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Sony LinkBuds for Cycling?

TL;DR: External sounds can be heard quite clearly. They may be useful for MTB, but definitely not for road biking, because they can’t be heard over wind noise, which they do nothing to reduce. It seems I am perpetually searching for good “true” wireless earbuds. The main reason for this is that the shape of […]


During the 1990s, it seemed like the future lied in Fourth-Generation Programming Languages (4GL). They seemed like the logical progression from traditional programming languages, and they incorporated functionality that programmers like me had grown at home to speed up development (such as declarative user-interface tools). I even went so far as to learn one and […]

Dell XPS 15

I finally bought a new laptop computer. When I say “finally”, I mean that this is the first full-size laptop I have bought for myself personally since 1999. This is the fifth laptop I have owned in thirty years. I suppose that’s because I am more of a desktop kind of guy, and lately I […]


The first audio recorder I used for film was the Zoom H4n. Then I upgraded to the Roland R-26, then the Zoom F4, and finally to the Sound Devices MixPre-10 II. Each time, I congratulated myself that I was stepping up to a recorder with better preamps, or so I believed, but I could never […]