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Video Editing Sample

I’ve been doing some graphics and video production through Android mobile platform via tablet & phone. There’s a suite of software from Cyberlink that has me pretty impressed. These are free, have both free and pay add-ons, and have a pro version as well. Their Easter sale at 70% off ended yesterday  😕 
PowerDirector does allow music tracks to be uploaded and used as backing audio over video. There are 3 audio channels – native with video, channel 1 & 2. That allows for backing audio to be crossfaded between tracks, or highlight audio to pop on top. You can control how much volume each channel gets in the result.
Sample Video
Apricot French Toast video made with PowerDirector, has a still image added from PhotoDirector with stickers, text, photo effects on it. The key image on this post is also from PhotoDirector.

I haven’t yet worked with the suite on my laptop but that’s likely to happen soon. Once you learn the interface from one package the others are fairly similar.

Addressing Website Expiration

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As a person that has been developing websites for a number of clients I’ve seen a difficulty in retaining those sites developed. It seems that establishing annual terms isn’t working out very well. Domain renewal comes up and perhaps the topic being pursued has lost interest or the timeliness has ran its course. A good example of this is political campaign websites.

On the hosting side of things the renewal of domain licensing is often what takes a website out of circulation. 

Domain Lifecycle

Once a domain expires the services bound with it – email accounts, website content, and more are no longer accessible until the domain fees are brought current. There is a short time window available for bringing things current and the popularity of your domain can create a lineup of interested 3rd parties bidding on taking over your domain.


Continue reading Addressing Website Expiration vs and hosting

wordpress-logo-hoz-rgbSometimes the notion of WordPress can simply be confusing. Just a little disambiguation can help quite a bit.

  • Consumer version at that offers very basic posting. There’s no plugins and limited theme support. The good thing is that it is free. Another good thing is that posts through this tend to swim in a stream of other sites that might end up bringing you additional following and sharing of your posts. You can bring these sites over to a custom domain that can be purchased through either wordpress or by a reseller (such as myself, read below).
  • Developer version at is what I’m most familiar with. It requires website hosting, look below for more about that. The beauty for a developer is being able to work with a vast array of plugins, themes and site settings that can enable richer content, better sharing, and features that are only open through and similar development resources.

I started this post through and came over to my hosted administration panel because I wanted to include an image in the post that I knew I had in my library already. Access to those pre-existing images wasn’t easily possible through the editor’s interface. If I knew the address for the image I could include it, but I get better accessibility over on my hosted admin editor. 

Website Hosting Services

As a hosting reseller I can setup a site for you, simply buy a domain, or turn over a CPANEL (Control Panel) that lets you go about hosting in a number of ways. So the first step is to consult with you about what your interests are and how to best serve those. WordPress isn’t the only solution I can assist with – there are many website tools that can be worked with and I can discuss what I’ve worked with and why I’ve made choices along the way.

  1. “I just need a domain and to have it pointed at an existing site” – this usually isn’t too much work to get the website named as you wanted. What is missing here is the conversation about email service using that domain. Since you own the domain, why not the email for it too?? There are additional conversation topics like subdomains and such that can be approached as needed – which few people consider.
  2. “I need a website setup with some basic graphics” – the assumption here is that you’ll be writing your own content or are trying to move a site from another host to something you’ll have more control over.
  3. “I’m not sure what a CPANEL is but I think I want that” – this is where consulting with you about the interests shows up and being truthful and revealing helps a lot in meeting your needs. If you’ve got one site or fifteen to be hosted there’s obviously going to be a little difference in what we’re talking about. It gets down to some training, guidance and support.
  4. If you are a skilled website developer, getting a hosting account through me does allow you to setup multiple websites and buy additional domains. One perk is advertising coupons that might be used to reimburse expenses that you’ve paid to me. My costs are very reasonable and I do my best in being fair and reasonable with pricing. If we’re both succeeding that’s what brings me joy.

If you’re interested in working with me, give me a call at 313-757-2619 or send an email to