episodes featuring James Bilsbrough

James has worked in technology for most of his adult-life, mostly in the support space. He’s a proud nerd who isn’t afraid to tell you he knows far more about Federation starships than one would normally expect.

James, Jon, and Jae recording this episode.
Browsers

Build-A-Browser

James and Jae are joined by Jon von Tetzchner, the CEO of Vivaldi. Jon shares his experience with building two different browsers, the early days of the browser-scape, and why we need to regulate or flat out ban the increasing profiling of users on the web.

Zack, Jae, and James recording this episode.
Android

The Fruit and The Droids

James and Jae are joined by Zack to have an honest discussion on the #iPhone vs #Android debate. We delve into security updates, device longevity, right to repair, cross-platform messaging and much more, all whilst remaining calm and collected!

James, Evan, Alex and Jae recording this episode.
Cameras

The UniFi Appreciation Show

You’ve heard us wax lyrical about how much we love UniFi, the easy to use networking and more ecosystem from Ubiquiti. We’re joined by Alex and Evan, the hosts of UI Chat, to look at why UniFi’s offering is so powerful and look at some of the gotchas and things to be aware of.

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BT

Playing with Wires

James is joined by Phil and Stu Ashby, twin retired hacker types who were instrumental in the creation of a truly interesting online gaming service from the ’90s that worked through dial-up modems whilst keeping latency relatively low, even by today’s standards.

Alex, Jae, and James recording this episode together on SquadCast.
Apple Event

Fastest Event Yet

James and Jae are joined by Alex Lowe for our traditional Apple Event discussion. We unpack what the new m3 powered Macs mean in terms of performance, why 8 GB of memory is probably enough, and join our friends at The Iconfactory in celebrating 20 years of xScope.

Joel and James recording this episode on SquadCast
Code

Adventures in Programming

James is joined by long-time friend Joel Drapper to discuss the world of programming. We discuss Joel’s journey to becoming a Ruby focussed developer, as well as the open-source work he’s contributing to the Ruby community.

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Blind

Why Not Blind Accessibility?

Accessibility is something we’re very passionate about here, after all both James and Jae have their own challenges. So, it was an absolute pleasure to chat with Brandon Cole (aka SuperBlindMan) to chat all about how video games can be accessible to those with a wide range of vision issues.

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Apple

Lightning Be Gone

Yes, we’re back! Your Apple Event dream team of Jae, James, and Alex gather on SquadCast to discuss Apple’s recent event and our thoughts on the new iPhone 15, 15 Pro, and of course the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2.

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Cloud

OnLive: A Cloud to the Past

Cloud Gaming is something many of us have probably heard about or toyed with. But, have you ever heard about OnLive? Jae and James talk with Jay and Omega of Thoughtable Network about a storm in the history of Cloud Gaming and how that might portend the future of this innovative gaming delivery method.

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Console

Switched

James is joined by Chris Brandrick from Switch Weekly to look back over the last 6 years and counting of the Nintendo Switch’s success and its shortcomings.