It's like family, only weirder…

Zune 30 Pandemic

Oh, good grief! I awoke this morning to find my Zune in a less than pleasing way. I was concerned that the number of times I’ve dropped the device had finally caught up with me and I was paying the ultimate price. However, I decided to check out what was…Continue Reading

Beating the Goat at Midnight

I call it Thunderhead, though I have yet to unleash upon it to confirm its namesake. It was midnight this Sunday morning when I finally got to beat the old goat skin into the night air. I played some variations on Saidi and Masmoudi to get a feel for the resonance and response on this new drum.

Zune 3.0 Coming

Mmmm…Zune 3.0. I’ve just read Jason Dunn’s (of ThoughtMedia.com) report on a recent Microsoft meeting discussing the Zune 3.0 release. I am completely sold on the Zune platform and am greatly encouraged by the up-and-coming release. Perhaps the greatest boon of them all is that the Zune team will be…Continue Reading

Zune 2.x

You may recall that I had written up the Zune Wish List a couple of months after I received mine in December of 2006. I took the time to assess my needs and what the Zune hardware and software could do to meet those needs. It has now been nearly…Continue Reading

Impoverished Nations Get Zune

Woot has now offered the Zune through its one day, one item online shopping innovation for a third time at unprecedented prices. Each time, the unit has dropped in price considerably. Today, I see that the device is available for a mere $104.99 including shipping. There is absolutely no reason…Continue Reading

HyrdoPower!

A while back I wrote about getting my water pressure back from the PSI trolls. It turns out, I was too ignorant to know what real water pressure was like and misjudged my victory. So recently I set out to avenge this injustice. I contacted the local water company to…Continue Reading

Zune Wish List

I couldn’t find a place to send my Zune wish list, so hopefully the Microsoft product managers are reading my blog… Zune Hardware: Alphabet ToC Navigation in addition to click-wheel Ratings categories (so I can play 4-star or 5-star music only, for instance) The ability to remove songs from my…Continue Reading

Too Zune to Tell

I got a Zune for Christmas – a wonderful gift, really. I really wanted to get into the iPod/Zen/etc. scene, but I wasn’t that interested in the whole iTunes thing. I also want video to be a comfortable size and 4:3 aspect ratio. The Zune has that, and is still…Continue Reading

Hide from the Color Blind

Isi sends me updates from the science department regarding cloaking. Apparently, it is relatively simple to obscure objects from specific wavelengths – like a copper disc surrounded by an electromagnetic field. Unfortunately, the only thing that’s particularly useful for is hiding from someone who, say, can only see in a…Continue Reading

The Family Portrait

If you’ll focus you’re attention to the bottom of the page, you can see what humors me at nearly 2:00am. It has been a while now since I’ve played with my tablet (an electronic writing pen device for those who don’t know) and I don’t know why. I’m working up…Continue Reading