Easy to recommend to fans of U2 — and you’ve probably already watched it if you are – but there’s a fantastic interview with Adam Clayton of U2 on the Irish television program The Works that covers the band’s influences, art, and staying relevant at 40 years as a band.
Caffeine is currently in beta – you can set up an account, like mine, for free via Twitter but you can’t actually stream anything until you’re approved by Caffeine. Which I’m not.
No word on how exactly they’re implementing the streaming but due to the fact that using the site currently requires Chrome or Firefox, I’m guessing they’re using a browser based method of capturing gameplay as opposed to using downloaded software like OBS or Gameshow.
It’ll be a tough uphill fight against the big players – Twitch is owned by Amazon and YouTube is an Alphabet/Google property – but internet nerds love an underdog story and an opportunity to be an early adopter on a new platform is hard to resist.
Why be one of millions on YouTube when you can be in the top 10 on Twitch or Caffeine?
I’ve got a 2007 iMac that’s been sitting on my desk waiting to be Kijiji’d to some loving new home. I keep delaying wiping it and boxing it up 1 because I’m worried I’ll miss something – a photo, a document – and the stress of trying to make sure I’ve got a copy of everything somewhere has kept me from wanting to get rid of it.
These days pretty much anything I’m working on is either in Dropbox or iCloud somewhere so I’m really not too worried about recent documents/photos. It’s more the stuff from 4+ years ago that I’ve likely forgotten about but for some reason think I might need. (I won’t.)
But then I found this support article from Apple Support that details exactly what to do when you’re selling or giving away your Mac.
What helped me let it go 2 was Step 1: Create a backup. Of course! I have a USB hard drive that I’ve been backing up the iMac with for years and that has everything on it that I’ll likely never need again.
The rest of the steps are important to do because they’ll save you the hassle of de-authorizing your Mac from iTunes or iCloud when it’s no longer yours.
Doing Step 5, Erase and reinstall OS X, properly is very important because you want to make sure your iTunes Store / App Store account is removed from the Mac completely and that whomever buys your Mac can license it under their account. Speaking from experience, it saves a lot of time by doing it before rather than trying to do it after OS X/macOS is reinstalled.
When you’re choosing how to erase your hard drive, it’s worth considering the Security Options in Disk Utility. If you’re at all security conscious you might want to up the amount of times your data is overwritten. This option will make it more difficult for someone to try and recover your data when they’ve got your computer.
Update: If you’ve followed the steps but can’t get Option-Command-R to load OS X Recovery over the Internet like it’s supposed to – mine kept going to what you’d see if you held down Command (⌘)-R on boot, OS X Recovery – it worked for me to try Option-Command-P-R which resets the NVRAM. It’s the oldest voodoo support trick on Mac that almost never worked for me over the years but has finally paid off.
Now to sort out how much a 2007 24″ iMac will sell for.
In late 2015 it was discovered that Facebook’s app for iOS may have been using a loophole to keep the app in the background longer than it should have by pretending to be playing audio.
Now while reading Facebook’s announcement for Live Audio streaming, I couldn’t help but wonder if that incident from 2015 is coming back to bite Facebook (emphasis added):
We know that people often like to listen to audio while doing other things; people using Android devices will be able to continue listening to a Live Audio broadcast even if they leave the Facebook app or lock their phones, while iOS listeners will be able to continue listening as they browse other parts of Facebook.
There’s plenty of apps for iOS that can play audio in the background when you switch away from them: music apps like Spotify or podcast apps like Pocket Casts, so Facebook for iOS technically should be able to do it – but might Apple not be allowing them to do it because of past issues? Or do apps who’s primary purpose isn’t playing audio not get to stay in the background no matter what kind of other features they have?
Live audio/video is the next battleground for mobile apps, at least from Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, Amazon/Twitch, and YouTube’s perspective. As a podcaster, it’s interesting to see how this will all shake out as Kyle and I and the rest of the Goodstuff.fm crew figure out where/how/why to use one platform over the other for streaming our own content.
I’m a sucker for behind the scenes of almost anything except how hot dogs are made.
Wes Bos puts out awesome training courses for really nerdy web stuff that even I don’t understand most of. And of course for someone who knows as much as he does about web dev/code magic, he doesn’t just use an existing app to run the store to sell/giveaway his courses.
Christopher Schmitt joins me to review and discuss Rogue One, which opened this week in theatres around the world. Is it A New Hope or does it make us want to strike back at the ticket seller for letting us go see it?
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Links and Show Notes
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer (Official) – YouTube
- Star Wars: ROGUE ONE – Supercut of ALL trailers – YouTube
- Uncanny valley – Wikipedia
- Christopher Schmitt (@teleject) | Twitter
- Chris Enns (@iChris) | Twitter
- Chris Enns is creating Podcasts | Patreon
- A Review of Rogue One by Two Christophers – Patreon Version