Tech Tips, Tech News, the Web and other various musings from Dr. Bill Bailey at Dr. Bill Bailey.NET. Join Dr. Bill as he makes pointed, funny, and sometimes, controversial observations on Tech Life.
By Dr. Bill Bailey
DrBill.TV #501 – Audio – The Antenna Reflector and ISP Shoot-Out Edition!
November 17, 2021
My experience adding Antennas Direct Clearstream 4Max reflectors to my antennas; we do an ISP comparison: T-Mobile, Spectrum, Northstate. I discuss Supergirl ‘Wokeness’, consider the ‘Linus Tech Tips’
DrBill.TV #500 – Audio – The 500th Episode Edition!
October 01, 2021
On the 500th Episode of the Dr. Bill.TV Show, Dr. Bill and his son, the GameMaster, discuss popular TV, Movies, Anime, and other entertainment of the day, as tradition dictates! (Every 100 episodes th
DrBill.TV Special – Audio – Two Ways to Conquer Condo Cord Cutting!
September 15, 2021
Dr. Bill shows us a ‘how to’ on cord cutting for someone living in a condominium that wants to watch OTA (‘Over the Air’) TV! He shows us two methods, one totally INSIDE the condo, and one actually OU
DrBill.TV #499 – Audio – The Can Locast Be Saved Edition!
September 03, 2021
Dr. Bill shares with us the issues involved in the Locast shutting down court case, and whether there are any chances for a similar broadcast-to-Internet service to emerge. (Sep 03, 2021) Links that p
DrBill.TV #498 – Audio – The Windows 11 Alternatives Edition!
August 28, 2021
Don’t want to be ‘stuck’ when Windows 11 comes out? What if you have perfectly good, but ‘older’ hardware? Here are some alternative operating systems you may want to consider! (Aug 28, 2021) Links th
DrBill.TV #497 – Audio – The Old Tech Dies, New Tech Lives Edition!
July 30, 2021
The 2021 Blackmagic Design Event rollout of new tech, new 4K Studio Cameras, and more! Meanwhile old tech is dying! 1st Gen Kindles will be bricked by year’s end, and what ‘old tech’ is being removed
DrBill.TV #496 – Audio – The Elgato Event Plus Your Network Security with Pi-Hole Edition!
July 17, 2021
The 2021 Elgato Streaming Event, new Amazon FireTV interface, Pi-Hole DNS re-direct for security, the WPAD vulnerability, GSotW: Signal Secure SMS Client, Microsoft Windows 365 Desktop-in-the-Cloud, p
DrBill.TV #495 – Audio – The Audacity of Big Tech Edition!
July 12, 2021
Dr. Bill discusses what has happened to the Open Source ‘Audacity’ project recently and the Open Source community’s reaction to that fiasco, and his opinion on how Microsoft may NOT necessarily hate u
DrBill.TV #494 – Audio – The Microsoft AND Windows Are Evil Edition!
June 28, 2021
A first look at Windows 11, Duck Duck Go improves on-line privacy, GS0tW: USB Oblivion! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel, Microsoft steals an Open Source project for their updater, the June 24th Windo
DrBill.TV #493 – Audio – The Ventoy is a Cool Utility Edition!
June 15, 2021
Walmart is officially now selling its Android TV streamers, Locast launches in Raleigh-Durham, NC, video link on the new features of Android 12, Beta 2, GSotW: Ventoy! Loki starts on Disney+! (Jun 15, 2021) Links that pertain to this Netcast: TechPodca...
DrBill.TV #492 – Audio – The My Video Studio Has Finally Come Together Edition!
May 24, 2021
Dr. Bill has finally achieved his goal of a netcast with a two camera studio, separate audio via a Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface and Shure SM7b microphone, and the new Feelworld LivePro L1 video switcher! Also,
DrBill.TV Special – PART 2 – Audio – ELECABLE PCIe 4-Port HDMI Video Capture Card Install and Test!
May 19, 2021
Dr. Bill continues his testing of the ELECABLE PCIe 4-Port HDMI Video Capture Card, and the StarTech.com 4 Port USB 3.0 PCIe Card w/ 4 Dedicated 5Gbps Channels he tried to replace it with in his studio. BOTH were failed experiments.
DrBill.TV Special – Audio – ELECABLE PCIe 4-Port HDMI Video Capture Card Install and Test!
