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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.

  1. This has historically been a blog about software, consulting and software consulting.  And I neither write much software nor consult very frequently these days.
  2. 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.

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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!

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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