Today is my 49th birthday, but more importantly, its also my 25th Wedding Anniversary!
This means that I have been married for over half my life. It also means that next year, some 365 days hence forth, or 1 complete orbit around the sun I will be half a century old! Read more…
I am lucky enough to live in an area with some great roads to ride the bike on. One of my favourites is Weymouth to West Bay, which has some great views across Chesil Beach and some of the best Dorset countryside.
Yesterday I have bought myself a present for passing my motorbike license (thats a full unrestricted license) which was 30 years to the month that I had passed my car license!
So what did I get? Read more…
In my post about learning to ride I mentioned that I am doing my direct access, which if you didn’t realise consists of several parts.
The first part is the straight forward CBT (Compulsory Bike Training), followed by the Theory test, then the Mod 1 off road test and then the final Mod 2 Road Ride. Read more…
Monday was the date for my theory and hazard perceptions tests, and boy was I nervous. Having not sat a theory test, I really didn’t know what to expect. Read more…
Im going to start this post with an apology.
The reason? Because you are going to see a lot of posts about motorbikes and learning to ride. Specifically my bike and my own journey learning to ride.
I have just received another copyright claim to a video I have published, that contains a song from a playlist that was put together to allow small streamers to play music without the BS of copyright claims.
These claims on YouTube are starting to get out of hand, with several smaller content creators possibly losing their channels over this.
A lot of these claims are by Copyright trolls who are using the automatic system that You Tube uses to create false and misleading claims about songs, music, and images used in creator content. I have seen videos by creators where they have been claimed for Classical music and the visuals when its all their own work, and some cases there main source of income.
I have been claimed, rightly so in some cases, for music however the latest claim against me is incorrectly attributed to the wrong band and track. TWICE!
To dispute these claims is nigh on impossible, and unless you have 100000 followers talking to a human being is not possible.
Its a shame that Google in its infinite wisdom has decreed that small and medium sized content creators do not deserve the backup and protection that other larger creators get, and unfortunately are quite happy to roll over and give in to these trolls.
So where do we go from here?
The ball lies squarely in You Tube/Googles front yard, though I don’t think anything will be done in the near future. Perhaps a more robust system of Copyright Claim and speaking to a human or human involvement may help, but until there is a revamp of the system if you are a small to medium creator you will get screwed!
So I may have found a game that may cause me to get a divorce.
The game that is responsible for this statement is PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (yep, in all caps), or more readily known within the community as PUBG (look at me being all “pro”!). Read more…
Just bought a new mug with a very special talent Read more…
Just found this great use of flash on a site, and in my humble opinion its one of the best use of flash ever. from the smallest thing known (Quantum Foam and String) to what we know of the universe (in size anyway) this animation shows you how big or small things are.
So go ahead click on the image, or here, and then feel as small as a carbon atom.