Why Y? Why? #atozchallenge

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Oops,  Here’s the post for Y. I had it in draft for a bit while looking for the video clip.

Why Y? Because it looks like the firewire symbol. Wanna see what the SFDaddy blog was going to be in the beginning?

This one’s cute, but was a test to see what we might have been doing a long time ago when everyone thought they should create a VLOG.

Oh, my.

This was recorded in 2004, so it’s too late to continue teaching my babies how to use a computer. Red2’s video debut.

[[Note to re-upload 10-year-old video correctly this time.]]

 

X – as consensus and defining your destination #atozchallenge

Capital Letter X on Glass (Silver Spring, MD)
Image by takomabibelot via Flickr

The X is not just two lines crossing in the middle
or two angles touching at the point.

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Imagine four beaks, lines or ideas that meet at the same point in space,
in agreement.

The shape of the letter is the idea. The Intersection is the agreement of location or concept. Yes, X marks the spot.

Imagine four people coming to a consensus on one point in conversation. If you work in an office and see this often, I’m a little jealous. “This project has many flaws. How do we solve the problems our users face every day?” There are too many possible solutions. No one meeting point or consensus, but an endless mess of points like a storage room full of tribbles. (There they are, Alex!)

A conversation at the dinner table rarely focuses on one single point in space, but if the four of us sit around the table like we occasionally do, we all meet in one spot in time and space.

If we can’t agree on the idea or topic, that’s okay. It’s more interesting and diplomatic.

Falling into hyperspace
Image by stuant63 via Flickr

Where are we going with this? Lines and points.

It’s a little lesson in charting. Plotting your goal or destination.

If you find yourself in a fictional space ship, you may enter a destination into your Navigation Computer. The system establishes a route to avoid galactic obstacles like planets, other ships and asteroids. When you hit ‘go’ in Star Wars, all the pinpoint stars streak past you like lines as you are whisked away to your desired point in space. Not an X, but a burst of points around you, like they are ideas getting out of your way.

Hopefully, the destination is still at the same address and no giant space stations have blown up your vacation destination. I bet your travel insurance doesn’t cover Imperial entanglements. Mars in 90 days? Sabbatical anyone?

Video! #atozchallenge

Yeah, for video. It’s what I do for a living. I wonder how many people really do any video editing of their home movies at all. I’m an editor for a living and I find it completely over whelming to get in their and start cutting the video down.
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I have hard drives now brimming full of ballet and interviews in front of statues of Walt Disney.

I don’t share too many videos of my kids online, (silent thanks heard from around the room), I don’t understand all the people who do. I wonder what we’ll be doing with it all in 20 years.