I’m Surrounded

I just got the new Ricoh Theta S 360º camera. I've been playing with it and I'm super impressed. With a single click the dual fisheye lenses capture a 360º sphere instantly - no panning. The resulting images need to be stitched together with the provided Ricoh software, but the result is a crisp, pannable, …

Younger Next Year

A big thanks to Larry Barnard via Frederick Van Johnson for the recommendation of Younger Next Year. (Audible abridged version here.)The book is aimed at men in the "next third" of life (aka the last third, or 50+)  who, like me, are looking retirement, and the inevitable slide into senility and death, square in the eye. I …

Hello Squarespace

I should have done this ages ago.My only excuse is that I wanted to know the ins-and-outs of WordPress, so I used a self-hosted WordPress installation for my personal blog. 99% of the activity on that blog was behind the scenes: constantly updating WordPress to fix security holes and bugs. I have wearied of the …

We’re Back!

I left TechTV 11 years ago. One year later I started TWiT. Practically every day since then I’ve met people who loved The Screen Savers and asked me if I ever planned to bring it back. I always said no, because TWiT was really a different beast, and I don’t like the idea of recreating something …

LOL is Life of Lisa, too

My lovely Lisa Kentzell has created a new personal blog, The Life Of Lisa. The most recent post features some shots I took during our Presidents’ Day trail ride. I used my new Sony A7R with the Zeiss 55mm lens (one of only two available to date). Fortunately “old Joe” didn’t buck me off.  

By The Numbers

When I first started to do live streaming of our show production, I was worried about streaming capacity. I did some research and found that the record for a live streaming audience had been set in 2005 by AOL's stream of Live 8: 175,000 peak viewers and a stream of 56Gbps. That was the upper …

A Word from the Boss

The real power behind the yoga ball at TWiT is our CEO, Lisa Kentzell. She just posted a summary of what she did before she joined TWiT over on her blog at lisakentzell.com. I didn't even know half this stuff. She's also been posting a bunch of great pictures on her Google+ page - it's …

Changes @ TWiT

This month brings some changes to the TWiT lineup: a new live schedule, a farewell to some old friends, and three new shows. First the bad news. I am canceling seven shows. I never like canceling a show, but I need to when audience numbers are too low to support them. It’s the part of …

Test the ATR2100 USB Mic

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