Setting Up the Apple TV 4K for Lossless Music and Dolby Atmos with the Sonos Arc Surround Sound System: Installing the New Hardware

Previously in this Series Back in February, 2022, I published the first in a series of four detailed posts about our efforts to upgrade our TV sound system in the Den. That first post, Setting Up the Apple TV 4K for Lossless Music and Dolby Atmos with the Sonos Arc Surround Sound System: The Hardware, focused on the hardware we… Continue reading

Setting Up the Apple TV 4K for Lossless Music and Dolby Atmos with the Sonos Arc Surround Sound System: The Settings

Overview In the first post in this series I bemoaned the poor audio and flat video quality of our current television setup. In that post I go into great detail about the existing hardware, our goals for a better system, and the choices we made to reach those goals. I had already looked at the settings on the Gen 1… Continue reading

Setting Up the Apple TV 4K for Lossless Music and Dolby Atmos with the Sonos Arc Surround Sound System: The Hardware

Overview This is the first of four posts in a series. For information about what the other posts cover, jump to section 9: Other Posts in this Series in the Table of Contents above. For years now our TV setup was been nothing fancy and, frankly, has been a wee bit less than adequate for our TV-watching needs. While not… Continue reading

Even though I’m Deleting Facebook, Let’s Keep in Touch!

As I’ve mentioned on my blog and on Facebook, I’m deleting my Facebook account on my birthday in a matter of days. But I want to keep in touch with everyone, and I want you to be able to easily keep in touch with me. So, here are some easy ways for us to stay in touch. Ways to Keep… Continue reading

Awesome Photoshop Tip

I have always found using the magic wand to create a selection a bit, well… troubled. Some people call it the “tragic wand.” In some circumstances it works well. In others, not so. Here’s the best way to grab a selection, especially when you are trying to grab graphic elements that have transparency around the edges or in the line… Continue reading

Another Geek Moment

My apologies. I can never set up this code correctly to properly link the audio and the slideshow. The code below does just that and is included here on my “memory in the sky” for my future reference. Below is the code when embedding a SlideShowPro (Slide Show Pro, SSP) slideshow into a post. This code accomplishes: Audio is off… Continue reading

San Francisco Bay Entrance As Seen from Fort Rathbone

Yesterday I went out to shoot some more pole panoramas using a different lens (my favorite panorama lens, Canon’s EF 8-15mm fisheye) which requires a completely different mounting system (read: different hardware than what I used day before yesterday and the different settings that accompany that lens and mount). For my future reference: The settings to minimize parallax for this… Continue reading

New 360º Panoramas of Horseshoe Cove

These are my first two experiments with a different way of making 360º panos with the camera lens way up high on a tall pole. With the wind (extreme wind yesterday when I shot these), this becomes a huge challenge! Precision is the name of the game with panos, and a wobbly tall pole makes shooting anything but precise. Add… Continue reading

Who Knew Knotting a Tie Could Be So Interesting…

Apparently Alex Krasny has a thing for tying tie knots. I’ve been victimized by the same old tie knot my entire life. But now, he has introduced me to a world of tie knot fun! So, for my future reference (the next time I need to tie a tie and want to live closer to the edge of tie knot… Continue reading