Life as I see it #19 MTV and Vevo

Anyone else remember this? MTV blew me away when I first saw it in 1982. It blew me away again when I heard it attached to a stereo system. I wasn’t always able to watch it growing up because we went a long time without cable. I remember staying up late to watch Friday Night […]

Moving today? Probably not…

Was originally scheduled to move today. Sure glad I postponed that. Also glad I’m not going to try tomorrow. Even if all the snow miraculously went away, it’s supposed to be in the single digits (Fahrenheit of course) tomorrow. No, I’ll wait it out. Hopefully by the end of the week the streets will be […]

Life as I see it episode #15. Sometimes the theory doesn’t work

  Why in the world did systems with single ended tube amps sound good? By all rights they should sound terrible. Anything with that much distortion should only have made things sound worse. And yet, opinions are sharply divided. Why? Turns out there is a reasonable, if complicated possible explanation. This is a geeky story […]

Life as I see it podcast #14 Thinking of my grandmother

  Random, silly things make me think of my maternal grandmother:) Tetris, gooey things, and upholstery…   You can see all of my podcasts at You can subscribe using the RSS feed   You can also subscribe via or email. I encourage you to join in order to take advantage of […]

Life as I see it podcast episode #11 Bitcoin pt.2

  This is my second podcast about Bitcoin. In it, I mention some links where you can read about some of the potential problems with bitcoins and then talk at length about some of the other potential uses of the protocol. Notice how I keep using the word potential? The links for the pitfalls are […]