Nearly every site that sells anything has a product review area. That’s not really what I’m talking about here, though that can be an issue too. Crowd-sourced Review Sites No, what I’m referring to are sites like Yelp or Google reviews, where a customer (presumably; as far as I can tell there’s no way to […]Read More The benefits and drawbacks of online reviews
So, I’ve worked at a small but successful “mom and pop” type shop for nearly three years now. Over that time, I’ve learned many things that you might not think of as obvious, but should be. Some are common courtesy. Some are things that you wouldn’t think would annoy a guitar shop employee, but do. […]Read More Guitar Shop Do’s and Don’ts
I recently received an Android tablet, a nice 7″ size that’s handy for grabbing to look something up, or perhaps catch a Netflix show when the TV is being used for something else. While it’s been greatly improved since the last time I used it, I’ve noticed that it’s on version 5.0, while version 7.1 […]Read More The real problem with Android continues to be lack of updates
Apple just announced a new product, the HomePod, which apparently will be a competitor to the Amazon Echo and Google Home. As typical with Apple, it’s locked tightly to their products and services, and also typical with Apple, it’s a lot more money than the others, priced at $350. The problem is, unless they get […]Read More What’s up with Apple?
Managing a Linux server through command line isn’t difficult, if you’re used to the command line. But sometimes a nice GUI makes things easier and faster, and is especially nice when you’re working from smaller devices like a phone or tablet. Webmin has been around for quite a long time; I remember using it in […]Read More How to install Webmin on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Engadget had a really interesting article this morning about a new tech from the guy from Incubus(?!) where there’s a proprietary wireless network created at a concert event, and the audio comes straight off the mixing board into the wireless system. This is then broadcast over wifi to everyone’s phones, at which point they can […]Read More MIXHalo, for fixing bad concert sound.
I was gifted some money from work, because I’ve been there a while. It was a generous thing, and I certainly appreciate it. So as a treat, I bought myself something I had kept putting off; an Apple Watch (Sport, series 2). I got the 42mm, since even on my skinny wrists, a 38mm […]Read More The Apple Watch. A really cool, expensive solution to a problem I didn’t have.
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, […]Read More Qualifying opinions on music and various artists
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 […]Read More How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu 16.04LTS
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 […]Read More Apple is still missing the boat for corporate iPad use