Entries Categorized as 'General Geekery'

Zagg invisibleSHIELD – Update

August 5, 2010

This is a followup to a post I made about a Zagg invisibleSHIELD iPhone screen protector.  Zagg did indeed ship me a replacement screen protector as promised. I finally got a chance to install it.  It seems on the first one I got, the shield had not remained on the backing as they’d suggested, but […]

iPhone wouldn’t sync to iPhoto – fix

July 23, 2010

I hadn’t been able to sync my iPhone 4 to iPhoto once since I got it. It would try, but then tell me it couldn’t read any of the files for some reason (which I forgot to note, but there was a specific reason). I found a fix, though: 1.  Go to user–>library–>caches–>com.apple.iPhoto–>Cache.db and trash […]

iPhone 4 and Zagg screen protector

July 22, 2010

I had to exchange my first iPhone 4 two weeks after getting it. The screen had a few scratches on it already, and the proximity sensor was a mess. I cheek-dialed, cheek-hung-up on calls, etc.  Luckily, Apple was good about swapping it out with no drama.  The replacement phone still has the proximity sensor issues, […]

Nearing completion

July 10, 2010

So I’ve been sitting on the mixes for my new album for two weeks or so now, listening for things that still bother me, and getting feedback from some friends.  So far, the feedback has been good! Of course, it would figure that now would be when Avid/Digidesign finally releases a version of Pro Tools […]

Counting to 10 in 10 languages

July 10, 2010

My new project for the summer: learning to count to 10 in (at least) 10 languages.  I’m up to 5 so far. English Spanish German French American Sign Language I thought it would be cool, if not useful, to be able to speak even a little bit in more than one or two languages. I […]

It’s coming together…

January 31, 2010

So, the album is coming together nicely.  All of the vocals are sung, and I’ve been working on comping them and picking out the best parts.  I found a great horn player, Bill Scholl, and we got together a while ago and recorded some ideas for the song “Drive Me”.  After listening to the parts […]

What’s new?

October 21, 2009

I was making good progress, recording at a (relatively) good pace through the end of the summer. Vocals are done for 7 of the 12 songs, and that’s more than half. But then it went and got cooler outside and I went and caught a cold. I don’t think it was the pig flu or […]

Bracketing in Photoshop to Fix iPhone exposure problems

July 14, 2009

I took a couple photos of a beautiful summer sky over a field the other day on my iPhone.  I couldn’t quite get the exposure right, though.  If I focused on the ground, the sky got blown out, and if I focused on the sky, the ground was very dark. I remembered reading about bracketing […]


June 25, 2009

Quick update.  I’ve found myself using Twitter (which in turn updates my Facebook page) a whole lot lately, as it’s easier to write a 140-character “what I’m working on now” update than to write a full blog entry.  And more people tend to read Twitter and Facebook than my blog here.  But to recap, for […]

Guitars, guitars, and more guitars. And computers.

May 16, 2009

Over the last two weeks, I’ve recorded the guitars for just about half the songs for the new album.  It’s quite the process.  I’d done fairly fully-fleshed out demos for most of these songs, and so started out the “real” versions by importing the demo parts as a road map once the drums were tracked.  […]