I spent part of my afternoon Monday doing a screencast. That’s when your screen activity is being recorded, along with your voice. I was explaining some work to someone who’s going to be working for me. I was explaining everything and talking a lot; my mouth was dry when I finished. My explanations were thorough though. The whole screencast + explanation demo was 48 minutes long.
I went to export it and the damn thing wouldn’t export. I dug around online and found a way to get it exported (any can google; knowing what to search for is the key). Then I found that the video froze at the 10-minute mark.
It was time to eat. I enjoyed my meal while fighting the crewing frustration with what the hell had just happened. I just couldn’t find any silver lining to that 48 minutes. The audio had recorded, but you couldn’t see any of the stuff I’d talked about. WTF.
The ending is, I recorded another one, shorter this time, referring back to the first screencast / audiocast as a reference. The person I’m sending i to is smart; she’ll get it.
For Your Game
- Shit — frustrating shit — happens to all of us. What differentiates is how long you let it affect you before you’ve moved on. Prepare your mind with Bulletproof Mindset.
- Check that your equipment is working properly before you do all the work.
- Your second draft is usually better than the first anyway.
When was your last genuinely frustrating moment? How’d you handle it? Reply and let me know.