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  • Building a Live Video Broadcast Switcher PC

    I originally wrote this post in late 2017. A lot has changed since then! Our original PC was stolen from a storage facility and we rebuilt it. I’ll be sharing our 2019 rebuild in an upcoming post. In 2017, I helped build a Windows PC to run Livestream Studio for my church. Livestream Studio is […]

  • The Joy of Migration

    The Joy of Migration

    I recently purchased a MacBook Pro. I was eagerly expecting a seamless setup experience. The experience was not seamless. The good news is I have a working system. The bad news is it took a while to get here. I’m writing my experience to help others who may also be setting up a new Mac […]

  • Gentleman’s Ride Recap

    Gentleman’s Ride Recap

    You can donate for 2017! Donate now. Last Sunday was an unforgettable day riding through SF and across Golden Gate. We rode united to fight male suicide and prostate cancer and had a great time doing it. Why I am asking for your support Men are dying too young. Prostate cancer kills more men than […]

  • Support male suicide prevention

    Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. I lost a coworker to suicide a couple years ago. Half a million men will commit suicide this year. Depression doesn’t discriminate. Guys, don’t “tough it out” in silence. Talk to somebody. You can always speak with somebody immediately at 1-800-273-TALK. I am partnering with The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride […]

  • Matt Novak shares Buckminster Fuller’s FBI file: Buckminster Fuller was a world-renowned architect, math-obsessed designer, and affable weirdo. He died in 1983, but Fuller is still remembered fondly today for his geodesic domes and his three-wheeled cars. Despite extensive historical interest in the man, his FBI file has never been made public. Until now. Turns […]