Convert from FLAC to ALAC

Sites that sell lossless usually offer only FLAC files. To convert to ALAC for iTunes and iDevices using ffmpeg: for f in `ls *.flac`; do ffmpeg -i $f -c alac ${f/flac/m4a}; done This assumes the current directory is the directory containing the FLAC files. Explanation: For all .flac files Call ffmpeg with the original file…

Reel Moments 2011 Premier

I can’t think of a better way to break my no-site-updates streak than to feature photos of beautiful women. Even better when one of them is my wife. These photos are from the 2011 Glamour Reel Moments premier. For those not familiar with this event: “Glamour Reel Moments brings Hollywood’s leading female talent to take…

Barn Owl Family

I think of the book “Owls in the Family” often these days, which is pretty amazing considering my only exposure to it is a teacher reading it to the class when I was in elementary school. The reason is the family of barn owls residing in the owl box in our back yard. The box…

Another small quake

Like I said before, little earthquakes happen all the time around here, but it does seem like I’m noticing more of these small tremors than I have in the past. The red square indicates a magnitude 3.7 event that occurred 3 km (2 miles) SE of Lake Henshaw, CA just after 11pm PDT on May…

Earthquake near Ramona, just a small one

It is not unusual to feel the occasional quake where we live just north east of San Diego. Usually the epicenter is far to the east, near or in the desert. In fact there are small quakes all over California and Nevada all the time. So when I heard the rumble and felt a little…