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Verdi: The Complete Works

In Gadgets, General, Media, Music, Photography, video by John2 Comments

I have to admit that I’m a real sucker for big collections of classical music CDs, especially if they are of composers, conductors, artists and musical genres.  Or even of a nostalgic recorded music period in my life when RCA Living Stereo and Mercury Living Presence recordings in the years when stereo first came out, and many recordings demonstrated ping …

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The Age for iPad

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One hundred years ago today, on 31st May 1911, the hull of the RMS Titanic was launched (see feature photo on home page).   And on this day in 2011 The Age, Melbourne’s daily broadsheet morning newspaper, launched its new iPad app – The Age for iPad.  A similar app for the iPad was also launched today for the Sydney Morning Herald. …

The impact of the iPad

In Gadgets, General, Media by John4 Comments

The iPad has now been in the news for a couple of days, so it’s time I made a few observations. My first sight of it was when I got an email from Apple  introducing the iPad.  The following image was at the top of the email, and it gave me concerns about the impact the iPad might have on …

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The Brownlow Medal

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The Brownlow Medal awards were held last night, and the winner by a large margin was the favourite, Gary Ablett Jr.  His win got good coverage on the TV news tonight, but more coverage was given on TV to one of the partners and her dress.  The dress and its wearer even got a segment on Today Tonight. If you …

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A Quiet Saturday

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Today was a very quiet day for me.  I stayed at home and did my usual Saturday weekend wash and computer housekeeping chores.  But the day didn’t go quite as planned when I got up.  When I checked my emails, I found the second one from Cakewalk this week announcing the release of Sonar 8.5 digital audio workstation (DAW), and …

Dream Time

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The audio test was a success with Reno, so here are two more songs for him. The first is a tribute to Susan Boyle. It’s a studio recording of her singing the song that made her famous –I Dreamed a Dream. The Scottish sensation of “Britain’s Got Talent” will make her U.S. TV debut on the season finale of “America’s …