these all arrived vacuum-packed and got a soak in my bathtub, in batches, then a trip in the dryer. just airing out overnight now 馃ぉ

panels are going up! already sounds way less echo-y in here. unfortunately I miscalculated how many command strips I would need, so I need to make a hardware store run.

the difference isn't as perceptible on the rode microphone, but I can hear a big difference on the webcam mic

acoustic foam with the webcam mic [cw ec]

it occurs to me that having a large, flat light behind the webcam probably doesn't help it's audio quality....

this might seem like overkill, and it probably is a bit, but I'm going to be working remotely for the foreseeable future and I want a space where coworkers can hear me clearly, and where I *know* that they can hear me clearly



I start my new job on Monday, which I'm really excited for! but also, when I interviewed for the job, several interviewers commented on the poor video quality. turns out a lightbulb had burned out in my room and I didn't notice 馃槵 I recorded some audio with the headset I was using and played it back, and I didn't like ittttt

still got the job, but I never again want to feel like home office setup is limiting my ability to communicate effectively

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@ashfurrow I don鈥檛 even have a camera yet but I鈥檓 definitely getting pressure from nearly everyone to get one


@matthew it鈥檚 tricky. I use mine selectively 鈥 there are some meetings where people just don鈥檛 need to see me. but I also lead (or, used to lead) many meetings and had many one-on-ones, and it made a positive difference there for everyone else. I felt more present, too.


@ashfurrow Good to hear that you're getting it all sorted. New jobs are always fun once you get past the 1st day paperwork. The WFH setup is always work in progress.

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