10.10.2014

Crab Fest: Will Volunteer For Crab

It's not the crab that makes me want to volunteer, but it is a tasty perk along with an event t-shirt.

As a new transplant to the Olympic Peninsula, I figured why not learn more about this region while meeting locals and lending my hands at one of this area's biggest events, the 13th Annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival. You can find me greeting folks to the crab feed tent on Friday and Saturday evening.

Admittance is free, and the festival goes on whether it rains or shines. The open market offers a variety of vendors and tasty treats ranging from $5 to $16, plus a crab feed. The crab feed includes local crab, corn on the cob from Sunny Farm's Produce, and coleslaw from Nash's Organic Garden. The crab feed cost is $29, with a $5 discount to everyone on Friday.

What else is there to do? Take part in the crab derby, taste chowders in the chowder cook-off, watch cooking demonstrations, hear from professional chefs, make art with beach debris, meet people from Washington and Canada, visit local shops, learn about marine life, and more.  Click here for more Crab Fest information.

Inside the crab feed tent:
Dine under a giant jellyfish!













10.02.2014

YouTube Captions Suck: The Case for Human Stenographers

You may not know it, but you need me, or at the very least you need my stenographic skills.

The reason why you need my skills is not always easy to explain, but thanks to the automated captions provided by YouTube the point of my case is proven far beyond the preponderance of the evidence in a succinct visual demonstration.

Please take 10 minutes to watch my latest video below, In Re: Being a Stenographer.  To truly understand and see why my skills matter, the free automated YouTube captions must be turned on.  The YouTube captions are for demonstrative purposes and the stenographic perfectionist in me will make a correct transcript at a later time.

I would love to hear comments from anyone who uses captions by choice or out of necessity.  How important are accurate captions to you?
Leave a comment!

Thanks for watching and enjoy the laugh!