This week’s headlines:
Skate Canada has surprises in singles, not in couples
Narumi Takahashi & Adrian Schultheiss out for surgery, other roster changes
Cup of Nice has a lot of Russians
Yu-Na Kim to use old coaches, debut at NRW
U.S. & Russian qualifying continues
Lysacek & Meissner interviewed
Salé & Pelletier inducted into Canada Sports Hall of Fame
I’ll also probably be writing a blog post on Michael Weiss’ show, which I went to see yesterday, and indeed nearly made the newscast, it was only when Speedy and van der Porny showed up at the last minute that it got bumped out. So everything else that happened this week: September 3-9, 2012
And then I must decide whether or not I will let IceNetwork renew my subscription even though we’re now getting a lot less thanks to Universal Sports holding Grand Prix coverage hostage to their wish to be added to more providers. I’ll probably give in, though, if only because the events still being covered are the ones I’ll be home to watch more of. Not to mention doing this I need all the resources I can get: July 30-August 5, 2012
I wanted this one done tonight because the YOG frees start tomorrow morning, though it wasn’t easy, what with Dancing on Ice holding everything up, and the developing story on Savchenko today to boot. At least saving was no problem, though Universal Sports claimed the copyright, so there may be ads.
This was actually my first day at my new job, so I did most of this on Sunday. Which will make recording what actually happens on Sundays harder, though at least it’s Japanese Nationals next week, where the time zones work to my advantage.
This one I started working on earlier still, but I didn’t have much time for it this weekend anyway. Still despite MovieMaker crashing four times while editing and then a fifth time during my initial attempt to convert I got it uploaded around nine-and then it would not process. I finally slept on it and woke up to find it finally had processed, and just finished the annotations.
Once again the video initially failed to convert, and when I had decided to risk using footage from last night’s Battle of the Blades premiere, and another Yu-Na Kim vid while I was at it. But at least neither got the video blocked, and I can do tags for this during the commercial breaks for Dancing With the Stars.
Last week I actually made a video, and TF1 claimed copyright on some clip in it, where since I deliberately wasn’t using French TV footage it was impossible to tell which, and blocked it worldwide. When some educated guesses failed to root the culprit out I decided there really wasn’t much news to report on last week anyway. I was anxious all through this week for fear they’d do it again, but fortunately they’ve left this one alone. Even if SBSi blocked it in both Korea and Japan again. At some point in the future I suspect I will be driven to switch to using a webcam of myself, but I need to figure out how to fix my voice first…