Friday, October 12, 2012

Make8760: A visit to Flotilla 53 & STA Depoe Bay

I took a day off and visited my shipmates in Depoe Bay, Oregon. It is a beautiful town. One of the cool things FL53 does is maintain the Survival Vests for STA Depoe Bay. Larry Cox, the Flotilla Commander of 53, gave me an overview of how a Survival Vest should be prepared.

D13 News: Survival Vest Set-Up from Daren Lewis on Vimeo.
Flotilla 53 Commander Larry Cox demonstrates how an Auxiliary survival vest can be set-up to the Active Duty standard. Flotilla 53 maintains the SAR vests for Station Depoe Bay under the supervision of their Station shipmates.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Make 8760: Back to Aux videos

I've done over 70 leadership videos as a Coast Guard Auxiliarist. These have been very well received and, I think, effective. These have been few and far between since April but I've gotten my "studio" rebuilt and have started to work on new topics for the balance of 2012 and into 2013.

I've also started to document the methodology behind these videos on my business site: 

The introduction post can be found here:

D13 Member News: Recertification Check Ride/QE Session Resources from Daren Lewis on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Make8760: Website

The big project for the last few days has been establishing the website for my new venture. The site is actually the model I built as the template demo so I knew I'd be ready to go when the time came.

I'm fairly happy with how the site and the associated twitter customization turned out at this point. It is still very bare-bones but I can see where the meat will go.

Check it out: