Hard Drives Fail

So, what’s your backup strategy? Do you have one? Luckily, I did because the two year old hard drive in our home iMac failed on September 1st.  I’ve had a Time Machine backup drive in place for awhile (with backups on that drive back to March of 2011!) so we lost a grand total of […]

The Ongoing

Sometimes the “ongoing” stuff in life catches up and forces me to post updates.  This is one of those times: 1. I’ve picked up vintage audio gear that’s starting to stack up on the workbench.  I need to write some blog posts that show what I’ve snagged and what I’m going to do with it.  […]

Microsoft Surface

Update:  The “pro” version has a stylus (fail) that you have to charge (!)   Lots of things have been said about the new Microsoft Surface.  Read coverage at The Verge for details.  I’m watching the video of the press event, and more than anything, the utter silence at 10:39 into the video says it […]

New Apple Stuff That I Want

Apple took the wraps off several new items today.  Here’s my top 3: Mountain Lion – upgrade for $19.99 and get a ton of new features including deep integration between iPhone/iPad and your home Mac Airport Express – This new version of the lightweight $99 wireless access point will replace my old Linksys router once […]

Colorado Trip Notes

About 3 weeks ago, I found out that I had a chance to go to Colorado for a week long Cisco training course. I fired off a few quick emails to get approval and it was a done deal. Now that I’m here, I thought I’d share some observations and even some pictures. Sunday Morning […]

Updates from the hinterland

Hi loyal readers! Yes, I’m still alive. There is much to write about but I haven’t taken the time. I’ve posted to Twitter from time to time, but not much substance. Let’s see if we can fill in some blanks: 1. I sold my XBox and all of its games. Yes it’s true. I’ve been […]

Two Hours with my Sennheiser HD280 headphones

tl;dr – They are awesome! I’ve spent the last two hours working at my desk and listening to my music collection via iTunes Match.  These new headphones have a quality that is hard to describe to someone–mainly because I don’t think I have the right words in vocabulary.  The sound is certainly clear and well-defined […]

Sennheiser HD280 Pro are as good as you think

Quick review of the Sennheiser HD280 Pro headphones: Basics Sound quality is amazing. Reveals the quality of source material, whether it’s vintage vinyl (Rush-Moving Pictures) or 256Kbps AAC from iTunes Match (Love and Rockets-Ball of Confusion). Nearly complete sound isolation. Manual that comes in box lets you know you paid for a quality product. Coiled […]

SOPA Protest

Like many on WordPress.com, I’ve set my site to “blackout” to draw awareness to the internet censorship dangers of the SOPA and PIPA legislation in the US Congress.  Please visit the main page and read some of the information and act if you feel it’s important. I do.