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 🤩

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

employment 

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 😬 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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Update: I'm moving in a week and have taken down the acoustic foam from my home office. My mechanical keyboard's clickity-clacks are echoing around the room – it's wild how much of a difference the foam made.

When we get to the new place, I'll put the foam back up, but I don't think I'll go as overboard. I don't need the entire wall covered, I think spacing them out would be fine.

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