[HPMoR] Trailer up

post by Eneasz · 2011-05-10T06:15:10.928Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 15 comments

Hopefully I'm not spamming the discussion board. Anyway, based on the highest-karma comment from the last post, I've created a trailer for the Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality podcast.

Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sozq1YsGgZ4


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comment by curiousepic · 2011-05-10T23:01:42.346Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

If anyone still reads/suggests posts on BoingBoing, that would be a great place to spread this.

comment by [deleted] · 2011-05-10T10:52:56.408Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm extremely tempted to get a youtube account so that I can unironically (supportive, that is) comment, "Cool story, bro!" as a response to the trailer.

I believe Yudkowsky said that people pestering him for updates was only counterproductive, so I will merely say that I've really enjoyed what I've read so far and hope for more to come in the future.

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comment by Clippy · 2011-05-10T16:49:09.235Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

If you have a Gmail account, you already have a YouYube account.

comment by Eneasz · 2011-05-10T15:10:35.094Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Well, my job is much easier. He does all the cognitive hard work, all I have to do is read what he wrote into a microphone. Thank you for the kind words. :)

comment by Normal_Anomaly · 2011-05-10T11:47:52.539Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

This is the first time I've listened to this podcast, and it's a cool project. One bit of hopefully constructive criticism: you read a little too fast. This is actually a common problem in public speaking.

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comment by Eneasz · 2011-05-10T15:07:35.602Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thank you! I'll try to slow it down. 6b is already recorded, but I'll keep it in mind going forward.

comment by jasonmcdowell · 2011-05-11T04:03:22.569Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I liked your choice of the complicated freeway image.

comment by Dr_Manhattan · 2011-05-10T20:34:12.885Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Excellent job on the podcast, thank you.

comment by ewang · 2011-05-12T00:01:50.035Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

The only objection I have is to the use of a default font. It makes the whole thing look rather amateurish.

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comment by Alicorn · 2011-05-12T01:47:19.831Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Is there some big index of fonts and what each of them mean? I've been publicly ridiculed for doing my webcomic in Papyrus, but I had no way to know anyone had specific value judgments about it, I just saw it on the menu and thought it was pretty. I'd like a way to avoid that in the future.

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comment by ewang · 2011-05-12T23:04:24.926Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Well, for most things Papyrus is good for, Centaur is too. It's a pretty underrated font.

comment by curiousepic · 2011-05-12T22:54:57.216Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://inspirationlab.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/infographiclarge_v2.png There's a more recent one I'm trying to find, will update with it.

comment by AdeleneDawner · 2011-05-12T22:29:11.784Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

It's not a list, but if you want to check on the general social opinion of a font, you can google the font name, possibly along with the word "font". For example, the first four results (for me at least; does anyone know how to stop Google from 'customizing' its search results?) for 'papyrus font' are a wikipedia page about it, a link to the google images search for it, "Papyrus Watch - Exposing the overuse of the Papyrus font" and "5 Terrible Fonts You Shouldn't Use in Print Design".

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comment by Eugine_Nier · 2011-05-12T22:55:27.984Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

does anyone know how to stop Google from 'customizing' its search results?

Have you tried deleting Google's cookie?

comment by Alicorn · 2011-05-12T22:48:11.330Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yeah, "Papyrus Watch" is the site that made fun of me.