop causing me pain, I needed to stop being a "hamplanet."
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So I posted this oddly popular review of the purple mattress saying that I slept one night on it and it was really really bad. This is how the youtube comment sections mostly goes:

them: "you're supposed to try it for a week at least, the company says so."

me: "I know, but I wasn't just uncomfortable, the pain was really bad."

them: "You still need to give it a week."

P.S. My main channel has only ever "earned" about $2. This review channel has already "earned" $22... boggles the mind and makes me a little sad, since the music takes more effort and thought.

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Feb. 2nd, 2017 03:12 pm
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I got some silcone stretch lids and they sounded so good I made a video.

My negative review of the purple mattress, despite me not posting a link anywhere has gotten more views in the past week than my main channel has gotten all month and has "made" more money than all my other channels combined. I hit on something there and should clearly review more products.
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This is going to sound like a post full of complaints. I want to say that these are nice problems to have and more observations and maybe even asking for advice.

The nexus 10 seems to have been desupported by google in a broken state. There are some videos (both in the youtube app and in the foxnow app) that have a point that will cause the whole tablet to crash and reboot. I'm not alone in this problem. I don't want to spend money on a new tablet just because my current one was "upgraded" into brokenness. I guess this means I need to figure out how to downgrade it and what to downgrade it too (it's had this bug for a lot of versions, actually.)

I can't get my twitch stream to be as good as it used to be. The new version of obs does something that doesn't do compression as well as I think I have evidence it used to (with downloads of my old vods.) I've tweaked all the common options, but I think I need to either be more aggressive or, again, seek out an older version. Many people say they are having problems with the new "studio" version that they never had with Classic.

I bought an inexpensive sunrise clock that is supposed to gradually come up from dim to bright, but it's concept of 1% light is almost the same as it's concept of 50% light. I don't really need it to be gradual, but I feel a bit ripped off and I'm still not sure if I shouldn't just return it because it didn't do what it claimed and it wasn't that cheap, just cheaper than most of sunrise clocks out there. Maybe I'll just leave a review.

I posted a review of the purple mattress to youtube. A very short, "not good for fat people" video. I didn't link it anywhere at all and it's not on my main channel. It has more views in the last week than almost all of my other videos. Blows my mind. I wish I had more things to review like that. Maybe I should make a video review of the clock. ;)

Waiting on my new sleep number bed. Not looking forward to trying to get rid of the two old mattresses once it arrives, but looking forward to getting them out of the house.

Haven't gone back to Facebook and while I miss keeping in touch with people, I've heard more of my friends consider leaving because the atmosphere there still isn't healthy. It's been a balance for me to stay informed and stay sane.

My friend who let me perform harp and handpan ant her event wants me to perform with something else, so I'm trying to work something up on hammered dulcimer, but I'm not sure I'll get it together in time. I'm trying to practice a little with my looping pedal, but I can't quite seem to hit the foot pedal without messing up my rhythm while doing it.

I really want to finish another youtube video, but there's been a mix of too busy and making excuses.

TKD remains awesome.
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I promised I'd post new youtube videos here. I got a new intrument, a Xaphoon and proceeded to make a duet with my soprano sax.  I'm not very happy with it, so instead I made a "here's my new Xaphoon" video with some noodling.  If I get some time, I'll try the duet over.  Is this against my promise to post things that aren't perfect. I don't know.  I'm still allowed to have a line, no?

I haven't been making time for making videos.   A lot is just being busy with things, but mostly it's because I've been enjoying playing Overwatch a lot and haven't been making the youtube making a priority.  Though perhaps waiting until I really want to be doing it isn't the worst thing in the world.

I bought the Xaphoon as a possiblity for something to play in the rain for School of Honk

So what is a Xaphoon? It's a pocket saxophone. )
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Been a little busy with the trip to Pittsburgh to help my mom buy a car and then Black Ships.

Taekwondo is doing well. This weekend I test for "high brown" which means just "deputy black" before black. In a lot of ways I'm really glad the master convinced me to not try to black this year. I means I can be more mellow and I'm forced to come to terms with the "maintenance" part of TKD, which is to say, after high brown, the amount you learn per year goes way down and you are expected to learn things with more accuracy and precision. I am such a passion driven person, though, sometimes I have to remind myself that TKD just makes me feel better and it's completely worth doing just for that reason and the other carrots are just crutches. I'm doing something that improves my quality of life and that's enough.

I put myself on a waiting list for a therapist again. They called back today and I have introductory appointment this Friday. I know it's going to be completely different this time, because I'm in a very different place. My depression, while still existent, is much better than it was. I want to work more on my anxiety and paranoia, which I feel I can get advice on and maybe some more tools in my tool kit, which feels more like something that someone else can help with. But we'll see. There are a lot of horrible therapists out there and the ones that take new patients are more likely to be the ones with high turn over.

