S3E38: 10 Things I am Pretty Sure I am Sure about Live Streaming

10 things I am pretty sure I am sure about Livestreaming
Tales of a hobby turned obsession
1. Need a camera? Where’s your cell phone?

I started with a webcam
I was so fixated that in order to do YouTube I needed a great camera.

But through LEDA challenges I found out a Cell phone rocks and usually has a great camera

(Cool ways to bring your phone camera to your computer? USB or NDI)

2. Bad video is forgiven before bad audio

You’re muted
What is that echo?
Voice too low or Music too loud
(I started with a Blue Yeti and I am still using it)

3. Your videos should answer a question or solve a problem

4. Save up and buy best gear when you do upgrade equipment

Buy what turns out to be junk little by little to try and save money only to litter your life with junk you wind up replacing
Decide what you need
Determine the costs
Save up for it and buy it when you can afford (Not Before)

5. Recorded video does better than Lives unless…you build a community

6. YouTube Analytics will make you insane

7. Find the one topic that works for you

If you don’t like your topic, no one else will.
Topics we are passionate about ”sell” the video to our viewers
It is possible to be so diverse in your topics, YouTube doesn’t recommend your videos.

Under Water Basket Weaving may not do well on a ”Tech” channel
Niche down and focus
8. Preparation builds confidence

If you have loose notes, they are your safety net to make sure you don’t go off track
Planning and research means you know what you are talking about when you talk about it.
“Lack of Planning on My Part does not mean an emergency for your part but it does mean you get to see a train wreck in progress”

9. Bring friends along for the ride

10. If you aren’t having fun, you are doing it wrong

Creating is hard work but if you enjoy the end results are so worth it
If it continues to not be fun, then maybe it is time to retool your processes

The challenge
Go live
What is your favorite platform?
Go live there.
30 seconds to 30 minutes, doesn’t matter
Just go Live
Say hi, talk about your day, talk about what you are thankful for.

Get your phone or whatever and go live every day in December. Call it #YuleVolog or #Vlogmas

****Boring Stuff follows*****

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S3E36: Vax Records, there’s an app for that


Microsoft is making sure your default browser is Edge whether you like it or not in Windows 11. While Microsoft doesn’t say it this way, basically consumers have no clue what they should do based on Microsoft’s actions.

As proof this an app called EdgeDeflector is being blocked by Microsoft in the next update. What did EdgeDeflector do? It made it possible to use your favorite browser to return search results from Microsoft’s search box. 


Digital Vaccine Card

This is the standard many states are adopting but many states are baring their offices from creating such barcodes.


So with travel and events starting to require proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test, many software companies are trying to create “the app” that consumers will use to store not only their Covid 19 vaccination or test records, but also perhaps other digital health and vaccination records. Who can we trust when there are no formalized standards supported by any specific government? In the US, health care is very decentralized and no one governing body controls how this is handled.



Here is how to add your Covid 19 vaccination in Google Wallet on Android


Here is how to add your Covid 19 vaccination record on iPhone if it is running at least iOS 15.1 and has Apple Health app.


An Ahhhh moment

15 years ago the makers of Call of Duty (pre-Activision mind you) teamed up with one gamer to learn ways to add accessibility to the controls of their game. This gamer, who went by the name NOM4D agreed to share his knowledge in exchange for his name being listed in the credits of the game. With internal squabbles between the programmers and the parent company this never happened and The controller layout named after him, NOM4D never got his name in the credits until now. When Raven Software who developed the latest edition of Call Of Duty wanted to know who developed these controls they found Randy Fitzgerald who gave them the entire story of how this all came to be. They offered him money but instead he simply wanted a wrong righted and so he was sent a free copy of the game and they asked him to watch the credits. There it was, NOM4D.