May 13, 2021
Dr. Bill installs and tests a cheap, Chinese, four port HDMI Capture Card for the PCIe bus on your Windows PC System. It claims to be a ‘Professional video processing function, high-quality industrial-grade chip production, super stability,
DrBill.TV Special – Audio – How to Setup and Use the PLEX DVR with a Hauppauge WinTV-quadHD PCIe Card
May 05, 2021
How to select, and use a Hauppauge WinTV-quadHD PCIe Card in a spare PC to create a PLEX Quad-tuner DVR for Cord Cutters to record Over-the-Air TV, manage their video, movies, and other media on a Local Area networked PC system!
DrBill.TV #491 – Audio – The Remotely Tech News Edition!
April 29, 2021
The Falcon and Winter Soldier, new Windows icons, Amazon FireTV remote, AlmaLinux, hints and tips for Windows users, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Season 6 looks nuts! NASA pulls off first flight on another planet, GSotW: Remotely! (Apr 29,
A Special Review of Stremium – A DVR and Viewer for Multiple Web IPTV Services, Including Locast! (Audio)
April 12, 2021
Dr. Bill reviews the Stremium DVR Roku application, the Android Phone version, and the Web version of Stremium. Every version, on every platform, has very different features, and basically must be used in conjunction with each other for the FULL benefi...
DrBill.TV #490 – Audio – The Way Too Long, But Important Info Edition!
March 19, 2021
Locast now in Portland, Tablo with four tuners for HDMI, Intel ‘Justin’ Ads, what happened to KompoZer, GSotW: Audacity 3.0, Dust Sci-Fi film, ‘FTL,’, is VMware making a mistake? California’s net neutrality law, Techkey Wireless USB Adapter deal,
DrBill.TV #489 – Audio – The Tricky, But Can You Do It With a New Haircut Edition!
March 13, 2021
Roku Channel offers a new original drama, Chromebooks turn ten! Locast now supports the Cleveland DMA, GSotW: Location Guard! Add any program as a Windows Service, NSSM and Locast2Plex, using an older camcorder with the Atomos Ninja, or Ninja2,
DrBill.TV #488 – Audio – The Locast2Plex Cord Cutter Edition!
March 05, 2021
Dr. Bill introduces us to Locast, and Locast2Plex, a method for using a Python program to set up the Plex system and DVR with the over-the-Internet Locast OTA TV channel service. (Mar 05, 2021) Links that pertain to this Netcast: TechPodcasts Network I...
DrBill.TV #487 – Audio – The Raspberry Pi Maker Edition!
January 25, 2021
TwisterOS for Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi 400 keyboard computer, share your USB devices over TCP/IP using a Raspberry Pi, the Top Five Projects for the Raspberry Pi for 2020, GSotW: StreamLink for Pi, the new Raspberry Pi Pico micro-controller!
DrBill.TV #486 – Audio – The Big Tech Shuts Down Free Speech Edition!
January 14, 2021
Linux Mint 20.1 is out, good news for Linux gamers, the GPD MicroPC is at a stupid low price on Facebook, or is it? Elon Musk is the world’s richest man, a cool Windows tablet build, Chrome on any PC, I support Free Speech, GSotW: TinyPilot IP KVM!
DrBill.TV #485 – Audio – The New Year 2021 Catch-Up Edition!
January 07, 2021
Dr. Bill does a very quick (and clumsy) review of the Taotronics Soundliberty 92 Bluetooth ear buds, and a demo of the Puffin TV Web Browser in Google Chromecast with Google TV (Jan 07, 2021) Links that pertain to this Netcast: TechPodcasts Network Int...
DrBill.TV #484 – Audio – The Almost Christmas Edition!
December 13, 2020
Dr. Bill discusses other platforms he is on, he follows up to his rant on YouTube, and shows us a great small video light: the Ulanzi Select VL49 LED Video Light! DirCaster V1.0 is out as of December 1st, and Dr.
DrBill.TV #483 – Audio – The Big Tech is Evil Rant Edition!
November 30, 2020
Dr. Bill finally gets to have his rant about the evil that is Big Tech censoring free speech, and he demonstrates RoboForm, his new choice to replace LastPass as his password manager! 00:31 Introduction 02:57 Geek Software of the Week: RoboForm 06:07 R...
DrBill.TV #482 – Audio – The I Got My Camera Right Edition!
November 20, 2020
Dr. Bill covers his new camera setup, his new lens, his new Samsung Galaxy a71 5G phone, and more! Google will no longer pay small creators, a StarLink install, a SuSE Linux IPO may be coming, Roku deals for Black Friday,
DrBill.TV #481 – Audio – The Great Google AI Takeover Edition!
