My YouTube Subscriptions

In my post about TV watching habit changes I said I’d share my YouTube subscriptions. I’ve organized all of the channels into categories and given a very short description of each.

CrossFit


ArmenHammerTV
 – Reports on all things related to CrossFit.


CrossFit Mayhem
 – From Rich Froning and his gym. Workout videos, tips, and their podcast.


CrossFit
 – My favorite fitness program.


TeamRICHEY
 – Interviews, commentary on CrossFit news, and insights into the couple’s training. Craig’s humor speaks to me.

Electronics


Adafruit Industries
 – Company that makes a lot of great electronics.


Alex Eames
 – Develops Raspberry Pi accessories.


Arduino
 – Maybe the most popular microcontroller platform.


N-O-D-E
 – Develops some Raspberry Pi related projects. Reports on security, robotics, and other technology stuff.


Pimoroni
 – Company in the UK making a lot of great electronics.


Raspberry Pi
 – The best single board computer.


SparkFun Electronics
 – Another great electronics company.


The MagPi magazine
 – Official magazine for the Raspberry Pi.

Humor


standupmaths
 – Discusses math in a fun and humorous way.


The Pun Guys
 – These guys are punny.

Makers


Adam Savage’s Tested
 – I’ve categorized in the maker category because my favorite videos from the channel are Adam’s One Day Builds. They cover a lot of things, do product videos, etc.


Andrew Setters
 – Does woodworking and art projects.


April Wilkerson
 – Woodworking and metal working projects.


Becky Stern
 – Mostly electronics based projects, but also photography, other crafts, and even stuff related to her motorcycle.


Darbin Orvar
 – Woodworking and electronics projects.


Fisher’s Shop
 – Woodworking with a fun sense of humor.


I Like To Make Stuff
 – Modeling, woodworking, metal working, and electronics projects.


izzy swan
 – Woodworking, interesting jigs, and creative ways to use tools.


Jackman Works
 – Woodworking projects that are usually very unique.


Jeremy Fielding
 – Some more in-depth engineering stuff, like how motors work, building different machines, etc.


jimmydiresta
 – Very popular maker who mostly works with wood and metal.


David Waelder
 – He used to work with Jimmy Diresta. Still does some woodworking and metal projects.


Brett McAfee
 – Works with Jimmy Diresta, but also does his own woodworking and metal projects.


John Heisz – I Build It
 – Mostly woodworking, but also building different machines and some work with metal.


I Build It
 – John’s second channel with some different projects.


I Build It Scrap Bin
 – Another one of John’s channels with shorter videos and more talking.


Matthias Wandel
 – Mostly project videos about woodworking and building machines.


Matthias Wandel – Odds & Ends
 – His second channel with more random stuff.


Heisz Wandel project
 – Combined channel between John Heisz and Matthias Wandel, where they mostly discuss things related to their various channels.


Laura Kampf
 – Maker with her own unique style. She uses a lot of different materials and techniques.


Make Something
 – Woodworking projects presented in an easy to understand way.


Make:
 – Focused on DIY with a lot of technology.


Measured Workshop
 – Mostly woodworking projects.


One Minute Workbench
 – Aims to show the viewer how to make good use of limited workshop space and time.


Rich Rebuilds
 – Rebuilds Teslas and has started on some other electric vehicle projects.


SeanHodgins
 – Does some really neat electronics projects.


Simone Giertz
 – Famous for making shitty robots.


Steve Ramsey – Woodworking for Mere Mortals
 – Woodworking aimed at amateurs and people just starting.


Switch & Lever
 – Many unique projects with a variety of materials.


The Post Apocalyptic Inventor
 – He does a lot of electronics stuff, like repairing devices, but also makes things out of old motors, repurposes old stuff, and makes projects.


The Wood Whisperer
 – Focused on woodworking.

Miscellaneous


Hydraulic Press Channel
 – Crushing things with a hydraulic press to see how they hold up  or if they explode.


Beyond the press
 – Their second channel with a variety of focuses, including making jigs or parts to use with pressing, shooting things with a cannon, blowing stuff up, etc.


Kurt Hugo Schneider
 – Works with a variety of artists to create music videos.


LastWeekTonight
 – Hilarious take on various topics, usually something that’s been in the news.


Paul Momrik
 – My dad’s new channel, where we’ll post some of his hunting adventures.


Physics Girl
 – Physics and maths. Stuff that gets you thinking.

Technology


Apple
 – Think different.


Automattic
 – The company I work for!


Tesla
 – I love my Model 3!!

Rolling Shutter

This video came through my YouTube subscriptions.

I don’t recall ever hearing about rolling shutter, so I also watched the other video he mentioned to learn more…

I immediately thought of the times I’d captured an image out of one of a golf swing videos. Unfortunately I couldn’t find one of my own examples, but a quick Google search produced this one.

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Now I understand why this happens!

Quickie: 01/24/2008 9:58:31am

I’d like to get Apple TV. I checked my TV last night and I don’t have HDMI input at all and both of my component video inputs are used. My audio receiver doesn’t have any digital audio inputs available either.

Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition and Xbox 360

Over the past few days I installed Windows Media Center Edition on my PC and configured it to connect to my Xbox 360. Let me tell you, this is one slick system for streaming media to your TV. The Xbox 360 works as an extender for the Media Center and can be set to access any of the pictures, music, or videos you have on your computer.

When I started looking into this, I was surprised to find out that Microsoft doesn’t even sell Windows Media Center Edition. The only legal way to get it is by purchasing a new computer which has it installed. I think this is a huge marketing mistake by Microsoft.

I think another mistake is the fact that the Xbox 360 only supports a few video types. Transcode 360 is a free piece of software you can download to get around this limitation though. It allows you to stream a wide range of video formats from MCE to the Xbox 360 by converting a file on-the-fly as you watch it. The speed and quality is excellent.

I did have some trouble installing the Xbox 360 Media Center Extender software on my computer, but that’s probably because of the way I installed MCE in the first place. In order to get the software installed, I had to extract all of the files out of the installation exe, then extract again out of one of the update files. From there I tried to install updates one by one until I found the errors and could download the missing updates. It was a real pain in the ass, but it’s working great now.

Video on the iPod Will Flop

I just don’t get Apple’s newest iPod release. Do they really think that many people are going to want to watch video on a 2.5 inch screen? The other aspects of the new iPod are great, but I don’t understand the ability to watch video.

How many times can you watch the same music videos? Do you really want to watch music videos on that tiny screen? I know I don’t. $1.99 for music videos you can watch online for free?

Apple’s other addition is the ability to download TV shows. But again, you get to watch them on a 2.5 inch screen. Better yet, you pay $1.99 per episode when you can watch them on your home TV for free. Right now they have a few ABC shows available for download. Guess what, I get these included with my cable bill and I can watch them on my 50 inch TV in HD quality. I can even record the shows with my DVR and watch them again and again. No need to pay $1.99 or watch it on a screen I hold in my hand.

Is anyone excited about the video feature of the new iPod? Raise your hand if you are (actually leave a comment).

I think one of the main reasons portable mp3 players have been such a big thing is because you can do other things while listening to your music. Simply put the mp3 player in your pocket or on an arm band and you can go for a run, mow the lawn, or clean your house. You can connect an mp3 player to your car stereo and listen to anything you want while driving down to work or on a trip. What can you do while watching video on a 2.5 inch screen besides squint to see it? Which company will be the first to release a GameBoy type magnifier for the video iPod?

The iPod nano release was brilliant, but you really have to wonder who thought this latest iPod was a good idea.