Saturday, 14 May 2022

How to change FLYMO strimmer line: MINI TRIM ST trimmer string spool



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How do you change the line on Flymo Mini Trim ST strimmer?
I replace the string on my Flymo trimmer in real time step by step.

How to change FLYMO strimmer line: MINI TRIM ST trimmer string spool



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hello welcome back to the happy hut i'm neil and this is the dad delivers vlog where i try something new every single day and today it's a little bit specific it's how do you change the line on a flymo mini trim st strimmer or trimmer it's really easy you and i are going to do this step by step along this is super quick if you want the exact spool to get i've put a link in the description below and when i've used poundland line in here it's not been good it's kind of falling apart all over the garden and it also heats up and just sticks together in the cartridge here so it's really pricey but at least it won't fall apart in the garden like i do i know exactly what you're going through because it happened to me right over there let me show you the exact moment where the line snaps

the trimmer line snapped off let me show you underneath the flymo mini trim st this is the spool cartridge just to show you how easy it is you pinch these two lugs together and the cartridge just comes off like that so you can replace the line by just getting some more line to go onto this cartridge or you can get a whole new cartridge to put on and to put it on first thing you need to do is to feed about 10 centimeters through the hole here the spool hole i'll just put a lot through and i'll show you how to tighten it up and then make sure it's all not falling out because it will get tangled in there i'm going to push it back over the lugs and push the cartridge down until it clicks so both catches have gone there now this is obviously too long you could just spin it and then you'd lose this amount of extra cable on the first spin but what i'll do is tighten it up because i want to save money all you do is push in the two lugs again and turn the orange cartridge anti-clockwise and you might be able to see that the line is going back into the cartridge which is handy and anything extra will be caught by the little line cutter inside the safety guard

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Friday, 13 May 2022

Best CHEAP gaming chair on Amazon under 100



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I buy, unbox and build a great green gaming chair - the Bigzzia Gaming Chair - bought with my own money from Amazon UK 2022. Unboxing and building the gaming chair step by step. We've had it for over a month now and really like it, it's very comfortable.

Best CHEAP gaming chair on Amazon



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hello welcome back to the happy hut, i'm Neil and today is my son's birthday and i've managed to get him a gaming chair so i thought i'd share the unboxing of the gaming chair just to show you what comes in the box and how difficult or easy it is to unpack and put up. It's just over here... the boy's at school so we've got to get this up before he gets home so i'm hoping it won't take that long but anyway we went for - let's turn the camera upside down a Bigzzia no bigzzia... Bigzzia this is what it looks like on amazon and obviously there's a link in the description to help you buy that if you use that link thank you so much but this is this is what comes in the box. It actually came... this isn't a big gripe or a complaint... but it actually came with the bottom quite open it looked like this and it was difficult buying a gaming chair because my son wanted a particular colour he wants the yellow one or a green one. The thinking of the green other than it doesn't match absolutely anything in his room whatsoever but the thinking of the green as you probably know if you're a parent of a gamer - you have my deepest sympathies by the way - obviously it's the colour of the xbox logo here we have some arms this is the base for the legs we've got some controls for the for the seats

put the instructions this is what the instructions looks like the writing's quite big so i'm very grateful for that

there we go just got to force it in put the gas rod on here put that on like that

then i need to install the tray

and i'm going to mount the cushion onto the base how low can you go

i feel like i should sit on it just to make sure it goes down

so let's get this back onto the base that goes through here

all right i've made a pig's ear of the Bigzzia - the bar - they didn't say which way around the bar should go and that's obviously wrong

i think that's it so let's put the back on now

look i still don't know if this is the right way round i didn't realize that it was actually locked to be forward so this might be wrong as well i'm going to leave it like this for now great so next instruction uh install the chair arm

right so i've gone to the garage and i can't find any wd-40 so i'm going to use this this olive oil i'm just going to put a little drop of olive oil onto the bolt just to help it go in because the the screw is tearing on on this particular bolt a bit of oil on it to help it go in here we go what might help is to put the bolt in without the arm on and then that will loosen up the the screws hopefully

now we can put the arm on that's it and then it comes with these black plugs which is good because that will hide the bolt holes under here spin it around on there i'll go and get my other camera because it's nicer and i'll try and make it look nice this was three months ago and three months on we are really happy with this gaming chair it is super comfortable it's being used every single day and i'm really jealous i think it might be the most comfortable chair in the house the back support is great the padding is awesome and you can tilt the chair backwards but my son hasn't done that it's just good to go as it is and you can find this exact chair with the link in the description you can help other people find this video by hitting the thumbs up button so thanks for that and if you hit the subscribe button you don't have to watch any of my videos again but you'll be helping me to reach 1000 subscribers which is a massive goal at the moment can you please help my daddy get 1000 subscribers just click on the space thanks bye how was that



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Thursday, 12 May 2022

How to CANCEL DISNEY PLUS stop Disney+ subscription using phone app



On this vlog, I try something new every day - today I'm going to cancel Disney+
In this video I stop our Disney Plus subscription using only the Disney+ phone app - and go through the process step by step in real time so you can follow along

