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: 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

Is It Time to Stop Yelling into the Void?

Well, it’s that time again: renewing the hosting plan for my blog. To renew or not to renew, that is the question. How much is this blog worth to me in hard dollars and cents? The Cost My hosting service is simply overpriced. Aside from requiring I offload most of my media files to another service for which I have… Continue reading

Closing the Doors at tt.us

My final blog post at timtyson.us will be published on my blog’s 20th birthday: March 19, 2024.1 My blog, timtyson.us, will permanently go offline on April 27, 2024. On May 21, 2024, our photos, hosted on SmugMug, will permanently go offline.2 My panoramas, hosted on 360Cities, will remain online indefinitely.3 My videos, hosted on YouTube, will remain online indefinitely.4 All… Continue reading

Overcast (Podcast Aggregator) App Review

I’ve become quite fond of listening to podcasts while I do boring, mindless household chores. I put my earbuds in and get lost in an interesting episode from one of the many podcast series to which I subscribe. But I had a problem I had to overcome: most people, including myself, talk too slowly to hold my attention in a… Continue reading

My Favorite WordPress Plugins

I’ve been using WordPress as my blogging platform now for probably over 13 years. I changed from MovableType when WordPress 3.0 was released. Once I got my head around how it worked (which was very different from MovableType), I really liked it. Plugins make WordPress both powerful and easy to use, and I’ve used many, many different plugins through 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

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

Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall

Like everyone else, we are so o.v.e.r this pandemic/endemic. I can not adequately express how much Steve and I miss going to the symphony. We were scheduled to attend a San Francisco Symphony concert, but we had to cancel the trip. Apparently one of the symphony members tested positive for Covid, and, out of an abundance of caution, they canceled.… Continue reading

JackTrip Live Remote Music Rehearsal and Performance

I will always, hands down, prefer live music making and live concerts. Recordings are awesome, but they are just not the same1 But, at the same time, I’ve always lamented that musicians can’t collaborate (rehearse and perform together) unless they are physically present with one another in the same space. And with the pandemic, making remote live music has never… Continue reading