A change in workflow

I’ve been working at a place that does not have a Mac as a workstation, and relies heavily on cloud services for day to day operation. At home, my Mac hasn’t left it’s stand in weeks. Instead, I’ve been relying heavily upon my 8+ and my iPad Pro (the latter of which I was going […]

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Getting tired of Apple’s pricing

I just bought an iPhone 8 Plus, 256GB. $950, Plus $150 for AppleCare, so $1100. For a phone. That’s okay though, I use it a ton, for both work and home. It’s also my point and shoot camera. My MacBook is nearly 4 years old though, and while it still does what I need for […]

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Eventide H9 Review

UPDATE The iOS app works fine on iOS v.11.0, just not on the v.11.1 Beta. So it’s completely understandable that it’s not ready for 11.1 yet.  ————————- I was talking to a customer a week or so ago, and as is often the case with gear heads like him and I, we went down the […]

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The benefits and drawbacks of online reviews

Nearly every site that sells anything has a product review area. That’s not really what I’m talking about here, though that can be an issue too. Crowd-sourced Review Sites No, what I’m referring to are sites like Yelp or Google reviews, where a customer (presumably; as far as I can tell there’s no way to […]

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Guitar Shop Do’s and Don’ts

So, I’ve worked at a small but successful “mom and pop” type shop for nearly three years now. Over that time, I’ve learned many things that you might not think of as obvious, but should be. Some are common courtesy. Some are things that you wouldn’t think would annoy a guitar shop employee, but do. […]

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The real problem with Android continues to be lack of updates

I recently received an Android tablet, a nice 7″ size that’s handy for grabbing to look something up, or perhaps catch a Netflix show when the TV is being used for something else. While it’s been greatly improved since the last time I used it, I’ve noticed that it’s on version 5.0, while version 7.1 […]

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MIXHalo, for fixing bad concert sound.

Engadget had a really interesting article this morning about a new tech from the guy from Incubus(?!) where there’s a proprietary wireless network created at a concert event, and the audio comes straight off the mixing board into the wireless system. This is then broadcast over wifi to everyone’s phones, at which point they can […]

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The Apple Watch. A really cool, expensive solution to a problem I didn’t have. 

I was gifted some money from work, because I’ve been there a while. It was a generous thing, and I certainly appreciate it.   So as a treat, I bought myself something I had kept putting off; an Apple Watch (Sport, series 2). I got the 42mm, since even on my skinny wrists, a 38mm […]

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Qualifying opinions on music and various artists

I had an interesting discussion (if you’d care to call it that) about PRS potentially releasing another John Mayer signature guitar, this time one that looks almost exactly like a regular Fender Strat with a PRS headstock and birds tacked on. I made the comment how I get why they’d do it, given Mayer’s popularity, […]

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No Guitar is Safe, and How I Listen to Guitar Podcasts

Podcasts are a cool thing; it’s talk radio, on your phone, tablet or computer. Using apps (speaking on iOS here) like Apple Podcasts, Downcast (my personal choice), or Overcast, you can download them as they become available, by having the app grab the downloads via the RSS feeds for each podcast. Once you’ve listened to […]

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