Month: April 2016

IKEA's "Hilver" bamboo desk.

IKEA’s “Hilver”

IKEA is still the place I often find myself turning to when I quickly need to fix a problem and, much to my surprise, that’s also often the case after having looked around the Internet

UI monstrosities.

Foobar & JRiver – UI Monstrosities

Now, don’t get me wrong, for audiophile users both Foobar (free) and JRiver Media Center (commercial) are great programs. There is hardly anything you cannot do with them and both, more or less, can be

The Right to Privacy.

The Right to Privacy

Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say. – Edward

Judas Priest (remastered).

Judas Priest Remastered: What A Shit Show!

I’ve been a Judas Priest fan ever since I heard the first note they recorded pouring from my – at the time – very poor speaker setup. Unfortunately, with much better gear I own today,


1958 – 2016

A true innovator and one hell of a musician.

The Doobie Brothers. Southbound. Sony/Arista, 2014.

In Defense of “Southbound”

The other day – for next to nothing  –  I got myself the Doobie Brothers’ most “recent” album, Southbound (Sony/Arista, 2014). Then I read the reviews around the Net and … I am getting ahead