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Last week, I was driving to work and I heard some choir music on the radio.
For some reason it sounded like this was late middle ages or renaissance, but I heard something modern.
Can't quite place my finger on what makes it modern though.
Anyway, I shazamed the music and later found on YouTube that the composer was Eric Whitacre.
A name I knew from a week before when I also heard him on the radio.
So I looked him up and he's some award winning composer who writes choral music.
One of his projects is recording people from all over the world and putting it together digitally, it's his Virtual Choir.
Anyway, this piece is the song I heard on the radio so I thought it deserved SOTW for making me listen to choral music.
A clever young entrepreneur rebounds from failure by riding Santa's coattails, and a "little white lie."
THIS YEAR, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE across Japan will celebrate Christmas around buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Families will order “Party Barrels” weeks in advance, replete with this year’s offering of cole slaw, shrimp gratin, triple-berry tiramisu cake, and, of course, fried chicken. Santa-clad Colonel Sanders statues will stand at attention outside storefronts, grinning mutely through December as KFC Japan sales multiply tenfold, earning the chain a third of its annual income. The corporate promotion is one of Japan’s longest-standing Christmas traditions.
I've been meaning to delve deep into the .Net CLR and Core CLR. I have the CLR via C# book by Jeffrey Richter.
It is a good read but I am wondering what some of the more experienced people here on CP would recommend.
(For picking a single point: After reading the garbage collection discussion in this this book, it became obvious to me that I would never have been that smart myself, if I were do do my own heap managent!)
I watch a lot of youtube video.
And, obviously, the youtuber ask us to subscribe, support them on patreon, sponsor some product, etc...
Only fair they try to make a living, hey! Plus, I do enjoy all these entertainment!
Thing is, I never went on patreon, never bought any t-shirt or other thing, etc.. and when I think to all the video I watched it would be quite costly to do that on every video as well... But I do feel a bit guilty though.. they do deserve something for ongoing their entertainment service after all... I am just freeloading here!
Nothing more to say from me here.. but I wonder if some people here are on patreon or bought youtuber t-shirt or have some thoughts on that topic?!
I have bought one t-shirt and still wear it. I've also made donations of $5, $10, and $30 USD to different vloggers over the years and did a 1 month Patreon for $5. I did this to support their work as I felt they had gone above and beyond. The funny thing is I got thanked for the contribution for the $5 and $10 donation, but not the $30. And of those 3 contributions, only the $10 guy still makes videos today for YouTube. The $30 guy only makes videos for his private website. And lastly, the Patreon guy turned into a bitter troll; so I quit his Patreon and unsubscribed from his YouTube channel.
I've heard they make between $1 and $3 per 1000 views; so they do make a little cash if they're monetized.
Our clicks give them money too... Why should we buy more?
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
well... good question... hahah
though it does offer those "content creator" an expression medium with a wide reach...
but when it cancel the monetisation or even take it away..
at the very least it's unethical...
I compare the "state" of YT with the Music-Production in the Ninties.
The "democtratization" of Selling CDs and "cheap productions", lead to a oversaturation and the disruption of the Market.
The same is Happening to YT.
For me, the most annoying Part, it is all about "begging" for Money...
If the Channel is BIG, it is only selling Stuff.
If it is too small, it is "grinding" for any Penny, Nickle or how the smallest Coin in Your area is called...
And so Parteon comes too the rescue... Wait a moment... it is just too grind somewhere else... hmmmm...
So the similarity to the Music-Producer and the "Content-Creator", ist there.
Only the "hyped" and "pushed" can earn Money, all the rest is investing, just to keep it running.
And here is what YT was "giving" away, free Money for "the Creative" ones.
"But now, the free Lunch is over..."
You can see it on the YT, how Creators went to "extrimism" too stay in the Business.
Likes are bought, shady secondary Markets opened up...
For me Patreon is more a secondary Market for YT.
YT, as a Platform, is well established, now all the little ones can ask for Money, but keep it going is another Story.
BTW in Germany there is a Profession named "Content-Creator/Mediengestalter", who is capable to use all sorts of Industrial Application to manipulate "Pixels" and such...
I like to call them "Pixel-Schubser".
Translates to "Pixel-Pusher".
I saw it in real live... It was really hard to Push a Red Pixel, one by one to the right...
I can´t do this Work, my bad Spine... It is too hard...