I've never lost any data. Ever. Actually, I tell a lie. I once lost ALL my data. I was recklessly drinking some Becks beer while doing some file management and somehow managed to delete everything from a drive that didn't have the trash can activated. Thirty rather desperate (and suddenly sober) minutes later, I'd downloaded … Continue reading Gotta love cloud storage
Last time around, I posted about not having enough time to blog. I'm trying to fix this by basically making time - but it seems a good point at which to list some tools that help you get 'cool' results with as little input as possible. By this, I mean tools that use your media … Continue reading Pressed for time? Cute tools that give immediate results
Life. Work. Birth. Death. And everything in between. Read on. I wrote some time ago about the process of writing. Unless I'm writing for myself - that is, when I had time for 'recreational writing', or even blogging for that matter - I tend to procrastinate. I sit in front of the monitor surrounded by … Continue reading The Universal Process™. Or: the Gartner Hype Cycle of Life
Isn't it strange how things come around? About two days ago, after moving house (again - permanently, this time) I put my home studio back together again. It's nothing to shout about, just a keyboard, mic and acoustic guitars plugged into a laptop, but I can honestly say I'm at my happiest sitting on the … Continue reading Music to my ears (or rather, ear, since one of them’s deaf)
So last Wednesday I was at Measurement Camp, this time in the swanky offices of Dare Digital. The format is still evolving under the laid-back yet effective stewardship of Will McInnes (check out his survey, it's hilarious), so this time we had a couple of presentations from past projects, then some quicker breakouts in which … Continue reading Measurement Camp, the BBC, and The Next Big Thing
I was very interested to read the recent Guardian coverage of the music streaming service Spotify, especially having been part of the beta programme and written about Spotify quite a while ago and a couple of times since. My initial impressions were very positive. I liked the clean interface and the incredibly quick response times. … Continue reading Spotify – another business model on the hoof?
I notice that Chris Nee has linked up to me with a very nice description but mentions that I've been a bit quiet lately. This is going to continue for another week at least - being quiet, that is. Because I still don't have broadband. I might even stop being friendly too if it goes on any longer … Continue reading And on… and on…
I'm a big fan of online streaming audio. I loved Pandora before it became US-only. I quite like Last.FM. Musicovery has a lovely approach in its interface and mood-based approach. Now - at last - we have Spotify, and another great utility I came across this week, Simplify Media. I've covered Spotify before. I saw … Continue reading Audio here, there, but not quite everywhere