Entries Categorized as 'General Geekery'

Back in the saddle

April 22, 2009

I finally got my Pro Tools setup stable on the new computer and got some work done on the solo album over the last couple of days.  I decided to start with the guitars in “Everything’s Fine”.  I re-recorded over the imported demo tracks (which were time-shifted as I imported them to fit the song’s […]

New twitter name

April 17, 2009

Just in case anyone was following me, I decided to change my twitter name.  It’s now mgrosshandler.  That’s all.

This is not good.

March 26, 2009

For those of you wondering why I haven’t posted about my progress on the new album lately…  I decided to get a new computer recently.  The one I had was pretty fast, but not quite powerful enough to do everything I wanted to do on my songs.  So I got a newer, faster one. I’m […]

Experiencing technical problems

March 3, 2009

On Friday, I thought it was a good time to finally upgrade Pro Tools from 7.4 to 8.0.  8 has some cool new plug-ins and it seemed like as good a time as any to go for it.  Or so I thought.  I haven’t been able to get any work done since Friday. Upgrading PT […]

Cleaning a keyboard

February 17, 2009

I’d been having some trouble with the left Alt and Windows key on my keyboard sticking the last few weeks.  That’s trouble in programs like Pro Tools where those keys can be very useful.  I got some compressed air and tried blowing out whatever dirt was in there, but it didn’t help.  So I decided […]

Windows 7 – What happens after August 1?

February 3, 2009

So, this Windows 7 beta expires August 1, 2009.  I, like many, was curious what would happen then, so I changed the date to Sunday, August 2, 2009 on my Win7 virtual machine. The first time I tried it, I got some error screen alerting me that my license had expired (or something to that […]

More (problems) on Windows 7

February 1, 2009

So, my first experiences with Win7 beta were really good.  Someone at Microsoft even replied to my blog about that, which is sort of geekily gratifying at some level.  But today I tried installing it on an older PC with my brother, on his HP 715n (1.8ghz P4 with 1.25gb of ram and a Radeon […]

Windows 7 (I like it so far!)

January 27, 2009

So, curiosity got the best of me and I grabbed the Windows 7 beta soon after it was publicly released.  After planning on installing it on an old PC (500mhz celeron, 256mb ram), and finding that it just plain wouldn’t install without at least 512mb RAM, I hatched a plan involving my laptop (a gateway […]

Zero KB

December 29, 2008

For a couple weeks now at least, my iPhone has been reporting “Zero KB” free space.  At first I thought I’d just filled the sucker up, but then after removing a few unused apps, some old Strong Bad Email podcasts, and a few albums, and still seeing “Zero KB”, I realized something was amiss.  For […]

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December 24, 2008

Got bass done on Without You last night, after much frustration with Pro Tools.  To start out, I went to grab the bass track from my demo session, as I’ve been doing, to import it into the new session as a guide to play along with so I would know how I wanted the part […]