How to CANCEL DISNEY PLUS stop Disney+ subscription using phone app



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how do you cancel a Disney plus subscription?
maybe you're like us and it just feels like there's just one too many in the amazon prime, netflix, spotify, youtube premium… who knows what else I'm gonna help you stop Disney plus right now either in your phone app or on a desktop computer 
this is a big step for me because I'm a huge fan of Enchanted 
(cough!) Amy Adams 
and I think they're going to be bringing out the Enchanted movie on the app on Disney plus this year… but I'm going to be strong
I'm assuming that we can pick up the subscription again maybe in the summer holidays
oh hello! 
I am going - well I say I “we”… me and my Disney buddies here are going to cancel your Disney+ subscription right here for real, in real time
I'm going to be doing this step by step so you can follow along with me - so I've got to do this quickly - partly for financial reasons - but also partly because it is really raining quite heavily now and it's on my phone screen 
Let's cancel this Disney plus subscription now… so on screen here this is the app 
if you click on your avatar in the bottom right hand corner 
I seem to have the snowman from frozen there
and then we'll go down to “account” 
and it's offering us an annual deal there but I'm going to click on “monthly” which is the Disney plus subscription that we're on
and then down here under “subscription” 
I'm going to click monthly again
here you can see the subscription that we're on and all this is it's just a browser anyway so this is pretty much the same as doing it on a website 
and then at the bottom here
there's very kind of them - they put a very easy “cancel subscription” button so I'll click on that there 
now “why would you like to cancel?”
I'm not sure it's got… sorry my dog’s going nuts in the background here
now really you and I don't have to give any answer to this but you do to… to I suppose you could click “other” but then it'll ask me to type something in so I'm going to choose “too expensive can no longer afford” 
I'm sure the multi-billion dollar corporation will continue without me 
now obviously when you try to unsubscribe from any service it gives you lots of steps to walk through so we've got “don't miss these recommendations”
that's a great rhetorical question: yeah I have had a chance to watch most of them actually so I'll say no thanks, cancel Disney plus 
let's see what else they throw in our way
thanks for your feedback 
change your mind? no problem! restart your subscription 
well no I don't think I'll do that
close and go home 
that actually is one of the kindest unsubscribe experiences that I've had 
I'll put on screen now any emails that come up as a result of me doing this 
We’ll see Ana and Minnie and the icy woman… 
what's her name?! 
Gizelle?
what's the name of the princess in frozen? 
Elsa
Elsa! Thank you: Elsa 
I'm sure we'll see Elsa again
I remembered Ana… 
she was good but she looks a little bit like Amy Adams from Enchanted

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Wednesday, 11 May 2022

How to buy BITCOIN with PAYPAL BEGINNERS GUIDE



Very surprised to see a CRYPTO tab on my PayPal account
Go to https://www.paypal.com to see if it's on your account or to set one up there
I buy some Bitcoin for the very first time step-by-step in this Beginners Guide, using only my PayPal account. Paypal also offers Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash that can be bought in the same way

How to buy BITCOIN on PAYPAL? BEGINNERS GUIDE step by step EASY way to buy cryptocurrency



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Congratulations on your Bitcoin purchase! 
high five! 
have you been putting off buying Bitcoin like I have? 
I have been putting it off for months and look at what's happened to the price of Bitcoin in that time 
I know that you are thinking about buying Bitcoin for the very first time and you don't know where to start 
I'm in exactly the same position as you 
I am going to buy some Bitcoin in real time right now on camera step by step using just my PayPal account 
It's just my regular PayPal account, and if I make any mistakes you will be able to avoid them 
Now I tried to buy some cryptocurrency on some other websites 
I didn't get very far I tried Binance and with that I couldn't even get myself to be verified and I sent a really simple basic question to their support and got no response and I just thought oh my goodness if I had thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency and you're not going to reply to me this doesn't look like a good place 
Then I saw lots of articles about people having exactly that problem so then I thought about Coinbase because my favourite youtuber Shelby Church recommended it 
I guess I'm using coinbase to buy Bitcoin 
Or Etoro, and obviously they will charge different amounts per transaction so the hardest part in this whole process is setting up an account 
I couldn't believe my luck when I logged into my PayPal account and I saw this right here along the top: it's the second tab in “crypto” and inside the cryptocurrency page on PayPal you're offered four different cryptocurrencies 
Now obviously there are thousands of I don't know if there are thousands… hundreds? 
So I know this is limited and there's a help article on each of the four currencies it offers so we've got a little article on Bitcoin…
another one on Ethereum… 
Litecoin, I've not even heard of that one 
and this strange one here Bitcoin Cash which apparently is separate from Bitcoin 
Now the reason I'm going… you're probably in the same position, but the reason I'm going for Bitcoin as my first ever cryptocurrency is because I know nothing about this 
Hello my name's Neil by the way and I try something new every single day and today I'm buying Bitcoin for the first time uh… just using my PayPal account 
I know that I could lose pretty much everything on this, but I know that if I don't experiment and I don't have a go then I'll always be wondering 
So I'm going to click on this Bitcoin button here 
This is what Bitcoin has been doing in the last six months, I mean who knows what's going to happen next 
But I see this really nice tempting “buy” button at the bottom here! 
should we do it? 
Let's see… It also gives you some denominations as well and I know that I'm going to invest 100 pounds in this, and I'm going to be doing this every week for a year 
There's a playlist in the description and on screen now 
Now it's brought up a window: let's confirm some information before you buy 
Confirm your u.s taxpayer status - although if I were US it’d be “status” 
no I'm I'm none of those things 
I can't even do a us accent 
what to know before buying crypto 
it's volatile 
I have to keep a budget in mind so I've done that 
sales can be taxable depending on where you are in the world and it's not regulated okay I get that so I'm gonna check the box “you understand the financial risks” and click agree and continue 
oh this is exciting: the roller coaster… the financial roller coaster begins! 
buy Bitcoin 
enter or choose an amount 
Oh you could buy as little as one pound of Bitcoin that's interesting 
PayPal charges fees - a transaction fee - so let's have a look at those and this obviously will change over time 
These are the kind of fees, so under 25 pounds they charge 50 pence and then over 25 pounds they charge 2.3 percent 
oh look at that oh PayPal you reduce the fee if you go one penny over a hundred pounds! 
the… the rate drops to two percent so I'll just show you how to type it in 
I'll type in $100 
I could hit the 100 button - and then I'll hit “next” 
I can't believe I'm doing this! 
now this is interesting I've got 100 pounds in my PayPal account ready to do this and it's bringing up my bank account details 
I don't want it I want it from my PayPal account
so the reason I can't buy this in PayPal right now is because it has to cover the fee as well so I've got 100 pounds in my PayPal account and I need enough money to cover the fee as well so it needs to be a hundred pounds plus that fee of about two pounds thirty 
By the magic of youtube I have now topped up my PayPal balance so now I'm going to go back to click the “crypto” tab button again I… I now have “available value” 
Maybe that's because I attempted to buy it and it… it knows I own zero so I'm going to click on Bitcoin and then go down to “buy” 
right I'm going to put in 100 pounds and one pence next 
Now my PayPal balance appears 
“choose funding source” 
now I'm going to hit next 
what to know before buying crypto 
it's a little poem - a little haiku perhaps 
I understand the financial risks “agree and continue” 
Hey leave me a comment if you are buying some Bitcoin this way 
I'd love to know what your experiences are 
“Review and buy” it’s still not happened yet so it buys me 0.0034… 
oh it's changing! 
look the value of it - it’s fluctuating while I dither and read it out to you so now it's worth 0.0034 
oh it's plummeting as we speak 
so as I predicted the transaction fee is exactly two pounds because I went one penny over 100 pounds and that might be the same in your currency as well so you might want to check the fee structure if you want to save 29 pence or equivalent! 
Yeah I can't take the pressure any more 
I'm going to hit “agree and buy” 
That's my family texting me saying “don’t! don't buy the Bitcoin! step away from the cryptocurrency!” 
congratulations on your Bitcoin purchase! 
high five! 
So now I can watch my value of Bitcoin plummet or rocket and look at this! 
It shows me the value of the Bitcoin at the bottom here so it's currently worth 99 pounds 87 pence and it's just fluctuating it's now… even while I'm speaking to you… 99 pounds 79 pence so I lost 10p right there 
Oh it’s come back again 
this is great yeah I hadn't figured this - I hadn't taken this into account but obviously these fees apply for buying and selling because when I sell it as well it's also going to take another two percent 
The benefit on buying through PayPal I guess is that there is some form of protection here against me losing the Bitcoin or from it going anywhere so obviously it doesn't protect you from losses but it does protect you from any crypto that's that's stolen so I guess you get some protection there 
and I feel more comfortable doing this through PayPal but two percent to buy and another two percent to sell to me feels a little bit spicy 
If you want to know how much my cryptocurrency and my Bitcoin are worth right now: I've got a playlist up here where I chart this journey so you can jump ahead and see how much that money is worth 
And down here is how to buy Bitcoin using just your mobile device - just a phone 
Can you please help my daddy get 1000 subscribers, just click on his face, thanks bye! how was that?


