Scott Hanselman

Finding Joy in Making Happy Little Computer Videos on YouTube

July 22, 2020 Comment on this post [5] Posted in Learning .NET | Musings | Open Source
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Happy little coding videosWe'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:

Here's some very recent videos I'm proud of!

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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About Scott

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.

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July 26, 2020 7:58
Hi scott,
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.
July 26, 2020 11:54
Oh, so you've made YouTube videos! 😊 Nice.

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.
July 26, 2020 21:32
Good to see this. Keep it up!
July 27, 2020 13:59
I'm taking quite a bit of joy making short YouTube videos mostly about photography and video. Writing a 700 word script that says everything you want to say and putting together with footage is fun and you can do it in a few hours rather than spending days working on a larger video. I'm finding shooting at home is surprisingly challenging, with things that seem easy in a travel location being much harder in a confined space.
July 28, 2020 13:55
Thanks for the stuff! Rudy's comment is very powerful. But our Opporty Account management team would be interested in doing this. Happiness!

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