Archive for October, 2011
Now, I’ll admit I’m not the most consistent blogger. I’ve not updated in awhile. Moving to a new flat and sorting out my second year of uni has been…interesting, to say the least. Now that I’m finally in a somewhat comfortable position again, and doing some vaguely interesting stuff at University, I wish I could say I’d be more regular but that’d probably be a lie.
However, I think I’ve found a way to do something that could be interesting, educational and fun. I’m going to launch a stream. Having compared a variety of sites, I decided ustream.tv is probably the best site for this in terms of professionalism vs free vs features. Whilst the “conversation with a viewer face-to-face” feature of Stickam is pretty cool it’s too “teen-centric” and “omghotgirllet’swatch” for my liking, and justin.tv’s audience seems too gaming focused (tech users, not techies). And Livestream too “free and sucks, or expensive and is awesome” for me to afford.
So, I’m going with ustream.tv, with my new upcoming show: Let’s Code!. Yes, Let’s Code: Because that’s what I do. It’s a tech show, in which I go over tech news centred around game and software development, in which I’ll upload “video tutorials” on such topics, and also: I code. Hence the similarity to the title Let’s Play, I stream myself as I program things. Random things. The purpose of this is to act as a medium in which I can interact with a viewer: I’ll be working on my own projects and people can ask me questions about things and we can communicate.
The time and day the show starts will be announced soon but the first stream (basically a pre-pilot pilot) will begin streaming at 7pm GMT on Monday the 31st of October. If you have any big questions you want to hear my opnions on from me, suggestions for tutorials you want to see or anything else related to this stream, questions/comments/suggestions can be sent to email@example.com and I’ll try to get around to them.
Actually that I can give opinions, suggestions and answers and have a dialogue is why Stickam’s “peer-to-peer chat” thing interested me, it would be useful for that. But oh well, like I said the site just seemed to “teen-centric”. I may visit it again at a later date, but for now I’ll make due with ustream.tv.
So yeah, that’s my big announcement and triumphant return to the blogosphere!
Quote of the Day
“Nemo, where the f*ck have you been?”