I think it’s great that he can now afford to hire another professional shipwright to help, buy whatever tools and materials he needs, take the time to make high-quality videos, etc.
I’ve learned a lot from watching his videos and I’m happy to chip in a few bucks per month (as apparently are many other people).
For others, Colin Furze, for example, I'm left wanting.
I've been watching since around when they smelted the lead keel which it seems was almost 3 years ago!
Really amazing to watch their progress, they are almost done planking the boat.
How To Make Everything https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfIqCzQJXvYj9ssCoHq327g
Mind Your Decisions https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g
In One Lesson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6eaVn7349LRh5yzpXjeu8A
The Engineering Mindset https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0fGHsCEzGig-rSzkfCjMw
Wanna know how much my tomatoes cost in my first garden?
1 food-grade plastic bucket, with holes drilled in the bottom: $5 ($60 or so if you include the drill and drill bit. I already owned a drill. I could have used a screwdriver and a hammer, or a nail and a rock, but whatever)
1 gallon of soil ($10 if you count the entire bag. I used the rest for other things, but we'll count the entire bag here)
Chicken wire to protect it ($30 if you count the entire roll. I used a few feet. I used the rest in other places.)
Some bamboo to use as a trellis (I don't remember. $5? $3? Lets say $5)
soo... $110, including a drill and a bunch of extras.
I'm on my third year with this setup. First year, I got about 20 tomatoes? Next year, none (whoops. It happens). This year, looking like I'll get another 20.
but, that's just one plant. I have three, so, it's really closer to 60+0(I goofed last year)+60
120/110=$1. Hey, we're cheaper than the store here, and it'll be better next year. If we leave out the drill and only calculate the costs per plant, and include the rest of the garden, I came out ahead in the first year.
Just... don't buy friggin cedar posts, wraught iron gates, spend $8k on design (!?! what're you doing ?!?!)... and your garden will make more sense than this guy's Instagram-worthy waste of money.
The story is about an obsession that is also a backstory for a larger narrative about consumerism. If that doesn't interest you, fine, just admit it. You clearly didn't read the book, so why bother commenting how good you are at growing tomatos?
And, lol, this book took place two decades before Instagram but it was largely anticipating it, but you didn't read the book so the irony is lost.
It makes more sense when you say there's a backstory about consumerism in there.
Because saying "Hey, we have $64 tomatoes," on a blog entry that doesn't mention the rest of the book's focus on consumerism, with the scant details on the blog, comes off as "don't bother gardening, it costs a lot more than the store."
And no, I haven't read the book, but now that I know what it's about, it doesn't seem necessary. People buying unnecessary stuff to look good led to an unnecessarily expensive outcome.
Extremely interesting, channel.
Could this just be a regional difference in how people speak, and I (in California) am unused to it?
I'm guessing you're gen-z? or are used to youtubers like the King of Random - very excited, very expressive, nearly accidentally burning down his garage with frozen gasoline... people who maybe don't have as much expertise as a 20+year veteran, but who could make drying paint sound and look entertaining.
Not a fan of King of Random either. Some of his videos look like interesting subjects, but I just can't get past the presentation. Something about it seems like he's trying really hard to be entertaining or cute or something. I dunno, but I guess it works for many people, because it seems like he gets plenty of views.
I would really like to experiment with engines like this, but decades of experience indicates I am prone to self-injury, and I don't think there would be any "small" injuries with propane jet engines.
The common theme behind these good maker videos seems to be -
•Low quality camera (at least not Hollywood grade RED cameras), but I do wish they shoot in 1080p60.
•Shot by themselves/Tripod.
•Not edited extensively.
•Often not monetised (Although I wish they get monetary benefits for their effort), so videos are short as there's no pressure to artificially inflate content over 10 mins for Ads.
In summary, it's like they are struck with YouTube of 2005.
Mr.Teslonian experimented with several mask designs, he made one with coffee filter and I was able to reproduce the same with qualitative filter.
I don't really call myself a "maker" but more of a serial tinkerer, but I'm more worried about content than quality.
If you got the gist of what I'm doing, and I didn't have to spend hours editing it, then it's good enough. I still use Windows Movie Maker! And yes I am familiar with Davinci Resolve, but I don't care to use it unless I have to for some reason. Most of my stuff is filmed with my tablet on a tripod in 720p/30fps because it's what I have. I don't have the money to spend on gopros. I'm in it for building/fixing/hacking stuff, not for being Youtube famous.
I've had YouTube channels in the past with few thousand subscribers, but now I've recently resigned myself into making non edited videos on my personal channel. My aim is to just have a stable camera setup & good quality audio for the sake of the audience.
I think the difference we're talking about here is 'Making videos for ourselves, others like us vs making video purely for scaling up the audience'. IMO, former can help in retaining our sanity, but latter can make us rich at the same time constantly looking for acknowledgement from others.
Has a nice variet of videos. As an example he is a vid on 3D printed sheet metal forming:
I enjoy how it shows his failure and how he learned and adjusts his designs and approach along the way.
The CNC bend marker on his plasma cutter is really nice.
DIY Perks is far nicer than it's at-first-glance clickbait looking content: https://www.youtube.com/user/DIYPerks/videos
Engine made of JB Weld might be the dumbest, most amazing thing, best thing ever.
I've only watched the two hour compilation of the first year, but I think he has a lot more videos that are probably more in depth.
Not a log house technically, but same kind of build own home in middle of nowhere type concept.
"moshix" is more of a mainframe sysprog but maybe 20% of the content is 60s era COBOL and similar. A dirty secret of worship of the young in software development is every big problem is an old problem, and there's lots to learn from the ancients and how they handled the EXACT same problems in a slightly different format.
"code maven" not entirely sure this meets the critera, not sure that it doesn't. "skeleton go program" sure, "how to use linkedin to find a job" I donno if that counts?
"Ralph S Bacon" is a bit more embedded/Arduino, but if you like C development and blinking LEDs and what I'm told is british humour...
"Ben Eater" is like Ralphie but more retro (you'll see more 6502 assembly on Ben's channel and more arduino on Ralphies channel)
"The 8-Bit Guy" is like Ben Eater but more systems oriented than writing assembly. The way he hints at stuff I bet he's memorized the 6502 instruction set like anyone else, he just focuses hard on higher level systems issues.
"The Signal Path" is a bit more programming with solder aka analog electronics but he does bravely delve into the digital world on occasion.
Naomi Wu's channel, well, maybe she writes code 5% of the time ... but the IDE cursor is up here guys. I'm not saying it doesn't qualify or that it does qualify. Its, um, unique, that's for sure. Borderline NSFW, depending where you work...
Just because software is eating the world, some cool stuff is tangential but not focused on SE.
"Huygens Optics" is primarily about photons but as software eats the world his CNC controlled lens grinders and python scripts to simulate optical systems becomes tangentially SE.
"Applied Science" is like Huygens-bro where its not officially software development but with software eating the world I get the feeling that dude is pretty handy with an IDE although he doesn't brag about it.
"Sam Zeloof" is the same deal as above, people trying to make home semiconductors spend most of their time on the tools rather than actually making chips, and as above software eats the world so everything seems to revolve around writing a Python script to automate your heterodyne interfereometer and similar challenges.