Talking Tech on Radio Maria

Christina King hosts a weekly radio show called Embracing Your Greatness on Radio Maria in the Greater Chicago area. She called yesterday morning to see if I’d be willing to be on the show as her guest to talk about technology and The New Evangelization. She didn’t need to ask twice. My favorite thing to talk about is technology and my second favorite thing is using it as a tool for faith formation. The full audio from the show can be…

I’m Loving the Buzz

Google Buzz is a Twitter/Facebook type of sharing service in Gmail. You can communicate and share items of interest with your Gmail contacts and others you meet on Buzz. Conceptually, Buzz works very much like Facebook. Buzz came out of nowhere on February 9th. No one, I mean NO ONE, saw Buzz coming. Google kept it totally under wraps until the day it was announced. None of the pundits or publications ever spoke of Buzz. This is certainly a tribute…

Problem Resolved? MacBook Pro Audio and Video Recording Now in Sync with iSight Camera?

I’ve written previously about a problem I’ve encountered recording video with the iSight camera on my MacBook Pro. I know that many people have experienced this problem, as I regularly get people doing a Google search for the solution landing on this post. Last week I downloaded the latest version of QuickTime Player (ver 7.6 (472)) for my Macbook Pro running OS X 10.5.6. I was hoping it would resolve the problem of audio/video synchronization when recording in PhotoBooth or…

Put a Big Bald Guy in Your Inbox!

Now you can subscribe to my posts by email. That’s right, you can read my posts where you get your other messages, in your inbox. Just enter your email address in the subscription box located on the right side of this page (NOT the orange RSS feed button). After you subscribe, you’ll get an email each evening containing my post(s) from that day. I promise to do my best to entertain and inform you.

Tweeting From FriendFeed and Visa-Versa

I’m following nearly 2,000 people on Twitter and nearly 1,300 are following me. Problem is that I don’t get to read a lot of the good stuff these folks tweet about. In fact, I miss most of it. Even with advanced Twitter clients like PeopleBrowsr and TweetDeck, I still have to work too hard to mine the tasty nuggets from the swiftly moving stream of tweets generated by the 2,000 people I follow. FriendFeed is much more conducive to conversation…

Add a favicon to your blog.

If you have a WordPress blog, you can add your own favicon that appears on your browser tab and on the left side of your browser’s web address bar. You’ll see mine above and I’ve also added one to Christine’s CrazyGoatLady.com. Oh yeah, they also appear when your site is Bookmarked or Favorited. 1. Find an image you want to use. If it’s a picture it should be a close-up, as the picture we’ll be making is very tiny. 2.…

Recording Video with QuickTime: Audio and Video Out of Sync Using iSight Camera

My plan for BigBaldGuy.com is to keep the daily message short and sweet using unedited webcam video. After experimenting with podcasting and social networking tools for a couple of years, I’ve learned that if I’m going to publish content on a daily basis it must be relatively effortless. The more complex the publishing process, the less likely I am to stick with it. It’s just too damn much work to produce a show like the SweatCast, for example. I may…