YouTube Community Roundup 10/23/2021

The following community posts were posted on my YouTube channel this week.

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“Being the Ricardos” Trailer

Amazon Prime Video’s “Being the Ricardos” trailer came out today. I’m a big “I Love Lucy” fan since I grew up on the re-runs. Most people don’t know that Lucille Ball was a savvy businesswoman in the 1950s and 1960s. A time when most women were expected to be stay-at-home mothers. Her studio turned Gene Rodenberry’s “Star Trek: TOS” into a cultural icon. The movie will debut on December 10, 2021.

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“Cowboy Bebop” Trailer

Another trailer that came out was Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop,” a live-action version of a classic anime, coming out on November 19, 2021. I’m really looking forward to this series. Live action versions of anime series can be hit or miss (*cough* “Ghost in The Shell” *cough*). Looks like Netflix nailed this one with stylistic perfection.

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“Ghostbuster Afterlife” Trailer

Yet another trailer to look at, “Ghostbusters Afterlife,” coming out on November 19, 2021. I’m looking forward to seeing this on the big screen.

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William Shatner in Space

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, William Shatner became the oldest to travel into space. Here’s a new playlist of the Shatner videos on my channel. Enjoy!

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Amazon Hub

I just learned something new about the Amazon Hub. If you’re registered user and have multiple packages (each package has an email notification), scanning the barcode of one notification will open the doors—one at a time—for all the packages. That can be inconvenient if you have a lot of packages.

If someone else (say, a spouse) in your apartment got multiple packages (each package has an email notification), scanning the barcode of one notification will only open the door for that specific package. The other barcodes must be scanned to get the other packages.

As the registered user, you can forward these notification emails to the other person and have them fetch their own packages from the Hub.

If you haven’t seen my Amazon Hub videos, check out the playlist.

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Facebook Metaverse

The topic for my Sunday’s video is Facebook Metaverse. That’s funny. The 1990s called and wants it metaverse back. My technical career got started in 1997 with the emerging—and suddenly obsolete—metaverse of virtual worlds. I had a six-month QA internship with Fujitsu’s WorldsAway, a 2.5D chatroom with colorful avatars. I pulled out my copy of “Avatars! Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet” by Bruce Damar. I got this book 24 years ago this week.

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1997 VHS Camera

The highlight of my Fujitsu’s WorldsAway internship was the Avatars 97 convention in San Francisco. My role there was to set up the demo PCs, provide technical support, and record video of the demonstrations. Recording video meant lugging around a heavy Panasonic VHS camera on my shoulder.

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When The Amazon Hub Locker Door Doesn’t Open

You get an email notification that a package has arrived at the Amazon Hub in your apartment complex. You go to the Amazon Hub to scan the barcode or type in the code from your cellphone. You hear a parcel door clicking somewhere in the Amazon Hub. You see an error message on the touchscreen to call a service number for help. What do you do now? I recently went through that at the Amazon Hub in my own apartment complex.

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5 Questions About The Amazon Hub Apartment Locker

The Amazon Hub Apartment Locker came to my apartment complex last year. Like the more familiar Amazon Locker at retail locations, the Amazon Hub provides a place for apartment residents to pick up packages from Amazon and other carriers at their own convenience. Residents don’t have to worry about their packages being stolen from their doorstep. The leasing office can get out of the package business. Amazon saves money on not shipping out replacement products. I will answer five questions that I’ve gotten from readers about the Amazon Hub.

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What Is Hub by Amazon for My Apartment Complex?

You have often heard stories or seen videos of Amazon packages being stolen from a porch by a random package thief walking off the street. That is nothing compared to what goes on inside an apartment complex. The porch is the doorstep to your apartment, the street is your building hallway, and that random package thief is most likely your next door neighbor. And packages disappear all the time.

If your leasing office does accept packages on your behalf, their business hours are often the same as your working hours and you will have to wait until the weekend to pick up your package. Beyond using Amazon Locker for Amazon packages, sending packages to a FedEx or UPS store, and renting a post office box for everything else, there are few alternative solutions for apartment residents.

That’s where the Hub by Amazon comes in.

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