During my brother’s visit to China last night, he left me his headphones. They really are incredible!
I’ve used this type of headphone before, mostly for live sound & studio work. I hadn’t thought much of using them for casual listening. But the fidelity, and detail you hear through good headphones is a nice surprise.
Normally I use middle-grade Shure IEMs for their convenience on the road, but there is no sound like what you hear from over-ear type headphones.
They come in black/red or this classy brown, with a fancy travel case, and include a phone-compatible cable, with microphone.
After 72-years, the aluminum processing plant in Quebec is slated to close. I’m not sure what this says for the wire-industry. Alcan has most recently been bought by the cable-manufacturing giant, General Cable.
Update: Apparently Alcan only sold General Cable their wire division. This plant is not directly associated with the wire-industry, though I would think that a large amount of the aluminum they processed was used to make cable.
Photo by -AX-
I was thinking today, as I played a comedy skit off of Netflix, for my family; there’s something important that’s been lost though new media. What’s missing is, the experience of sharing music, movies, tv shows and other media which you enjoyed, with other people.
When I watch movies with my friends, now-days. The question isn’t what should we watch, it is now, “What is there that none of us have seen yet?”.
I remember growing up, my brother and I could recite scenes from every VHS we owned. We’d seem them all 50 times each. And, every time our friends came by it wasn’t, “Lets see what’s new on Netflix”, or even at Blockbuster (does that place still exhist?).. it was time to browse our shelf of VHS movies for something we’d all seen before, but enjoyed (many times over)!
I had the chance to work on crew with Stringnoize, in Kitchener, on Wednesday. It’s been a long time, and it was great to spend time with old friends (on the job of course).
Finally, home from the office. I turn on our new and awesome, Bose sound system, which my wife picked out. She knew that I’d only be satisfied by the best sound. I crash down on the couch to the beat of Mat Kearney playing real loud!
I’ve been duelling it out with a laser engraving machine all afternoon, and really need to wind down.
We have officially opened Kalmark’s (Kunming) Asia Sales Office. There’s really nothing to see, but it’ll be somewhere for us to get started with. It’s great to be sharing the space with some good friends of mine.
We’ve got some painting and minor renovations to do to make the place a comfortable work-space.
You may be thinking, “Isn’t this a month late, already?”. You’re wrong.
It’s that time of year again. Where fireworks keep you up all week long. It started yesterday, and we slept in late this morning.
We arrived in Kolkata late last night; judging by that airport, you’d think the world as we know it had ended. It’s far from the modern ‘One World’ that America, China, Canada and most countries have become. I felt very uncomfortable sitting in this terminal, late at night, with a cart full of suitcases too many insects and bottle of clean water, which we aquired at the airport, in China. It’s funny how It’s come to trusting water from China in a situation like this. I’ve heard so many horror stories about the water here… But the more I think about it, China’s water is not much better. Perhaps their supply of clean water is more common, and less questionable. Then again, maybe it’s only that I feel at home there now.
In any case, the expensive hotel (Sahara Star) we’re staying at is well worth it; for the oasis that it is. “An oasis in the concrete city of Mumbai”, as it’s written on the advertisement.
Favorite shot from the wedding -Family.
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