Tulum

Last month, during an Automattic trip to Cancún, I took a guided tour of Tulum.

Tulum is the site of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city which served as a major port for Coba, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The ruins are situated on 12-meter-tall (39 ft) cliffs along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. By the end of the 16th century, the site was abandoned. One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, Tulum is today a popular site for tourists.

Wikipedia

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.

golf-club-rolling-shutter.png

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.

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