Taiko is... odd. I definitely have the "you can't go back there" problem. I really don't feel like I belong any more to the group or to the community, but I'm still quite active and doing many of the income producing jobs. I can't say I want to be doing them, but I still can enjoy them when I have to do them. We're struggling to find students, however, and that's stressing me out. I'm currently teaching pro bono just because I was tired of canceling classes and I like my students.

I made another Overwatch themed music video. I've been slow about posting music videos lately, partly because I've been busy enough and partly because since it's not yet an income source, I want to keep it relaxed and fun. My first overwatch video has done much better than anything else I've posted, which is cool, but still just in the noise as far as income goes. I'm also not that happy with this one. The song didn't quite come out the way I was hoping, but the idea is that I need practice making music and videos. Video. ) I've also been playing a lot of overwatch.

No new instruments. I am getting another USB controller for Ableton tomorrow.

I haven't been able to hit school of honk much lately and I'm having ear inflamation that I think is caused by earplugs, so I might have to skip again. I got some new ear plugs that are cheap self moulded ear plugs and I hope they'll help some, but we'll see.

Been enjoying the AC comfort of the new house. Reminding myself one of the reasons I moved out of 133.
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A few quick thoughts:

Porchfest with School of Honk was amazing. At one point the crowd started dancing and it went from a performance to a party in that moment.

I have a harp gig (unpaid) first weekend of June. This was a friend trying to help me get practice at being a solo performing.

I made myself a patreon account, because why not. No, I'm not posting the link here because I don't want money from my friends, I want money from strangers.

The video game Overwatch launches today. I made an Overwatch remix using one of the character's sounds and got up the courage to post it to their Facebook wall. All this seems to have gotten me is a down vote.
video )
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Oh, and I promised to post my videos here, even the ones that I'm not so sure about.
vid )
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Recently my TKD master asked me what my physical goals were. I don't want to have physical goals. I want to take each step forward as best I can. Physical goals for me just lead to disappointment. He even talked about him visualizing succeeding to succeed, but after being disappointed that I shouldn't get my black belt this year, I kind of feel like having goals rather than directions* for me continues to be a bad idea. Visualizing that did jack. I almost feel like winners can visualize because they are winners, not that they are winners because they visualize.

I have been wondering if he was thinking I would say something about a weight goal. But losing weight, while would be really wonderful for many many reasons, cannot be a goal for me. I know what it takes for me to lose weight and I know that if I do, i just rebound and gain it all back. I know that it makes me feel horrible and cranky. I know that I am burnt out on counting calories. I need to make changes in my life that I can in theory make permanent and being at a significant calorie deficit is not something I can sustain.

I've been wondering if it's worth me sitting down with him and chatting with him about it, possibly with some choice research in hand.

* By this I mean a goal is "run 1.5 miles in 18 minutes" where as a direction is "run more regularly so you get in better shape and improve your running stamina."

Completely unrelated, here is a quick handpan video. )
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So I finally made another video, after a few failed attempts at a "peppy" song, I moved on to atmospheric again. I had a devil of a time editing this one, partly because of the new software doing things because it thought it was smarter than me. Partly because over edited the audio so it didn't match the footage very well and party because I had a lot of footage and couldn't necessarily figure out which clip went with which sound. I also need softer reeds for my clarinet so I won't look quite like I'm going to explode any moment now.

So, in the theme of posting things and getting practice, good or bad, I've posted it, but I'll only really share it here. It's pretty horrible (both the clarinet playing and the video itself) but it is practice.

vid )
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Given the positive response to my poll, here's my latest video from a few days ago (those on G+ and fb have likely already seen it)



And this video, not many people have watched, so if you care to, could you give insight into why that might be? )
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So I'm still making youtube videos, knowing full well nothing will likely come of it, but I'm having fun doing it and it gets me to create. I post my videos to g+, when I like a video, I post it to FB (because of the bigger and less close audience there.) I feel like both of those forums are great for little things, but lj I feel is better for things I want to be a little less fleeting. It's also for silly things, but more for things that I want to think harder about and create a record of.

The youtube thing, however, if it will ever be anything, will only come if I learn to be comfortable promoting myself (this is pretty much out of my comfort zone by miles partly because of my low self-efficacy.)

[Poll #2037698]
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I feel I should post an update, because it's been a while an many things have been happening.

My mother finally went home after her 2-weeks-turning-into-9?-months visit ended. She spent the last week with me. When she got here it was still warm enough to kayak on the pond.

TKD turns out to be very good for me. It gives me several of the things I was hoping it would. It seems to be a better workout than taiko ever was and my body is feeling BETTER for it, which isn't usually the case with me and exercise. In specific, my knees are stronger (though still have to be careful), my back is more flexible and my neck is a lot happier. My mother bought me, after much waffling on my part, a water weighted kicking bag. So now I can kick things at home. My 6 months of searching for a school and my 10 years of taiko seem to have prepared me fairly well. So far I have been ready for every available belt test, though I'm definitely less prepared for this belt test than I have been for others. I'm still only doing simple forms, too. There's a blackbelt form that I've already fallen in love with and is the first real desire to get a black belt, just so I can do that poomsae. My Korean sucks, however, so that's been the most difficult part.

