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At least I learned how to say "Leelanau"
Last week was the first post for this blog. There is definitely room to grow, but I’m glad I got some words out into the universe.
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Pearson's Law (check out last week's newsletter) has kept me going. This week I'm going to introduce you to Tech Tuesday which is related and existed for a brief period of time long before I knew what Pearson's Law even was.
How Tech Tuesday came to be
In short, Tech Tuesday is a video series made by yours truly that make me cringe 😳.
Back in the dark COVID winter of 2020/2021, Alex Gara, Matt David, and I threw around some weird bocce and curling tech ideas.
In essence, we were all not working. Bocce was shut down due to COVID and I terminated a client relationship to find my next project. We had a bunch of free time to throw stuff at the wall to see what sticks 🔺. For me these were some software and electronics projects.
In order to share what we were up to, Alex had an idea to make Tech Tuesday promo videos and post them on OddballSports.tv and Instagram.
Our first big project was at the Leelanau Curling Club near Maple City, Michigan. We created a series of "Learn to Curl" videos with a cool dude named David Gersenson. David G. built a curling club and restaurant out of an old school house building all on his own. He even learned how to make special beveled curling ice without hiring professionals.
In addition to the "Learn to Curls" we planned (1) a livestream of a mini Bonspiel (aka curling tournament) and (2) to debut new curling tech — a digital scoreboard, a player entry system, and a highlight reel button box.
I'll talk more about these projects in future posts. To get a quick feel for one of them, here's the Curling Scoreboard that I designed and built in less than 1 week for less than $50 bucks. The components included:
Check out these photos from our trip:
Tech Tuesday in all its glory
These videos are dying to be watched and shared. Here are all 4 of them for your viewing pleasure...
👆 Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
👆 Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
👆 Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
👆 Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
Turns out, it is pretty tough to create a 30 second video when you are camera shy.
It was funny though, and eventually I learned how to pronounce "Leelanau" (LEE - LEN - AWE). Blooper above.
In keeping with the Tech Tuesday theme, this blog will now be published every Tuesday.
If I miss a week, please remind me right before I roll a bocce stone to distract me on the court.
To Tuesdays 🥂 which are good for tacos 🌮, blog posts 📘, and bocce tech 👨💻. I don't think they're great for funky videos 🎥 of me though, but please FWD this email to anyone you think will enjoy them!