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How to post on YouTube


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Thursday, 5 May 2022

How to post on YouTube



How to you post a picture, video or create a poll on YouTube?
YouTube has COMMUNITY POSTS where you can make social posts within the YouTube app.

How to post on YouTube!



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hello this is a quick video - I’ve stepped away from the happy hut 
hello I’m Neil 
how do you put a worded post on YouTube? 
you know like those social media posts that you can see when you're scrolling down the home screen there 
how do you write one of those or post a photo to YouTube or set a poll? 
it's a very good question so I’m going to post on my YouTube channel in real time so that you can follow along and see how it works 
I’m going to do it using just my YouTube app it's on screen now 
at the bottom of the YouTube app home screen is this plus button but it's really important up in the top right hand corner you can make sure that you are logged into the YouTube account that you want to make the post on 
but once we've checked that we're going to hit this plus sign at the bottom here 
and it brings up this menu: create a short, upload of video, and at the bottom there is create a post 
so I’m going to click on that and it takes you into this screen 
now if you don't have this option create a post don't worry keep watching because at the end I’ll explain how you can get it 
you have two options at the moment 
down here we have two icons we have a poll icon and an image icon 
now weirdly it doesn't have a YouTube video icon 
if I wanted to all I would do is write a post and then paste the URL of the YouTube video there and at the top right hand corner we'd hit “post” 
and then my post would look like this it's grabbed the video: it stitched it into the post automatically so you can just use the link to the video 
YouTube calls these posts community posts and as you know they appear when you're scrolling through your home screen 
and they also appear in your community tab on your channel page so if I scroll across here to community - if I hit community there - you can see the post 
if I click on... what should I do first? 
should we do image? 
so I’ll click on the image icon and it has brought up my camera roll which has got some strange screen grabs on, but I could grab any picture that I wanted then hit “next” and that pastes it into the post 
As you can see over here you can choose up to five images per post at the moment 
If anything changes there's a link in the description which has a complete YouTube help article that can walk you through the very latest that this can do 
Click on the pen icon in the top left hand side 
we can edit the image 
Pictures tend to be offered on a 1:1 ratio that's like a square so you can drag across so it looks best in the frame that looks I think pretty much there 
and I’ll click save at the top right hand corner so that looks pretty good as a square - well pretty good with my face on it 
so then you could write your post in the text box 
and we have a few options for posting 
so there's a pull down menu here where you can post either to the public so everyone can see your community post or all channel members so if you have a channel members scheme on your channel this post will only appear for your members - that's how you can offer like additional content 
I hate using the word content! 
The clock on the right hand side means that you can schedule your post so I could schedule this for... I don't know 9:30 tonight then hit ok then hit done 
and you can see the post button on the top right hand side now says “schedule” so I’ll hit schedule and that post is ready to go 
If I wanted to undo that and cancel that scheduled post: I’ll click on community tab and you can see here it's already put up my scheduled post... so I’ll click on that and then if you click in the top right hand corner these three dots here, I can choose “delete” and that will get rid of the post for me before the scheduled time 
And there's a new feature - I’ve only just noticed this - you might be watching this in the future there might be other options... 
Oh by the way if this is helping please hit the thumbs up button so other people can find this video 
We have two options for our polls 
We have a text poll and an image poll so if I hit text poll I can say which is best and then in this box here we can put what the vote is for 
and you have 65 characters to put the thing that you're voting for 
I’ll put “option b bananas” as a second option and we can put in other options too 
It only goes up to five options for your poll 
Again you can choose “schedule” if you want to schedule the post or you can just hit the post button here 
now I’ve just sent that out to all my subscribers - I want to get it back - so I want to delete that so again I’ll go into my community post, hit the three dots and then hit delete - delete 
it's a shame because I think elephants would have won 
the other kind of poll you can post is to vote on images 
and it's a bit tricky to do that with thumbnails but I’m going to try it 
so click on poll and we will choose the image option 
and you can see it brings up two options for photos 
we're going to use a picture here 
I’m going to click on this one labelled option one and I’m going to choose this picture 
we can also edit these pictures to look good as a 1:1 social media picture so I’m going to reposition it and hit save 
and then you have some text that you can put into that image 
it's slightly limited 
I’m going to put in “option a” because can you see this countdown here? 
we only have 14 characters because the image takes up some space presumably and I’m going to put in another image for the second image to vote on 
and we can reposition this - “save” 
thank you Emily Norris there and I’ll put in “option b” 
I’ve written some text asking my viewers “which thumbnail do you think is best” 
there's add options so you can add more images to vote on 
it looks as if you can only vote up to four images but we don't want those so I’ll delete them using that trash can 
Or as we say here rubbish Bin 
there's the clock icon if you want to schedule this post or you could just hit “post” for that to go live now so I’m going to hit post 
post created! 
let's view it - should we vote on it? 
I’m now logged in as another user and this is how the post looks 
so we've got the little explanation there - option a - option b which would you vote for? 
I think I’m going to vote for option b with the title “I want to be like her” 
and I’m the first person to vote 
it's 100 percent! 
so I like that post and that's it - that's all the viewer needs to do 
If YouTube community posts - these social media posts - aren't working for you - they're not enabled in your app or on your desktop there is a link in the description explaining how it works 
Currently at the time of recording you need to have 500 subscribers before it appears in your YouTube dashboard 
I know that you are completely capable of getting 500 subscribers 
If I can do it you certainly can and so I’ve made some videos of my journey along the way and I’ve put all my awesome hacks for getting you to 500 subscribers in this playlist here!


