With Big Sis away for a weeks break, I decided to allocate this week to getting to grips with the video issues on the website. I had already googled and bookmarked a few how to pages and had mentally mapped out my productive days.
That’s where I went wrong, having a determined plan.
As some may know I’m pseudo consultant to the Resident Management Company that I used to run before handing it over to an agent when it got too much. To say that the Agent have had ‘issues’ is a bit like calling pneumonia man flu. Staff changes, lack of communication, confusing cross communication, time delays, etc have been adding to the general rumblings of dissension around here. Consequently for every email sent, it generated two more, needing immediate attention. The Director and I decided to get to grips with everything and lick em into shape, we were going to go through the invoices of the past two years noting anomalies, we listed general running issues and we’re trying to get the next (already over-due) residents meeting organised.
I did manage to list all the videos that need converting into three different file types (devices use different formats, desktop v tablets and phones, Apple v Microsoft v Android). Apart from a couple of snaffoos that skipped along nicely, even managed to save the relevant back-ups. This brought a recurrent issue, getting FileZilla to transfer the large files to the server. I’m three desk sessions into trying and I just cannot get it configured, nor find the instructions and answers online, it’s just something further than my limited knowledge and ability can handle. So I’ll have to hope the web hosts ftp can cope with the file sizes. It’s a time consuming process.
Each video page needs the HTML re-writing, all eighteen of them. Some are videos I’m hosting, others are on YouTube, but I cannot start these until the video files are uploaded. It’s already Saturday, that leaves a heck of a lot to go
wrong right before Big Sis gets here at 9am Tuesday (her hubby’s car has a garage appointment first thing, so he’s using her car for work). I’m polishing a draft for a new web article before coding that into a fresh HTML page as well. BFF’s visit is coming up and I so want it all done by then.
Who was it who said, if you want something done, give to a busy woman, well if you find him, shoot him!