It all started innocently enough. Scroll YouTube and find some tech related videos. The algorithm surfaced this:
And then I watched this from the sidebar:
And then this:
And the rest, is well…
Bitten by the YouTube algorithm
You gotta hand it to Google for their clever1 algorithm-foo. I’m not complaining though; I’m a technophile through and through. All of this intrigued me as I had already started smart home stuff when I moved here last year.
Now that I’ve dipped my toe into the proverbial smart home waters, I decided to binge watch all the smart home videos on YouTube2.
The result is…all of this…
I love tech, I love cool shit, and this allows me to do cool shit with the tech I have. Some of the videos I’ve watched have me slack-jawed in awe.
As for the cameras: I have a lot of expensive tech. And the last apartment I lived in was so bad, I mean, criminals, dealers, felons, everywhere, I have become increasingly paranoid after leaving that place. Now, this place is so much better and the next is a affordable luxury apartment, so I shouldn’t have to worry about any of this. But I can’t help it; it’s ingrained in me to the point where I couldn’t walk to the laundry room when I first moved here, which is right down the hall. The effects of poverty are immense and not to be discussed in this post. But I learned most of my life that people will take what is not theirs without giving a flying f*ck about it.
I have a lot of expensive things I have bought over the years and much more in the past two years. I don’t want to lose it. So I have the camera, Home Inventory Mac App, and great renter’s insurance.
More to come
I am doing the whole vlog thing and will probably put it up on YouTube or Vimeo, not sure yet. I just want to chronicle this whole journey in any form I can, not for posterity per se but just for me.