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Tuesday, 3 May 2022

DAY OUT in BRIGHTON for kids Completely unplanned



It's another day trip with my son that's completely unplanned - this time a day out to Brighton Beach! We try to do as many things as possible with the time and money we have in and around Brighton Pier.

DAY OUT in BRIGHTON: Completely unplanned!



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hello I'm Neil this is Joe
hello joe
this is another one of our completely unplanned
trips we… we go places without any plan
whatsoever we try to do as many things as
possible in the time that we're there and
with the money that we've got
which is unlimited!
today we're here it's Brighton
[MUSIC]
usually our unplanned trips are to London
like this one - but today we've come to Brighton
by train and obviously we've come by train
today because to drive here I mean… you
basically need to mortgage your house to be
able to afford the parking here
we went along the south coast route and uh
stopped off in Havant and then our first unplanned
thing of the day ding!
we stopped off in the computer exchange there
we're going to go in
Joe's on the lookout for Pokémon cartridges
they've suddenly become a thing and… and
yeah you're after one of them aren't you?
the leaf green Pokemon so he just wants to
play the pokemon but they've become collectables
[MUSIC]
so the thirst…
the thirst? the FIRST thing we bought in Brighton
are these from the Sainsbury's express I don't
think it's called Sainsbury's express…
Sainsbury's local and here we are taking them
to the beach
they'll be finished before then!
[MUSIC]
we're gonna go into the works to get a sudoku
book for Joe's sister - my daughter
yeah let's get that
there yeah there’s so many
that's pretty good can you just open it?
She’ll fill it in a week
hey look we've got this next on the list - got
some free water
do you think this is drinking water or is
it for washing your feet
[MUSIC]
It’s low on battery
I've never actually seen someone land a drone
oh I have actually
[MUSIC]
do a flip!
you hear that guy say do a flip?
yeah that's brilliant oh it's really cool
[MUSIC]
okay yeah oh look this is a proper all right
this is a proper water filling station
this is… this is what we want it looks like
it's permanently on though
this one takes a bit longer
[MEGAPHONE NOISE]
being yelled at through a megaphone about
Jss
that's the fifth thing we've done so far
we found this - it’s the second CEX
we're gonna go in here and see if there's
uh a pokemon cartridge that's green
this one's a bit bigger which is good
[MUSIC]
“Signs that you are in Brighton.”
Or anywhere in Britain
[MEGAPHONE NOISE]
He's still talking about the Lrd
[MUSIC]
Brighton is known for its uh amazing food
places so obviously we're going to have lunch
here in this massive corporate chain restaurant
well it looks like we're going to have to
buy something
which one you I think I'm number two?
always
which one's bigger
[MUSIC]
We’re on Brighton pier and we just watched
a guy… they’ve got like a amusement thing
back there he dropped a pound coin and he
dropped it and it just fell… it fell between
the planks and we reckon that under that bit
there - specifically that bit of Brighton
pier just there - there must be a stack of
cash where people have dropped it just
uh is that the man?
that’s the man looking for it
imagine if it fell on a seagull and then he
went back up and then what and… and delivered
the pound coin back to the man?
yeah well given the amount of chips that the
gulls eat here I don't think that they're
fit enough to carry a pound coin
I hate this bit of Brighton
I don't know it's just I just don’t…
Is it the profit the people make?
Just don't like the… the end of the pier
just makes me feel really not well
I like the… the helter skelter
this is actually in a music video from the
1980s: Colourfield, “thinking of you”
and and here it is today
[MUSIC]
of course my son wants to go on this
Its a loop-de-loop!
we just found out - we spoke to someone in
the queue and it’s… it's seven quid each
it is worth it though
yeah right it's a life experience yeah
[MUSIC]
they're stuck at the top
that's probably the worst bit
that's worse than spinning - isn’t it?
no
Look we're at the end of the pier
there's a secret door
should we open… should we open the secret
door?
sure
Ahhh…
secret end of the pier door
brilliant - thank you
So we’ve got our ticket, and now he's going
to go on the ride
[MUSIC]
oh the smile on his face
[MUSIC]
how was it
there was a seat belt and they didn’t put
it in
Oh
How was it?
Well that was even ballsier.
it was really scary
yeah
I thought when it stopped I thought it was
going to go again
yeah oh look, jet ski.
I need the toilet.
he's now buying some rock because you know
dental bills
[MUSIC]
what was your favourite bit?
being upside down
and what did we miss what do you think we
can do next time that we haven't done
what oh the bungee
no the seven pound ride
the seven pound turn yourself upside down
ride?
yeah yeah that was… that’s… that looked
pretty good to watch
can you please help my daddy get 1000 subscribers
just click on his face thanks bye how's that


