Finding Joy in Making Happy Little Computer Videos on YouTube
We're all remote and it's sad, but I've found some new joy of late in rebooting my little low-traffic newsletter AND making YouTube videos when the kids are asleep. You can go subscribe to my YouTube now and I encourage you to explore the Playlists.
I'm enjoying doing videos on topics like:
- How to be more effective with Windows, Visual Studio, WSL, etc.
- How to be more effective with Office
- How to make your own virtual presentations/talks and work remotely
- How to set up a home studio on a budget
- Computer Stuff They Didn't Teach You
Here's some very recent videos I'm proud of!
- How to do a Greenscreen easily in 10 min for $75 with OBS and good lighting
- Budget VR with Oculus Quest and Virtual Desktop for Wireless VR
- How to set up an awesome prompt with your Git Branch, Windows Terminal, PowerShell, + Cascadia Code!
- Windows Terminal Feature PREVIEW - Customize your keybindings, color tabs, split panes, and MORE!
Learning Git 101
But the Videos that people really seem to have enjoyed (which was surprising to me) was in this Playlist on "Computer Stuff They Didn't Teach You."
They are simple, calm, and quiet. Virtually no editing - it's all done in one shot - and I explain various topics around computers. Only one person complained that my voice made them fall asleep, so that's good!
I'll be updating videos more often while it remains enjoyable and folks appreciate it. I will try to do some more Git videos soon on squashing, cherry picking, rebasing, and maintaining your branch while main keeps moving forward.
I hope you enjoy them!
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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
One of the consequences of being at home all the time is that now I can watch YouTube videos on my desktop computer. I remember six months ago, you created several training videos for Microsoft, and we asked you to upload them to Channel 9 instead. (Workplace blocking YouTube, quirks of watching on laptop, etc.)
So, I guess every cloud has a silver lining.
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I'm so glad your find joy doing this shows
mostly for selfish reasons 😁
Things that are trivial to you are not so trivial
to other, and in some cases i look for good clean resources i can point others to watch and learn.
The videos are clear an concice and even as a long time developer i find a lot if good stuff in there. This is just a chance to say thanks and i hope you'll keep them going.