YouTube Community Roundup 11/6/2021

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

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“Spot Me Up” – The Rolling Stones & Boston Dynamics Parody #SHORT

When I saw the Rolling Stones and Boston Dynamics “Start Me Up” music video, I had to do a Windows parody shorts video. Microsoft paid the Rolling Stones $3M US to license the song and perform at the Windows 95 product launch. Enjoy!

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Age of Empire IV Trailer

Age of Empire IV came out last week. The original Age of Empires in 1997 was THE GAME to play when I worked at Accolade (later bought out by Infogrames and renamed Atari). I sucked at multiplayer when playing with the other testers. I was always the first one to get wiped out. You have 15 minutes to set up your production and generate combat units before the fighting began. I’ve never mastered that part of the multiplayer game. I liked playing long single player games on large maps. I’m planning to get AOE4 but not at $60 US. Valve Steam might have it on sale for Black Friday.

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Sara Dietschy Interviews Mark Zuckerberg

Sara Dietschy, rhymes with peachy, interviewed Mark Zuckerberg about the Meta memes and the Metaverse. This interview was a bit surprising. Mark still comes off as a robot.

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YouTube Community Roundup 10/30/2021

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

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Failed CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Beta Exam (PT0-002)

On June 29, 2021, I took the CompTIA PenTest+ certification beta exam (PT0-002) for $50 US. On October 26, 2021, I found out that I failed the beta exam. That didn’t surprise me since I had only six weeks to study for an exam that I didn’t know about. With the PT0-002 exam going official on October 28, 2021, and new study guides are forthcoming, I’ll probably re-take the exam early next year. Check out my playlist for my past and future videos on this certification.

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Dressing Up for Work

I had to dress up for work. Out of 50 people for the staff meeting, only a dozen people dressed up in Halloween costumes. I went with the Batman mask and $1 US makeup that I got at Target. The choice of T-shirt was unfortunate. I should have gotten a Batman logo t-shirt. The coworker who won the $25 US gift certificate had a Mandalorian cosplayer costume. Everyone else had DIY costumes.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Keynote (Connect 2021)

I watched Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote from Facebook Connect 2021 yesterday. Here are my three takeaways:

  • Building a metaverse (virtual world) replacement for the Internet.
  • Changing corporate name from Facebook to Meta.
  • Splitting the focus on apps (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc.) and future platforms (metaverse).

Should be interesting to see how this plays out.

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John Carmack’s Keynote (Connect 2021)

I also watched John Carmack’s keynote at Facebook Connect 2021. He mentioned that he’s mostly known for his game engines. But game engines were never his focus. The video game (THE PRODUCT) was his focus and creating reusable code that others could use was a byproduct. Instead of focusing on all high-level technologies that Mark Zuckerberg talked about, Carmack’s focus is on the workplace virtual environment and solving problems like 100ms latency in audio. Lots of good technical information.

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1990s Metaverse VS Facebook Metaverse Explained

Mark Zuckerberg will announce at Facebook Connect that Facebook will become a “metaverse” company. That could be Facebook:

  • Changing its name to Metaverse
  • Creating a corporate holding company called Metaverse.
  • Creating a virtual world to replace the Internet called Metaverse.

Metaverse, however, wasn’t a new idea. Neal Stephenson coined the word for his science fiction novel, “Snow Crash,” in 1992. I started my tech career as an QA intern at Fujitsu’s WorldsAway in 1997. One of many “metaverse” worlds during the dial-up days of the early modern Internet.

I’ll explain what the 1990s Metaverse was and what the Facebook Metaverse could be.

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