My videos, livestreams, and courses. You can find all my archived videos and streams below:

  • All livestreams on Twitch
  • My Developer experience livestream with Ian Jennings on YouTube
  • All livestreams on YouTube
  • All livestreams on Facebook

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My daily diary with Magic Mind, The World’s First Productivity Shot

As part of a sponsorship for my podcast I spent two weeks with Magic Mind, that claims to be the world’s first productivity shot. How did its ingredients of Matcha, Nootropics, Adaptogens, Honey, and other goodies help me relax, get focus, and energy over 14 days? In this video diary I recount my experiences and dig into what the ingredients in the shot claim to do. If you’re interested in trying Magic Mind yourself I have discount codes… The next 10 days, you can get 40% off your subscription at: A 20% discount code of any single purchase: CHINCHILLA20

Latest from the broadcast industry at IBC 2022, Amsterdam

I got to go to one of the biggest events I’ve been to since 2019 and cover all that’s new in video, audio, and the broadcast industry in general. Here’s who I spoke to, my own interviews, plus sessions with the crew. - Robitica, AI sign language: 0:47 - EditShare, Cloud editing and collaboration: 07:10 - Avid, Audio and video editing tools: 15:13 - Varnish, Content delivery: 23:12 - Suitest, TV app test automation:28:46 - Sony, FR7 Cinema Line Full-frame PTZ camera: 41:42 - Disguise, VR and XR for video: 44:44 - Grass Valley, Agile Media Processing Platform: 48:41

Apple event reactions live

It’s another Apple event, so what’s better than a semi-sarcastic British/Australian guy’s sardonic commentary to accompany it? Nothing I tell you… Nothing!

Bun, the JavaScript runtime to replace npm and yarn?

Bun promises to replace and improve upon a plethora of JavaScript and TypeScript tools you currently use, offering bundle, transpile, install and run features all-in-one. On top of all that, it claims to be faster than other options. Is it? In this learning livestream I see what I can find out and if the hype is right.

Learning livestream with BetterTouchTool

BetterTouchTool is a classic feature packed app that allows you to customize various input devices on your Mac. In this livestream I figure out how it might be useful to, and especially how I can replace the weighty Stream Deck application with BetterTouchTool’s new beta feature.

Building a boardgame for tabletop simulator

Tabletop simulator is a classic tool for playing digital versions of boardgames. It’s also a great way to prototype game ideas without constantly creating physical prototypes. So in this learning Livestream I learn how to create a version of a game I am currently codesigning.

Programming update Summer 2022

A few small updates from me and what I have planned for my video output going forward.

Create macOS virtual machines with VirtualBuddy

VirtualBuddy can virtualize macOS 12 and later on Apple Silicon, with the goal of offering features that are useful to developers who need to test their apps on multiple versions of macOS, especially betas. The project is in early stages, but I found with minimal configuration it helps you get a virtual machine up and running quickly and efficiently.

Cristian Heilmann - Principal Program Manager Developer Tools at Microsoft

Ian and Chris speak with Cristian Heilmann, Principal Program Manager Developer Tools at Microsoft about his long career through developer relations/evangelism, teaching technical skills, and so much more!

macOS native code editing with CodeEdit

A code editor built by the community, for the community, written entirely and unapologetically for macOS. Features include syntax highlighting, code completion, project find and replace, snippets, terminal, task running, debugging, git integration, code review, extensions, and more. Sounds good to me! Let’s see how it compares to others in a competitive landscape.

Capture screenshots as Photoshop files with ScreenToLayers

Capture screens as a Photoshop documents, with layers separated ready for complex editing. This is an application I’ve wanted to try for a while and see how flexible it is for future changes. TLDR: It doesn’t seem to be maintained anymore, but still mostly works.

Live play - Battle of the Bards by Dustin Winter

Will my musical past help me win a battle of the bands… Against myself? I compose a song, and maybe even sing it… Live! This game by Dustin Winter was featured in the latest Level 1 anthology part of Free RPG day.

Code faster and deploy instantly with Veryfront

Veryfront is a tool that empowers developers and teams to quickly build and deploy web apps right in the browser. With integration options aplenty, is this a low code option you’ve been waiting for? It’s early stages for the product, but some interesting ideas and features, that with more development could be a useful collaborative development platform for UI-based projects.

Simple cloud environments with Napptive

Napptive promises to make it easier to create cloud environments, deploy, and manage cloud-native apps without worrying about Kubernetes. Is it really that easy?

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The Solo Adventurer - Unity learning livestream

I am on a mission to learn a bunch of new gaming-related tools and languages and Unity has been top of my list for a while. Join me over several forthcoming sessions as I work my way through books and courses… Live.

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Hands on Your terminal reimagined with Fig

Fig adds IDE-style autocomplete to your existing terminal and other tools. Complete with plugins and an active ecosystem, is is what your terminal has been waiting for?

Cloud development with GitHub codespaces

Create a codespace to start developing in a secure, configurable, and dedicated development environment that works how and where you want it to. Or does it? I take a look and see if I am ready to move my work to the cloud.

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Hands on - Warp, The terminal for the 21st century

A new terminal application that promises lots of new useful features, is cross platform, and isn’t based on Electron? I’m intrigued! Will I switch from iTerm? Let’s see!

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The Solo Adventurer - Unity learning livestream

I am on a mission to learn a bunch of new gaming-related tools and languages and Unity has been top of my list for a while. Join me over several forthcoming sessions as I work my way through books and courses… Live.

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Hands on - Creating amazing documentation with Archbee.mp4

Archbee joins the plethora of tools promising to help you build cohesive, well integrated, and varied developer documentation. It includes markdown, API references, commenting, mermaid support, and much more. Too good to be true or just what you’re looking for? I take a look!

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The Solo Adventurer - I'm Bored, Let's Explore (Ruins)

A game about discovering the past with a sibling. And skeletons. Yes.

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Hands on - Private browsing with DuckDuckGo for macOS

I’ve used DuckDuckGo as a search engine for a while, but the company also has mobile browsers I’ve been experimenting with, and now announced a browser for macOS in beta that isn’t just another Chromium browser. I take a look and see why I might use it instead of Safari.

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Hands on - Switching from Heroku to Vercel

In this hands on I see what’s involved in switching a small hobby coding project from hosted with Heroku to Vercel.

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Hands on - Headless CMS in VSCode with Front Matter

Front Matter is a CMS that runs within Visual Studio Code. It gives you the power and control of a full-blown CMS while also providing you the flexibility and speed of the static site generator of your choice. Wow!? I take a look…

Creative writing with JetBrains Grazie

I looked at using Grazie for technical copy, tried creative writing with GitHub Copilot, and people asked me to try the same with Grazie… So here we go, another live writing session with an AI assistant! What will we concoct together?