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Friday, 29 April 2022

Deity D3 Pro samples and unboxing - Lapel mic or shotgun microphone - which is better for YouTube?



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DEITY V.LAV Clip-on, Lavalier, Lapel, Collar microphone
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I've never sounded better.



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on my YouTube channel I’ve always used one of these 
it's a clip-on lavalier lapel microphone
but I’ve always wanted one of these 
a broadcast quality shotgun microphone 
here is how
here his how? 
here is how Deity Microphones made this happen!
this is a massive moment for my channel 
probably even bigger than hitting 5000 subscribers
welcome back to the happy hut by the way 
are you entirely happy with the sound on your YouTube videos? 
I was until my videos started to sound like this
[RODE MICROPHONE BROKEN AUDIO] 
that was the Rode lavalier Go - there's a dog going nuts next door - that was the rode lavalier go microphone: or in my case the rode lav “not go”
I don't know what happened there was no obvious damage to the to the microphone or the cable, but every time I touch the jack or the cable near the jack it sounds like this
[RODE MICROPHONE BROKEN AUDIO] 
I said how disappointing
and I got really annoyed waiting for it to be replaced - probably a bit more annoyed than I should have done 
it's three weeks on I’ve still not got it back and I’m paying the shipping on it 
I’m getting so annoyed about this that I reached out to another company - Deity Microphones 
I said I’m buying your microphone the Deity V.Lav mic and this is actually what you're hearing right now
and I’ve never used a Deity microphone before in my life
but I said - are there any other Microphones that you think I should take a look at?
no Neil, they replied 
Deity Microphones are going to completely sort you out and I think they have because this package has just arrived
now you know how all the tech YouTubers have got really cool knives to open up their gear
I’ve got a steak knife 
so it's right here let's see what's inside
thank you Deity or is it Deity? leave me a comment 
and this is absolutely massive for my channel because I always always have used clip-on lavalier Microphones
absolutely beautiful case 
it's rigid - it's got a little carry case handle
oh look at that! 
I always use lapel Microphones
I don't know why but I have always resisted shotgun Microphones
maybe it's because they are so much more expensive but it's also the shape of it
it just feels so much more ostentatious having this hanging off your camera
but mostly it's because I’m not Casey Neistat on a boosted board, barreling down Broadway in New York
this is probably the closest I would get to being Casey Neistat around where I live and the bike isn't even mine 
this is how a shotgun mic sounds
the Deity d3 pro 
you can probably hear some bird song I’ve got the kids and they've got their cousin visiting over at the trampoline 
you might hear those in the background but this is the difference 
this is how a shotgun mic sounds on the Sony ZV1 camera 
this is how a lapel mic sounds
a clip-on lavalier microphone with a fluffy windshield on
although there isn't that much wind at the moment 
and back on the shotgun mic
let me read out to you the email that I got from Ulanzi when I told them how much I love their Boya Microphones 
back on the Deity clip-on lapel or collar mic
hello Neil 
Ulanzi replied - your videos do not meet the standard 
this is my first time ever walking and vlogging with a shotgun microphone 
I have to watch out for Casper's holes in the... in the ground there and this is this is what it sounds like with the camera at arm's length
I don't know if you can see - on this camera here there's actually a way to adjust the shotgun microphone to not be so far forward that it gets into shot
but I’ve got the Deity d3 pro set all the way forward and it doesn't seem to be getting into shot 
but let's go into the happy hut now and this is probably where it's going to have the most biggest impact of all
we're now indoors into where I usually make my YouTube videos and I’ve got to work out a way of putting this microphone up here on the ceiling somehow
on top of the microphone there is this on off button here
you just hold it down for two or three seconds to get it started but it's also got a power save function where it can tell whether or not it's plugged in
when it's not plugged into operational equipment it turns itself off to save battery which is pretty darn good 
let me unplug the microphone to show you what it's like without any microphone in the ZV1 
and just as a comparison this is how the Sony ZV1 camera sounds with no microphone plugged in at all 
these are the built-in Microphones and this is how it sounds with nothing plugged in 
is it built-in or in-built Microphones?
this is footage of me trying to work out the best place to hang the microphone
I’ve gone for this magic arm 
I’ll put a link in the description to this grip and I’ve got a couple of grips that I put on the end of the magic arm to try and get the microphone as close to my mouth as possible while I’m sitting at the desk here
okay so I’m slightly worried that this needs to be much closer to my mouth but I’m going to leave it like this for now 
we are now back on the Deity VLav lavalier microphone and my name is Neil by the way 
I’ll just give you some words to give you some level 
I’m shouting
I have no need to shout 
I’ve got Microphones all around me and I’m yelling like I’m at the end of the garden! 
I told Deity Microphones - oh we're on the we're on the shotgun microphone by the way - it's up here I don't know if I’ve positioned it correctly
what do you think? 
leave me a comment
I’m now back on the Deity v-lav clip-on collar microphone
so now we're hearing the Deity d3 pro shotgun microphone
over to the other camera 
I now turn around I don't know if you notice any difference in the sound because I’m now directing my speech away from the microphone and however this is sounding now might influence whether you want to choose a clip-on microphone or a shotgun microphone 
let's go back to this camera now and I don't know if you can notice any difference in the volume or the warmth or the timbre of my voice but this is me facing the camera with the microphone just above the camera
which way would you call this? 
this is the V.Lav clip-on lavalier microphone here
the cable's just falling off the ceiling there 
I need to work out some better cable management
I love this lav microphone but the cable is five meters long so uh but - which is good because it means I can run it around the... the happy hut 
this is how the super cardioid directional Deity shotgun microphone - the d3 pro - sounds again in comparison with that clip-on mic
so the... the beam of the microphone is... is directional it's...
I’ve got to be right in front of it for you to hear me and the battery is great because you just recharge it using this USB-C port 
you can just plug it into a battery pack or... or your usual USB-C charger and that will charge the microphone up
there's a gain control on the back of the microphone and it's stepless
so you can turn it up and down and it’s smoothly 
it doesn't click up and down so you can get a nice smooth volume control on your levels there 
I mustn't forget this!
there's a link in the description where you can buy this very microphone I’ll put links to all the other bits of gear that you can see plugged in here and right here are some other videos about all the other stuff that I plug into my Sony ZV-1 thank you so much Deity for giving me the chance to step into the world of the shotgun microphone!

