Practicing what I preach.

When I first tried Ogg Vorbis, the free and open-source codec for compressed audio files (think “like MP3”), I was unimpressed. That was several years ago. At the time, even many MP3 compression utilities were using a substandard version of the MP3 codec — Xing springs to mind. These versions …

Music masters.

I’m glad Chris agrees with me about not only George Lucas, but Ben Folds and my all-time favorites Del Amitri. The Dels bottomed out sales-wise with their adventurous and occasionally brilliant electronica-laced Can You Do Me Good?, and then unceremoniously broke up with a mid-2002 announcement from lead singer Justin …