S3E37: What I would buy for my YouTube Streaming Gear Today?

So it has been a long journey and this is what I would buy for my YouTube Studio Gear if I started from scratch and also the gear that I went with when I had to make value judgements (read that as budgetary requirements?) Sign up for the Expand Your Reach Virtual Summit https://techtroublemaker–geeks.thriv… (Note: all of my equipment links are affiliate links so I may earn a commission which I will use to upgrade my gear) Here is what I would buy if I started again…
 
Elgato Key Light Air X 2. https://amzn.to/3DMQwjx (The Neewer lights flack out with app control)
 
Elgato StreamDeck XL https://amzn.to/3CMZ6gD (15 buttons are not enough) Sony ZV-E10 (I love this camera, it was the right choice) https://amzn.to/3xet8ZG
 
Sigma 16mm 1.4f Sony E mount lens (such great focus and I love the blur) https://amzn.to/3cFqK4E
 
Shure MV7 USB/XLR Dynamic Mic (with the software you can get a really nice podcaster sound) https://amzn.to/3r51ywI
 
Elgato Green Screen https://amzn.to/30ZDYqB (curtain styles and stands are just too much of a pain and take too much room)
 
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S3E36: Vax Records, there’s an app for that

News

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. 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/15/22782802/microsoft-block-edgedeflector-windows-11

Digital Vaccine Card

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

https://smarthealth.cards/

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.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerowankelleher/2021/11/15/digital-proof-of-vaccination-testing-smart-health-card-bindle/?sh=5f17ac1837fc

https://www.geekwire.com/2021/mandate-effect-clear-app-gets-official-ok-seattle-area-vaccine-verification-method/

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

https://support.google.com/googlepay/answer/10890261

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.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212752

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. 

https://kotaku.com/15-years-later-call-of-duty-fan-gets-credit-for-game-c-1848061829