Let's Take Video Accessibility Seriously

Filming The Philadelphia Geek Awards this year, as always, is just an incredibly fun time but also gives me the opportunity to see all of the amazing things that are happening in my hometown. The winner of Geek of the Year this year, Ather Sharif, got everyone in the hall choked up with his acceptance speech on how he overcame his injury and, more importantly, how he continues to be a strong proponent of accessibility and inclusion. I heard him loud and clear that night, and going forward I'm taking steps to be as accessible as possible.

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Philadelphia Geek Award 2015 Creation at NextFab

For the past two years I've had the opportunity to go down to NextFab—one of the most magical places on Earth as far as I'm concerned—and see what goes into making a Philadelphia Geek Award. I'm constantly blown away by the sheer amount of talent and skill that is housed in just that location alone. For all of the award winners, here's a look into some of the tech that was used to create the coolest award you own.

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Bulletproof OS X Installation & Backup

Despite the raw power and ample hard drive space of today's computers, I'm always leary of data loss. I was burned once with a proprietary RAID0 setup and was not able to get my data back, which housed a lot of really great old videos and pictures. With all of that in mind, here’s my triple fail-safe process of setting up a new Mac or updating an old Mac to the newest available OS X, from start to finish.

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