Reader Question Round-Up, Video Edition
Alright, it’s time to come to account for my haphazard posting performance of late. I attribute this to a couple of factors, and I list these not so much to make excuses but to explain myself.
- This has historically been a blog about software, consulting and software consulting. And I neither write much software nor consult very frequently these days.
- Due to the unexpected (but awesome) success of our content business, I trade in blog posts all day, most days. So, for me, writing blog posts is sort of like a pastry chef knocking off of work and coming home to crank out a gourmet coffee cake. (Or, a bad one, depending on your taste in bloggers)
All of this is to say that I’ve had a bit of blogging malaise of late. So my posts have come intermittently and without much in the way of social promotion.
To Blog-Post or To Video?
On the flip side, I’m exploring new content media, largely as R&D work for Hit Subscribe. This has led me to do a good bit of work in video, which is surprisingly fun.
Now, as any long time readers will recall, video isn’t exactly new for me. I spent a year or two on a Chess TDD odyssey with something like 20 hours of screencasts in the book showing folks how to test drive code. And, before that, I made 4 video courses for Pluralsight.
But I hadn’t touched the medium outside of screencasts, and I hadn’t even done that in a year.
Well, now I have. I’ve started posting videos to Hit Subscribe’s Youtube channel (check it out if you’re so inclined — I’m doing a “time to joy” series where I explore how long it takes to get going with dev tools and techs). And I’ve found myself enjoying it more than I thought.
So I figured I’d spice things up a little back over here at DaedTech by starting to clear out my prodigious reader question backlog, video-style. Here, in the frame below is the result of that — a video-edition of the reader question round-up.
I’m planning to do more of these, at least until I blaze through my backlog. But I might do other videos as well, centered around the theme of this blog which seems, these days, to be developer empowerment and related topics.
And here’s where I’ll leave things. I think the biggest driver for content here, whether written or video-recorded, will be your questions. I love talking about software, consulting, and developer empowerment topics, but I don’t live them day to day anymore. Thus I won’t have all that much to say unless prompted.
So please, fire away with any questions, in the comments, in the comments of the Youtube video, or wherever.
Nice video! I enjoyed listening to your take on some 2016 backlog items, lol
You might want to up the production value a little though. Since pretty much everyone I’ve met under the age of 30 is aspiring to be a YouTube/Twitch star, I’ll bet you can find someone to up your videos’ sound/music/lighting to TV quality for peanuts
Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the kind words! As for the production values, I discovered too late that my video editor was defaulting to an output of 10 FPS on the videos, and I’m on a DSL line at the moment, so uploading them is a half day affair.
I did another one for Hit Subscribe this week and I think it looks a good bit better, having exported this at 30 FPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVy7MtVbMA4