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“don’t do it, man!!!”

June 13th, 2007 10 comments


Clint warned me not to let the temptation of unpacking the new Logitech Harmony 1000 remote get to me. And I quote, “Don’t do it, man!!!” You see, it was Friday afternoon when it arrived unexpectedly (I had requested one to review last OCTOBER), and I was very busy getting ready for a 2 1/2 week trip to China. I had no time to play with a new gadget. But as I sat there on the couch Friday night, sitting down and just vegging for the first time all week, there it sat, in it’s cool box just looking at me. Taunting me. Begging me to open it up. This began around 8 pm. My mind began racing (this is a bad thing). I started thinking to myself that it sure would be nice for Dina and the kids to have a simple remote to run everything while I was gone. I had basically reworked my entire system in the last few weeks, and had a new pre/pro and amp in the rig, which meant we were back to using several remotes. Which always means that daddy is the one who turns everything on and off so the family can watch a movie.

I kept thinking, “these Harmony remotes are supposed to be so easy to program…” All the the while I keep hearing Clint in the back of my mind – “Don’t do it, man!”
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Operators are standing by…

June 12th, 2007 6 comments

102245321d2.jpgI wish I was clever enough to make this up as a comedy bit. You know, a sarcastic rant for the blog that is, well, so ridiculous that it is funny. But I’m not making this up. I am on a flight, and in the SkyMall catalog is the HOME THEATER WATCH.

An astonishing home theater system that fits on your wrist!

Forget it, I’m not even gonna try to put anything in my own words. Let me just give you the details straight from the magazine!

Imagine what it would be like if you could view your favorite full length film while in the comfort of your office chair, riding on the train, waiting at the doctor’s office, or even waiting in line at the coffee shop!

Gee, that is hard to imagine, since I have been living under a rock for the past couple of years and have never heard of a video iPod….
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48 hours

May 31st, 2007 5 comments

The last 48 hours have been brutal. With a 2-1/2 week trip to China looming, I am going crazy trying to get caught up with my Audioholics writing, not to mention that other publication that shall not be named. I have way too many sets of speakers – 5.1 sets, and a few articles/reviews I am finishing up. In the past 48 hours, Read more…

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For the record….

May 29th, 2007 9 comments

Listening to last week’s podcast, I noticed that Dina mentioned I had “like 300” cd’s. Well, it is actually more “like 1300” cd’s, not that I am counting. And yes, they are indeed alphabetized, as there would be no other way to find a cd when I want to listen to something…..

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this one’s on me…..

May 3rd, 2007 3 comments

I obviously screwed up the podcast. It is all my fault, I am the jerk. What can I say? Sorry does not seem to cut it. We’ll have to see if the genius talent can overcome technical snaps and come back with another equally exciting show…..


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