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Thursday, 28 April 2022

DOUBLE YouTube income from a second channel?



Where are you at with your YouTube channel?
Last year I launched a second channel as a home for the videos I'd unlisted from this channel. 
I am now about 2 months away from my second YouTube monetization, and go through all the stats for my channel ahead of hitting 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours watch time.
Including: Views, top videos, CTR (click-through rate) and watch time.

DOUBLE YouTube income from a second channel?



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hello welcome back to the happy hut - if you're new to the channel I’m Neil and I am two months away from being monetized right here on YouTube 
not on this channel - this channel seems to be doing okay - but over on this channel - my other channel 
it's called the dad delivers vlog and I’m hoping that this video will be useful for you if you are aiming to get your YouTube channel monetized or maybe you're lucky enough to have a channel monetized already and you're thinking those thoughts... 
I know - I can see it in your eyes - you're thinking “ah second channel” 
is it possible? 
what are we doing? 
I mean isn't one channel hard enough? 
this is something that I think the big YouTube gurus don't show you because they're okay 
they've got hundreds of thousands of subscribers 
so leave me a comment if you are in this position right now and I’m going to show you everything 
I’m going to share as much as possible: watch time, click-through rates, my CTR and maybe my best performing videos and you're going to get to see what happens 
what a channel looks like just before it is on the verge of being monetized 
you'll get to see my journey through monetization in the next few weeks and I’m gonna click on the magic analytics tab on the left hand side there 
and this is where I’m at right now 
pretty good month where my views are kind of spiking upwards 
I’d like to say it's because my videos are absolutely truly brilliant but I think this spike is more to do with the fact that down here on the right hand side you can see... I’ve got a couple of gardening videos where I... I use a strimmer and a mower and every summer they... they go bananas 
and we're in the end of April where the weather's getting better in this country 
those videos do really well so let's scroll down and sure enough for the last 28 days we've got “changing a stimmer line” 
“how to get a PAC code” - that's how to change your mobile network here in the UK 
uh the best Flymo mower 
uh renewing your driving license and a weed puller demonstration 
there so those are the kind of metrics that I’m doing at the moment and I don't know if you are at the 800 or 900 subscriber mark 
I don't know if this is the kind of level of... of traffic that you're doing 
the tab that we want is down here on the left hand side 
the next tab that you check each day even though it doesn't change 
the “grow with YouTube” page 
this will change as soon as I hit 1000 subscribers 
this will magically change into details of how to monetize each and every video on the channel but for the moment it's got this this parking page 
and you're probably very familiar with this if you are aiming to get 4000 hours of watch time or 1000 subscribers 
I actually had a question today: somebody asked me is it 4 000 watch hours that YOU watch or the other people watch your channel?
It's of “time viewed” on your channel and it's also 4000 hours in the last YEAR
It doesn't say that here - it's 4000 in the last 365 days 
I am getting roughly 70 subscribers a month and how is this for you? 
if you are aiming to be monetized do you have two problems 
you've either got to get the subscribers or the watch time 
I’ve got friends of mine who have launched a second channel and they actually found that the watch hours was a huge problem 
I’ve got lots of how-to videos 
because they're how-to's, once you've seen this channel you've got no reason really to stick around 
there's probably less reason to subscribe to this channel - which is probably why my subscriber growth is slower than my watch time growth
I’m going to hop skip and jump along these tabs along the top here 
the overview reach engagement and audience 
so let's get into reach 
these are my impressions and I’m quite pleased with this click-through rate my CTR
what's your click-through rate? 
is it eight percent or less?
 mine kind of hovers around this kind of level 
if I put on say the last year my click-through rate pretty much dances around the eight percent mark 
let's go back to this month and they're right there in that statistic 
you can see I’ve got 60% on YouTube search of... of all my views because they're how-to's 
they're good for bringing people in but probably less good for making people stick around 
and I’ve been trying to address that by making these vlogs 
so I’ve made some vlogs of my dad delivers life and doing tasks around the house, taking the kids out to places 
those videos they're doing okay but they don't do nearly as well as my how to videos but I’m hoping that over time it will mean that people stick around for the channel for more than one video 
I’m doing 720 hours a month and if you're finding a struggle getting the watch time you're probably throwing things at the screen right now but it's the subscribers that are hard for me 
And average few duration: two minutes 22 
I’d love that to be longer but again with how-to videos, once you've shown something there's only so much you can draw out of your regular how-to video 
these are my top videos for holding the audience 
it doesn't affect me because those videos - they're out there I’m not changing them!
below typical intros: 
there are four older videos where I was slightly less brutal with my editing so I’ve got a lot tighter now 
my top five videos on the dad delivers channel - this is by watch time - how to change your mobile phone network is top for watch hours 
onto the audience tab 
all these metrics they all reinforce that same message of people coming in and not sticking around - because look at that blue line - look how far above “returning viewers” there is 
there's a very male audience for my dad delivers vlog 
the gurus say that you're supposed to niche your channel and you're supposed to give your ideal viewer an avatar 
not... not the james cameron kind of avatar of the people living in the forest but it's supposed to be an ideal viewer 
I kind of like the videos that my unstoppable wife watches: the Emily Norris channel and the BrummyMummy channel 
I love the idea of making that kind of video but about the rubbish things that dads do around the house and they might be helpful, and they might be... do good in search but I like telling that story and that's why I wanted to make this channel to... to tell these little minutiae of doing things around the house and turning that into little stories 
the more experiments that I do on this channel the better the videos get, definitely 
literally no one between 13 and 17 years old has anything to do on the channel 
so the big idea is “can I double my money on YouTube”? 
I’ve got a playlist it's... it's over here where I show literally everything I earn every month here on YouTube 
have a look there and you'll see what kind of riches... what kind of coin YouTube wants to drop on your channel 
can you please help my daddy get 10000 subscribers 
just click on his face thanks bye! alright this is going to be the proper one right


