Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Video worth checking out from CheekTV

Hey guys

Todays entry is going to be really short. Its really awesome video from the gathering that happened last saturday (Love Hate Society Gathering). Its from a user called CheekTV and this is one of the best gathering videos I have ever seen. It was so funny all the way through.

I wish I came to the gathering but because of Money Issues and not being ready to come back to a gathering are my reasons for not coming last Saturday.

If a Face 2 Face Interview happens between CheekTV and myself, I think it would be something special. I know that Cheeky has asked me and I hope this happens.

Great stuff.

Check out CheekTV Channel's - CheekTV's Youtube Channel

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Trial (Failed and Staying Strong)

Hey Guys

I thought I'll let you know how I did on the trial if you havent heard at all. Now after 9 days working for them on the final day I got a call from RBLI who helped out a bit saying the bad news that I didnt get the job with Global Digital Broadcast as a web developer, at first I was really sad but I sort of knew at the end that this would happen. Lucky though I had a great time over the two weeks with them. Maybe it wasnt mend to be, maybe god has a better plan for me in the long run.

I got some brilliant experience from working there, I got a colleague's e-mail which is brilliant to ask designing advice which I will ask for one day. I never got to see my main boss on the final day but I think it was for the best. I had no problems with anyone in the company, they were shocked I didnt get the job as they thought I was good person to work with and they found it sad. They wished me nothing but the best and I did the same back.

In the end it was down to experience and timing that costed me from getting the job but I will improve in the future.

When saying goodbye to everyone it felt great I was able to finish what I call a chapter in my life. When I walked through the door to my home yesterday I felt I was a hero.

Today I went back to Brighton for a quick reflection of my time plus something else to do. In a way Im glad I didnt get the job because I would treat Brighton as business rather than pleasure, weird I know. In the end I felt proud of what I had done in the two weeks.

Like I said I think God may have a better stage for me and I would do great in the long run but who knows. I am going to miss working with Global Digital Broadcast, picked up quite a lot and I think the future is going to be great.

like I said on Twitter eariler today - "you win some and lose some, I wished I got the job at GDB but it has made me more determined to get one YES."

Thats I got to say.

Bye for now


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Face 2 Face with DoctorNoise

Hey Guys

I forgot to post a blog the other day talking about my Face 2 Face Interview with Bill Martin AKA Doctor Noise.

Bill is one of the nicest guys I have spoke to online. We always have great chats on Skype. We talk about Football/Soccer and other stuff that we like.

He gave me some great advice on how to deal with my old computer even though I havent gotten around to doing it yet.

Originally Bill wanted to do his parts with singing and I would do the same afterwards but time was always a factor and it never happen, oh well cant win them all.

I love the Jump Cut style in the interview that Bill used as so many other youtubers I know use it that include Fallofautumndistro and Vlogbrothers.

I love intro and outro bits that he did for me which was awesome. It was great he gave me help on what questions to ask him which was awesome.

Loved the interview altogether.

Glad I did it with Bill Martin.

Things happening in real life is the reason why this blog was later than expected if you have been reading previous entries and I aint going to explain again.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Dead Space (Awesome)

Hey Guys

Dont Worry Im not taking part in Blog Every Day in May (BEDM), just some quick notes about whats going on?

First Im not going to talk about my Job Trial anymore. Its best to keep private until something happens that is ok to mention.

Second I have played Dead Space yesterday and it is a fantastic game, great graphics and the suspense is awesome, I mean really awesome. Glad I got it so cheap as well.

This game will really get at you hard and make you want to see more it is so good. The voice acting is brilliant, the number of weapons you have is really cool. You have to destroy the aliens differently to other games which makes it original to play.

Here's a trailer of Dead Space (The Game)

I feel like playing some more later on its great.

Third - Tomorrow Im working on next video which is another Face 2 Face Interview and the footage I got for the next interview is solid gold. Cant wait to put it together. It wont be up until Sunday.

Thats it for now



Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Morning Thoughts & Gathering in July.

Hey everyone

Im starting to write more blog entries because I have been feeling really good lately with my life, that I got a trial with Global Digital Broadcast to start really soon and waiting for an e-mail back to when it starts, got a voluntary job with 4sight to help edit radio shows onto CDs and I feel good about some of My youtube videos even though the views on them havent been good lately (That does get me down but I am trying to enjoy in the process).

Yesterday I asked around about Dead Space the computer game which I decided to get. I watched a review and a trailer of the game and it blew me away. Got it cheap and brand new which is the best combo.

Cant wait to get my hands on it looks awesome, It has been out for 6 months now.

People on Facebook have been telling me about the game being so good and the video review I saw on Gamespot, it was an awesome game.

I got the book that my Cousin had written from one of my previous blog entries - The Book I bought that my Cousin is a Ghostwriter. It looks a really great book, Probably take me 30 minutes to read because its a kid book.

Im still nervous about when I will getting my trial for the Global Digital Broadcast as a Web Developer. It was my first job interview ever and shocked me that I got a trial from it which is awesome. Its probably because after all the times I had been looking for work through tough times and after a year of looking I found a something that could be good for me in the long run. I have had enough of doing nothing now and to get out there in the big wide world.

OK onto the final thing which is about gatherings. Now I havent been to one since last September because of money issues which sucked (GOD I have said that at least 20 times and must be getting old for you people). Anyway I know there is a gathering coming up called The Love/Hate Society gathering which sadly I wont go to, I just dont feel like it at the moment but I know my friend Alan is doing another PAW-T event the following week and I enjoyed the last one, at the moment I told Alan Im 50/50 on his second PAW-T but Im most likely to go to that because I am good friends with Alan and I love computer games.

Anyway on the 4th of July there is going to be an Independence Day Gathering at Noon by the London Eye and its hosted by RogueBlueJay off Youtube. I have no idea whats going to happen.

