Wednesday, 28 January 2009

A watched pot.....

...never boils - or so we're told! This morning I am busily processing and burning DVDs - which on a Mac is quite easy and straightforward - if rather time consuming. However, me being me (control freak?) I cannot just walk away and let the machine get on with it. The movies are about an hour long and movie encoding happens in real time (more or less) so each dvd needs a minimum of an hour. 

There's a lot I could do with an hour - shower, do my hair, get my slap on (scaffolding?), walk the dog, go to the supermarket, etc etc - but I cannot bear to leave the machine unattended. My Mac has never given me a problem while burning DVDs - but even so - sod's law dictates that if I went to get in the shower you can guarantee that it would crash or some catastrophe would happen.

Talking of Sod's law - apparently (or so I'm reliably informed by somebody brainy who has a science degree) buttered toast doesn't always fall buttered side down....(it does in Tracy's World) ...according to science - it's quite random how it will fall!!! Fancy that!


2 comments:

  1. Video is encoded in realtime? That is rubbish!

    Get yourself a PC and get things done faster and easier. :-)

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  2. Video is encoded in realtime? That is rubbish!

    Get yourself a PC and get things done faster and easier. :-)

    ReplyDelete