Sunday, June 12, 2011

Vinylphile issue 6 is ready for download!

Hi all,

I know it's a little late, but I wanted to let you know that the sixth issue of Vinylphile is now available for download! This issue is a bit special for us, because it marks our first birthday! Yes, it was one year ago this month that we published the first issue of Vinylphile, and we're very happy with what we've achieved so far. If nothing else, it sets the bar for next year even higher!

Here's a direct download link to the current issue:

Enjoy, and as always, thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Vinylphile issue 5 is ready for download!

Just a quick heads-up that issue 5 of Vinylphile is now available! You can download it for free from here:

Thanks for reading, and enjoy!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Vinylphile Issue 4 is now available!

Hi all,

Just in time (literally!) for New Years, Issue 4 of Vinylphile is now ready for download! This issue contains more gear and music reviews than our previous issues, our RMAF 2010 photo essay, and more!

Here's a direct link to this issue:


As always, thanks for reading. I hope you and yours have a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Issue 2 of Vinylphile is now out!

Just a quick line to say that Issue 2 of Vinylphile is now available for FREE download! Here's a direct download link (it's a 36 MB PDF file):

Enjoy, and thanks for reading!

Monday, August 23, 2010

OpenSolaris: RIP

I've just finished participating in the last ever (in its current guise, anyway) OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) conference call. Due to Oracle's (arguably) criminal neglect of the OpenSolaris community and continued ignorance of requests for a conversation with the OGB, the latter felt that they had no option but to resign en masse, handing control of the community back to Oracle. I thought it ironically appropriate that I was wearing my "Pilot Member" limited edition OpenSolaris T-shirt for the call.

I'd like to thank everyone who's made contributions to OpenSolaris the past few years, especially those working tirelessly behind the scenes. Way to go guys; it's been a fun ride and I'm sad it's over.

And a big thanks to Oracle for screwing up what could have been the best open source collaberation on the planet.

OpenSolaris: June 14th, 2005 - August 23rd, 2010. RIP.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Announcing Vinylphile: a freely-downloadable, vinyl-centric audio mag

Hi all,

As some of you know, I lost my computer programming job late in 2008. About a year ago I decided to put my (ahem) writing talent to use and publish a magazine about something I've loved almost my whole life: high-end audio and music (especially on vinyl). After a lot advice and encouragement from friends, acquaintances, and industry contacts--not to mention a LOT of hard work--I'm pleased to announce that today my dream has become a reality: I have just posted the first issue of Vinylphile! You can download it--for FREE--from here:

I hope you enjoy reading the mag as much as I did putting it together!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Mad TV's iPad sketch

How prophetic this (almost) 3-year old sketch about the iPad from MadTV was!