This week’s headlines:
ISU releases schedule of international competitions for next season
Nebelhorn to have entry restrictions & team event
Czisny & Weaver & Pojé relate last season’s travails
Johnny-Weir Voronov talks while headlining Ice Dreams
More music & Grand Prix preference news
Viktoria Pavuk comes out of retirement
Iliushechkina & Kocon split confirmed
Mozer & Zhulin groups choreography travel
Interviews with Hurtado & Diaz, Hochtstein, & Johann Wilkenson
More show news
At one point yesterday I thought this might prove undoable, because all the videos for China & Korea arrived on Sunday, and it was a long process watching enough of them to get news without the scoring protocols available(or even the scores in the case of Korea, though at least I had the placements). But after a final scramble when I finally got the top three from Lyon, I finished it this morning and thankfully was able to leave it converting to usable format immediately before going to work, though uploading after stumbling home through the snow took a little longer than expected
Another one that wouldn’t convert initially, forcing me to go the long way round and cause sound problems. At least noone blocked it.
One would think that after a hectic weekend of continually watching the Quebec Summer Skate because the Thornhill stream kept having problems, and a video chock full of too many headlines where I nonetheless couldn’t resist the golden opportunity to yell “MAY DAY! MAY DAY!”, it would have been events enough. And when the video wouldn’t save at first, that should have definitely been enough. But then when I saved it to a huge-ass DV-AVI file and attempted to convert a smaller one, it wouldn’t convert. I finally sweated out the ETA on the iPodME steadily going in the wrong direction, freeing up computer memory in a desperate attempt to get it finished before it stalled, and finally had a file YouTube would take. At least it didn’t get blocked anywhere(it’s embarrassing to report on All That Skate without any footage of Yu-Na, but whatever keeps you viewable), but I think the sound problems must be in the DV-AVI creation, and I ended up spending another half hour adding annotations where information had gotten too garbled, panicking when I thought they hadn’t saved, and finally realized I needed to click on the Publish button. So here it is, and I am going to bed.
Once again I escape SBSi, but when All That Skate is next week, I shall have to attempt to be careful. Also apologies for my voice getting dicey at a couple of points; the sinuses were not good these weekend.