Oh where, oh where have my brain cells gone?

I am flummoxed. I have been monkeying around all week figuring out how to blahg up here on the shores of Gitchee Gumee with a rather motley collection of devices: iPhone, That Device (when I can get my hands on it), and the Mothership, aka my aging MacBook. I have been successful, as you well know since I’ve been bombarding you with banal beach blather. In truth, it has been a bit of a challenge. I’ve been mostly using my iPhone to take photooos this trip. Yeah, I know… And I don’t care. It is what it is. The point is that, if I want to get those photooos onto my blahg, I have to monkey around getting them out ON to a blagh entry somehow *before* it is published, then circle back and edit it to get the text in. Now, I can do all that with my phone if I need to. It’s painful here with only the AT&T Edge network but it works. If I do use my trusty old Canon powershot, like I did to get yesterday’s photooo (because I needed the zooooooom and megamegapixels), I can only get the photooo on the web by copying it on to the Mothership and finding broadband wifi to upload it.

I have been through any number of complicated gyrations getting all of this crap published all week and all I’ve got to say is that if it makes MY brain hurt, it will make your brain hurt even more, believe me. Unless you are a guru in which case you are probably rolling your eyes but there’s only guru that I know of who might ever read this (hi, jcb). Anyway, I am like water, if one path is closed to me, I will find another and I have found a few different paths this week.

Except. Flummoxed? I cannot figure out how to post the stoopid little videos I have made this week — with my phone — anywhere but facebook. I started posting them there because it’s easy to upload them from my phone (with wifi) — that is, until today when the whole internet seemed to move like molasses. Broadband? Edge? Both of them. I finally got my video uploaded today, after some gyrations and a lot of waiting. Problem. It’s hard with my current setup to share my facebook videos with most of you and it’s impossible for anyone with only a phone or That Device to watch them at all. Because of Flash and that’s more than y’all wanna know. I want to share my videos and I wish I could just host them on my own blahg but it isn’t that simple. I need to figure a better host. I may have to resort to youtube. I’ve used it before but I’m not crazy about it, only because it’s too big. But it’s the only one that I know of that works well cross browser………. Stay tuned.

5 Responses to “Oh where, oh where have my brain cells gone?”

  1. laurie Says:

    can you not share the facebook video on the blog? i think you can. i’ve done it before. go to the video on facebook and click on the share button and see where it takes you.

  2. Margaret Says:

    You are amazing to even do all that! I would get frustrated and not bother. 🙂

  3. Tonya Says:

    I discovered the same issue with trying to upload a video to my blog. Apparently I can only do it THROUGH YouTube, which I really didn’t want to do. iPhone to FB was easy, but not iPhone (or ‘puter) to blog. Frustrating!

  4. kayak woman Says:

    Yes, I can link to Facebook videos and anyone using a desktop/laptop browser (Firefox, Safari, Windows, etc.) can view them (if I’ve made them public, which I have).

    The issue is that those who are using the iPhone/iPad cannot. That includes me. Well, yes, I can take my laptop 2 doors down to the Grinchie’s wifi and view them.

    I am kind of playing a pioneer game here and there’s a method (sort of) to my madness (-:

  5. kayak woman Says:

    Oh. And. The little pioneer game that I am playing at this moment is, “Can I finish uploading a video sitting here on the Grinchie’s deck before the rain moves in?” Bwa-ha-ha-ha!!!