March 27th, 2008

dryer, lady under dryer, haircuttingfun, salon, woman under dryer

today

Right now I'm rendering the All Methods Shampoo VODs at HDV 720/60p 1280 x 720.  Uploading just one VOD to my server takes 5 hours.  I hope that downloading won't be a problem for anyone.  I am also making the regular sized versions just in case these VODs are too much for people to handle.  This video will be available for purchase next Friday.  If people wish that I go back to the 640x480 size, *please* let me know.

I've had a few people write to me asking why their username and password aren't working for the VODs.  You have 7 days to download the VODs (this is much longer than most hair video producers allow).  Please don't wait a month!  That's why it doesn't work; it's because the link expired!  :)~  I think that *might* have to start charging $3 per VOD that I have to re-activate, because for each one, I have to do it manually, and it takes 15 minutes to do so.  

For those with computer crashes, I understand.  But prevention is the best medicine.  After I had my computer crash, I bought another drive, and store everything on that.  The C: drive crashes most often because it has all the programs stored and working on that drive.  The other drive doesn't.  So far, I haven't had a problem.  :)

Anyway, around 10 am this morning, I'll start setting up or be starting my videos (and webcam).  After the brace video, don't fret if I disappear -- I went to go change outfits.    :)   I'll let you know in the chatroom when I'm done for the day.  

In the chatroom, I do love chatting with everyone.  I just ask that I don't get PM'ed.  It throws me off when I'm typing in the chatroom (I am sort of blonde, so one thing at a time please!).  There's someone out there, and you know who you are, who continues to PM me when I ask you to stop.  I don't want to block or ban you, but I will if this continues.
 
Now I'm off to work again.  :)
dryer, lady under dryer, haircuttingfun, salon, woman under dryer

ebay & request to post

Steve told me that I ought to place an ad on ebay to drum up some interest.  Well, why not?  I'll try it, but I won't do it often.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270223282464&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=017

I listed TruKenna's perm machine 3-DVD set, at a starting bid of just $0.99

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Three webcam shows were done today. 
1.) me dressed as a school girl with pig tails, and my newest shirt and tie, showing off my braces
2.) me dressed in traditional hair dresser's gown shaving my face and shaving off my eyebrows
3.)me wearing a swim cap and hitting myself in the face with three pies

The first shows were video taped, and will be made available for purchase in the upcoming months.  The 3rd one was a custom video which will probably be sold on the client's website.

One sweetheart, saved the some of images from the webcam show, and put them in the webcam folder on the haircuttingfun yahoo group.  You can find this group by clicking on NEWSLETTER on the www.haircuttingfun.com website.

If someone can *please* save the photos from the webcam shows and either post them in the webcam folder, or email them to me directly, that would be awesome.  I would take that as a sign of appreciation and because of that, I'd be happy to do more shows.

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The following is from J., who requested that I post his email.

In all seriousness and I hope you will post this message to your blog: you deserve to be allowed to go on spring break and you need to stop all the promises you have made on your blog. KAT! Take the time off. Go and have a blast on your trip.

And all you people who make demands of Kat and her time, you are not friends if you do not back off and allow Kat to have her personal time. You can wait until Kat returns and she goes back on-line. If you are truly a fan of this site, all you people who are pressuring for more, you will back off.

Kat, go on spring break and stop your work until you return, refreshed. Take care, Have a great vacation. And Kat, I mean it. Go and have a blast. Your fans will be there when you return.

J. 

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Dear J., 

You are a gem.  I do hope to take a break and spend some time with my family, and to check out some antique shops that I haven't been to before.  You wouldn't believe how many emails that I get, so I have to check on them often otherwise it becomes too much for me.  I even did email on my honeymoon!  (Oh, and I filmed my own wedding and set up the cameras to film my wedding updo).  lol, crazy me, I know.

My biggest problem is that I'm a workaholic.  But with this economy, making more videos doesn't really seem to be doing me any good.  So maybe after the MM set, I'll probably take a long break from filming.  (I can't really afford to make any more videos after the MM video anyway).

I will admit, that sometimes I do feel pressured and taken advantage of.  For the pressure part, there's a few names that spring to my mind.  Anyway....

I really do hope the economy picks up soon.  :)  Then maybe I can relax easier.

Best wishes and thank you.  *hugs*

dryer, lady under dryer, haircuttingfun, salon, woman under dryer

chat room

I've been notified of a discussion involving the chatroom on the HCF site.  Apparently some were uncomfortable and there might have been some unappropriate language last night.  I was not there, so I do not know exactly what was said.  I thought I better post here to clear some thing up.

The chatroom and the forum are available to the public.  Because of this, I ask that all language is appropriate, because you never know who might see it.  If a young teenager should visit the chat room, the best things to do are:  first ask why this person was there.  Second, if this person speaks sexually, she/he should be told that it is inappropriate and that if it continues, will be asked to leave.  Third, maybe he/she doesn't know that there are other hair chatrooms that are more suitable for his/her age.  (What kid wants to talk to a bunch of adults anyway?)  Just let him/her know that this chatroom is usually only filled with adults.  Better hair chatrooms for kids and teens are:

http://www.teentoday.co.uk/archive/chat/
http://www.dmoz.org/Kids_and_Teens/Teen_Life/Girls_Only/

These are for kids and teens only.  Adults do NOT visit.

If the teenager wants to stay, change topic to something that can be said in front of somebody's parents or strangers.  Just because they are younger, doesn't mean you can be rude.  But don't expect to discuss adult topics with them either.

The chatroom on the HFC site is unmoderated.  I do not own this chatroom.  I wish that I did, so I can have someone change the script to fit our needs.  If the chatroom becomes a problem, it can be removed.