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Resetting iPod Classic

I keep forgetting how to recover my preferences on my iPod classic after I rarely have to reset it, so I decided to capture them here in hopes it helps me (and others) recover after a reset. By the way, a reset is to toggle the hold slider on and then off, then press and […]

Taming iTunes 11

I am less than thrilled with iTunes 11, and am trying to figure out how to use it for all the same functions I enjoyed with earlier versions of iTunes. A lot of this is simply look and feel and slowly growing accustomed to new style and process, but in the interim I can make […]

Roku vs AppleTV advice

I am getting a lot of people asking me what my thoughts are on Roku vs AppleTV… which is interesting for a few reasons. Why does my opinion matter? Why now, as I am just beginning to analyze the options myself… coincidence? Anyway… the sad news is neither appears to be worth it right now. […]

Digitizing Old Record Albums

I used to collect records, both for myself and as material for a part time job as a DJ at weddings and parties. I amassed a sizable collection (perhaps 800 albums, though I have not counted). A lot of that was collecting other people’s collections when they converted to CD or downsized for families or […]

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Frustrated by Car Stereo, Again

I’ve been working on a project to replace the Becker CDR-210 CD Receiver head unit in my wife’s Porsche for a while, and the project keeps running into delays. The Pioneer DEH-P6200BT that we carefully selected was on backorder with Crutchfield for several weeks. When it finally came in, I discovered that the old Becker […]

Mountville Folk Festival was magical

Last night our neighbors and friends invited to join them at the Mountville Folk Festival which they hosted on the lawn near their house in Aldie, Virginia. It was a magical evening with many folk, rock, and jazz musicians playing live on a beautiful lawn under a beautiful moon with kids dancing and playing around […]

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Filene Center in Wolf Trap, August 24th

I am excited that Rodrigo y Gabriela are touring their 11:11 album/show at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center on August 24th, tickets are $25 for lawn or $40 for house seats. We got to stand pretty close in Baltimore last year, so I am content to do lawn seats and pray for good weather, and we […]

Cirque du Soleil in September

My brilliant and sexy bride has scored a batch of tickets to Cirque du Soleil: OVO for the September 11th show. She rocks. OVO is all about bugs… could be interesting. I have loved every Cirque show we’ve gone to, and never regretted the ticket price, even proportionally… and I am a stingy man. I […]

Weekend in Baltimore

Erci and went to Baltimore for a little weekend get-away this to see Rodrigo y Gabriela in concert and to have some time to ourselves. We stayed at Brookshire Suites in the Inner Harbor area (small, but clean with excellent service) and used their complimentary shuttle service to get over to Fells Point for dinner […]

Rodrigo y Gabriela are on tour!

Rodrigo y Gabriela are in Baltimore on October 24th, and in Philadelphia and New York City this fall as well. I highly recommend going to see them, and think we may be going to the show in Baltimore. Search YouTube to get some samples, or just check out this track: