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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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, […]

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Positive Grid BIAS Amp is cool, but it could be better

I’ve been a user of Positive Grid’s stuff for awhile, as far back as when JamUp Pro came out for iOS. Currently, I have BIAS Amp, FX, and Pedal for iOS, and the same for MacOS. It’s ability to cross platforms is very cool, and the sound quality is good; so good that I’ve now […]

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Random musical ideas: is it the journey and not the destination?

This morning, as I stand in the shower wondering why someone with barely any hair still uses shampoo, I had a thought. I wouldn’t classify it as an epiphany, because that’s probably giving the idea and myself far more credit than it deserves. No, it was just a thought. But that in itself was fascinating, […]

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Boss GT-1 multieffects board/pedal: first impressions

Recently, Roland held an event in which dozens of products were released simultaneously, in different cities across the world. It certainly got a lot of attention, but there didn’t seem to be a ton for guitarists, except for a new line of affordable amps, the Boss Katana series, and the new GT-1: a multieffects board […]

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Atomic AmpliFIRE: likes and dislikes

Okay, so I’ve had the AmpliFIRE for a bit now, and I’ll definitely be keeping it. For awhile. Until something better comes along. LOL It’s a powerful, flexible little box for sure. However, there are definitely some Pluses and Minuses to what it is, and I bet that’s a combination of keeping costs down, as […]

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