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 and Canis recording this episode.
App Store

The Ferrite Attraction

James joined by Canis, the developer of Ferrite by Wooji Juice, to talk about the iOS exclusive audio editing app’s origins, some of its best features, as well as some nerdy under-the-hood insights into building for such a powerful app for iOS.

Catherine, James, and Jae recording this episode on SquadCast
AI

Chatting AI Ethics

Jae and James are joined by returning guest, Dr. Catherine Flick, to have a chat about the ethics of tools like ChatGPT and the general concepts of LLMs (Large Language Models) in AI. We also look at some of the privacy concerns around using such tools.

Wireless Functionality

Jae and James are joined by good friend of the show, Alex, to take a deep dive into the hows and whys of WiFi. We chat about mesh, the problems with boosters / extenders, and look at what you can to do improve your existing setup if you can’t upgrade your WiFi gear.

James and Naomi recording this episode via SquadCast
32X

Dances with Sega

James is joined by retro-enthusiast and all round nice guy, Naoki Saito, to talk all about his quarter-scale DDR cabinet as well as looking back at Sega’s 16-bit Tower of Power and their foray into 32-bit, the Saturn.

Sascz, Jae, and James recording this episode on SquadCast
1Password

CyberSecurity 101

Jae and James are joined by good friend Alexander (aka Sascz) to take a crash course on some of the common terms in CyberSecurity, as well as exploring the importance of multi-factor authentication, good password hygiene, and modern ways to authenticating with systems and services.

A photo of Jack, represented by the EOS webcam utility, Sam, and James recording this episode on SquadCast
Amiga

Rewinding the DV Tape

James is joined by Jack and Sam who dipped their toes into creating video using a late 90s MiniDV camera along with classic versions of Final Cut Pro and iMovie, as well as shooting photos with some truly classic film cameras.

Jae, Craig, and James recording this episode.

Be Our (Podcast) Host

For our 50th episode, Jae and James are joined by Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos, to talk all about podcast hosting and all the challenges that come along with distributing a podcast like ours.

James and Nancy recording this episode.
Accessible

Tech for the Elderly

James is joined by Nancy May from the Eldercare Success podcast to talk all about how we can use technology to help with the care of elderly relatives, as well as help them avoid scams, and keep tech simple for the older tech users in our lives.

James and Chris recording this episode.

Environmental

James is joined by Chris Adams from climateaction. tech and The Green Web Foundation to discuss how technology impacts the enviornment, and how we can evaluate our own usage of tech to make a positive impact.

Jae, James, and Bradly recording this episode of the podcast.
American Heart Association

Heartfelt Streaming

Bradly of The American Heart Association joins James and Jae to discuss charity fundraising on Twitch. We discussed how streaming could help raise money for charitable organisations online. We also discuss heart health and how technology can help/hinder one of the most vital organs in our body.