What’s up with Apple?
Apple just announced a new product, the HomePod, which apparently will be a competitor to the Amazon Echo and Google Home. As typical with Apple, it’s locked tightly to their products and services, and also typical with Apple, it’s a lot more money than the others, priced at $350. The problem is, unless they get […]Continue reading
How to install Webmin on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Managing a Linux server through command line isn’t difficult, if you’re used to the command line. But sometimes a nice GUI makes things easier and faster, and is especially nice when you’re working from smaller devices like a phone or tablet. Webmin has been around for quite a long time; I remember using it in […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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, […]Continue reading
How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu 16.04LTS
So, everyone loves a good Linux tutorial, right? Especially when it’s missing a small but crucial detail! Look, I get it. No one means to make a mistake or typo. But it happens. And it’s more common in Linux stuff, because generally speaking, Linux is more convoluted, or at least more involved, than Windows. So […]Continue reading
Apple is still missing the boat for corporate iPad use
Apple’s iPad has been around for 7 years now, and while an imperfect device, has made inroads into business to a great extent. However, I think they’re still missing the boat for true corporate usage, namely as a fantastic thin client device. With the release of the $329 iPad, we now have an extremely capable […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
Warmoth guitar parts
Warmoth has been making necks and bodies for guitars for ages now; several decades by my estimation. If there’s something that you don’t like about a Fender (or Fender compatible) guitar, chances are Warmoth can make a replacement neck or body that will fit the bill. I’ve had two full Warmoth builds, and two Fender […]Continue reading
Owncloud: How to Install on Ubuntu 16.04LTS with Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate
This is an update of a previous post I did on ownCloud, at that point with Ubuntu 14.04LTS. This changes a few things, particularly the version of PHP, and some other things that can be ignored now. As of this writing, you will have Ubuntu Server 16.04.2 running ownCloud 9.1.4. Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box.com, […]Continue reading