We hit 320,000 subscribers today! Slow and steady is preferable IMHO to becoming a viral one hit wonder. Thank you for your continued support! Here’s a video I made about my channel’s strategy from last year when I hit the 300k mark.
One of the most compelling UFO stories in the 2020 documentary “The Phenomenon” involved a 1994 incident at the Ariel School in Zimbabwe. There students claim to have seen a UFO and its occupants after the craft landed next to their playground. A new documentary by Randall Nickerson will focus entirely on this story, visiting the former students on how this incident impacted their lives. Definitely check out the Phenomenon if you haven’t seen it already, I talk more about this incident in this Weekly Wrapup video.
Qualcomm’s M1 Competitor Delayed
PC World has a great scoop on the status of Qualcomm’s M1 competitor. The company says it won’t be shipping the new chip until late 2023 – putting ARM based Windows PCs further behind Apple’s Macs. The big question is how farther along will Apple be by then?
I covered the performance disparities between Windows ARM and Apple’s M1 about ten months ago.
Apple’s M1 has been on the market for almost two years now. Even their high performance variants are running off the same architecture. Apple’s updated M2 chips are rumored to be released in new Macs later this year.
Plex updated their logo today! Looks a bit more rounded than the old one. You can read about the change here. Plex is currently hiring with over 20 positions available in a bunch of different departments. They are a fully remote company. See the openings here and see all of my Plex content here. We’re up to 89 videos! Disclosure: Plex is a sponsor on the channel.
I still remember the day I bought Contra 35 (yikes!) years ago. It is one of my favorite games of all time. AVGN did a great analysis of what made this game so great : it was tough but fair.
Back in the day I managed to get to the last level until word of mouth about the “Konami code” made it to my school. I still remember the thrill of reaching the winter level on my first continue.
While so many games we thought were great don’t hold up today this one actually gets better with age.
As I continue to tweak the blog along with my content automation I found that it’s pretty easy to bundle things up into an email newsletter/digest that can be sent out several times a week.
If you’d like to see me in your inbox several days a week I set up a new digest email list that will go out with a much greater frequency vs. this one.
It will consist of any new content I push out on YouTube along with interesting links I came across throughout the day/week. This content is the same as what will be posted to my blog and other social platforms.
Alien artifacts found on Mars. But the aliens in this case are earthlings! The Mars Rover Perseverance encountered the back shell and parachute it used to descend to the surface of the red planet. And its helicopter took an aerial photo.
My friend Luke Bouma shared the above interesting statistic about the continuing trend of US consumers cutting the cable cord. Roku, citing Nielsen data, says that streaming TV has now surpassed legacy paid TV services like cable and satellite. What’s not clear is whether or not they factor over the top services like Sling and YouTube TV in that data.
Samsung released a revision of their T7 portable SSD. This new one is called the “Shield” and it offers a more rugged design vs. their previous model. Performance, however, is the same. See more portable SSD content here.
Boeing’s Starliner is back on the pad in Florida for a test flight.
The goal of commercial crew was for multiple routes to space. Boeing is as important as SpaceX in that regard. Starliner’s troubles demonstrated the strength of multiple vendors providing launch services. No disruption to the mission – just hitch another ride.
Lately I’ve been very interested in reclaiming my content from all of the various platforms I’ve put stuff on over the years. For a long time I would put posts like this up on Medium and post it separately to Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
But the home base was never mine.
So I am establishing a new home base for my text based content. And from here I’ll be linking out to all of my other stuff vs. the other way around.
I initially built this with a really neat open source project/app called Hugo. What I liked about Hugo is that it goes back to the simpler days of the web where plain old HTML is served up vs. some prone to hacking blogging engine that will need constant updates.
The problem is that it was a real pain to work with. Image processing was a mess and a real manual process. I couldn’t just drop something in. And I had to re-sync everything and run a process every time I made a small change.
WordPress is a little more than I need but it’ll work for this project insofar as workflow is concerned.
I’m not sure how often I’ll post here but I am going to be experimenting with automation to see what cool things I can do with this.
RetroRGB has an interesting analysis of GBA hardware differences.