I'm still fairly involved in taiko despite having "quit." I've decided to add myself to the group as a "Guest artist" playing shinbue (Japanese flute.) I'm doing most of their non-YA gigs. Which is a great compromise for me, since I still get to perform, without all the stress of being in the group and trying to rebuild it to what I wanted it to be and the physical and hearing stress of drumming. Their building where they practice had some roof damage from the snow, so they've been practicing in a basement for the past few months and classes were suspended. They're back in the building (which has been shored up, but not fixed,) so I hope they get classes going again soon. I came back and guest taught the advance class because they were having some trouble with a line from the song I had last taught. Sadly every time I do drum for one reason or another (YA fill in, teaching) my neck and shoulder already kind of warn that, yes, this is a bad thing.

This makes me sad, because I do miss the awesome community and I miss taiko and I miss traveling everywhere and sharing it with people. TKD does not give me the performing I crave and, even though the people at the dojang are quite nice, doesn't give me the community. That might get a little better once I can attend demo team practices, but from what I've seen from those practices, I'm not getting my hopes up.

So I'm still seeking a new community of people working together to create something. I think I have to abandon any serious attempt at light spinning, because the community sets my teeth a little on edge. The fact that they're insensitive to using the word poi incorrectly and the fact that the stereotype seems to be either crunchy granola or raver. I realize I'm being picky by going by stereotype, but I've already been burned by finding an amazing community and then finding out that I didn't really belong as much as I thought. And since I'm unwilling to spin fire, which seems to be what the "cool" kids do, then I don't think it's the right direction for me. That being said, image poi still rock my world, so I might get them and then maybe learn TKD staff or even use them as nuchaku if I get good enough that I won't risk damaging them. (My TKD school teaches nuchaku as the first weapon.)

I've also been thinking a lot about anti-fatshaming advocacy. There is this very frustrating narrative on the Internet that normal weight == healthy, overweight == not healthy. This makes arguments very frustrating because there is a large part of the population that just believe that your weight is the important thing and you simply cannot be healthy and overweight. It's impossible to discuss anything with them, because in their brain overweight IS a disease. I want to make youtube videos that explain some of my logic, the most important being that fat-shaming, no matter what you believe, doesn't help people get healthy or lose weight. But it's such a rats nest of belligerent people, I'm not sure if I'll find the courage, especially since when I think I have a nice solid argument, even among my friends, I often find out I wasn't as clear as I thought I was. My brain and language have a weird relationship.

I'm still working on my harp. I keep getting delayed by various things, but I want to work up enough material for an open mic.

P.S. My birthmonth was weird for a bunch of reasons, including that I am now older than my dad ever was, but the party surprised me. So many amazing people showed up and I felt very lucky. It was likely one of the best birthmonth parties I've had.

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Oct. 5th, 2014 11:21 pm
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I kind of want to try my hand at making regular content for youtube. I'm still trying to figure out what I should try first. I'm not sure if I have things to say that people want to listen to, though I've been writing some scripts in my head about our commercial based economy and sharing links properly, about myths about fat people (which would requite some research) or something about being raised as a goal based person and needing to do things for the sake of doing things.

Part of what I worry about is also my ablity to make it on youtube simply because I'm a girl and not pretty. Online video content seems to require that you either be a man or a cute girl. I've been considering buying in to the facerig demo and then buying a commercial license when they make it available.

I would love to produce music and spinning videos, but that's a few years off before I have the skill to make that content. I've experimented on a second channel with making a "make music every day" video set just to get practice making things, even if they're bad, but lost a bit of momentum and I'm not sure if I should go back to it.

Even if I do go with the music route eventually, almost all the amazing musicians also talk with their audience. I think it's part of making the connection to the community, so many of the issues of having something to say come back into play.

What the successful youtubers all say is you got to learn by doing. Many of the very good ones have actually been doing it for years, though what counts as success has gotten harder as of late. Even some of the "stars" can only command a ~10,000 view audience. I'm under no delusion that I would command much of an audience, but I'd like to get enough of one have a connection and use that to build my content with.
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I've spent half the day uploading things to youtube because youtube keeps not understanding my vidoe formats, either by changing the aspect ratio or unsyncing the sound. It's extremely frustrating. You'd think that Corel Videostudio 12, which has a youtube mode would play nicer.
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If you've not seen the first watchman trailer the above won't make much sense.

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Sep. 8th, 2008 02:36 pm
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I posted my first youtube video ever!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOeebuUwdU4

It's of Kaylee. It's kind of boring, other than "aw! kitten!"

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