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I am Alan Levine, from Strawberry Arizona, While I have spent many years doing technical demos, I know things can go wrong. Very wrong.


This, hopefully is a demo that will go well, so well it will be like smooth dancing. I must dance well.


(insert dancing photo)

¿Qué? y ¿Por qué?

Hopefully this is obvious, but a demo is not about being perfect:


  • I need to demonstrate the potential outcomes of the demo
  • It helps me to understand what I am asking my students to do
  • I might discover a problem I did not anticipate
  • If I do make a mistake, it will show my students that things can go wrong, and how to fix them.


Date Item Method Status Note
Dec 12, 2015 Red Shows Fox trot in practice
Dec 15, 2015 Funny Hat Straw on head needs a feather


I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

–Thomas A. Edison





I have collected all of the media I need to use for this demo, I put it in a folder named… demo.


Now I am doing a demo. Will I dance smoothly?


(insert dancing video)



Did I do well, will they understand? Will I come off as a clown? Will there be smooth music?


(insert the soundcloud clip)



Are they laughing at me now or applauding? What is applause anyhow? From Wikipedia:


Applause (Latin applaudere, to strike upon, clap) is primarily the expression of approval by the act of clapping, or striking the palms of the hands together, in order to create noise. Audiences usually applaud after a performance, such as a musical concert, speech,play or a performance to mark the sign of enjoyment and approval. In most countries audience members clap their hands at random to produce a constant noise. It tends to synchronize naturally to a weak degree; in Russia, Norway and many northern and eastern European countries synchronized clapping is more popular than random clapping. As a form of mass nonverbal communication, it is a simple indicator of the average relative opinion of the entire group; the louder and longer the noise, the stronger the sign of approval.


Mirando hacia adelante

Now I must check my twitter!


(insert a tweet)