I remember Roguebluejay asking people should be a gathering on the 4th of July and I said YES. I suggested a couple of ideas like the time and meeting place. Alasdir thought they were good ideas. I also mentioned the Museum of Moving Image, which I know is an awesome place to go to.

So Gathering details again.

4th July 2009
Independence Day Gathering
12 Noon GMT
London Eye
Organised by RogueBlueJay

For Summer In The City being organised in late August, I will have to wait and see about this and at the moment Im 50/50 about going. If my trial turns into job it could 75% saying yes to go but who knows you cant predict the future.

Anyway thats all for now


Sunday, May 03, 2009

Face 2 Face with y2kjonrichards

Hey Guys

Now first of all I would like to thank people who left me feedback from yesterdays entry and it was awesome of you guys.

Anyway as promised today is the Face 2 Face and gathering by the title it was with y2kjonrichards.

Jon is one of the nicest guys I have ever met. Someone I believe who could a future within the media which is so awesome. He loves his Apple products. I asked him weeks ago if he wanted to do the interview when he asked if he could have an interview which was awesome.

He was busy for a bit including going on a holiday with his girlfriend Zoe where he did the Proposal video.

Now when it came to that question, Jon suggested to put that in which is great and I felt it was right to add this question because we think that people may want to know how did that go and why he did it?

I asked him about his featured video from last year which was the Macbook Air Unboxed video which I still love to this day.

I asked him about his Band, Guitar Hero or Rock Band?, Indieduction Youtube Channel and World Records and it was a great mix of questions and it was really well constructed.

I enjoyed the interview a lot, it was great fun to do.

The next video will be another Face 2 Face interview and I wont say who it is, keep you surprised like this time.

Its better to keep people surprised on everything.

Bye for now

May do an entry later this week.


Saturday, May 02, 2009

The Week Of Heaven/Hell & The Future (Jobs and Youtube Videos)

Hey Guys

I had probably the best week I had in a long time. Everything seems to be going right at the moment and seems clicking.

Now I have mentioned on my Twitter and Dailybooth which I am going to use for very important stuff from now on that I had a job interview. Now Im starting to use Twitterfox for some tweets.

Now on the Tuesday after writing my blog about my Cousins book, Sweeney Todd and Facebook.

I went onto the Wired Sussex website to look up for jobs which I have been doing that for the last year and it was start to piss me off because of whats going on with the recession and any other business. So I found a job from a company and they wanted a web developer so as usual I applied for the position, thinking I am going to get turned down again.

By the afternoon I got a phone call from them, telling me that I had Interview and asking me if I could come on the Friday afternoon at 1pm which I said Yes automatically which is awesome. I told the people at RBLI who are helping me find work and they were thrilled which was awesome.

I was able to go out onto the beach with really good thoughts about whats going on in life. I had to stay focus but I was nervous but lucky though I had other things going on.

On Wednesday I went to the Adur Civic Centre for my charity duty for Adur Talking News and it was my first day doing some editing for the show that was recorded the previous night. Now this was really great. Ann and Chris were already there waiting for me to get to it and Penny who I saw at one of the recordings helped me with the editing and we learned a lot from each other that day.

Ann taught me how to zoom in on a part of the broadcast and I was able to teach them how to use Shortcut Keys and that you can use the keyboard to find certain points. I loved that day and enjoyed. Penny was a pleasure to work with. Afterwards I was helping out with the packing like the first time I went there and it was tough part waiting for the CDs to be done and then once done I was able to go off home. I was still nervous about Friday and went back home to look some audio stuff that my mate and I recorded the previous Friday night and some of the audio was impossible to hear and I couldnt put it up as the third episode on my podcast which is a shame. So it was a mixed day on Wednesday.

Now Thursday I had to go to Worthing to the Job Centre to tell them about my interview coming up the next day. My family thought I needed a suit for the occasion next day. I went to a store called Beales and they had a 25% off everything sale which was cool and found the suit I wanted which it is this picture which I showed on Dailybooth and Facebook.

Here it is again.

Anyway by the evening before the interview I was really nervous and needed to keep focus. So It was approaching my first ever Job Interview and I was able to get a good night sleep but I got up too early as usual.

Now around 8am I thought I'll mention the interview for the first time on Dailybooth, Twitter and Facebook and I had people wishing me good luck and saying I was going to be fine.

Now onto the Interview in the afternoon had to wait until half 1 and the Interview turned out to be incredible and one of the best feelings in my life. We chatted about the Job Position which I said I was interested and they offered me a trial which pleased me and Katherine of RBLI which was awesome. While at the Job Interview they explained about their Digital box which proves to be so much better than SKY Digital and Virgin Digital, which impressed Katherine and I. They mentioned some really cool and made me feel that the company are going to be huge one day, I can promise you that.

The rest of the day I spent watching Wrestling DVDs to calm down that I had the best news ever and then I mentioned the news on Twitter, Facebook and Dailybooth that I got the Trial and the Internet community offered me congrats. My family and my mate Arron are happy for me.

Now today I went back to Worthing to see whats out in the shops and nothing much out at the moment. Also later I was recording some parts for my Face 2 Face Interview which goes out tomorrow. I still going to tell you whos next, so you will find out in the next video.

I will say I am impressed with this interview and I loved doing it. I will admit I am upset with the viewing numbers for my latest Barry Aldridge Asks but it did get a good response from people.

Now the next couple of videos will be Face 2 Face being spreaded by a week so there will be one tomorrow and the next one will be the next Sunday.

Thats it for now.

Sorry for the long entry but I felt I had a lot to say today.

There will be an entry tomorrow to talk about the latest Face 2 Face Interview.

Bye for now