Polymaticast chat


The Polymaticast is the official podcast of Polymatic.media. The podcast is focussed on a plethora of subjects. Where "poly" is the many part and matic is our "making" and "development" backgrounds. You can expect interesting discussions between the hosts Alan Chaess and John Bakker about things like Space travel, Cord cutting ,Making , Art and plenty of other subjects. We try to have on guests as often as possible to give us some insights into subject matter we can't cover ourselves.



Polymaticast 53 – Plans for 2019 (Jan 13th, 2019)

This episode we discuss our plans for 2019, Alan’s trouble with blue flames and where to put them, Upgrading shortner and finishing projects.


john | Weird city | https://polymatic.link/p0

john | Ender 3 power connectors burning | https://polymatic.link/p1

alan | Late 1890s – A Trip Through Paris, France | https://polymatic.link/p2


Music by Sahy Uhns (CC-BY). Which you can find at https://polymatic.link/ek

Twitter: Alan http://twitter.com/chaess  or https://jawns.club/@alan

Twitter: Jo...


Polymaticast 52 – Social media disconnect (Dec 16th, 2018)

This episode we discuss Tumblr’s impending doom, and the disconnect certain social media providers have with their user base. We also discuss Alan’s purchase of a Nintendo Switch.

Topic link:

john | Verge about the Tumblr situation | https://polymatic.link/ot

Fun stuff

john | Finding Fukue | https://polymatic.link/op

alan | Hype Train! | https://polymatic.link/or

john | Glove and boots are back | https://polymatic.link/ou

john | Virgin Galactic to the edge of space | https://polymatic.link/oq




Polymaticast 51 – Editors on 🔥 (Nov 18th, 2018)

This week Alan and John discuss the different IDE’s and editors they use in their work. Meanwhile a building near John is on fire.

Main topic

alan | Visual Studio Code | https://polymatic.link/oh

alan | VS Code Goodies | https://polymatic.link/oi

john | phpstorm | https://polymatic.link/om

john | Atom.io | https://polymatic.link/on

john | Jetbrains | https://polymatic.link/ol

Fun Stuff

john | Detective Pikachu-pool ? | https://polymatic.link/og

alan | Sam Kills XMAS | https://polymatic.link/oj




Polymaticast 50 – Can we make passwords better ? (Nov 4th, 2018)

Do we still need passwords ? Alan and John discuss the problems with passwords and possible ways of making them easier to remember and harder to crack. And there are some things that we would like to receive your feedback on. See below how to reach out and let us know your insights in the subject.

You can find all links at :



Why you should not use emojis in your password | https://polymatic.link/oa

Fun stuff:

john | Who owns the statue of liberty | https://polym...


Polymaticast 49 – Halloween-ish 🎃 (Oct 21st, 2018)


john | Emoji: Jack-o-lantern | https://polymatic.link/o6

john | OLO printer “success” | https://polymatic.link/o7

Fun stuff

john | Chiitan | https://polymatic.link/nn

alan | Reinventing the Bicycle Wheel | https://polymatic.link/nu

alan | GeoOrbital | https://polymatic.link/nv

john | John looks forward to using this on Alan’s track | https://polymatic.link/nq

alan | Stephen Drives NASA’s Mars Rover With Neil deGrasse Tyson | https://polymatic.link/nw

john | Using Cameras To Measure The Real ...


Polymaticast 48 – Ebaying things (Oct 7th, 2018)

This episode we talk about what we do with our old gear and John is late for recording and getting an Apple watch.


john | Venom | https://polymatic.link/n8

alan | Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald | https://polymatic.link/nh

john | Curiosity(Feynman) – Melodysheep | https://polymatic.link/n6

alan | #apocalypse | https://polymatic.link/nc

john | Feynman series – Reid Gower | https://polymatic.link/n7

alan | MR. BRIGHTSIDE | https://polymatic.link/nd

john | Milkyway in a sphere | https://...


Polymaticast 47 – 🎨 Artistic license🖌️ (Sep 23rd, 2018)

This episode we talk about artwork and people getting attribution and those claiming other people’s art.

