It’s podcast time again, and this week Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams sat down with Staff Writer Dan Maloney to review the best hacks on the planet, and a few from off. We’ll find out how best to capture lightning, debate the merits of freezing water — or ice cream — when it’s warm, and see if we can find out what R2D2 was really talking about with all those bleeps and bloops. Once we decode that, it’ll be time to find out what Tom Nardi was up to while the boss was away with his hidden message in episode 174, and how analog-encoded digital data survives the podcast production and publication chain. But surely you can’t watch a YouTube video on a Commodore PET, can you? As it turns out, that’s not a problem, and neither apparently is 3D printing a new ear.
The meat of Elliot’s “super secret mastering script”? Use it on your videos too!
ffmpeg -i $infile.wav -c:v copy -af loudnorm=I=-17:LRA=5:tp=-1.5 -ar 44100 $outfile.flac
Direct download, record it to tape, and play it on your boombox.
Check out the links below if you want to follow along, and as always, tell us what you think about this episode in the comments!
Episode 176 Show Notes:
- NASA reestablishes communications with its wayward CAPSTONE satellite
- Cruise robotaxis blocked traffic for hours on this San Francisco street – TechCrunch
What’s that Sound?
- Congrats to [Seth] and everyone else who is a fan of Blade Runner!
- Need a random number? RANDOM.ORG – Integer Generator
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold? Debate Continues Over The Mpemba Effect
- Converting A Sigma Lens To Canon, Digital Functionality Included
- Think You Know How Mario Kart Works?
- Computer Vision Extracts Lightning From Footage
- GGWave Sings The Songs Of Your Data
- BlixTerm Brings Full-Speed YouTube Video To The Commodore PET
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Dan’s Picks: