We could be guitar heroes

Before I went on holiday, I began to think about getting my Rock Band guitar controller to act as a MIDI instrument in GarageBand. I’m still fiddling with it, and since implementing a couple of extra features, I’m increasingly happy with the results. The setup in ControllerMate, initially quite straightforward, is gradually becoming fairly hairy. […]

Family Fun

Just back from a very relaxing family holiday in the Algarve. 7 days of exploring, sunbathing, swimming and reading. I couldn’t feel more relaxed. We stayed in a lovely villa between Silves and Algoz (about an hour from Faro airport). Six of us stayed in the villa, which was large, clean, well equipped, had a […]

Recent Reading

Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife – My second reading of this beautiful story, which has made me cry like a baby on both occasions. Mark Barrowcliffe, The Elfish Gene (a loan from Darren) “The designer of the game, Gary Gygax, once pointed out that to talk about a ‘winner’ in D&D is like talking […]

Guild Dinner Party

A couple of weeks ago, just as I was finally getting sucked into World of Warcraft, I received this mysterious invitation. Now, this guild is actually a bunch of real-life friends who use Warcraft to hang out together. Members who have outed themselves include Alice Taylor (who recently blogged about receiving some guild postcards) Kim […]

Headphone Fun

I have a pair of JVC HA-FX300B sound isolation headphones which come with three different sized silicon rubber earpieces and a pair of memory foam earpieces for a customized fit They look like this and cost me a bit less than $100 (somehow I only buy headphones in airports, and usually American airports). These rely […]