Fun stuff

john | Extra thumb? | https://polymatic.link/mf

alan | HUMANKIND (see the world in 4 minutes) | https://polymatic.link/mr

john | Thrust vectoring air rocket | https://polymatic.link/mg

alan | Cornify! | https://polymatic.link/ms

john | Captain Marvel trailer | https://polymatic.link/mh

alan | Jalebi? | https://polymatic.link/mt

john | Update your 3d printer’s firmware without a bootloade...


Polymaticast 46 – Optimizing Pancake Productivity (Sep 9th, 2018)

This episode Alan and John discuss productivity software (with an emphasis on OmniFocus) and optimizing the recipe for pancakes 😀

You can find all these links on https://polymatic.link/show46

The video version you can find here : https://youtu.be/2iDbndvD094

Fun stuff

john | Bad astronomer – Whistlers | https://polymatic.link/ly

john | Bad astronomer – ESA Swarm satellites see Earth’s air puff up in a solar storm | https://polymatic.link/lz

alan | Audi’s PB 18 E-Tron | https://polymatic.link/m7

alan ...


Polymaticast 45 Post or Pre Vacation (Aug 26th, 2018)

This week Alan drops his phone and John preps for his time off.

All the links for this episode can be found at https://polymatic.link/show45

john | Dutch people - Brutally honest | https://polymatic.link/l9
alan | How Toyota Changed The Way We Make Things | https://polymatic.link/ll
john | This guy has too much lego | https://polymatic.link/la
alan | Imogen Heap’s and TheWaveVR | https://polymatic.link/lm
john | Overwatch - D.va animated short | https://polymatic.link/lb
alan | The Katering Show – ...


Polymaticast 44 🔥🔥🔥 #lit 🔥🔥🔥 (Jul 29th, 2018)

This week we discuss the world being literally on fire, photographing the bloodmoon eclipse thingamajig through clouds with inadequate materials and go on a tangent about buying lenses and camera bodies.

Links for this episode :


Twitter: Alan http://twitter.com/chaess

Twitter: John http://twitter.com/webdevvie

For feedback: podcast@polymatic.media

Music by Sahy Uhns (CC-BY). Which you can find at https://polymatic.link/ek

Twitter polymatic: http://twitter.com/thepolymat...


Polymaticast 43 – Forking Ono (Jul 15th, 2018)

We discuss the ono 3d printer drama going on. And John’s fear that he’ll never get the printer 😀

Main topic


john | Ono kickstarter | https://polymatic.link/kl

john | Ono Startengine campaign | https://polymatic.link/km

john | Maker’s muse discusses QA problems | https://polymatic.link/kn

john | Webdevvie EPP | https://polymatic.link/ko

john | Webdevvie pakket | https://polymatic.link/kp

Fun stuff


john | Nuclear test videos | https://polymatic.link/k8

alan | What ...


Polymaticast 42 – Finish those wasps! (Jul 1st, 2018)

This episode Alan and John discuss Alan’s wasp annoyance and the inability to finish projects.

john | Movie night with a physicist | https://polymatic.link/jt

alan | Catvertising | https://polymatic.link/jx

john | Expanse Cas Anvar S3 Double Up Day | https://polymatic.link/ju

alan | Mortal Engines | https://polymatic.link/jy

john | Captain disillusion is back 😀 | https://polymatic.link/jv

alan | Alexa Smart Mirror | https://polymatic.link/jz

alan | SpaceX Rockets | https://polymatic.link/k0

alan | Waw...


Polymaticast 41 – Home servers (Jun 17th, 2018)

This week Alan and John discuss silencing a home server and buying the wrong ram.

All links can also be found at https://polymatic.link/show41

john | Ink cartridges are a scam | https://polymatic.link/j5

alan | Building an Enigma Machine | https://polymatic.link/jd

john | Linus Tech tips: sub $50 mic roundup | https://polymatic.link/j6

alan | Making a Burrito is tricky | https://polymatic.link/je

john | Silencing a R210 server | https://polymatic.link/j7

alan | Hello World: The Rise of AI | https://...


