I just posted episode #1 of The Gadgeteer video podcast – Julie’s gadget diary

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ARTICLE – When I retired from my day job with Cummins Inc. after 34 years this past March, I made a list of all the new things, changes, and updates that I wanted to do with The Gadgeteer. One of the things on that list was to create a video podcast. It’s amazing that in the 25 years that I’ve been doing The Gadgeteer, I’ve never done a video podcast. One reason is that I’ve always felt awkward in front of a camera, but COVID has somewhat cured that due to all the Zoom meetings and thousands of Marco videos with my friends and family. Yesterday I had a few minutes and decided to just go for it and the result is this:

Yes, I know it’s not fancy and that I should have recorded it in horizontal format, but I was flying by the seat of my pants (my normal type of flying) when I recorded it and thought it looked good vertically. I also mistakenly thought YouTube would show it that way instead of cropped like it is. Lesson learned.

I have already started a list of topic ideas beginning with one from a comment that Gareth Watts left on the video this morning:

Who else agrees that this is a great idea?

As I talked about in episode #1, I will strive to keep each video podcast episode short and sweet. My goal is to keep them less than 15 minutes max and once a week or biweekly. If you have more topic ideas and helpful suggestions for me, please share them in the comments of the video itself, or right here is fine too!

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  2. Congrats on the retirement and new video podcast. It looks great in portrait on my iPhone. Apple probably should have been consistent in naming their watch an iWatch but no. Enjoy your vacation and I look forward to seeing what you think of using a folding phone.

          1. 600 Baud did exist, VERY briefly the 1200 baud came out something like 60 days (or similarly ridiculous) after 600 baud.

            As for dialing in, I got you covered.

  3. I think that’s a great idea for the next podcast. I, too, still have a handful of Dell Axim’s, iPaq’s, and Palm devices lying around – and I still remember what the first logos of The Gadgeteer looked like!

    Anyways, would be nice to get a follow-up for this series on the gear you use at home when you get back from vacation. Have a great time, and keep up with the videos – Gadgeteer catching on to the times! 🙂

    1. Here’s hoping that we actually get to GO on vacation. Sanibel is going to get blasted by hurricane Ian. :/ We might have to come up with a plan B. But yes, I will do a follow-up podcast about Fold 4. I’m setting it up today and I’ll do a gear-at-home episode too. Great idea! I’m writing that down.

  4. I loved your pod cast. Fantastic on the retirement although I must admit as a 1 year old retiree myself, I think I am working harder now then when I had my own business. We decided to leave the city and move to the country. I have been a gadget person for a long time and when I found your web site I was hooked immediately. Now that you have a pod cast I think this is added bonus to the Gadgeteer! I have always been looking for the right gadget or tool to do a job and there has been some great ideas made out there that few people even know about. Plan B everything.

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