Music

My Turntable of Choice: The Fluance RT82

A few months ago, I reviewed six different vinyl record turntables due my renewed interest in listening to music pressed on vinyl records. Despite all six vinyl turntables being good choices to consider, I still needed to select the turntable I would bring into my home. In the end, it was the Fluance RT82 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable that I chose as my latest stereo component. 

My Return to Vinyl Records: New Turntables to Consider Bryan Ruby Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:33

Surprisingly, I recently sought out and purchased a vinyl record turntable. This is a surprise to me because I've spent the last three decades moving from the opposite direction as my music collection evolved from vinyl and cassette tape to compact discs and then finally to digital music stored as MP3 files on my computer and mobile devices. In this century, I don't even know if you can call it collecting music because I now subscribe monthly to an endless library of artists and songs through various music streaming services.

Spotify Composes Application Network with MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform Real Wire Thu, 10/13/2016 - 17:15

World’s top streaming music service embraces APIs and microservices to improve business agility and enhance operational efficiency

London – October 13, 2016 – MuleSoft, provider of the leading platform for building application networks, today announced that Spotify, the world’s most popular and powerful music streaming service, has implemented MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform™ to improve business agility and operational efficiency through better connectivity across its back-office systems.

The Clash of Culture, Copyright, and Business Bryan Ruby Sat, 01/16/2010 - 09:28

Copyright Criminals, which airs its documentaries on PBS, has an upcoming show on the rise of sampling in hip-hop music. While, the documentary focuses on copyright laws covering music it's not too difficult to apply lessons learned for other content including text found on web sites.

The iTouch Alternative: Nokia's N800 Bryan Ruby Tue, 01/15/2008 - 15:44

Rich Hoeg, eContent, purchased himself the Nokia N800. The N800 is a linux based handheld Internet tablet with functions similar to those of Apple's iTouch. I'm not sure either device is for me, but I've been in a little bit of an anti-Apple and anti-Windows funk lately...that I felt it worth mentioning here. Rich Hoeg has this to say about the N800:

Battle of the CMS Bands Bryan Ruby Tue, 03/20/2007 - 01:06

As most of you probably know by now, Jeff Robbins from Lullabot and Drupal genre recently released "The Drupal Song".  What you may not know is that Wordpress and Joomla! also have their own songs.  Well this fact hasn't gone unnoticed by Amy Stephen in her own blog in which she says it's time to vote for the top song of the week.

OK. Normally, I am adverse to pitting one open source content management system against the other, but it appears we have no choice. As of today, we have three songs and only one can be the #1 Open Source CMS Song of the Week. It is time to pick the winner. Sorry, it’s how it works. I didn’t make the rules. If you object, you need to contact Casey Casem.

WordPress community member Devin Reams released his song and video back in January. Joomla! community member Anand Omka released his Joomla! song back in November and the video was released last week. Today, Jeff Robins released his Drupal song and Dries Buytaert announced the video will be shot on location during the OSCMS conference at Yahoo later this week.

Any has invited the open source communities to vote for their "favorite song" and as far as I can tell, the vote will take place through comments at her blog.  What?  Wordpress and and Joomla don't have their own poll module built into their core?  But alas, we're not voting for the best CMS here but instead the best song.