19 Feb 2013

Making a thing that goes “Bong!”

I’ve been meditating for a while. For decades, in fact, on and off. I normally use a meditation timer provided by a plug-in to the Mac app pzizz, whose primary function is actually getting you off to sleep, or power napping. But pzizz doesn’t seem to be supported any more, and I wanted something a […]

9 Feb 2013

Making a Dragon

I’ve had a Walter Ruffler Paper Machines kit of a Chinese dragon waiting for me to get around to building it for a very long time. More than a year, in fact, as it was a birthday pressie last year. I finally got around to it. I also used it as the first proper test […]

5 Jan 2012

Marco, on whether the e‑reader is “doomed” or not

Marco Arment has a good response to Matt Alexander’s suggestion that the e‑reader is already dead. Most telling for me was what I thought Marco was going to say in his last paragraph. I think it could equally well read: ‘I don’t think the e‑reader is “doomed” at all. It may just be relegated to […]

24 Dec 2011

iTunes Match and Podcast Playlists: A Fix!

In my last post, I described the problems I was having syncing manual podcast playlists between iTunes and my iPhone after I upgraded to iTunes Match/iCloud. Well, it looks like I got an early Christmas present from YouOverRotated, who commented: I was in the same exact situation, except mine’s a BMW, not a Mini =). […]

16 Dec 2011

iTunes Match and the Podcast Playlist Problem

EDIT: Whoop! Looks like YouOverRotated’s comment below was spot-on. Thanks! See my new post on how that suggestion got my playlist syncing working again. Oh, iTunes. Does it have to be this way? So, I now have iTunes Match, with all of its associated Cloudy goodness. But I also have a problem. Can anyone help […]