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Sturgeon’s Law: “Ninety percent of everything is crud” comes from what science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon, once said. “Sure, 90% of science fiction is crud. That’s because 90% of everything is crud.”

For the past few weeks I’ve been teasing a video tour of my home studio showing what it is like after flooding damaged it three months ago. As repairs have dragged on—the insurance company refused to even look at the damage because the water came from “outside”—we are finally getting close to wrapping up final repairs. After that we will move things back into the 11×15 foot space and I planned to make a video showing how it looked and what gear was used there. At least I was until, I got thinking. “Does anybody care; is anybody even interested.” That then is the purpose of today’s post.


In writing my Geared Up column for Shutterbug magazine over the past few years, I’ve often mentioned my own personal gear closet and while the Gear section of this blog shows some of the major items that are stored there, it doesn’t show the whole thing and its contents, so I got to thinking…

As an adult fan of Lego, I often watch YouTube videos showing how people organize their Lego elements, Yes, if you have thousands or even tens of thousands of Lego elements, they need to be organized. (PS. I don’t have that many.) Then I saw where people were making YouTube videos showing toolboxes in their garage. I’m not talking about that rusty box where you keep a hammer, a couple or screw drivers and a dull-bladed hacksaw, I mean large pro-style toolboxes full of gleaming chrome-plated tools. So I thought, maybe somebody would like to see a video tour of my gear closet… until I got to thinking. “Does anybody care; is anybody even interested.” Then that too is the purpose of today’s post.


If you are wondering what is behind the folding doors in the closet at the bottom of the steps to my basement, just click on contact above or email me at joe farace at gmail dot com and tell me you’d like to see what’s behind the doors. Same thing about the home studio: If you want to see what it’s like after repairs from the flooding, drop me a note and ask. If nobody asks the questions, you’ll never know and I’ll just be as happy as a clam in my studio and storing gear in the closet either way. But if you are interested, let me know. Because the last thing I want to do is add more “crud” to the videos out there.

Author: Joe Farace

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