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Crossroads

 I've been here before.  The indecision of what direction my career will go.  I have interests in art and writing and spent a lot of time doing it.  I made about $5000 from one of my books but that's it the others didn't sell.  I love art but my art just isn't where it needs to be to be really competitive with other artists. I got my degrees in computers science.  I worked in the computer field for 10 years before I got into trouble.  I don't think I can go back to the type of jobs I had because of my record. I haven't tried hard enough though. I had the Dream once.   Back in 2002, I had a house in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia and I had a $70,000 job.  Being young and dumb I quit it in 2001mto pursue music production and at the same time do Java development. I had this idea of creating a multimedia company. I'm back to doing C# Windows App Development.  To me computer work is a safer bet than art or writing.  Once I went to a writing confere

Youtube Blocks its videos from C# apps

 C#'s webbrowser control is  an old version of Internet Explorer that you can drop into your app.    You use it to put a webrowser in your C# app.  Youtube had posted messages that it will no longer support older browsers so finally they cut support.  So a lot of my C# apps could no longer play Youtube videos there is only a black or white screen showing.  I updated the Prince Fan 2 app and the Rhett Akins Fan 2 app.   This has taught me an important lesson that you can't use other company's technology or depend on it because one day they may cut support.  I had done a Prince Fan app and it was really cool to see Prince's videos play in my app.  It wasn't my technology and I should not have depended on it to attract users to my app.