Polymaticast 40 – What is threatening the internet now (Jun 3rd, 2018)

This week we discuss John’s new Factorio addiction, Alan’s project without telling you what it is. And what is threatening the internet now….

All links can also be found at :


Main topic


john | EFF about upload filtering and link tax | https://polymatic.link/iq

Fun stuff


alan | Using geothermal to grow oranges in snow | https://polymatic.link/ir

john | Procreate tips | https://polymatic.link/ih

alan | Dad Jokes with Teal’c | https:/...


Polymaticast 39 – The cancellening of Laurel and Yanny (May 20th, 2018)

This week we discuss the cancelling of the expanse, and the obsession with Laurel & Yanny

All the links are on :


Fun stuff

john | Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin Insult Each Other | https://polymatic.link/i2

alan | Zhiyun Smooth 4 | https://polymatic.link/i7

john | “I am that guy” – Amos | https://polymatic.link/i3

alan | Fortnite Reloaded | https://polymatic.link/i8

john | Mova globe, I want one of those | https://polymatic.link/i4

alan | Space X and TED | https://poly...


Polymaticast #38 – John’s “Goldblatter” got stolen by the doctors :D (May 6th, 2018)

This week we discuss how John is an idiot for not going to the doctor and had his “Goldblatter” stolen by the doctors for his stupidity. Well as the release of the new .APP TLD and the ideas we have for it. John shortly reviews his use of the iPad 2018 with Apple pencil.

All links in this episode can be found on https://polymatic.link/show38

Fun stuff

john | Edgar Allen Poe pipe | https://polymatic.link/hn

alan | Will Smith, Skydiving and Fear | https://polymatic.link/hr

john | Real Doctor Reacts ...


Polymaticast #37 Getting secure with certificates (Apr 15th, 2018)

This week we talk about (ssl) certificates


john | How to make a CSR & more | https://polymatic.link/hg

john | Computerphile Elliptic curve | https://polymatic.link/hh

Fun stuff

john | How Diverging Diamonds Keep You From Dying | https://polymatic.link/h3

alan | 8-bit F.R.I.E.N.D.S. | https://polymatic.link/ha

john | Spoxel AKA Alan loses more time | https://polymatic.link/h4

alan | Ready Player One: Easter Eggs | https://polymatic.link/hb

john | Dolphins in minecraft | https://polymat...


Polymaticast #36 Ready Player One *spoilers* (Apr 1st, 2018)

Main topic

Ready player one.

john | Shortner documentation | https://polymatic.link/gz

john | PHP package for shortner | https://polymatic.link/h1

Fun stuff

john | Art3mis & Parzival | https://polymatic.link/gv

alan | The Hong Kong Tram – by Brandon Li | https://polymatic.link/gw

john | Glitter printer | https://polymatic.link/gs

alan | Bean 25 day time-lapse – soil cross section | https://polymatic.link/gx

john | Bob iOSS | https://polymatic.link/gt

alan | NSynth Super by Google | https://polymati...


Polymaticast #35 Flipping scammers (Mar 18th, 2018)

Fun stuff

john | you’ve got crabs | https://polymatic.link/fq

alan | alan | Captain Disimpressions | https://polymatic.link/ga

john | Rubber band gun with clips | https://polymatic.link/g4

alan | Decoding CPU #’s | https://polymatic.link/gb

john | Only Slightly Exaggerated | https://polymatic.link/g7

alan | The 100 Season 5 Trailer | https://polymatic.link/gc

john | Song in the sky – Animation | https://polymatic.link/g5

alan | The Most Elusive Man | https://polymatic.link/gd

john | Mr Boom is up to n...


Polymaticast #34 Muskwatch 2018 (Feb 18th, 2018)

This episode we discuss Star trek:Discovery season 1, the falcon heavy launch and many other cool things.

All links in this episode can be found at http://polymatic.link/show34

Fun stuff

john | Rich Photographer vs Poor Photographer | https://polymatic.link/fa

alan | Boring Flamethrower | https://polymatic.link/fe

john | How does spaceX get these amazing shots | https://polymatic.link/f8

alan | Too Cute to be ignored | https://polymatic.link/ff

john | I kill giants | https://polymatic.link/f9

alan | ...