Welcome to Geek Alabama


For all of you that saw the update story about me on Focus @ 4 and ABC 33/40.  Welcome to Geek Alabama.  The blog about current topics, weekend events, and the world of geeks and nerds in Alabama.  One part of the blog is about Shape Up!  The weekly post on what I did in the last week to become healthier.  Here is the original story that started it all.

And here is the three month update on ABC 33/40.

And here are my last four posts under Shape Up!  Come back each Saturday morning for the latest edition of Shape Up!  And enjoy the many other posts on Geek Alabama!

http://geekalabama.com/2012/04/14/shape-up-week-13/

http://geekalabama.com/2012/04/07/shape-up-week-12/

http://geekalabama.com/2012/03/31/shape-up-week-11/

http://geekalabama.com/2012/03/24/shape-up-week-10/

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Sunday Discussion: Big Brains Media


First off; remember this video from last January?  Under the old blog name Young’s Blog I appeared on ABC 33/40 on the show Focus @ 4.  This was about the Shape Up! campaign.  Well Marissa Mitchell contacted me once again for an follow up!  Watch the original story below.

And here is the three month update!

Now on to the post.  Last week James Spann from ABC 33/40 put out a post about his new company called Big Brains Media.  This company is going to be great because its all about podcasting.  For those of you that does not know about podcasting it’s a digital media consisting of shows and episodes that you download off the internet and watch on devices such as a iPod, iPhone, iPad, computer, or any electronic device.  One of the most successful podcasters out there is Leo Laporte; the founder of TWiT; or This Week in Tech.  But there are many other successful podcasters out there and this type of media grows bigger and better every day!  In fact James Spann believes that traditional media such as television is slowly dying and podcasting will replace it.

So James Spann is looking to launch 6-12 different podcast shows by the end of 2012.  And I believe I am one of those people that can have an successful show on Big Brains Media.  My show would focus on the Geeky and Technology culture in the Southeast U.S. and especially Alabama.  Most people do not believe this but the technology culture in Alabama is growing every day!  That’s the main reason why I changed the blog name from Young’s Blog to Geek Alabama.  Our show would talk about any technology news of the week; talk about current topics such as TV shows and animation; do product and app reviews; talk about coming up weekend events like I do on Geek Alabama, do interviews, and maybe do a contest or two.  Our show would be like the podcast done on blogs such as Geek Dad; here is an example below.

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/04/the-geekdads-episode-112-rewind/

So I am hoping my show idea gets picked up and launches!  I would need to find some co-hosts to help with the show.  And I would need to start finding people that would love to be interviewed.  I think this show would be a success!  And maybe we could have our show put on video streaming like This Week in Tech and Geek Dad is.  I am going to send out a e-mail to James Spann talking about this post.  Let’s see where this leads us!  If you have an podcast idea; click on the link below to learn more!

http://www.bigbrainsmedia.com/2012/04/12/have-a-good-show-idea/

Smoke on the Falls


Part of my big Saturday was attending the Smoke on the Falls BBQ festival at Noccalula Falls.  This festival featured many BBQ competitors cooking up their meats to be judged.  Plus there were many vendors and music performances throughout the day.  All of the smoke filled the air around the park and it smelled good.  Plus I rode the Noccalula Falls train and have video of it below.  Enjoy the photos from this event!