Archive for the ‘blogging’ Category

The Remi Review Episode 11 – Activism

July 11, 2012

The Remi Review Episode 3

May 21, 2012

Longest episode yet, a whole half hour! -if you can handle that much! 12hrs to do first render. 3 hours to export, 2 hours to upload, 2 hours for youtube to process it…This one had my mactop almost smoking, with need for several cool downs. Pet the cat, get a drink, back to editing. Other technical problems this time, hmmm. Spelled ‘develop’ wrong. Forgot colour correction on the far camera. Thanks to James and everyone else!….oh and the contest over when the show will stop showing. Will be updated to state that this is a weekend show filmed on Fridayish. Thanks for watching!

Remi Stevens Blog Goes Video!

January 27, 2012

After a long absence, something is happening.

I’d set out to do a full length documentary, but that is just too monumental a task….Besides, my skills reside in speed and efficiency. I have no relevant credentials to speak of, and i’m terrible with specifics, but i hope to bring you a wider perspective quickly and inspire further investigation. At least a dozen more of these are in the planning stages centering around money, property and wealth distribution. Hope you like it!

Google is down.

January 27, 2012

Stay tuned for more google. Ha! I don’t know why, but it is down. Just wanted to be the first blog to mention it….may even be over by now, but i did check and it really is/was down!

My 30 seconds on GOOGLET

July 21, 2011

May have been more, it felt like an eternity.

google social network networking media

Remi Stevens sent me an invite to Googlet and i joined. Opening screen, gray icons, none are active. I pressed until it relented starting an interactive tour. Titles of icons make no sense, I’m like a toddler learning where the green square fits. A flashing saw blade named ‘sparks’ caught my eye first, of course its a pure adverti$ing portal. Finished the mandatory tour and it made me join again, so i joined again…. Figured i’d link to Remi. He’s not recommended, doesn’t search, is nowhere. Pop-up boxes inhibit my search- its like being at the mall. Alas, hidden, ‘notifications’ has him in the far corner. Fooled, i move to press the ‘add to circles’ button and another box flies open forcing me to determine Remi as friend family or acquaintance– he’s none of these. Won’t let me close, so i select ‘friend’, still no close. I label him a new category: ‘jim’ and the site lets me proceed. A circle called: ‘following’, not even sure what that means? A band would have a following, but a fan would follow…all so confusing. Pop-ups, boxes. Grey screens like a film that restrict me from touching anything. Red bars periodically pop up at the top warning about saving or not saving or something……It directs me like a prodded steer into a mandatory profile setup. There are tabs on top of my profile for: info, videos, photos, and “+1’s” -whatever the hell that means! Press the damn thing and another box jumps open asking if you want to add the “+1’s” to your profile that you just opened from your profile. box box box I’m done.

Jim Smetchland’s Rating: -F

Summer Update 2010!

May 14, 2010

Hey everyone, just a post to let you all know about the wonderful things happening in the Remi Stevens media empire this summer. As the flow of content has slowed to a trickle, I felt we needed some explanation. Boney the Steve is alive and well, our brain chips are functioning properly and most of our studio/production spaces have been reasonably fire free for quite some time.


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How To Win Arguments When You’re Wrong.

November 15, 2009


We’ve all been there (except me). You know you’re wrong, but you’ll argue to the death that you’re right. Maybe its a monetary bias, you’re personally involved, or maybe you’ve previously said something in error and now you don’t want to flip flop. . . . ..Maybe you just like to screw with people. . . .Whatever your twisted motivation, this is how you win arguments when you are wrong. (more…)

Summer updates!

June 24, 2009


Hey, If you came here expecting to find out why lawn bowling is evil or how space rabbits are controlling us through our teeth- you came to the wrong place today (more…)

Make your site make sense. Quick easy tips for an effective website.

March 29, 2009


1)Avoid the lake of fire.
Picture an old action movie. The hero needs to skip across the tops of stones to avoid falling down to the floor which is a pool of hot lava. Many websites use this design. Do not over-link your site. Often while surfing, people will come across the sites where absolutely everything on the screen is active. Like the hero, the visitor is forced to skip across the surface of the screen being careful not to touch lest they be taken away from the front page information they are trying to read. (more…)

How to copyright all your best shit free!

February 26, 2009


Prove it, 8 simple ways to own your intellectual property!!! (more…)