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04 Jun

It’s Alive! Apple TV, iPad, and Bose Lifestyle

I bought my first mp3 player over a decade ago. (Would you believe that it’s still being used? I have it plugged in out in my garage and use it to play tunes while I’m working on various projects.) I bought my first iPod seven or eight years ago, and I currently own an iPod [...]

30 Jul

Easy Pro Update

A while back I posted an initial review of the JFJ Easy Pro disc polishing system. I’ve now had this unit for over a year and have some updates.

15 Oct

JFJ Easy Pro Disc Polisher Results

A while back I posted about challenges with scratched music compact discs. Today I am going to provide visual evidence of just how well the system I bought (the JFJ Easy Pro Plus) does its job.
Before
Here is a picture of the before image of the compact disc I decided to use for this blog post.

The [...]

28 Aug

What to do with scratched compact discs?

One of my hobbies is going around to various discount book / music stores and picking up music discs. Sometimes I know what I am getting (the other day I was able to pick up six different discs from the Eagles for $2 each) and sometimes I have no idea. When I only spend a [...]

24 Sep

Would You Buy a Used iPod From This Guy?

I have an iPod that’s about 3 years old. I love it. I have the 80gb model, and I have filled it up. Yes, it’s possible. When I bought it Apple offered two models with capacity of 80 or 160gb. Later on when I was beginning to wish that I had the larger [...]

16 Apr

Yes, You Can Fill Up An iPod…

Earlier this week I filled up my 80gb iPod. I had a lot of fun doing it too. Tonight I went through and removed duplicate song titles (due to “greatest hits” albums, mostly) and recovered about 4gb of space. Time to do more shopping…
I was looking at the Apple store today, thinking that [...]

04 Feb

Bose Quiet Comfort Headphone Issue

I have a set of Bose QC2 headphones that are like American Express: I never leave home without them. They’ve made several trips over the Atlantic and travelled all over the US as well. On my last trip one of the earcups (the left one, if it matters) just… fell off. The plastic [...]

10 Sep

I’m still here, are you?

There was some talk about the world dropping into a black hole when the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) was fired up for the first time. I happen to be half-way around the world from the site of the collider, but it seems that I still would know about a black hole devouring the Earth by [...]

03 Aug

Blackberry Does E*Trade

Today I downloaded the custom E*Trade mini-applet for my blackberry phone. It looks really nice. I am going to have to look around for more applets like this that will allow me to use my phone for specific purposes rather than using a generic web site that wasn’t designed for the smaller screen.
I am really [...]

02 Aug

Physics Rap! Seriously!

I while back I posted about the LHC or Large Hadron Collider coming online soon. Well, it seems that someone over there has a sense of humor.
And a video camera.
Check out the LHC Rap, and you just might learn something.