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.

Apple

Crushing It!

James and Jae are joined by Alex Lowe for another Apple Event roundup. We look at all the new iPad goodness, play ‘Choose The Pencil’ and even explain why WiFi 7 being AWOL isn’t such a big deal.

Fediverse

Hosting a Mastodon

James and Jae are joined by Hugo, the one man army behind Masto.host, to talk about the challenges that come with hosting multiple Mastodon instances for a wide range of communities. We also explore why having your own instance may be something to consider.

James, Jae, Zack and Catherine recording this episode of Crossed Wires
AI

Educating AI

James and Jae are joined by returning guests, Prof. Catherine Flick and Zack, to talk about the challenges of AI in academia, and how taking a ChatGPT shaped shortcut nearly cost Zack his high-school graduation.

Nirav and James recording this episode of Crossed Wires
Framework

Framing a Better Laptop

James is joined by Nirav Patel, the founder and CEO of Framework, to talk about how important ‘Right to Repair’ is and the value we should all be placing on sustainable and upgradeable technology. Of course, we discuss the Framework laptop and what this uniquely customisable and upgradable notebook brings to the market.

James and Gideon recording this episode.
AI

Weaving a Tapestry

James is joined again by Gedeon Maheux from The Iconfactory. This time we’re talking the Project Tapestry KickStarter, designing apps, as well as random diversions to Star Trek, Stargate, AI, and of course some good old Apple talk!

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.

A photo of Stu Ashby, James, and Phil Ashby recording this episode.
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.