Daddy, he lies because of me

This is a video made by MetLife Hong Kong that I am re-sharing because its meaning touching that feelgood spot inside. As a parent I know that sacrifices I have made to provide what I can for my children.

And reflecting back on my childhood I appreciate and eternally grateful for those my parents made for me. I may have not known it then, or fully understood it later on.

Today its all so clear. “Because my child’s future is worth every sacrifice”.

TIFF: A squirrel steals a GoPro camera and then runs up a tree

In this TIFF (Things I find funny) Post a gray squirrel nabs a man’s GoPro camera and then run’s it up into a tree where it eventually drops it.

It’s almost as if for a moment the squirrel is making a statement of who’s watching who

YouTube Down – 500 Internal Server Error

It seems like YouTube is down for the last 30 min’s for me. In all the years I have used it; never once have I experienced this. When I navigate to the site I get the following:

500 Internal Server Error

Sorry, something went wrong.

A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.

If you see them, show them this information:

Here are the tail end of my network trace:

6 ( 21.775 ms 16.708 ms 21.645 ms
7 ( 14.415 ms 22.714 ms 22.677 ms
8 ( 24.166 ms 23.137 ms 24.786 ms
9 ( 23.129 ms 23.138 ms 23.075 ms
10 ( 22.389 ms 22.850 ms 22.569 ms

I had reached out to the public community and it seems like many others also are experiencing the same.
After checking this issue, it seems like the mobile app of YouTube is also down.

Watching YouTube Videos with VLC

Did you know that you can watch YouTube videos with VLC Media Player? I recently found out about this after doing some not so simple steps to make this happen and it’s as simple as the YouTube URL of the video itself.

There are many added benefits of watching a YouTube video with VLC, such as streaming it to other network clients, the ability save the video to a local file, take screenshots of video images.

To do this:

  1. Open VLC Media Player
  2. Select Media > Open Network Stream
  3. Under the Network Protocol enter in the YouTube URL of choice ( example: )
  4. Click Play

Video URL in example: The Hodgetwins
Video in screenshot: Jenna Marbles

University of New England – Commencement 2013

Today my niece Jessica graduated with her Master Degree from the University of New England, Class of 2013. I only with the rest of friends and family are truly happy with her. I wasn’t able to be there in persons but enjoyed watching live in real time over the internet.

I took the opportunity to use some of my skills to capture the network stream and upload to my YouTube channel to share with the rest of you who may have missed out.