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Airport Express Followup

After a bit of research and some experimentation, I think I’ve found a reliable iTunes-less way to send ICYG (or potentially other audio streams) to the Airport Express. I encountered two problems finding a solution that involved a Windows command-line utility: almost none would read an MP3 or Vorbis HTTP stream, and the few I […]

Airport Express Sourcing Options On Windows?

Right now I usually tune iTunes in to the in-house 320kbps MP3 ICYG feed if I want to feed it to my Airport Express. That means the music has gone through three encoding cycles before it reaches my ears: Original encode to a file: MP3 or Ogg Vorbis (lossy), rarely FLAC (lossless) Transcoded by Oddcast […]

Airport Express Redux

Last night I moved my router so that I could put the Airport Express into “Access Point” mode and try to decommission my old 802.11B AP. It’s working great, but I haven’t fully tested the range yet. The AE is on the first floor of the house, but is near a far side wall. My […]

Airport Express Setup

On Christmas Day I set up the Apple Airport Express I received from Melissa successfully with my existing network and wanted to document what I did since I may change things. The Airport Express software has a Wizard that helps you initially configure the unit. It’s good because it looks at your computer’s current wireless […]

My Digital Music Philosophy (circa 2012)

For the past few years I’ve usually bought CDs that are “special edition” or have bonus material. I have also bought DVD-Audio discs to get 5.1 mixes (mainly Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree stuff). These formats get archived as tagged FLAC files on my home server. FLAC is my lossless codec of choice because it is an […]

EFF’s Guide to Rating Your TSA Experience

EFF Deeplinks: Stand Up Against TSA’s Invasive Security Procedures The Transportation Security Administration has adopted “enhanced” security procedures — presenting people with the horrible choice of either submitting to body scanners that show passengers unclothed or submit to what are called “groping” pat-down techniques which include touching both breasts and genitalia. As some have noted these […]

Asia Trip, Pt. 5

(This is a run-down of updates since Thursday since I neglected to post them earlier. I’m back home now.) Friday morning, 3/19: Yesterday we had our first training session and it went well; lots of good dialogue without much of a language barrier. After work, we had the bus drop us off in Little India, […]

links for 2009-04-03

Apple – Support – Discussions – iTunes radio keeps rebuffering stream … Selecting a large buffer in iTunes and "Multiple Speakers" and checking on my Airport Expess enabled me to listen to my local ICYG 256kbps MP3 stream without dropouts. (tags: audio streaming itunes) Donklephant » Blog Archive » Ron Paul Supporter Detained By TSA […]

links for 2008-02-14

MP3 player, meet | Linux Brain Dump A Pythonese way to Scrobble. I’m thinking of rigging up a Python script that keeps a random (but parameterized) stream of music flowing using Justeport to my Airport Express, and it would be nice to have it update (tags: music airtunes python)

links for 2008-01-11

The Airport Security Follies – Jet Lagged – Air Travel – Opinion – New York Times Blog There’s no outcry from me because I don’t travel by air all that often. I’m certainly not looking forward to our first flight as a family of four, lugging around a car seat and having to take off […]