Carbon Copy saved my digital life

I brought my MacBook Pro to an authorized Mac service depot to upgrade my internal drive from an 80Gb/5400rpm drive to a 200Gb/7200rpm drive. The service I arranged included a cloning of the data of my existing drive to the new drive so that, other than the sudden...

The Samson Zoom H4

I had the chance to take the Samson Zoom H4 portable digital recorder for a test drive in December (thank you to Steve’s Music in Ottawa). At first glance it looks to be a distant cousin of the Sony PCM-D1 — at a fraction of the cost. The Zoom H4 has many...

FireStats for WordPress

About a month ago, Anders Holte Nielsen announced that he has discontinued development of his popular Counterize WordPress plugin, a plugin that summarizes and presents statistical information about a WordPress blog. Fortunately, he offered a solid alternative, the...

Tricks of the Podcasting Masters

Tricks of the Podcasting Masters (TotPM) is the latest book about Podcasting. This offering by Rob Walch (Podcast 411) and Mur Lafferty (Geek Fu Action Grip) was released at the beginning of June. In the interest of full disclosure, I haven’t read any of the...