Running Windows on a Mac still to be considered harmful

Reader Kitchenbutterfly asks: Why have you burst my bubble? I’ve been living in paradise, claiming the MAC and all things APPLE to be the next best thing to sliced bread, or at least windows! And I know about buying computers in a hurry. Well here’s the thing: I loved my first iBook. I never had […]

Just for once in my life, I’d like to not have to buy a new computer in a hurry

With 36 hours to go before my next flight to Tennessee, the Macbook dies. That means that a) I get to buy a new hard drive for my Macbook just to have access to my files (music including my vinyl album rips, scans – the paper originals for many of which I have recently thrown […]

4 Mijl results not so good

29:37… 3/4 minute slower than last year. Then again, almost everyone in my team was considerably slower than last year, by a similar margin. Perhaps it was the damp, chilly weather, perhaps it was that everyone was dressed for even damper, chillier weather. Whatever the cause, it’s a bit of a dampener on a great […]

Groceries for October 10: pre-travel week

This week’s groceries bill: €5.66. I only bought half a loaf of bread, a litre of milk, some bananas and a kilogram of tangerines. It’s gonna be an unusual sort of week though. I’m leaving for the United States (staying in Amsterdam overnight) on Friday, and the odds are I’ll be doing stuff in preparation […]

Sound sponge mystery

A friend of mine recommended a Mac program called Sound Sponge for automatically marking and cleaning out clicks and other problems from recordings taken from vinyl records.. but the only program called Sound Sponge (or technically, Sponge, but it’s located at is a small tool for converting audio file formats and is not what […]

Gallery fundraiser for Yonaka!

My friend and sometime collaborator Yonaka Yamako has her eye on a property near her home in Fort Valley, Georgia to turn into a studio gallery in which she can show her own work and that of other artists to the public and hopefully help breathe some life back into the town. To raise the […]