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January 19, 2023

YouTube Shorts hack: You CAN change the thumbnail — unlike what it says on YouTube

Let's say you don't like the thumbnail YouTube's AI selects.

It says you can't change it — but you can.

The original version of the YouTube Short up top included about 10 seconds of me opening and repositioning the computer, starting 27 seconds in.

YouTube chose a thumbnail of my hand on the laptop rather than one with the featured self-adhesive port indicator dots.

I cut that 10 seconds and as a result, only frames with the focus of this short remained.

You can too!

Go to the YouTube Editor and select Trim & cut; cut the frames you don't like and YouTube will choose another thumbnail: after all, it can't use what no longer exists.

As a card-carrying TechnoDolt©® I must say I was chuffed to discover this and even more so to clue you in.

If this tip isn't worth twice what you paid for it, let me know....

January 19, 2023 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Overview Effect

YouTube description:

Astronauts' life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside are a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

It was first described by author Frank White in 1987.

Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

"Overview'" is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect.

January 19, 2023 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Corvette E-Ray


0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds!

That's faster than a speeding Z06!

First-ever AWD gas-electric hybrid Corvette!

6.2 L LT2 small block V-8 + electric motor = combined 655 hp!

It's Chevy's gift to the world on the occasion of the Corvette's 70th birthday.

From $104,295.

Chevy hasn't yet started taking orders for the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, but the company says it will go on sale later this year.

January 19, 2023 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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