Mystique Theme – Photo Gallery Headers

A New Header In Action

I finally got round to updating to the new Mystique theme (3.1) for my Website. After a brief read around the web, I was slightly concerned by the number of difficulties folks seem to be having with the transition. I’ll be honest I found it all straight forward, but I did do quite a lot…

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Dropbox – Why Aren’t You Using It?

Remember the days when your associates would attempt to send you a file attached to an email? It sometimes took hours to download, clogged up your entire internet bandwidth and then after all the anticipation, the file would be a joke or picture than you could have found yourself if you were really interested. Thankfully…

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PS3 Stuttering MP3 Solved

Our media server is built into our router (Cisco E4200 + Twonky) – So there’s not a lot of room for tweaking at the server end. Recently Cisco updated the E4200 firmware (1.0.03) which made the Twonky server and streaming very reliable. Some pretty high bandwidth files can be streamed with no problem. BUT… Streaming…

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360 Degrees of the AirField

Today I was lucky that circumstances came together allowing me to get in an hour of circuit training with instructor Barry Davis. Due to time, weather and of course finances – my flying hours have been a little lacking lately. Also, when I started landing away, the main hours of flying are spent travelling, with…

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Apple Mobile Device Restart

Free Application Release. Does your iTunes lock up sometimes when you plug in your iPhone or iPad? I have been plagued with this problem for quite a while now and after searching around have really found no obvious answers. The symptoms are that when you plug a device into iTunes to sync it, iTunes will…

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10 Ways to Enhance Your Digital Audio Workstation

Does your DAW need a wash and brush up? As producers we spend a lot of time trying to get the best performance from our studio computers. Here’s 10 of my suggestions for getting the best from your Windows Digital Audio Workstation. This is not a detailed discussion but of course if anyone would like…

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Code Therapy

Project Folder Maker - Application

When I’m not writing songs and making music – In my spare time I often find myself programming code. My first days of programming (after a brief time learning CECIL at school) were back in the days of the renowned Sinclair ZX Spectrum. What a great little machine that was. And what amazing things we…

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Facebook Likes & Comments

A great way to share the hard work you have done on your website and blog is to get your friends to “Like” what you have done and share it with their friends on Facebook. This is a subject covered in many places around the web. How do I get Facebook Like Buttons, Comments Boxes…

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AxeSkillz

I have taught various musical instruments and production techniques for a long time now. Finally I decided that I should introduce a website dedicated to that. So for the past few weeks I have missed out on all the great weather we have had and managed to get the AxeSkillz website up and running, along…

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Using Cubase 6 – Matching Tempo

Define Tempo

Imagine the scenario – You are about to start work on a remix and you have been sent the original radio edit plus vocals as a reference. You need to pull the original track (and vocals and possibly other parts) into a project and line them up so the vocals fit and you can work…

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How To: Wake Over LAN + Internet

Most people these days have some kind of Smart-phone, Netbook or Laptop. But many of us also still need hulking behemoths of power stashed away at the office to do our main work. Our studio, for example, would never run on any kind of laptop and certainly not a netbook (correct at time of publishing…

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How To: Protect Web Folders .htaccess

Browser Login Dialog

Have you ever wanted to password protect a website or a sub folder of a website? Many CMS systems allow this to be done but there is a pretty simple way to protect access to the site before any login procedure using an .htaccess file which some people may find useful. I had to do…

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