Geek Alabama’s Christmas Coverage 2014 Is Now Here


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Today is the big day!  Every year since I started Geek Alabama, I always take the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and devote it to Christmas Coverage!  So beginning on Friday (after Thanksgiving), you will see a daily Christmas Countdown post featuring great things like the Christmas song of the day, adult and child gift ideas, Christmas charity, at the North Pole, and more!

But that is not all!  I will also cover various Christmas themed events like parades and Christmas programs.  And, I will post some Christmas themed posts as well!  So, enjoy your Thanksgiving, and get ready to celebrate Christmas with Geek Alabama!  Below, is a document talking about what we do during the Christmas season!

Read Christmas Season posts at: http://geekalabama.com/category/christmas-season/

Roadscapes Wednesday: 11 Minutes Of The Oxford US 78 / AL 21 Traffic Light


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This is going to be a quick Roadscapes this week, since everyone is either going, or about to go somewhere for the Thanksgiving holidays.  This week, I recorded about 11 minutes of footage of the traffic light intersection at US 78 (Hamric Dr.) and AL 21 (Quintard Dr.) in Oxford Alabama.  The traffic lights and the poles were recently upgraded, and all of the traffic lights along AL-21 are now synchronized in Oxford.  So, enjoy 11 minutes of this traffic light intersection!

Watch The Amazing Hummingbird Feeding Video From Smarter Every Day


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Wow, does SmarterEveryDay put out some great videos!  In their latest video, Destin Sandlin travels to Ramona in Grant, Alabama, where she has a lot of hummingbird feeders around her house.  Then, Destin takes all of the feeders down, and inserts one small feeder in his mouth, and it does not take long for one hummingbird to feed from the hummingbird feeder, all in slow motion!  This is some amazing footage!  And great job Destlin wearing that Star Wars shirt.

If you liked these hummingbirds, like Romona’s Facebook page Gunter Mountain Photography at: https://www.facebook.com/GunterMountainPhotography

And unlike the tattooing videos, this video is great for the entire family, kids will love watching this video during the Thanksgiving holidays, enjoy!

View The A Family Tree Of Historical Card Games Infographic


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NeoMam Studios created an infographic focusing on historical card games and they thought it would be something you’d like to check out.  The piece explores the origin and the evolution of some of our favorite card games, visualizing the history through a timeline. For example, did you know that the earliest card game ever recorded was played in China around 618AD?  To learn a lot more about the history of card games, enjoy the infographic below!

From: http://www.3cardpoker.com/a-family-tree-of-card-games/

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Crowdsourcing Mornings: 2015 Atlanta Film Festival


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Last year backers like you contributed nearly $18,000 to support the travel and lodging expenses of 50 filmmakers, jurors, and panelists who otherwise would have had to pay their own way to attend — or simply not be with us at all.  They believe that strengthening the connection between an artist and an audience through direct interaction is one of the most important things a film festival can do. Filmmakers create the connections by making movies, but when they bring those filmmakers to theaters to meet moviegoers in person, magic happens.

Become a backer of this project and you’ll be responsible for some of that magic. With some of the great rewards they’ve cooked up, you’ll get to experience it too. (Even if you don’t live in Atlanta.)  If you’re not familiar with the Atlanta Film Festival, it is the city’s premier film event – 10 days in the Spring that showcase 200+ films and the people who make them. In addition to feature and short film screenings, the Festival includes parties, a 5-day Creative Conference, the highly popular Sound & Vision night of music and film, red carpet events, a screenplay competition, and more. At 39 years old, the Atlanta Film Festival is one of the longest-running and most prestigious film festivals in the world. The 2015 festival runs from March 20 – March 29.

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As of November 26th, this project has raised around $5,500 of their $15,000 goal. This project only has 22 days left to raise the $15,000 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $10, you will get your name on the big screen at the festival during the pre-show slides as well as on their web site, plus you’ll get access to the backer updates.  For a pledge of $25, you will get to become a part of their Backers Jury, a group of movie lovers who will (via internet) watch a selection of short films playing the festival and vote on a winner.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlff/2015-atlanta-film-festival