What’s on your wifi?
Things typically running on our home wifi: Xbox 360 Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray player Nest Learning Thermostat My Phone (Samsung Focus) Diann’s Phone (Samsung Focus) Windows Home Server (HP MediaSmart LX195) Printer (Canon Pixma MX870) My work laptop (Dell Latitude E4300) Diann’s work laptop (Dell Latitude E4300) My home laptop (Macbook Pro – yes, it runs […]
Amazon Fresh: Delivery #2 (and iFatigue)
We tried Amazon Fresh again today. We’re throwing a fajita party this weekend, and I noticed that Amazon Fresh had really awesome prices on flank steak. I scheduled the order this time for Thursday night between 8:00 and 9:00pm, as opposed to the Saturday morning delivery we had last time. Groceries looked great again. Produce […]
Apple: What are they thinking?
So, at this morning's Showtime Event Apple unveiled several things, most of which were expected. Notably absent: the rumored full screen video iPod. At any rate, one of the things they announced that people did expect was the ability to download movies from iTunes. Good idea, poor execution. You see, Apple set the price point […]
Problem with the RIAA and Recording Industry
So I've been following all the Engadget and Gizmodo posts about the rumored Argo and Zune. One of the things that jumped out at me was this Engadget article that talked about the possibility that Microsoft would be allowing people to download whatever music they've purchased in iTunes for free — but that “Microsoft will […]
TV Shows I’m Hooked On
So, in the same realm as the “what gadgets are in my bag” style of posts, another listing-style topic. Yeah, everyone reading this probably cares as much about what TV shows I watch as what gadgets I lug around with me, but, it's my blog. So there. Sunday Night The West Wing – Very disappointed […]
Sharing iTunes Libaries with Multiple Users in Windows XP
Diann & I have both had our iPods for quite some time now, and I've always had it setup where the iTunes libary is stored within my home directory. Kind of irritating, especially when she needed to update her iPod, I'd have to log in as me. I realized today that someone out there must […]
Griffin AirClick: How to improve performance?
So, a few weeks ago, I bought a Griffin AirClick for my iPod. Their FAQ indicates that its range is tested at up to 60 feet, but I'm calling shenanigans on that. Mine doesn't work for more than 15 feet at the most, and that's not even going through walls – that's just open space. […]
iPod Click Wheel Stops Working
My iPod photo’s click wheel stopped working this afternoon, and I was getting ready to make an appointment at the so-called "Genius Bar" at the local Apple store. A quick search online found the answer to the problem, though, and I figured I’d document it here so more people can find it later: iPod calibrates […]
Momentous Occasion: Podcasting
Well, a momentous occasion for me, at least. Listening, for the first time, to a podcast. And you thought I was gonna podcast my blog. Heck no. With the new release of iTunes 4.9 yesterday, pulling podcast subscriptions is simple and handy. My first podcast? Democracy Now! Pretty cool stuff, if you ask me. Especially […]
iPod Photo Bug?
I think I've stumbled across a bug in the iPod Photo v1.1 (it may have been in v1.0, but I just found it so I can't confirm). If you're playing a song with associated album artwork, and hit the selector button to view the artwork, and then hit the previous or forward button to move […]