2-26-11: Initial release.
So for the longest time, I have been a proud user of the Google Chrome browser. What I like about it is not just the minimalistic interface, the sandbox tabs, or the bookmark sync, but also the plethora of extensions readily available for the browser.
For me, I have a youtube account that requires daily activity to answer various youtube comments. What I hate doing is going to a video page, and have to manually click the play button to stop the video from playing. Isn’t there an easier process?
In fact, there is. There is a Chrome extension called “Stop Autoplay For Youtube”, and it does what it says. When you visit any youtube video, the video does not instantly play out loud, it is paused and buffering in the background.
For me where all I want to do is answer a quick comment, this works very well into my workflow.
Go to the link below to check out the sweet extension!
2-19-11: Initial release.
Finally, this is the time I get to write an article about life and not something tangible like a game or a movie.
So ever since I started the blog back in September 2006, and many years later when I started my Youtube adventure in 2008, I realized that a lot of what I do is about helping people and more specifically, creating content related about tutorials.
As I reflect on what I have done so far, why do I do what I do? Why do I continue to spend time on working on tutorials to share on the Internet, an activity that can easily take more time than focusing on friends, family, work, or myself? Why spend the time to do it with possibly very little return on “investment”? Well, the answer may surprise you.
10-25-10: Initial release.
Hey guys, so here is a quick update as to what I have been doing recently. About two weeks ago I was talking to a new friend on Skype from the Netherlands that is a follower of GameDexterity. Actually, he was even a follower of my old Youtube account VersatileNinja before I discontinued it.
Anyway, during our Skype conversations we were sharing stories of what it felt like to be uploading videos to Youtube, and somehow we came across the discussion of cringing whenever we see a “dumb” comment posted on a video.
After talking about it for quite a bit, we thought how funny and fun it would be to create a show where we look at comments from our videos and tear them apart?
It sounds like a ridiculous idea, but I created a teaser intro. No one knew what the show was going to be about. The next day I released episode one, and from what I can tell, everyone loved it! I have gotten so many messages telling me they were laughing their ass off and they can’t wait for the second episode.
This last weekend we released the second episode, and we got another great turnout. One person had asked if we would consider tearing apart other comments that we see from other people’s youtube videos, and I said I would think about it.
Now last night I thought about it further and decided it was a great idea! In fact, I loved it so much that I created this new google docs form where people can submit comments they found on Youtube in hopes of us reviewing it in a future episode. I think if enough viewers catch on, I might be able to start up a “Claim Your Comment” movement? I was even toying about the idea of creating a video that people can host on their own channels to educate others about the “Claim Your Comment” philosophy.
Man, I am drooling just thinking about it!
To see the Claim Your Comments playlist, go here and take a look at what I have been up to!
3-20-10: Initial release.
3-21-10: Added “Submit” picture.
The submissions are in. Let’s get voting!
Deadline: Poll will end next Wednesday, the 24th, midnight (GMT -5).
CONTEST ENDS MIDNIGHT (GMT -5) ON 3/19/2010
POLL ENDS MIDNIGHT (GMT -5) ON 3/24/2010
FINAL VIDEO TO BE RELEASED THE FOLLOWING WEEK
3-13-10: Initial Edition.
Comments on last month’s contest:
Last months contest was not bad at all. We had seven contestants! Thanks to Sarge198 for winning!
For a certain time period, users are to submit their best wallpaper. Once all wallpaper submissions are received, a poll is created and the community votes for the best one.
The wallpaper with the most votes gets to be featured in the next Youtube video.
If you are the winner, you get personal satisfaction that your wallpaper is featured in not only a video, but also in a follow-up article. If you have a website, Versatile will promote that too as part of the winning spree.
1) Users are to leave a comment to this blog article with a link to a wallpaper. Wallpaper preferred resolution is 1280×720. Please get me a link to the closest resoultion as possible.
2) Images are not to be pornographic. Please use discretion. Your video will be observed by kids, teenagers, parents, adults, young, old, male and female.
3) Only one image submitted per unique commenter user name. Therefore, pick your BEST and FAVORITE wallpaper choice. If you can’t make up your mind, list all your wallpapers and I will PICK one wallpaper that I like and put it into the poll.
3) The contest will run for 5 days. This contents ends at midnight on the date specified at the top of this article.
4) After contest is over, I will run a poll for all submitted images. Poll will run the following week, to end at my discretion at midnight ofthe day of my choosing (GMT -6). See top of article for deadlines.
Why do this contest?
- It’s fun.
- Brings community involvement. Anybody can participate.
- The winner will have the joy of seeing THEIR submitted wallpaper featured in a video. Is that not cool?
- I love bringing joy to people. The video helps the general youtube audience, and the wallpaper is just an indirect way of me saying Thank You for all the readers of this blog.
Oh so often we get so stuck in a daily rut in our lives, and hardly have the time to live a little. Want to break the mold? Then play the contest game! If the participation is even poorer for March, April I will make a dedicated Youtube video and see if this will be a game changer or not.
Do you like this idea? Think the rules needs to be changed a little? Let me know! Time is wasting! Let’s see those wallpapers!
Ground Breaking Update (2/6/10): Asphaltclips Youtube account was deleted within 2 hours of me sending a personal Youtube message.
Added new Youtube Video to help put a nail in the coffin. If you are VersatileTaco (and team), you do not want to skip this video. You will enjoy it, guaranteed. – Versatile
It turns out that VersatileTaco is alive. He rejected my Tunngle friend request!
2-9-10: Youtubers speak out! See one person’s take on cloners.
2-6-10: Initial release. I am still in disbelief. Expect more to follow.
2-7-10: The Underground has won. Thanks to all. The clone blog and youtube accounts have been deleted. Power comes in numbers.
I am so pissed today that words cannot express clearly enough how I feel. Zax from Tunngle sent me a PM today telling me to check out this Versatile “clone” he found on the Internet. I took a look around, and I am still in utter disbelief. If you got http://versatile32.wordpress.com/, you will notice that the website is very similar to ours!!!! In fact, the way he did the format and everything is an exact clone of The Underground.
For the month of February, we have 6 wallpapers duking it out to be part of the next Youtube video tutorial. Who will win? It will depend on the community. The poll ends midnight February 9th. Make sure you vote for your favorite one!
2) Ice’s Submission:
3) Seb’s Submission:
4) Denton’s Submission:
5) Inspector71 Submission:
6) Sarge198′s Submission:
Now vote!!!! See the weekly poll!
1-9-10: Initial release.
Last week I did a contest. You can read about it here. There are the submitted results:
Wow, its a 50/50 chance of winning! Please fill out the poll in the side bar. It will last for one week. I have disabled results so people cannot look at the results to influence the poll. Good luck!