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Friday, 22 April 2022

YOUTUBE EDITOR how to blur out an object in your video after publishing



How do you BLUR a video after you've published it on YouTube?
I walk you through how to do this using the built-in YouTube editor step-by-step in your YouTube Studio dashboard.
Maybe you want to blank out an item or blur a face, and maybe the shot is moving, and you want the blur to track with the motion of the item.
You can do all this in YouTube editor.

YOUTUBE EDITOR how to blur out an object in your video after publishing!



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how do you blur something in one of your own YouTube videos after that video has been published to YouTube?
I’m going to show you exactly how to do this because I need to do this right now 
let's have a look at my YouTube studio and I’ll show you the problem 
if you go to the video that you want to blur, so that's this video here for me... 
on the left hand side there are some tabs and we want to go down to editor and that brings up the video editor 
and you can see we've got these options here 
we've got trim, blur, audio and end screen and info cards 
obviously the section that we want is blur so if I click on the plus sign here: “add blur” 
it gives you two options: face blur and a custom blur 
I’ll show you the problem I’ve got
on this shot here the camera moves to the desk and you can see all my papers on the right hand side on that paper is some sensitive details 
it's some sensitive content that I don't really want to be out here on a public video on YouTube 
what I’m going to do is add a custom blur to those papers 
at full screen you can see all the lettering on that letter there 
what I’m going to do is I’m going to go roughly to the place in the video where I want the blur to happen and next I’m going to use the comma button to back up one frame 
if I wanted to move forward one frame you can use the full stop button or the period button to move forward frame by frame 
and to go back I’m going to hit the comma button 
and I’ll just do that as many times so that I can find exactly the very frame I want the blur to start 
I think I’ll start the blur just as soon as the letter becomes legible which I think is about there 
next I’ll go up to the blur section and click “add blur” and then I will choose custom blur and it gives me some options here 
there's the blur shape which is a rectangle or an oval and you can see when you select either of those options on the right hand window - let's move it over so you can see it more clearly 
I’m going to hover the cursor over the blur and then I’m going to click and drag it to take it to a section where you can see it there 
I think I’ll go for “Oval”, it's slightly friendlier 
and you can click on the edges to shrink or expand these axes here 
I’m going to place the oval over the letter and then the second option you have is either “track object” or “fix the blur position” 
I’m going to click the cursor back onto the window and then use the full stop and comma button to move forward 
oh look! it tracks it in real time! 
so I’m going backwards and YouTube is automatically keeping that oval over the letter 
isn't that clever? 
and you can set the in point for this - ah that's amazing isn't it - and you can set the in point on the blue bar here so you can see above the time of the video your video is shown as a... as a timeline 
I want the blur to start here which is where this line is here 
so I’m going to grab this blue section - that's the start of the blur - and I’m going to click on it and hold down my mouse button and drag up to that frame there 
up to where the cursor point is there 
that line 
so if I click outside of the blue area here and press play, you'll see the blur will start when that timeline hits the blue section 
and you can adjust when the blur comes in by dragging that blue section there so just wait for it to get a bit closer 
here let's drag it out a bit more - there we go - and then I’ll move the timeline along one frame at a time hitting the period button or the full stop button 
and that is exactly what I wanted to be hidden 
so that's great - I’ll just keep inching forward by pressing the full stop key 
now it stops there because the picture jumps, so if I go forward one frame, I want the blur to end there - which is where the long thin line is on the timeline here 
you can make this more accurate by going up to this zoom section here you can either zoom in or zoom out 
now I’m zoomed out all the way 
this is a zoom in of the timeline of the video not of the video 
so if I click zoom in you can see this timeline expands, and I can scroll across to move along the timeline here with the scroll bar at the bottom 
so I want to grab the end of the blue section here 
if you hover the cursor over the end of the blue bar you see it changes to two arrows and then I’m going to click and hold on my mouse key and drag this blue bar all the way back to where the cursor is 
and that is where my blur will end 
there it snaps to that frame 
actually I think I want to take it back another frame 
so I hit the comma button, I want it to end there so if I zoom in some more and then go back to the blue bar and drag this blue bar back to here - now unhelpfully it either goes before or after - and you can see in the window whether the blur is on 
so I’m going to drag it to the right one frame and you can see that the blur has appeared so I know that frame is covered 
and now I hit the full stop button to go forward one frame and the blur disappears 
that's exactly where I want the blur to end - there 
that's perfect 
click before the blue blur section and we'll play it through and we'll see how it looks 
what I did, I pressed “F” on my keyboard to make the whole thing full frame and I’ll press the spacebar to play the video 
[AUDIO FROM CLIP:] the standing desk it’s adjustable look you can get the handle out and raise it I think I’ve raised it... 
that's exactly where I want the blur to happen 
what I need to do now is to save this blur so I’ll go up to the right hand side and hit save here 
now it gives you a warning and the warning says this: it might take a few hours for your changes to apply 
that’s if you have something really sensitive that you need to be blurred right now, it's probably best to hit save but go and unlist the video
make the video private so no one can see it, and then when you know that the blur has gone through and has been processed and is definitely on the video, then you can make the video live again 
so I’m going to hit save and you get the this message at the bottom: 
“video is being processed please check back later” 
leave a comment and say hi if this has helped you and I have other YouTube tips and tricks for my YouTube studio, that's in that playlist down here and up here is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next! 
can you please help my daddy get 10000 subscribers just click on his face thanks bye! 
alright this is going to be the proper one right


