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Interesting approach from Spotify here on explaining their position w/r/t Apple. I see one long thread from the 19th century Railroads to the 20th century’s Internet Explorer/Microsoft anti-trust case to the issue of app-store revenue in the 21st century. Interesting times. 

1994 Fender Blues Deluxe (reissue) Amp For Sale

I’ve lost count of how long I’ve been gigging with this amplifier. At least 10 years. Maybe closer to 15. It’s played hundreds of shows, that’s for sure. And it has never let me down.  I’m thinking about selling it because I am too old to carry it around any more. It’s not that it’s […]

Securing websites with a free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt

In trying to harden my WordPress install that’s hosted on Linode I decided to enable https for encrypting the login page. At first I just went with the old self-signed certificate route and it was fine but boy did I have to jump through some hoops to get iOS/my iPhone to play nicely. Then I […]

Charlie Parr – Jaybird

I like the hypnotic quality of the instrumental (National resonator guitar) that leads up to the very short lyric part (which is great in its own right). Feels like a combination of atmospheric and folk at the same time. Not that they’re mutually exclusive but listen and you’ll see what I mean. Here’s a live […]

Old School Mac

Spent a lot of time yesterday waiting for sql inserts to load and thought, hmm let me change my desktop background image. From there it was all down hill. Rabbit hole after rabbit hole, looking for vintage Mac icons. I even resucitated DragThing, forgot what a great application it is. Anyway, back to work.