Misc

Persai: dull but effective

As I suppose quite a few people did, I signed up for the beta of Persai as a reader of the now defunct uncov. I imagine that gives them a fairly direct batch of beta testers, all over-fond of the word 'fail'. I've used it solely from an end-user point of view: I haven't done any testing to try to figure out the technology yet.

Persai itself, is almost the diametric opposite of uncov in character: quiet and unassuming, and distinctly unchallenging.

Cool Quotes & Sayings

"Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance." - Plato (427-347 B.C.)

"Plato was a bore." - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

"Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal." - Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

"I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy." - Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

"Hemingway was a jerk." - Harold Robbins

"The cynics are right nine times out of ten." - Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

Anderton's Music: highly recommended. UX2: great

I recently went shopping for some home-recording equipment, and thought I'd share my experience and give credit where it's due. Online merchants note - a little bit of friendly customer service goes a long way.

After a bit of research into suitable kit, I fired off a couple of emails to prominent sellers to ask them whether or not they thought my selections would be a good choice. Predictably, I got no response whatsoever (seems to be par for the course with many ecommerce sites. Sigh).