Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Blog: Favourite YouTube Videos (Volume 106)

In this volume of my favourite YouTube videos, we get excited about Mars, Star Wars and the Internet!

  • First, on Sci Show, Hank Green gets excited about finding water in the soil of Mars. It's funny then that as I'm posting this, we just discovered that there are flows of liquid water across the surface of Mars. (So you can watch Hank get excited about water on mars again in about 75 more favourites posts. 
  • Next the people at Sincerely Truman, lay down some rules for Mr. Abrams on what's essential to make Star Wars good. I think the rules are pretty good ones, and I'm cautiously optimistic that the new movies will follow these. 
  • Finally, Lauren Fairweather reminds us that the Internet can be really awesome.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Blog: Favourite YouTube Videos (Volume 105)

In this volume of my favourite YouTube videos, we find out how the world works and then choose to ignore it anyway.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Blog: Favourite YouTube Videos (Volume 104)

In this volume of my favourite YouTube videos, fight bugs and we look at how to come together, both online and offline.

  • First, in a follow up to a video his about what to do with YouTube, Kevin Gisi, takes a more serious look at what the options are to replace YouTube. He may not have had what he needed in pocket, but I am glad (as I said last time) that Subbable and Patreon came to exist and while they haven't solved all of the problems I think it's better for creators and fans today than it was back then.
  • Next, Adam Savage shows off his favourite video game and discovers that as soon as anyone films you playing a game your skill immediately drops off by about 90%.
    • Finally, The City of Calgary, put together a video to thank all of the volunteers and the city that came out to help put peoples homes and the city back together after the flood here in 2013.  Not going to lie, I may have cried into my coffee cup rewatching this one.

      Tuesday, September 22, 2015

      Blog: Favourite YouTube Videos (Volume 103)

      In this volume of my favourite YouTube videos, we have to move, have to run and have to sing!

      • First, on Periodic Videos we watch as Prof. Poliakoff prepares to leave one of the labs his group has used for a very long time. As a person who gets very attached to places and things I understand his feelings. Even when it's the right thing to do sometimes moving on is hard.
      • Next,  let Mr. Smooth McGroove pick up your spirits as he races to eat everything he can see.
      • Finally,  because doing largely unrelated projects when you should be working on your thesis, is totally foreign to me *cough cough*, I'd like to present AcapellaScience singing about String Theory to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody.