It seems reading programming books is my new hobby.
Since my MacBook can’t stream audio to a stereo pair of HomePods (come on, Apple!), I decided to give iTunes another shot and subscribed to Apple Music. Nope, iTunes is still a complete dumpster fire. I’m back to Spotify.
Trying pu-erh tea. Again. :) This time I did some home work and am trying to steep the tea the right way. Will see if I become a pu-erh addict by the time this 19 pieces package is gone. I like the color of the brewed tea the most so far. :)
I saw many very positive reviews of Curt Mangan strings and decided to give their 10-50 set a try. Installed them today and I’m pretty happy so far. Harsh and piercing high end went away, guitar sounds nice and smooth now. Bending string is a challedge, though. :)
ML Sound Lab is officially my new favorite IRs vendor. I just got myself a pack of absolutely awsome Mesa IRs.
Great Ceylon tea. The trick is to find just right amount of tea when brewing.
There is no such thing as too many ports.
2018 was an amazing year in the guitar department. There is another amp sim I came across several days ago and it’s absolutely amazing: PRS Supermodels.
Archon’s clean channel is my new favorite sound and it takes pedals really well. Great job, Waves!
I’m not a big fan of a sport band that comes with Apple Watch. I went through cheap options on Amazon but didn’t like the looks of most of them and I wasn’t sure if genuine leather was a real thing in 10 bucks bands. So I got this one from Southern Straps. Looks great.
Stocked up on tea.
It seems that Apple Watch is pretty useless for steps counting, giving me crazy numbers.
I've never been a big fan of green teas, always prefered black tea or a mix of black and green teas and rooibos. I usually drink Assam or Darjeeling which are great but lately I’ve been looking for something new and exciting. It suddenly hit me: what about Chinese black teas?! I decided to give it a try. I don't like Pu-Ehr for its fishy taste so I went with regular black teas.
I’ve tried three teas so far: Fujian Baroque, Keemun Concerto and Yunnan Jig. All three are great, but I like Yunnan Jig the best.
Will keep trying, that for sure!
I wonder if anyone at Google uses Google Play Music or Youtube Music. Both products are just crap.
Ok, I think I don’t need more pedals unless I buy a real 100w amp with 4x12 cabinet. :) Just kidding. It’s a digital era now, no more real amps. :)
Free cups from Nespresso.
Ok, I have migrated to the new computer and I’m happy. For now. :) There are a couple more things I will do next year, though. I want 64GB of RAM and a Thunderbold 3 audio interface. But that’s it, honestly. :)
So, the question is what configuration would be the best for two 1TB SSD drives. I’m going to use these guys for two main purposes: (a) archives and (b) samples and music projects (a lot of wav/mp3 files). Since I need a backup for sure and I want it to be off site, I think I will go with the setup #2.
A bronze sustain block for my Strat has arrived. The final upgrade piece
The wait time is over.
Another awesome guitar amp plugin is out: STL Tonality. I thought my favorite amp would be the #3 which is based on the Marshall JMP amp. Turns out, clean tone that I get out of #5 (based on Fender amp) is my favorite so far.
Dear VMware, what an awesome and beautiful interface. sarcasm :)
Finally!!! The new Mac mini is going to be my next computer.
The weekend project went well :)