In a recent episode of Conversation with Tony Mobley, we had the pleasure of speaking with Paul Terry Wallace, a tech enthusiast and active member of the Office Hours community. Paul shared his insights on a variety of topics, from ham radio to fitness, and his experiences during the pandemic.
Ham Radio and Its Modern Applications
Paul is a long-time ham radio enthusiast. He discussed the state of ham radio today, mentioning the emergence of solid-state ham radios and the incorporation of digital technology into traditional ham equipment. He also mentioned All-Star, a communication platform that he and his friends use to communicate over long distances. Paul believes that ham radio, with its new digital capabilities, still holds a significant place in today’s tech landscape.
Fitness Journey and the Impact of the Pandemic
Before the pandemic, Paul was deeply involved in fitness. He took every fitness class offered at his local gym and even trained to become a certified fitness instructor. However, the pandemic disrupted his routine, forcing him to adapt and find new ways to stay fit while staying safe.
Exploring Tech Tools: Video Pencil and More
Paul is always on the lookout for new tech tools to explore. He mentioned Video Pencil, a tool that he finds particularly useful for creating instant lower thirds during live shows. He also discussed his interest in AI and its potential to aid in content creation and system administration.
Experiences During the Pandemic
The pandemic has significantly affected Paul’s work and personal life. He shared how he had to adjust his routines and find new ways to stay productive and engaged. Despite the challenges, he found solace and inspiration in the Office Hours community, which kept him alert and in tune.
Paul’s conversation with Tony Mobley offers a glimpse into the life of a tech enthusiast navigating the challenges of the pandemic while staying engaged with his passions. His story serves as an inspiration for others to continue exploring and learning, no matter the circumstances.
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