Some of the music in my iTunes library isn't clean. No, not like that. I'm using the term in the broadcasting sense. Some of my tracks don't start clean, and others don't stop clean -- there's...
You had your car stereo sounding pretty good. But then you noticed that something was missing. You had enough volume and clarity, but no real bass. You like the hit in the gut you get from a real...
I saw a cool article in Popular Mechanics this month on building your own rolling drive-in movie theater , and it reminded me of an idea I'd been meaning to pass on. You see, the advent of...
In an ideal world, each song I add to my iTunes library would have all the appropriate fields filled out the way I wanted them. In reality, my library is now a few years old and many tunes...
The most important factor I consider when shopping for new speakers (aside from making sure that they will fit my car and my budget) is how they will handle the power I'll be feeding them. This is a...
In my opinion, the "Grouping" field is one of the most under-used ways to sort music in an iTunes library.
The "Grouping" field helps me create new and different mixes of...
Like several of my coworkers, I enjoy downloading and listening to podcasts on my computer. Unlike them, I don't have an iPod® or portable MP3 player. But that doesn't stop me from listening to my...
I have a Nikon digital SLR, and I use it a lot. But I'm not that experienced at what I still think of as "real" photography -- in fact, my current digital SLR was my first experience with manual...
I just learned a valuable lesson about amplifier gain settings - sometimes less is more.
I recently put a new head unit into my truck, and I was having a bit of trouble getting the...
OK, I admit it. I'm a classical music fanatic (although not to the exclusion of other kinds of music). In addition to some basic organizing (see my last post ), I also modify track information to...
If you have a universal remote control, you may have already discovered the wonders of the macro. If not, well, a macro is a function that lets you program multiple steps into a single command....
Digital photography is fun and liberating. No wait to get
your film developed, and if you have a decent printer you can print out lots of
photos at a pretty reasonable price. But once I got a...
The memory card in my digital camera works hard for me, and it has never failed me entirely. But I've heard some rough stories about corrupted memory cards and precious images lost forever,...
Because classical music is catalogued in a fundamentally different way than virtually every other kind of music, it can be a real problem finding the classical work I want in iTunes....
These days, aftermarket car stereos come with so many bells, whistles, and proprietary technologies that trying to pick one can be bewildering. Over the past couple of weeks, I've been trying to...
The right song can mentally take me back to an earlier time and place - and thanks to the smart playlist feature in iTunes, I can sonically journey back to those halcyon days of high school or...
Here are ten great road trip discs that might have escaped your notice - each one guaranteed to keep you and your passengers totally entertained, while showing off your system to the max.