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September 25, 09
41 is the new 21...i think...
As the calendar turns my biological clock past my 41st birthday, I'm not sure how many more of these "Benjamin Button" tales I'll be able to regale, but as long as I still have a few hairs on my balding head, I might as well enjoy them while they last:
About 2 months ago, Kyungmi and I took the boys in to the county office to have all of our passports renewed. The clerk looked at my wife and asked, "So these are your four boys?" We have three sons...Kyungmi was really, really peeved...
About a month ago, we had some visitors at Church. Following the worship service, Paul and I went to greet them and invite them to our fellowship meal downstairs. One of the ladies looked at us and asked if we were brothers. Paul (my oldest 15 year old son) and I shared a hearty laugh. To make matters worse, she said, "I thought the pastor was your father!" Um...the pastor is about the same age as I am...
A few days ago, a gentleman was going around the neighborhood asking for support for his upcoming marathon for Multiple Sclerosis. When I opened the door, he looked at me and asked if my mother or father was home. Next time, I promised Paul that I would call him over and call him, "Dad".
Sigh...i might just start dying my hair grey, this is getting ridiculous ;)
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September 24, 09
Webinar Beta #1 for "Clair de lune from Scratch"
What is a "webinar"? It's a semantic and functional mashup of the words "web" and "seminar" - simply put, a seminar on the web! The "Clair de lune from Scratch" YouTube video series has been garnering a LOT of attention and wonderful comments from folks all over the world. As terrific as the YouTube medium is, I'm limited to posting clips under 10 minutes at a time, forcing me to keep the lesson points short and right to the point (wait a minute...maybe that's a good
thing...) The next step will be a series of "live" webinars to go more in depth into the piece and interact with students in realtime. With the webinar format, I'll be able to spend pretty much as much time as I want to help answer questions via email, posted video responses, realtime chat, and even passing the virtual camera to any participant with a webcam! How cool is that?
I recorded the above webinar test last night. Keep in mind, I'm still working out the bugs, and learning how to manipulate 3 different cameras on the fly. I'm going to try to replace the front camera, for example, and definitely increase the volume of the lapel voice microphone to better match the piano mic. Feel free to post any other suggestions you may have in the comments below.
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