About Nathan Young

Nathan Young is an experienced writer, blogger, photographer, and videographer who blogs at Geek Alabama. Nathan is a big Road, Weather, and News Junkie Geek and is a great person to be around who is funny and informative. Nathan is an accomplished media person who regularly covers topics on Geek Alabama and gets numerous requests to cover things from businesses, products, TV shows, movies, books, games, food, events, conventions, concerts, and other reviews. He is open to speaking, covering products or events, and representing your brand. The most interesting fact about me, I draw roads! #Aspie proud! #ASD

Geek Alabama Rewind: Week Of 10-25-14


Geek Alabama Rewind

Here is the latest weekly recap for Geek Alabama! Some of the most popular posts from last week included a Sunday Discussion post about 10 reasons why the state of Alabama is in deep trouble, Guy’s Cuisine post about breakfast cupcakes, a post about five former TV channels I hated seeing going, why Apple Pay and Google Wallet and contactless payment is good for all of us, Animation Monday post about 10 classic cartoons that deserves a reboot, and a Roadscapes Wednesday post about the Downtown Connector protest and the Krog Street Tunnel protest.

Sunday Discussion: 10 Reasons Why The State Of Alabama Is In Deep Trouble

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This post talks about 10 reasons why the state of Alabama is in big trouble.  The mess in Alabama is getting worse!

http://geekalabama.com/2014/10/19/sunday-discussion-10-reasons-why-the-state-of-alabama-is-in-deep-trouble/

Guy’s Cuisine: Breakfast Cupcakes With Bacon And Sausage

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This Guy’s Cuisine post shows you how to make breakfast cupcakes!  A quick and easy way to eat breakfast in the morning!

http://geekalabama.com/2014/10/23/guys-cuisine-breakfast-cupcakes-with-bacon-and-sausage/

Five Former TV Channels I Hated Seeing Being Changed

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Some of my favorite TV networks are sadly no more.  Click the link to read about my five former TV channels that are now history.

http://geekalabama.com/2014/10/21/five-former-tv-channels-i-hated-seeing-being-changed/

Why We Are Moving To All Contactless Payment Thanks To Apple Pay and Google Wallet

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This week Apple Pay started up, and this great for all of us because using your smartphone to pay is very safe!  Click the link to read why!

http://geekalabama.com/2014/10/21/why-we-are-moving-to-all-contactless-payment-thanks-to-apple-pay-and-google-wallet/

Animation Monday: 10 Classic Cartoons That Deserves A Reboot

Geek Alabama Animation

This post talks about 10 classic cartoons that needs a reboot, since Rainbow Brite is making a comeback.

http://geekalabama.com/2014/10/21/animation-monday-10-classic-cartoons-that-deserves-a-reboot/

Roadscapes Wednesday: Downtown Connector Protest / Krog Street Tunnel Protest

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This post talks about two major infrastructure issues that happened in Atlanta Metro during the week, these were big stories!

http://geekalabama.com/2014/10/23/roadscapes-wednesday-downtown-connector-protest-krog-street-tunnel-protest/

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The Evening Post: Kin and Moose Halloween Parody


Geek Alabama Evening Post

Tonight, I am sharing a parody Halloween video from the YouTube channel The Holderness Family.  They took the song Gin and Juice, and made it into their very own Halloween parody.  I thought the video was great, enjoy!

Good News Fridays: The Inspiring Noah Galloway


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Alabama native Noah Galloway has been through a lot.  From fighting in a war, and losing one arm and one leg.  And overcoming depression and getting his life back under control, Noah Galloway is an inspiration to many people!  And Noah Galloway was featured on the cover of Men’s Health magazine!

This video below features Noah Galloway, who appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show this week.  The video below features Noah Galloway talking about how he joined the army, the reaction of losing some of his limbs, and the climb back from a deep depression.  Noah started to push himself by doing events like 10k races, and now he wants to do the Ironman.

Ellen challenged Noah to do 20 push-ups in 20 seconds, which he easily did.  And then he got a $10,000 check from Shutterfly for his charity, the No Excuses Charitable Fund.  which raises money and awareness for organizations that mean the most to him.  As what he says on his website, “I believe in being better, not bitter.”  Thank you Noah Galloway for what you did for our country!

And thank you Ellen Degeneres for featuring Noah on your show!  To learn more about Noah Galloway, and his No Excuses Charitable Fund, go to: http://noahgalloway.com/

Enjoy the video below!

Why College Sports Is Corrupt, A Video About The UNC Academic And Athletic Fraud


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As you have heard by now, some athletes at the University of North Carolina took fake classes and professors made sure some athletes passed their classes so they could play college sports.  The sad thing is, this has happened for 18 years!  And now, the NCAA is about to hand out some harsh sanctions.  The truth about all of this is, many universities are probably letting a few athletes, especially in college football and basketball, get by with failing grades so they can play on their team.  Heck, some students still probably can’t read at a college level.

Yes, some college athletes get an easy pass through academics, so the college can make millions off of college sports, and it needs to stop!  Some of these athletes have not earned their diploma, and once they get out of college, they are not ready for real life.  This over 10 minute video from the PBS Newshour talks about the fraud at UNC, and steps to correct the problem.  Until the money aspect is taken out of college sports, nothing is going to change in my opinion, enjoy the video!

Crowdsourcing Mornings: Bluesmart Carry-On


Geek Alabama Crowdsourcing Mornings

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.

Bluesmart is a high-quality carry-on suitcase that you can control from your phone, like a boss. From the app you can lock and unlock it, weigh it, track its location, be notified if you are leaving it behind and find out more about your travel habits. You can also charge your phone 6 times over with a built-in battery. Isn’t that awesome?  After decades of no innovation in the luggage industry, they re-imagined the suitcase to solve all the problems of the modern traveler. No more luggage nightmares to spoil your trips. With Bluesmart you will travel smarter, and be the coolest kid in the airport.

After more than a year working their butts off, they now have fully functional Bluesmart prototypes. They’ve harnessed the best of technology and design, to provide amazing features to solve all the problems of the modern traveler.  They’ve turned to Indiegogo to open their idea to you, the awesome community of tech-savvy travelers of the world, learn from you and with your support get this product faster to market.  Their product components are almost ready for tooling and then mass production, but only your help will get them there.  They have the expertise manufacturing products and they have partnered with manufacturers with vast experience in the luggage and electronics industry. All together, they can make this happen.

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As of October 23rd, this project has raised around $376,000 of their $50,000 goal. This project only has 32 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $1, you will get your name listed on their website.  For a pledge of $235 , you will get one Bluesmart carry-on.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bluesmart-world-s-first-smart-connected-carry-on/