thank you to whoever suggested Everything, i’ve been annoyed by Windows’ terrible search system for the longest time. some suggestions of my own:
improvedtube is a browser extension that lets you customise the look/functionality of youtube, which is refreshing given how much i use the darn website. this is how mine looks at the moment :P -note the button for taking a screenshot of the current frame of the video, and the button for looping the video.
similarly, winaero tweaker lets you customize how dozens of things look and feel on Windows, all in one handy program. it’s also easy to reverse if you accidentally break something, which is possible lol
for video editing, a few months back i switched from Premiere Pro to Davinci Resolve and it has been a huge upgrade, it has innumerable quality of life improvements for efficiency and speed, a smooth and understandable interface, and a really powerful color correction tool. learning about it is a continuous process of being like ‘ugh! that makes so much sense! why would anyone design this any other way?’. it’s been such a great discovery. this guy's videos were a good aid in the transition.
ps: reminder to whoever needs to hear this that computer viruses are still a thing. i had gotten lazy about updating/installing antivirus software recently, until one day I noticed my PC was using tons of RAM while idle, with nothing open. turns out i had a hidden bitcoin virus using my resources to mine crypto!! a simple scan with one of the popular free antivirus programs fixed it.