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

Overview This is the final post in a series of four posts focused on Setting Up the Apple TV 4K for Lossless Music and Dolby Atmos with the Sonos Arc Surround Sound System. For a detailed list on each of those posts, with links to each section of their table of contents, go to the end of the post. The… 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

At the Shore over the Years

I’ve really grown to love the short movie memories Photos artificial intelligence creates from the tens of thousands of photos I’ve shot on my iPhones through the years. Their AI algorithms process through all of the photos, identify what the photo is, pick photos on a theme, and assembles them automatically. The algorithms do a surprisingly good job of picking… Continue reading

Sir Sean Connery, RIP

How quickly time goes by. I had no idea Sean Connery was 90 years old! I always liked his acting and the roles he would choose to play. I found this anecdote about him, from Wikipedia, interesting: Connery’s first job was as a milkman in Edinburgh with St. Cuthbert’s Co-operative Society.[22] In 2009, Connery recalled a conversation in a taxi:When… Continue reading

California Typewriter (Movie Review & Reflection)

California Typewriter: 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. I didn’t know anything got 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. But California Typewriter did. And it’s well-deserved. My reflection, though a bit long, explains some of the reasons why! My Digital Technology Prequel 85 updates available. Are you serious? This never-ending, built from the ground up, cyclical process promises re-invented personal freedom, instant and… Continue reading

Time for Something a Little Different…

Perspective, point of view, is everything, isn’t it. Ideologically to be sure, but I’m speaking from a purely visual standpoint. For all of the visual information we perceive, we are really very constrained in what we experience through our eyes. We almost always see things from the same height, in a limited color pallet (granted its millions of colors) compared… Continue reading

Movie Review: Woman in Gold

A couple of weeks ago I watched Woman in Gold. I saw it on Netflix. I highly recommend this timely film, which is based on a true story. The film is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg [yes, grandson of… Continue reading

A Very Sordid Wedding

The weekend after the symphony concert on March 4th, Steve and I met up at LAX to drive down to Palm Springs for the world premier of A Very Sordid Wedding. We chose to drive because the flights from LAX to Palm Springs, though short, are insanely expensive. We now know why. No matter what it costs, FLY! We were… Continue reading

I Love Color!

I suppose most people do. Color is such a huge part of my selection process when picking anything out for purchase. Last Friday I bought several short-sleeved shirts. Style and fabric mattered, but color was what first drew me to each shirt. I’ve often wished I could design the color patterns in my own clothes: create the fabric itself. Most… Continue reading