Sunday Morning Soliloquy - Musings of an Urbanite: Google Knows I'm Annoying

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Google Knows I'm Annoying

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Google photos edit my annoyingly long videos until tolerable 

My desert hike cut down to a digestible recap (at the end of this post)

Leyla at La Pause Morocco

Me on my hike in Morocco 

On our last day at the desert eco-lodge, I went for a long walk by myself in the desert (I may, or may not have already told you this in an earlier post about Morocco). While on this extended walk which some may call a "hike", I video taped myself talking and took a few selfies - I realize how odd that sounds in retrospect. 

La Pause Dining Area

I continued to walk around and record the grounds at La Pause with my dumb cell phone, like I was in the field covering a war, or something. I believed my task to be real and important (apparently). 

La Pause landscape

I captured about thirty minutes of terribly annoying footage - photos and video, very much like the ones above. I imagined I would edit and cut the video and images down to about 1:30 of pure entertainment. But I suck at editing video, in fact, I hate it. I knew I'd never I really edit anything.  

Google must've known that I would never take the time to stitch 30 mins videos and photos together and then edit them back down to a minute or more. I think Google read my subconscious mind and made me this edited version of my video. If you're unfamiliar, Google makes auto-generated videos, stylized images and more. They once called it "auto-awesome" but they've since dropped that word. In any case, here is the video: 

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