When I took a trip around the channels tonight I was shocked and offended by what I saw on the recommended tips list of one of the new lifecasters. I will not post the screen shot I took or repeat the word, but suffice it to say that the term used in the title of the tip, a horrible, all in uppercase letters racial slur is something I know at least a handful of others beside me found very offensive. If this were “real” TV — broadcast television — this would be enough to garner the network a lofty fine and at the very least, a Michael Richards type apology.
Thai Chicken with Basil
The new lifecaster may not know how to remove tips attributed to her site. That is understandable. What I don’t understand is this — why isn’t someone from JTV monitoring this stuff? Or — has she picked up the phone and tried to call for help getting the tips removed?
Wow, what timing. I see that Jacob was in her room just now. He popped in to say “welcome” and to suggest she crop her photo since it was cutting off her head. What he didn’t mention were the offensive tips. She asked for help, but he was gone before she could get an answer.
She mentioned that she tried to use the delete feature as a primary user, but that it was not working.
The first “crop” from my poor tomato plants which seem to have been killed by the rogue wind we had yesterday
She noticed that Justin had been in the room and I scrolled up and saw that he entered the room at 12:19, was promoted to Operator and left, all within the span of that minute.
Lady mentioned that the tips had been up there since LAST NIGHT! What?! In 24 hours, no one at JTV could find time in their day to help or resolve the problem?
I’d like to see their investors dropping in to see how things are going and watch a lifecaster or two smoking a doobie, take a look down and see the offensive tips.
How things are prioritized, what takes precedence, is a conundrum and one that I suppose will be left unanswered. I just hope she gets the help she needs and gets those tips removed before more people are offended.
As you can see above, the viewer count says that there were 8 people in Jeffy’s room at the time. We all looked when he asked us to tell him what counts we were seeing. I reported 7, some reported 2 and others reported in the 130’s. I don’t know — I am just stating what I observed. But the cool thing is the program I used to capture the screen shot and to put the note in. Springnet, a guy from Austin that does his own lifecast on USTREAM and mashes up all the JTV streams out there with dizzying effect, sent this link to Jing via Twitter yesterday and I just started to play with it a little bit. It’s basically a desktop sharing application.
I”m partial to this feature — you can record your desktop in motion and share it or save it and send or post to a site. It’s fun and while it may not have many benefits in this application, in the training environment it could be very helpful. You can see it in motion HERE. 🙂
Tonight was a replay of Thai Chicken with Basil and Fried Rice. I filmed the making of the fried rice since you’ve seen the video of the chicken in the past. I was really just trying my hand at iMovie08. I could never figure out 06, but this makes it much easier. The video surely won’t win any awards, but it was fun to give it a go.
To make the rice:
I don’t have real specifics here. I don’t really use recipes — I may look at a cook book for inspiration, but then “do my own thing. This rice is virtually fool proof. You do need to make sure you don’t try to fry the rice when it’s still hot. Cooling it is key and if you use the right size bowl, you can accomplish this quickly in the fridge. Sometimes, the key is patience. 🙂
Steam the rice — I prefer to use basmati or jasmine for this — and let it cool to at least room temperatureFinely slice green onions
Dice or make paste of fresh garlic
Put the rice in a pan or a wok with peanut or vegetable oil and cook the rice until it has all had a chance to sizzle and pop in the oil
Add the onions, garlic, and any other vegetables or protein to your liking
Stir fry until everything is incorporated. In this case, I added bacon, mushrooms and 3 large shrimp I happened to have in the freezer. I cut them up and added them to the mix.
Stir it all together and then add soy sauce and one egg. Be sure to have the spoon in your hand so that you are ready to quickly stir the mixture before the egg turns into an omelet. Also, be careful not to over handle the rice or it will turn into porridge.