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Coffee!

We got a new coffee machine! It's good for everybody!

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Yaaaay!

I will point out, although I should hope it would be obvious, that Peter's desperate state in the video is entirely fictional. That is to say that his illness was invented in our minds, and is not at all based in reality.

The new coffee machine, however, is entirely real, and I am definitely very excited about it. I enjoy good coffee, possibly even more than the next man, so it suddenly (last week) struck me as odd that I still owned one of those sad little drip coffee makers.

Needless to say, I went out and remedied that situation immediately.

Peter and I are rapidly tying up the last remaining loose ends on the site here, closing the gap between “ideal” and “reality” so quickly it fairly makes one's head spin.

Most recently, I finished creating our new channel about pages. They're simple, but they make sense and they are beautiful. :)

Major kudos to Peter on the incredible new logos for each channel. Obviously he is responsible for all of the graphics around here, but these logos stand out to me as super-duper. (Which would be why we ordered 3,000 stickers based on them.)

Anyway, we're working now on putting together a nice & simple “Follow Us” page that people can use to easily find us on Twitter, Facebook, and anywhere else our hilarious wares are peddled.

And then… Well, the site will be out of BETA. And we'll be diligently working toward ending this hiatus.

Won't that be something?

ttyl!

--Alex

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Awww! Poor, Peter.

That was the general response when I showed the video to the family. BTB, is Peter wearing make-up? Poor, Peter! :P Funny video. At the end, when Peter grabbed the cup and made a dash for it, there was spontaneous applause.

Reporting a problem though (I think). Every time I watch the video, I go to hit "replay" and it starts reloading the video. Which is very slow, I might add, but I think that's on our end. It's done this 3 times now. Very frustrating.

Everything looks perfect from far away.

Lilly's picture

subject

I tried the same thing as Aisling and had the same problem. And once again, poor Peter! :-P

I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest- Owl City

Peter!!!!!!

Run, Peter, run!!!

That seriously broke my heart, guys. But it was very funny.

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

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Flash bug?

Lilly said:

I tried the same thing as Aisling and had the same problem.

This seems to (possibly) be a bug in certain versions of Flash. At least, I can reproduce the problem on OS X and Linux, but not on Windows.

I'll keep an eye on the situation and see if there's anything I can do to improve it.

By the way, an easy workaround would be to download the video from the Media Downloads section. It should play fine in any recent version of iTunes, Quicktime, VLC, and many other various players. That way you only have to download it once, AND you can put it on your iPod and share it with your friends. :)

Also, are people with broadband (ie, not my immediate family) still having trouble with slowness when downloading the videos? I've started paying (a lot) extra to use Amazon's edge CDN, so NOBODY who has broadband should have to wait for the video to buffer before playing it.

If we are still having issues, I'll have to open another support request.

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

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I haven't had any more

I haven't had any more problems with the videos loading slowly. It's just slightly annoying that I can't skip back to the middle of the video if I just want to watch Alex go flying out of his chair :-P

I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest- Owl City

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*lol*

SangMing said:

That seriously broke my heart, guys. ...

Alex is to blame! ***Points finger shamelessly. :P

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy (Contradictionary - Party)

Slowness (Lack Thereof)

Alex said:

Also, are people with broadband (ie, not my immediate family) still having trouble with slowness when downloading the videos?

No. :)

Und alvays rememba cheeldren: Delta ecks eqvals fee nought times time ploos von half accelerashun times time sqvared.

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POOR PETER!!!

Alex, you FIEND! How dare you plunge sweet, innocent Peter into addiction! You were supposed to be setting good examples for him so that he will be a well-adjusted member of society, and you hook him on DRUGS instead!?!? How do you sleep at night sir, HOW DO YOU SLEEP?!?!?! =_=

Very funny vid, guys. It's great to see these little snippets of "Life with the Markley Bros" ;)

SCI-EENNNNCE!!!! @_@ - Dr. Insano

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*lol*

... :)

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy (Contradictionary - Party)

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Sooo....

Has nobody discovered the easter egg in the "Yaaaay!" section of this post?

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Oooh!

I think I might have now. Just now. If it's what I think it is. If so, cool! :D

Und alvays rememba cheeldren: Delta ecks eqvals fee nought times time ploos von half accelerashun times time sqvared.

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Helpful Clarification

Mad Hatter said:

If it's what I think it is.

0b aGocW8e94 wq Bbi7 rxOQ51m w6BbHAUVRQ5NEw6d JHAsCg3LjhD9 doeasq. (g3Uy7 8Ffo1Iir nb UMVmcKBNRHA6h lPCOcJLwsH2S 3dD Y8pfFwqurSy.) :)

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

0_0

Alex said:

0b aGocW8e94 wq Bbi7 rxOQ51m w6BbHAUVRQ5NEw6d JHAsCg3LjhD9 doeasq. (g3Uy7 8Ffo1Iir nb UMVmcKBNRHA6h lPCOcJLwsH2S 3dD Y8pfFwqurSy.) :)

If you ever want to keep a secret from me in the open, use a code or cipher. X-D

Und alvays rememba cheeldren: Delta ecks eqvals fee nought times time ploos von half accelerashun times time sqvared.

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Aww

Mad Hatter said:

If you ever want to keep a secret from me in the open, use a code or cipher. X-D

But this is such a simple cipher! (01a9 oP R87f4 I5tqWhl xbOUBuIGmn WJlVNv?!)

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Pff.

I don't care how simple it is, I don't do ciphers. I MIGHT be able to recognize and solve a Caesar cipher on a really good day.

Und alvays rememba cheeldren: Delta ecks eqvals fee nought times time ploos von half accelerashun times time sqvared.

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Well...

Mad Hatter said:

I don't care how simple it is, I don't do ciphers. I MIGHT be able to recognize and solve a Caesar cipher on a really good day.

I might be exaggerating the simplicity a tad. For example, Caesar Cipher (along with all monoalphabetic substitution ciphers) are trivially attacked by analyzing letter frequency.

My new cipher, on the other hand, attempts to spread around the distribution of letters so they're as close to evenly distributed as possible. I'll have more information about it in my next blog entry.

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Me! Me!

I think I may have found it. See my email!

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

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Yup!

SangMing said:

I think I may have found it. See my email!

That's the one. :)

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Woot!!

Oh yeah! I rock!

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

Found it

I had to cheat to find it. I looked at the webpages source code to find it. (:)

Magic is more than something that you see. Magic is something you feel. It's like the feeling you get when you hear that certain song or see that one person...that's real magic.

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Haha

The Shaman said:

I had to cheat to find it. I looked at the webpages source code to find it. (:)

Nice.

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Nice Shirt

I like your shirt.

Jack Hopkins

#Jesus loves You#

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Hehe

jthopkins0812 said:

I like your shirt.

Stylish, isn't it? :-P

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

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