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Farewell to a My Digital Nemesis

Apple has announced that they are finally putting a bullet to the head of the bloated iTunes program, splitting it into three components. Now there is a grave I would happily pee on.¬†I spent too much time this weekend battling … Continue reading

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I Think the Horns Look Good on Him

It all started with two friends of mine going to a concert. A couple of former coworkers went to see Wishbone Ash in Minneapolis. Their reviews got me all excited to hear some live WA. The trouble is that the … Continue reading

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Tires and Tech

Oh, it’s been a couple weeks here for stuff breaking down. Just as I got the Family Truckster going again its air conditioning when out. The Mercury Land Yacht has developed a scraping/grinding sound whenever the wheels are turning. The … Continue reading

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Rule #1: Don’t Be Evil

Apple is causing a bit of an uproar again: Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously. Keep in mind that Apple (though they’re not exclusive to this kind of language) inserts this lovely paragraph into its user agreements. You know, that thing … Continue reading

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Feelings of Digital Abandonment

This is not a post to pick on Apple, though the image above might suggest that. Instead I’m going to lump them all in one demonic basket: Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. All because they’re alienating hardcore music listeners and … Continue reading

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Star Trek Returns to TV…Kinda

CBS has announced that is is booting up a new Star Trek series and for us nerds, that’s great news. There’s so much potential, so many ways this could be cast, and so many worlds left to explore. Sites like … Continue reading

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I’m a PC

Remember those “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads? You, the viewer, were supposed to identify with Justin Long, the young and affable Mac. The trouble is the ads made him come across as an insufferable hipster twit. PC was … Continue reading

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Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud

Oh Steve, why art thy minions such a collection of fools? I just disabled the new and highly-hyped iCloud Music Library on my iPhone and iPad. It seems that this bundle of¬†cumulonimbus chicanery completely hoses up the existing library on … Continue reading

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To 1010101 or To Not 1010101

There was a recent thread on Metafilter about owning physical books vs just having digital copies on a device. It appears that the new “I Don’t Own a TV” is “my entire library is digital”. As a dedicated bibliophile I … Continue reading

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iOS(uck)

My tilting at the Apple windmill continues. Apple has just debuted their new streaming service, tucking into a big iOS update. It trashes the old music player for iPhones and iPads, leaning heavily on streaming music rather than playing music … Continue reading

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