Tuesday, 23 December 2008:

I finished work today at 1300 and I am now prepared for my winter vacation that will last until 05 January!  It should give me plenty of time to study since I have started taking graduate courses since the last time I wrote in this blog.  I finished my last class with a solid B+, which makes me very happy considering how difficult the course was.

Vacation should give me some time with my new computer to encode and transcode some of my videos.  Right now, I'm working on Star Trek: The Next Generation with about a season and a half to go.  This is for my own, personal collection and I will not be seeding it on BitTorrent.  But it will also give me time to work on my Digimon encodes as well.  My season 5 directory torrent is not complete because I recorded the last two episodes with my new PC video tuner card and had not yet optimized the settings.  As a result, the videos were of substandard quality.  I just encoded a missing episode yesterday and plan on re-recording the last two episodes when they finally air again and making them available on BitTorrent.  The quality should be much better than my other episodes, which were recorded using a DVDR and then ripped onto my PC.  With my new, customized, homemade PC I have many more options!  I'd also like to go back and re-record some of the better episodes of the season with my tuner card as they become available.

Winter vacation should also give me time to put together a directory of the original season of the English dubbed Digimon.  Stay tuned for that!

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December 2008
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