November 11, 2020
Dr. Bill discusses Dish Network shutting down the Slingbox, the new USB4 standard coming soon (2021) that will increase the speed of USB, and add dual channel functionality, Google wants your help in their quest for world domination! And,
DrBill.TV #480 – Audio – The Google Chromecast and Clonezilla Edition!
October 31, 2020
Dr. Bill demos Google Chromecast with Google TV, and shows us how to engage ‘Developer Mode’ on it, he demos Clonezilla, and discusses Bitwarden, a Lastpass Open Source alternative. Links that pertain to this Netcast: TechPodcasts Network International...
DrBill.TV #479 – Audio – The Set Up a Linux USB-Based Network Drive Fileserver Edition!
October 16, 2020
How does one set up a Linux Fileserver to share out a USB based Seagate Expansion Drive? Dr. Bill shows you how, and makes some comments along the way! Join him in his quest to eliminate Microsoft from his server rack!
DrBill.TV #478 – Audio – The Death of Windows and FTP Edition!
October 06, 2020
Dr. Bill finally has content from his Blog! Eric Steven Raymond, known as ‘ESR’ says Windows may go away, replaced with Linux, by Microsoft! The sad death of FTP, coming soon? A free tutorial for Python, and an overview of the Google Chromecast for 202...
DrBill.TV #477 – Audio – The Linux Pretending to be Windows Edition!
September 28, 2020
Dr. Bill installs and demonstrates WindowsFX (or, LinuxFX) to us, as well as doing the same with the latest, greatest version of Linux Mint, Cinnamon Edition! Links that pertain to this Netcast: TechPodcasts Network International Association of Interne...
DrBill.TV #476 – Audio – The I Have a Right to Be Wrong Edition!
September 16, 2020
Dr. Bill is back after almost two months because his condo was flooded out! GSotW: Ultrasearch! Discussion of YouTube, Google and Facebook suppressing freedom of thought and speech! Links that pertain to this Netcast: TechPodcasts Network International...
DrBill.TV #475 – Audio – The Super-Cheap HDMI Capture Card Edition!
July 06, 2020
Dr. Bill does an unboxing and demo of a $14.00 USB 2.0 HDMI Capture Card, and shows how to set it up in OBS (Open Broadcasting Software,) and some test footage. Short Links to the card on eBay and Amazon are below: eBay: https://tinyurl.
DrBill.TV #474 – Audio – The I-Actually-Have-Content Edition!
June 16, 2020
Dr. Bill actually has content this week about Linux of various ‘flavors,’ as well as news on why some Linux purists hate Snap, a StarLink Internet Update, Linux Mint is DROPPING Snap, discussion of Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS, and a GSotW: PC Equalizer!
DrBill.TV #473 – Audio – The Competition for Evil Empire Edition!
June 05, 2020
Dr. Bill does a demo of the Geek Software of the Week – O and O ShutUp10, which will ‘clean’ your Windows 10 installation, and discusses his new Shure SM7B microphone and the fact that Google has outstripped Microsoft in the running for most Evil Empir...
DrBill.TV #472 – Audio – The MakuluLinux-LinDoz Edition!
May 18, 2020
Dr. Bill demonstrates the MakuluLinux-LinDoz Edition, a Linux for Windows users! – Check out the Dr. Bill.TV Blog at: https://www.drbill.tv Links that pertain to this Netcast: TechPodcasts Network International Association of Internet Broadcasters Blub...
Dr. Bill.TV #471 – Audio – The I Have a Gripe Edition!
May 04, 2020
Dr. Bill gripes about a few things involving the Evil Empire… Microsoft! He also discusses his new microphone, Cloudlifter, and shows some video from 1987 from CIBA-Geigy while he was working on a Digital VAX 8650! – Check out the Dr. Bill.
Dr. Bill.TV #470 – Audio – The EOS WebCam Utility Beta Edition!
April 29, 2020
Dr. Bill shows us the Canon EOS WebCam Utility Beta utility that transforms your Canon DSLR into a webcam over your USB port! – Check out the Dr. Bill.TV Blog at: https://www.drbill.tv Links that pertain to this Netcast: TechPodcasts Network Internatio...
Dr. Bill.TV #469 – Audio – The Mostly Free Webcam Edition!
