pt5. ChatGPT and Mike Conte Special Guest (And Tech Glitches Galore)

This time, we bumble through an episode featuring the amazing Mike Conte and we talk about what’s wrong with this Podcast technically (see below), about ChatGPT, and about how you don’t want to show others the Money. Mike is as always hilarious! Ok, our exploration of Podcasting continues with tech glitches galore. First of all […]

vid: Dealing with audio recording too low in Final Cut Pro

Well, Final Cut Pro works pretty much like iMovie in dealing with segments that are recorded at too low a level. The big issue is that the maximum increase in volume is 12dB which really isn’t enough. The problem is that I was messing around with an OBS Studio volume filter and I recorded some […]

pod: OBS Studio works with VDO.Ninja as Browser Source is like a free Zoom

No really, is actually a free resource that does WebRTC which means that all the communications are peer-to-peer and encrypted which is great. More importantly, they support a full 1080p connection so it won’t work in low bandwidth systems, but it is excellent if you are doing podcasts. There are a few tricks here […]

pod: Tuning Not, Zoom guest host, OBS Noise gate bugs, and Window vs App Capture

OK, if you can believe it, it’s the fifth Podcast with Paul we’ve done and we tried out the first guest podcast so we had me life and then two remote people. Our guess and a new person. This is actually quite a bit harder than it looks, but here’s a quick guide: VDO.Ninja Not […]

home: The nightmare that is NordVPN Threat Protection and Bonjour and do not use Localdomain for HP Color LaserJet Pro M478f Printing and Homebridge

OK, I’ve been really struggling with accessing this printer. The HP Color LaserJet would work but every time I tried to use it again, my Mac would say not found. The real clue came when I tried to access my Homebridge at homebridge.local and it worked fine on my phone but not on my Mac. […]

mac: Like little stones, great Utilities

For some reason, Medium seems to be filled with these little articles about Mac apps and widgets. They are mainly identical (which is why I discontinued my Medium subscription and get most of my content from Mastodon and Reddit these days), but here are some of the great utilities I use daily and am about […]

Mac: HDR for your MacOS and iOS devices

Getting High Dynamic Range (HDR) on your MacOS and iPhone is really complicated. TL;dr is that on your iPhone use the dedicated NetFlix and YouTube applications. On the MacOS, twiddle Safari Develop Experimental Features to turn on VP9 while on Battery and disable Video battery optimization. And yes, I don’t know why any of these […]

home: Robovacs the Roborock S8+ or S7 MaxV

Well, I was about to get a Roborock S7 as the best choice for Apple Home-enabled vacuum cleaner. I actually ordered it from Walmart and then returned it when I discovered the Roborock S8 was announced at CES. It does seem like there are so many improvements happening right now that the right approach is […]

pod: Zoom lag and OBS Virtual camera hang and dim

OK, we had a great podcast session today, and here are the big lessons The Tweaks: 4K Zoom integration is awesome when it works but beware hands and Lag Almost all the issues are now with the OBS to Zoom integration, but the big ones are: Fixing the lag in Final Cut Pro If you […]

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