The day I called my raid leader ugly

Jargon.  A noun.  Meaning: the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group sports jargon

I usually think about jargon when it comes to tech.  Most things that people who are really good with computers and such say goes right over my head.

No matter your profession though, we all have some type of Jargon we’re versed in.

Talking about the stations I listen to and have worked for over the years, when it comes to their actual formats and programming, I lose my parents when I start spouting off CHR, AC, Hot AC, etc.  They can’t follow that.  But since I’ve been around it for 12+ years, it’s second nature to me.

And it gets me in trouble.

If you didn’t catch it on stream, or here, I’m a voice artist.  I talk for a living.  A lot.  And I work a bit in radio.  Hence the format jargon above.

And this wonderful little gem from the other day.

Our raid leader, Co-GM of Warcraftier, and also fellow streamer Serickson/Serbear finally got a webcam!  Since he knows about what I do out of game (see the above) he had me check out his stream a bit to work on some of the audio levels.

I gave him some advice.  Told him to ditch the webcam mic.  And we checked back a couple days later to see where the levels were while using a different mic.  Was the balance there with the music in the background, Discord, his mic, etc.

And me…firmly situated in my audio nerd zone pops back on my mic, telling him how much better it sounds.  It all sounds great, but he could stand to be hotter.

To which Discord goes silent.

Yeah.

In my audio nerd zone, of course I’m talking about his Microphone.  The levels need to be higher for his voice to be on the same level as Discord voices.  Hotter in this case is referring to the sensitivity of the microphone.

But they don’t know that.

Very seriously I was asked if I was telling Ser that he’s ugly.

And now we have a mortified Druid.

He was a pretty good sport about it.  Still funny though.  And mortifying.  But funny.

Kindle: Voyage

I have been a giddy little school girl this past weekend and most of this week.  I’ve used the Kindle app for some time on my iPad, but I kill it pretty quickly when I’m reading.

And I can’t really read outside if  I want to since I can’t see the screen.  Plus it’s a bit harsh on the eyes at night in bed.

Plus since my iPad is a big part of my work, it’s one of those things I can’t really risk breaking or having stolen out with me all the time.

And I have so many distractions on it.  Email, games…Facebook.  Times I just want to read and read for long periods of time, I find myself straying to other things.

I’ve wanted to get a dedicated eReader for awhile now, but just haven’t been sure what to get, or if I should.

A few guild mates love talking up their Kindles and Appel agreed it might be a good idea for me to pick up a Kindle for myself sometime.  It might actually stop me buying hundreds of dollars worth of books and trying to cart all of them around with me at once.  All the book carting around is probably a factor in why my bag and neck tend to hurt so much all the time.

Amazon was running a deal on the Voyage where you could make monthly payments.  Two days later, it came!

It’s been pretty exciting for me to have a ton of my reference books loaded on this tiny little thing.  Books that huge and weighty and since I like to bounce around during books I’m reading, it’s nice I don’t have to carry them around.

The weight is perfect for holding in one hand.  The controls on the sides are easy to work with just one hand as well.  And the size!  There was a lot of squeeing when I realized the package fit in the mailbox!  And it’s small enough to slip into my handbag and have it with me everywhere.

Nighttime reading is happing more now.  (Might be a factor in why I haven’t been sleeping much as well. 🙂

The downside I’ve found so far is trying to work the store through the device.  It’s easier to just use the computer to find books to read and send them over.  I don’t care for the scrolling and sometimes the links on the screen don’t seem to work.  Or maybe I haven’t really figured out how to work it properly.  That’s always a possibility.  Operator error can happen and I’d certainly be prone for it.

Seriously though, might be the best investment I’ve made in awhile.  I might be able to start downsizing some of the things around the house.  Some of these boxes of books might finally be able to go away.  😀

Any suggestions on what I should read next?