Well, my new job starts tomorrow, and I am really looking forward to it. Although, I am only 10% sure of what the job entails, and about 20% sure of how to even do the job, I have been told there is onsite training, so hopefully that will be enough to counter my nervousness. Sure, like everyone else, I want to go and impress the heck out of whoever I might be interacting with on my first day, but I don’t want to set that expectation in my head, then when I perform as normally as to be expected, in my head that becomes below average. I am not sure if that made any sense, but this is a blog, not a thesis, so I’m not going to go back and rewrite it or explain it; it’s just not worth it.
Anyway, I bought the rest of my HVX200 accessories today. I bought the Firestore FS-100 drive (for live capturing in DVCPRO HD format). I also bought a 250gb Hitachi Travelstar harddrive to upgrade the internal stock drive inside the Firestore. I know, I know, you say ‘Why not get a better, faster, quieter, cooler drive than the Hitachi’s'…well, in order to upgrade the Firestore, you have to use a harddrive with identical voltage requirements, RPM and latency ratings in order to ensure the device functions as it was manufactured to function. For exampl,e it uses a 5400rpm harddrive (slowest you can buy today), but if you put in a 7200rpm harddrive, the thing will overheat and not perform how the firmware in the device expects it to perform. All 7200 rpm harddrives require higher voltage settings as well, no way around that, so those harddrives can’t even be considered as candidates for upgrade. So, moving on, I also got the extra batteries and video bag/case. I already have tripod (that will work for now), but I do want to upgrade those also. I am bidding on the ATW-1451 (yes over 5 years old, but still the best-range wireless setup made today. Well, “not made” anymore, I guess, since it has been discontinued, but comes with a dual antenna base station, and wireless lav-mic beltpack transmitter. That should take care of my three upcoming weddings for now.
Now, on to bigger and better things – my pregnant wife. Yep, I have not mentioned her until now, because I’ve been trying to introduce this blog as what it really is, a tech blog and not a personal blog, but I got to thinking about it…what good is a tech blog with no human side to it, so that’s why I am here typing now. So anyway, my wife is due May 2nd, that is less than a month away, and don’t ask me “What gender?”, because we are waiting to find out. Now, don’t say “Aww, that’s so great, I love that you are doing that,” because, most likely you really don’t. From what I have come across, people are super excited when they ask the gender wanting to know really badly, then we tell them we are waiting to find out, and then their reaction implies that “Yes, it is much better to wait, I was hoping you wouldn’t know the gender anyway,” so it’s always kind of akward. People want to know boy or girl really bad, then when you tell them you are waiting, they say “Good, that’s the right thing to do, although I would never wait.” Hmm, ok, thanks, I guess. So long story short, we have our baby hospital bag ready to go, and are just counting the days now. I have two weddings coming up, both on the same weekend around mid April, so we told the baby to just hold on and not make any premature plans.
I was going to wrap it up with something witty or conclusion-ary, but I really got nothing. Plus, I wanna go do other stuff, so the end.