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

View The New Video Resume/CV Of Nathan Young


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Yes, I have been away for the past few days on Geek Alabama, but I have been doing something amazing behind the scenes and I am now ready to feature it!  Several people on YouTube have done and uploaded their own video resume or CV.  These videos are all very creative, and I drew inspiration from a few of these videos below.  The best part, all of the videos below have resulted in the person getting hired!

So now, it’s my turn!  The Nathan Young Video Resume/CV is all you need to know about me Nathan Young, and why I would fit right in at your business and/or organization.  The video features a scrolling bottomline that features things about me.  The video also included some Quick Hits, or quick and simple facts about me.  All of this got started when I created the Nathan Young Visual Resume with around 11,000 views now!

And now, I have uploaded my Nathan Young Video Resume/CV onto YouTube and Vimeo.  View the videos below, and if you want to see all of my resumes, go to:  http://geekalabama.com/hire-nathan/

If you want to contact me now, e-mail me at nathanyoung@geekalabama.com

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The Evening Post: Kmart’s Jingle Bellies Joe Boxer Ad


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Kmart came out with a really funny ad for the 2013 Christmas season, so for this year, the store came out with a similar ad.  This year, the men are wearing pajama pants, and they hit their bellies to produce a drum sound.  But don’t worry if you loved last year’s ad, they pull down the pants of one guy at the end and makes that familiar sound many people liked, enjoy!

SoulPancake’s Kitten Therapy Is The Prescription For Stress


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The YouTube channel SoulPancake always does a great job with their videos, and their latest one is something cool.  They partnered with TidyCats and had people who had a lot of stress built up in them to go inside a clear box, listen to some soothing music, then see little kittens pop out, along with some toys.  The point of this video?  You should own a pet!  I love pets like cats and dogs, and they are stress relievers!  Enjoy the video!

Kickstarter Tuesdays: Puzzometry / Funemployed


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This is Kickstarter Tuesdays, this week I am talking about two projects that are interesting, and something you should pledge!

Puzzometry

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Puzzometry is a cool, new and unique kind of puzzle. There is no picture on the puzzle as you might expect from a typical jigsaw puzzle. The concept is a simple one: can you fit all 14 pieces into the frame? Trust them, it’s much more difficult than it seems!  If you’re thinking that this is a jigsaw puzzle, think again. When playing the 1-person game (Puzzle Mode), it’s more of a brainteaser along the lines of the various mechanical games and logic games. There are literally thousands of possibilities! Can you find the correct one to solve Puzzometry?

There are three members of the Puzzometry family:

  • Puzzometry: The original 14 piece brainteaser!
  • Puzzometry Jr: Seven pieces of fun and challenge (not just for kids!!)
  • Puzzometry Squares: The newest member of the Puzzometry family

The original Puzzometry takes just a few seconds to understand, but it can take hours to solve. In fact, of the testing that they have done so far with the prototypes, exactly ONE person has solved it without some assistance! Can you be the second? The difficulty of the puzzle can’t be overstated! It is VERY CHALLENGING! In spirit of challenging all of you puzzle lovers, the solution to Puzzometry will NOT be mailed out with the rewards. Of course, if you’re really stuck and in a moment of weakness you need some help, a clue is only an email away!

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As of November 18th, this Kickstarter project has raised around $7,000 of the $500 goal they need to be funded. And as you know in Kickstarter, a project is not funded until the fundraising goal is reached! This project only has 7 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $20, you will get your own Puzzometry.  For a pledge of $32, you will get 1 Puzzometry and 1 Puzzometry Jr.  To learn more about Puzzometry and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/562283329/puzzometry-the-hardest-puzzle-you-will-never-solve-0

Funemployed

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Funemployed is the satirical job application party game for 3 or more players. Make your best pitch for different jobs using four qualifications not fit for any real job interview. Creativity and the ability to spin a good story are key. It is tricky to justify your “burrito” qualification when applying for the job of astronaut.  After all players have had their “interview,” the interviewer selects the person who created the best story out of their qualifications. That person wins the card and a new round starts.

It’s not always easy to explain why Fairy Dust, Jacked Forearms, Treats, and a Time Machine make you the most qualified to be a Competitive Eater, but they have faith you can do it.  Players can use Qualifications in any way they can imagine–there are no restrictions. So long as the Qualification is used in one way or another, anything is fair game.  It’s funny, fast, simple, and may make your beverage exit your nose while playing.

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As of November 18th, this Kickstarter project has raised around $4,000 of the $12,000 goal they need to be funded.  And as you know in Kickstarter, a project is not funded until the fundraising goal is reached!  This project only has 30 days left to raise the $12,000 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $29, you will get one copy of Funemployed, shipped straight to your door, along with the Print & Play files.  For a pledge of $50, you will get one copy of the game, the Print & Play files, and a personally written, very funny annual review (suitable for framing) based on links to your social media pages.  To learn more about Funemployed, and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2125111845/funemployed-second-edition

You Can Now Use Apple Pay At Winn-Dixie


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Over the past few weeks when I shop at Winn-Dixie, I noticed the credit card readers were swapped out, and now I know why.  They swapped out all the credit card readers so they can support NFC payments through people’s smartphones.  And starting now, Winn-Dixie, Harvey’s, and Bi-Lo stores are now accepting Apple Pay.  And since they accept NFC payments now, I hope they will accept Google Wallet soon!

Winn-Dixie is one of the first grocers in the southeast to accept NFC payments!  And maybe the only one for a while, since other grocery stores like Publix and Wal-Mart, have kept the NFC payments turned off so they can start CurrentC next year.  So, if you want to pay with a safe and secure way, go to Winn-Dixie!  Hopefully many other stores will stop this NFC fight, and start accepting Apple Pay and Google Wallet!