Mumford & Sons is still on my Hit List! :-)

I can’t help it, Mumford & Sons current album, “Sigh No More” is just excellent.

This British Folk Rock band is just fantastic. With a fresh sound, including great vocals, plucky banjo playing and intriguing lyrics, they are at the top of my charts and will remain there for a while. Just what I needed :-).

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You can get the CD here  or just download the mp3 version here.

I hope some of you like them as much as I do.

I love cats…

I just wanted to pass along this post that a friend shared on Facebook today. Cats are truly beautiful beings…IMHO.

“I love cats because I love my home, and after a while they become its visible soul.”

– Jean Cocteau

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Above: Princess Lana “Bean” or “The Beaner”

The Daily – A magazine for tomorrow, Today.

The Daily has been out for almost a month now and for most people it is still giving away two weeks of free subscription time to try it out. As an avid iPad user I have been exploring it since it was released on February 2, 2011. Many people have both liked it and dumped on it in the tech blogs, but for myself, it has become my #1 iPad News Entertainment source.

When I was young I used to enjoy paging through magazines like Time and Newsweek, and even an occasional People. But until the Daily, there was nothing that really fit that experience and brought it into this decade of techno-wizardy. Sure, I have iBooks, the Kindle for iPad app and Zinio magazines, not to mention the the NYTimes, Popular Science and several other magazine reading apps, but none of them brought with it the feeling of reading a “magazine”. The Daily does that for me, along with a little bit of extra magic to make me feel like I am reading something from Harry Potter’s world, with live video and moving pictures amidst all my textual news. Sure, it does not have all the many categories that you might find in many online and print newspapers, but it does deliver a rich entertaining experience for consuming a bit of world news, gossip, a smidgen of tech and a crossword puzzle.., oh yes, and Sports too!

As a free download and only $.99/wk or $39.99/year it is a great deal and I look forward to subscribing.

Fix your iPhone alarm if it still failed today!

So your single use alarm still didn’t go off on January 3rd like Apple said it would? Well you can fix this by editing your alarm once and then saving it. Just change the time or name and save. You may then re-edit to your previous settings. Apparently a non-repeating alarm saved previously will may not go off on some iPhones, as was the case with mine, a 3GS running 4.2.1 firmware.

Just tested the re-saved alarms and all went off without a hitch.

Back from Vacation…

Wow. It has been a long time since I last posted here. Not that I am counting, or that there are any people “listening” 😉 but nevertheless…

I blame my vacation, which let me escape daily life and even stray from my normal multimedia infused world to one less ‘crowded’ and gratefully full of ‘real’ people and some much needed space from the rest of the world at large :-).

Sadly I am back. Not that “here” is bad, but it doesn’t have readily available scenes like this one: ( a snapshot, but it gives you an idea )

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Or this one:

to lull one’s tensions.

So I am back… what does it mean and what shall I DO? (enigmatic gaze)