Dateline 12-7-2017

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I don't know why it seems that not a single week can go by without there being some sort of technical glitch with my computer. For the most part, my computer as a whole works just fine but there always seems to be one little thing that is off just enough to drive me out of my mind. Today's agita is brought to you by YouTube where it randomly stopped working correctly in my Chrome browser. 

This is really freakin' annoying because it started to mess up yesterday when they rolled out their new Rewind video complete with special site branding. At first, it was just annoying because when I went to click where the YouTube logo used to be, I kept getting their stupid Rewind video instead of going to the home page as I expected it to.

It didn't take me long to figure out that you have to hit the play button image next to the new Rewind logo to get where I wanted to go but it's instinctual at this point for me to just click on the logo so I kept accidentally landing on the Rewind video over and over again. Then to make things worse, the whole fucking site stopped working while I was away from my computer during my evening break.

Now, whenever I bring up the page, I can click anywhere on the page and absolutely nothing will respond. I can then refresh the page and get it to work for one click but then as soon as the new page loads the fucking thing freezes up again. To add to the fun and games, the rest of my computer is working without any issues at all.

I woke up this morning hoping that it was just a YouTube thing that they might have resolved overnight but nope, I woke up this morning to the same issue with no answers in sight. Their Twitter page shows no issues being worked on and I can't find a similar complaint which makes me feel like I'm losing my mind.

This led me to run all of my anti-virus and maintenance software instead of sticking to my plan to jump right into my work. I wish I could just ignore issues like this but I count on YouTube for my background entertainment and even if that wasn't the case, I find it impossible to work when I have a tiny issue like this murmuring in the back of my mind.

Luckily, I found that YouTube is working just fine when I open it in a different browser, the only problem is that I gave up on said other browser years ago due to some other issue. Yeah, I could bounce back and forth between the two browsers, one for entertainment, one for work, but then that drives me crazy to lose the convenience of using tabs instead of having to resort to using multiple pieces of software.

For now, the plan is to switch back to the old browser and hope that they've worked through whatever issue it was that led me to abandon them years ago. It would be nice if that were the case because I actually liked this old browser better but now I have to go through and recustomize all of my settings and make sure that all of my stuff is there.

Oh well, I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens but until then it's time to continue on with the rest of my day with the hopes that things work out. As always, I'll check in tomorrow with an update on how things turn out. Until then, it's now time to say good day and good luck to you and all of you projects.

Talk to you soon.

Sincerely,

The Wicker Breaker

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.