pt2: What’s all this about 100B years?

Well, we did the second-best thing I’ve ever done in my life which is the second podcast. This is our first podcast that uses Open Broadcast Studio (OBS) for video production. Still rough, but the browser screen is now center stage (and it didn’t need some fancy mixing controller, it just worked by piping in […]

edc: Of pens and pencils, Rotring 600, Pilot C743 FA Extended Feed, and C823 FA dreams

Sometimes I feel like in 2023, I’m at two ends of the spectrum where I love the newest things like iPads for notetaking and the Apple Watch (go Ultra!), but it does make me nostalgic for traditional things from 200 years ago. So here’s a quick list of old-fashioned Everyday Carry (EDC), so here’s a […]

travel: Hotel bonuses through portals and then offers

OK, it’s gotten complicated again to figure out how to book a hotel, there is no single low price anymore, but here is a guide. First select an area that you want to go to, then you have to compare the net prices taking into account both the portal bonus and the offers: Chase: Portal […]

PT1. Podcasts are back: Our Robot Overlords are here

Here getting the podcast player doesn’t quite work from Blubrry, but the Pocket Casts is working. You can subscribe. And here are the show notes. We annotate everything (just to prove we know what we are talking about and also the errata as speaking contemporaneously results in errors for me). But here are Paul and […]

pod: Making a Vlog and Podcast with Zoom Immersive, Final Cut Pro editing and Anchor hosting, WordPress connection

Ok, starting up the new podcast world for the first time, we should shortly have the new PTCast for Paul and Tong’s Excellent Podcast published here (thanks to and YouTube). We had our first technical rehearsal. We will get Open Broadcast Studio up at some point, but we did learn how to make it […]

sec: Using Yubikey Security Keys waiting for the C Bio Fido Edition

Well, I’ve had an old Yubikey 4C around for ages and tried to get it to work a few years ago. But with all the concerns about security, I’ve always wanted to understand this. Plus, Apple is trying to get everyone to be passwordless and that is a good thing. Using 1Password is great, but […]

Mac: Freezing, hash mismatch, after Open Core Legacy Patcher and Atmos

Well, I’ve never actually had this problem before, but my MacBook Pro 2016 has been freezing and in trying to get it work and sadly this looks like it might be a RAM problem in the machine as I am getting a hash mismatch error. I tried a reinstall and I’m hoping this works, but […]

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