All posts for the month December, 2012

I got this in the mail today. I thought I would share it with anyone interested. The TLDR version is, I had a small bump in readers this year. Not bad for a hobby. Happy New Year to everyone, and stay safe. If you drink on this coming Amateur Night, remember that most cab companies are offering free rides home. I myself will be staying the night where we are celebrating. Cheer, and I’ll see you next year…

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

PowerTunes: a Flexible Time Saver

If you are anything like me, you will love PowerTunes. The reason for this is that I have an iTunes library with tens of thousands of songs that started about a decade ago from ripped CDs. This library has been moved from computer to computer. As a result of this it has built up a lot of crud: orphan files that were removed from the library but never removed, duplicate files thanks to compilations or CDDB errors upon re-rip. Or maybe you have multiple libraries with overlapping content for when you tried to manage everything manually and keep the mp3s separate from the higher quality music as I did? After years of neglect, trying to fix these problems is one of those, “I’ll do it before I backup, or when I am procrastinating from real work” situations. You might get through a few hundred tracks, but never really finish. If this sounds familiar, then read on, for the answer to your mess…

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One of the gifts I received this year was an AppleTV. I had been wanting one since they came out, but was waiting on 1080P support. I was actually recommending it someone as something to go with the iPads he purchased, and he gave me one as thanks for the recommendation and help with technical support. Airplay Mirroring, for those that do not know, is the ability to show what is on screen on a 2011 or newer iOS device on your television.

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