Hey Rizznites,

I really don’t have a lot to say today, I’d just like to cleanse the palette of my blog a little bit, since the last several entries are largely about how I’ve been wronged, offended or otherwise been made to feel sad inside. I’m really not that big of a complainer, usually.

That’s not true. I love to complain and make it sound like I’ve got this over-reaching point to make. I’m a blogger, I’ve got a big ego, and so I pontificate. I’m just tired of hearing myself rabble-rouse so darn much (a lot of editorials and opinion pieces at Mashable, lately), so I’m going to try to dial back the fervor over here a little bit.

Don’t hold your breath.

I’ve really been enjoying putting a lot of time and effort into our video initiative at Mashable. There are still some aesthetic and technical glitches I’d like to work out:

  • Not all of the slates I designed for the video made it into the hands of my editor in time for the first two episodes to be compiled.
  • The compression quality needs tweaking. Things are looking a little pixelated at times for my taste.
  • Conversion and transferring takes up too much time. We have to convert to FLV, MP4 and MP3. Blip does some of this, but transferring the files around is a bit of a pain.

Aside from these minor gripes, the content of these interviews so far have been stellar, and given that we’ve committed to at least five episodes a week for two months, I’ve got a bit of freedom in what sort of content I can bring on the program.

Additionally, having Alana, Sean and Kristen helping out with the interview workload (as well as Art with the editing) makes my life worlds easier than when I was trying to do five of these a week by myself. I send my heartfelt thanks to the entire team on that, and can’t wait to see what else comes of this.

In the mean time, check out these two videos we’ve already put out, and see if you can tell me we aren’t going to have a great series ahead of us.


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