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Thursday, 21 April 2022

Totally unplanned kids day trip to London... Can we make it work?



It's another of our kids trips to London without making any plans, whatsoever. 
The challenge this time is how many things can we do in half a day.

Totally unplanned kids day trip to London... Can we make it work?



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So we are on our way to London open the doors
[MUSIC] 
okay so I have packed a very healthy lunch a giant Wotsits
[MUSIC] 
we're now here in London waterloo and right you need your tickets don't you guys right that's fine oh no no you've got the travelcard I’ve got who's got my one
[MUSIC] 
so push it in push it in
[MUSIC] 
last time we came to London we had a bit of a problem didn't we do you remember 
Do you? a bit of a problem last time we came to London what happened well do you remember you're a bit shocked about what you saw
[MUSIC] 
oh yeah every time I think of London I think of that
it's horrible 
yeah no you said to me that man's got a piece of metal on his 
thing
You can never unsee that! 
so yeah the naked bike ride yeah it wasn't his bike either so the naked bike ride wasn't quite the the unplanned pleasantness that I wanted what was that
[MUSIC] 
by the way we're going completely the wrong way we need to go that way
[MUSIC] 
I’ve written my phone number on my daughter's arm there 
I can't show it because I don't want to show my phone number but I wrote it in biro
[MUSIC] 
so we made it to John Lewis we're now going to go to the gadget floor 
non-stop fun for the kids
[MUSIC] 
this is the Microsoft store 
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC] 
so we've looked at some phones and we've played some Fortnite 
what about we get something to eat in Camden and go to Camden town which is where I grew up 
this travelcard
I’m trying to teach my son and daughter how to navigate in London
press 88. 
[MUSIC]
I want to thank the bus driver
Lots of kids activities here
[MUSIC] 
so the foods are a hit
what we're going to do next is to go around the shops where they sell the silver jewellery
so this is Camden market oh my bag's open that's not good
[MUSIC] 
it's like Billie Eilish clothes
[MUSIC] 
okay that was it that was a hit wasn't that 
so that was good wasn't it
we got some free chicken 
I still wanted that like scrunchie but I only have oh yeah light up scrunchy 
I really liked the light up scrunchie
won't you yeah I know that one really cool 
you know this place don't you with the barbed wire this is actually my old school 
I’ve made so many videos on my youtube channel about my old school in Camden town 
so this is where granddad would drop me and auntie Caz 
that was where I painted the the donkey purple that they just got from Spain and they've had it like three days
and how much did you paint purple 
it was like the whole donkey
[MUSIC] 
ah we're gonna go into cex
the sun's going down it's getting a bit spooky we're gonna do some harry potter tourism now
[MUSIC] 
so here we are this is king's cross station
this is where harry potter's platform 9 3/4 is 
it's funny because in the in the books the illustrations when they show the car flying they actually show this building here which looks nice and gothic but that's actually St Pancras station 
this right here is kings cross
my daughter's just reading the books now you're about what five books in yeah so she's reading them from beginning to end so this must feel quite special going to actual kings cross
[MUSIC] 
it's the harry potter shop
it's a harry potter shop from the united kingdom!
[MUSIC] 
we went to the harry potter shop we saw some stuff and we pushed the the trolley into the wall and we got a photo of it
got photographic evidence of pushing the trolley into the wall and we went to the toilet next door as well 
it's a win-win-win-win-win
the kids are now playing on the swing inside this thing this thing's been here for about 10 years I can't believe it's still here 
next we're going to go over there which is St Pancras international to get my favourite train to the south bank
I love this train there we are getting out at blackfriars you can see the city skyline there 
Ah absolutely beautiful and yet another link to my past my school is in there somewhere my posh hogwarts style school but that's where I got my very first detention 
I love this walk the southbank walk but the trouble is the joggers 
they don't slow down they try to keep their pace up and you end up getting these joggers just sort of barging into you trying to keep their pace up like you know not very wide 
oh we better run
what do you think score out of 10? 
8
9¾! 
Our train’s in seven minutes so now we're jogging so now we're doing the jogging 
[MUSIC]
Can you please help my daddy get 1000 subscribers just click on his face
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