April 12, 2020
Dr. Bill discusses the new web site for USTVGO, Jitsi, an Open Source alternative to Zoom conferencing, and a free webcam app in YOUR phone’s appstore called iVCam that allows anyone with a smartphone to connect it to a PC to do a web conference.
Dr. Bill.TV #468 – Audio – The I’m Gonna Gripe About Your Web Conference Edition!
March 31, 2020
Dr. Bill fusses and gripes about YOUR web conferencing techniques! And, he gives you hints and tips on using your equipment to look more professional on a video conference. Links that pertain to this Netcast: TechPodcasts Network International Associat...
Dr. Bill.TV #467 – Audio – The Don’t Click the Links and Stay Safe Edition!
March 25, 2020
Dr. Bill discusses security during this crazy time! A second-gen Chromecast may be coming, 500 Chrome extensions cut from the Play Store, ‘Coronavirus Maps’ Malware, no free Netflix, hoarding toilet paper, YouTube is limiting bandwidth, ‘Zoom Bombing,
Dr. Bill.TV #466 – Audio – The Logitech Brio 4K Pro Webcam Edition!
March 12, 2020
Dr. Bill shows off his new Logitech Brio 4K Pro Webcam, graphene batteries are finally here! More battery tech including potassium-ion batteries, computer language modeling, how does 5G work? The fix for deinterlacing issues in Open Broadcast Software....
Dr. Bill.TV #465 – Audio – The I Got My CamLink Working Edition!
March 04, 2020
Dr. Bill rejoices at getting various pieces o’ tech to work on the show this week, talks about a cool “Deep Fake” on YouTube, plus, a guy that built a DIY Desktop PC from an old laptop, Manjaro Linux 19.0, and what software he always installs on Linux!...
Dr. Bill.TV #464 – Audio – The Linux Distro of the Week Edition!
February 12, 2020
Dr. Bill talks about the cool, geeky Wal-Mart Super Bowl commercial, how to fix Netflix auto-play, LibreOffice 6.4, Geek Software of the Week ‘twofer’ Eraser and Pinta! Logitech’s new StreamCam, an Manjaro Linux install demo!
Dr. Bill.TV #463 – Audio – The After Windows 7 Edition!
January 19, 2020
Dr. Bill looks at life after Windows 7, which is no longer supported by Microsoft. His solution? Zorin OS! A demo of Zorin and how it can solve your lack of Windows 7! Links that pertain to this Netcast: TechPodcasts Network International Association o...
Dr. Bill.TV #462 – Audio – The Future is Coming Edition!
December 06, 2019
Dr. Bill briefly discusses a video posted on his Blog about the future, it will be here before you know it! 5G in central North Carolina through T-Mobile, will future iPhones and other smartphones have ANY ports?
Dr. Bill.TV #461 – Audio – The Don’t Hack Me, Please Edition!
November 18, 2019
Dr. Bill shares some good, general computer security info; voice cloning, Twitter questions answered by a ‘security expert,’ common security protocols, understanding threats, risks, and vulnerabilities, Disney+ user accounts are already on the Dark Web...
Dr. Bill.TV #460 – Audio – The Microsoft Flubs Security Edition!
October 01, 2019
Microsoft urges Windows users to install emergency security patch, YouTube shutting down its Web-Based TV interface, Hollywood declares war on IPTV, multiple services shut down, Boston Dynamics robot has got game!
Dr. Bill.TV #459 – Audio – The Cut the Cord, Scan Your Channels Edition!
September 10, 2019
A quick update on the FCC required ‘re-pack’ of TV station frequencies, if you have cut the cord, you really SHOULD re-scan your local OTA (Over-the-Air) channels NOW! Links that pertain to this Netcast: TechPodcasts Network International Association o...
Dr. Bill.TV #458 – Audio – The Tech Gone Bad Edition!
August 18, 2019
Frustrating Voicemail Scam, Google’s control of search, the case for the DuckDuckGo Search Engine, use Social Media, don’t let it use YOU! Google’s search AI algorithm can cause problems, is Google “shaping” what is considered ‘fair’ on-line?
Dr. Bill.TV #457 – Audio – The Google Gets Worse Edition!
July 27, 2019
Roku/FireTV, the ‘big dogs’ in Cord Cutting, Google listens in on Google Assistant, Orville Season 3 on Hulu, VirtualBox adds UEFI Secure Boot for Linux, Linux loses the Floppy, Elon Musk implants links in the brain to computers,