YouTube, please

I guess there is a reason why we have phrases like “a gift and a curse.” So today, for work, I needed to upload a video from home. Normally, this is supposed to be really simple. I login to YouTube and then drag and drop the video file.

Except, it turns out that there are some steps that I have been taking for granted. For security reasons, all of our accounts have two-step verification enabled. (Sidenote: This is generally a good idea, you should do it for safety.) The problem, however, is that today Google decided to not text me my verification code. Without that code, I can’t log in!

And I know that this is not my phone’s fault. In fact, I have actually received two codes today. The only problem is that the codes arrived about an hour¬†after I requested them. Obviously, by the time the codes arrived, the login query had expired. Now I bet Google thinks someone is trying to hack into my account! I can guarantee that this is not the case.

This makes me very frustrated. Bad Google. Why are you making me frustrated. What have I ever done to you?

  • That aside…

I have improved my website a little more today. The about page is complete and it has a nice little toggleable menu. You can pick between my CV and my Portfolio! It was a fun little exercise with JavaScript and in particular JQuery.

Also, the index page now has a parallax image. I’ve also fixed a weird phantom-margin issue that had been plaguing me since day one.

Now I need to get better at design. The website looks good, but it’s not aesthetically pleasing. I need to figure that out. I’ll have to browse the web for some cool designs.

Anyways, here’s a list of things I’ve done:

  • Went to a really cool restaurant in downtown Montreal and had some really high-class gourmet food.
  • Updated my website so that it has actual, useful information in it.
  • Tried and failed to upload a video. Will try later today, early in the morning.
  • I played some guitar and recorded a new tune. It sounds very indie-like. However, I’m not very pleased with my recording quality. Still, it’s better than any other guitar recording I have done to date.

Next up!

  • Make the website look¬†and feel good.
  • Start doing some actual tutoring on Chegg.com
  • Pick a new book to read.
  • Continue playing Persona 5.

Hello World

Here I am, once again, creating myself a blog. Will I be able to keep it going this time? Who knows?

The purpose of this blog is clear! It is an outlet. This will be where I come to whenever I feel there is too much happening in my brain. Frankly, that’s not very often. Nevertheless, it never hurts to have extra storage, you know?

Speaking of storage, I have way too many external drives. Will I even be able to fill them all up one day?

Maybe I should keep this short, since I don’t feel like I have a lot to say. And the more you force yourself to write these kind of things the more they sound… forced.

Anyways, here’s a list of things I’ve done:

  • Finally set up my website.
  • Made my website mobile responsive. Took me much longer than I’d care to admit. I can be more confident to add “CSS3” on my CV now.
  • Took my first steps into the world of “tutoring.” We’ll see how that goes.
  • Scheduled a bunch of videos for the employer.
  • Uploaded a bunch of articles that I’m somewhat proud of to Academia.edu. I don’t really know what’s the point, but I’m building a portfolio.

Next up!

  • Get my Github going. Once that’s done, link it to the website.
  • Then, put all the little utilities that I’ve made so far up there. Portfolio!