It’s been quite some time since I’ve done a regular, video podcast (unless you count my once-a-year “Linux Sucks” series).
Starting the first week of January, that’s going to change. In a crazy big way. Twice a week — Tuesdays and Thursdays — a technology show hosted by yours truly will be blasting into your eyeballs.
Did I say it was hosted by me? That’s only partially true. Technically it’s hosted by a puppet version of me. That’s right. A Muppet-y version of Bryan Lunduke will be interviewing guests and reviewing hardware and software.
Everything is in place. The puppet looks awesome. The guests and reviews are lined up for the first few weeks. The audio gear and recording computer (running only Linux, of course) is all in place. Even the artwork and production workflows are prepped and ready.
But I could still use your help on one final thing: I need a new video camera. Because the one I have is kinda crap.
My (amazing) wife has been cool with me investing time and money into this new show… but if I suggest to her that I need to buy a fancy new video camera there is a chance that her amazing-ness will turn into “grumpy-towards-Bryan-ness”. And I’d like to avoid that. I’m also going to avoid asking for donations (all of you are amazing — and I don’t want to take advantage of you guys).
So, instead, I’m going to try to raise the funds for a new camera through a sale of my books and whatnot (basically everything on the front page of Lunduke.com in one bundle).
It’s one of those “set your own price” sales that we all love so much.
Plus I’m offering a “ready-to-print” gift card. So if you want to give a cheap, nerdy, awesome present to someone (and you want to put as little effort as possible into it) this is the way to go.
[Update: Sale is over!]
You can either pick up this bundle right here (using that little form above) or over on the official sale page. Either way. Works exactly the same. And every penny goes directly towards the new camera for the show. What sort of camera will the show be filmed with? That depends, entirely, on how much money this sale raises between now and December 25th.
I’ve gotta say, I’m pretty excited. This project has been in the works for the better part of a year now — the planning, the designs, the production details… it’s been a heck of a process. But well worth it. I can’t wait till January 6th, when you guys get to see the very first video.
Oh! In case any of you were wondering: I will still be a co-host on Bad Voltage, the audio-only, once-every-two-weeks podcast I record with Jono Bacon, Jeremy Garcia and Stuart Langridge. No change there.