Episode 20 – Video Killed the Staff Training Star

A podcast about video making? Why not? Join the Cyberpunk Librarian for a look out how to make training videos for your staff and public! Discover the tools and design that’ll make a memorable video, not something that desperately needs an MST3K treatment!




Logitech C510 – This is the webcam I use. Simple, easy, does the job well. Shoots in 720p HD.

Logitech C615 – This is the 1080p HD version of the above webcam. As I write this, it’s on sale and is actually cheaper than the one above. And it’s the better camera! Go fig.


The Other Side of the Browser: Multimedia Devices - An explanatory, vlog like video I did for the staff about Roku, Apple TV, and so on.

What’s New in Polaris v4.1R2 – Part of a series of videos I did about our ILS upgrade.

You Suck at Photoshop – Darkly hilarious tutorials about learning Photoshop techniques.

Tara Arts Movie - Fun and funny tutorials on After Effects, Premiere, and video making in general.

Xia Taptara – Digital painting tutorials with an amazing artist.


Fairy Tale by Starman65

Daydreaming by Starman65

Bellydance at Ebisu by Ryo Miyashita

Episode 19 Featured

Episode 19 – Press the Shiny Red Button

It’s a podcast about podcasts as Dan talks about the things he does to design, prepare for, and record the show! Find out just how simple, or complex, it can be to make a podcast and pick up some ideas from the Cyberpunk Librarian and others!


Check out these shows for ideas!

Some hardware and software and stuff!

  • WordPress – My free and open source content management system of choice. Or my preferred FOSS CMS.
  • Seriously Simply Podcasting – A fantastic plugin for WordPress that helps with podcast distribution on your website.
  • FFMPG Plugin for Audacity – Import video files into Audacity to strip off the audio.
  • Video DownloadHelper Firefox – Download streaming videos easily.
  • Audacity – The best audio editor money can’t buy.
  • USB Mic – I use a Rock Band mic. Sure it’s cheesy, but it’s fairly decent.
  • Blue Yeti – A primo USB mic. I’ll be upgrading to this fairly soon.
  • Pop filter – The cheapest thing you can get to improve your audio.
  • Make your own pop filter! – Don’t worry, it’s really easy to do.
  • Swivel Arm Boom Mounts – They come in lots of varieties and prices. Mine was something like $30 as I recall. It doesn’t even have a brand on it.

Other cool things!



Other good stuff


Episode 18 – The Technogeneralist

Let’s take a break from long form, tech heavy shows with a shorter show and lighter commentary! An unabashed generalist, Dan takes you through how he maintains and learns a little about everything and why it’s important to specialize in generalization.


Solar Rush by Redmann

As always, the title track is Bellydance at Ebisu by Ryo Miyashita

High tech, low life