Monday, June 22, 2015

SpeedShop for Fender Mustang

Since there are so many new Fender Mustang owners  (the guitar amplifier, not the guitar) out there, I thought I would mention this app again...

SpeedShop allows you to arrange your presets VERY quickly! Basically, you create a backup of your presets in Fuse. You load your backup into SpeedShop. Once there, you rearrange quickly via drag and drop. When you have everything perfect, you save the new backup file and restore it to your amp via Fuse.

Here's the link: http://joshbuhler.github.io/SpeedShop/

SpeedShop is 100% free!

This is only for Mac users. I believe there is something similar for Windows users. I will post a link to that once I track it down. Or else, hopefully someone else already knows what it is and can post it! ;)

"Speed Shop is a simple Mac app for working with backup files created by Fender FUSE for Fender Mustang and G-Dec series amps. It allows you to easily re-order the presets stored in a backup file much more quickly than currently possible with FUSE."



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

#DolfApproved TV Alert / Mr. Robot Premiere Gets an "A"


To say that I'm excited about Mr. Robot is an understatement. After taking in the first episode, I came away feeling like I did after I saw The Matrix.... totally and unexpectedly blown away.

Mr. Robot feels original but has some obvious influences. There are strands of Fight ClubBlack Mirror, and The Matrix in its DNA. People working in technology will especially like this show, although its appeal goes well beyond tech nerds.

There is a neverending stream of clever references to tech, business, movies, sports, and music. Targets include Steve Jobs, Maroon 5, Facebook, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, Blackberry, George W Bush, Lance Armstrong, Bill Cosby, Tom Brady, Josh Groban, child pornography, and Gnome Linux!

The acting is top notch and serves the writing well. Rami Malek has created a quirky, funny, and darkly disturbed character. I can't wait to see where he takes "Elliot" this season. Christian Slater swoops in, stirs up trouble, and pushes Malek's character to become part of "the project." The supporting cast is also strong, with the Maroon 5-loving "Ollie" providing many of the funniest scenes.

Mr. Robot is custom-made for Tivo. Be sure to freeze-frame whenever you see something interesting on screen. Case in point, check out the eHarmony dating profiles of Krista and "Michael" as interpreted by Elliot's mind.





If the rest of the season is as good as the debut, we have a classic in the making.

Mr. Robot's premiere episode "eps1.0_hellofriend" gets a solid "A" and is 100% #DolfApproved.

Dolf's Theory of Entertainment Relativity in action...

You can watch Mr Robot right now on USA: http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot/videos/eps10hellofriendmov





Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dolf's Theory of Entertainment Relativity


Einstein described Reality with mathematics. Now I've done the same for Entertainment.
Television is in a Golden Age, and it keeps getting better. Music is mostly terrible and continues to get worse. Movies are hit and miss, not great, not horrible, just mired in mediocrity.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My Spotify UI Redesign for Mobile

With Apple Music on the horizon, Spotify should do everything it can to hold on to its customers. If they want to hold on to me, they are going to need a complete UI overhaul! I use Spotify all of the time including in my car. Two of the things I do most often include searching and playing songs from my playlists. It seems with each release, Spotify is making those things harder to do by requiring click after click. Sometimes I need to click 4 or 5 times to get where I need to be. This is bad UX. My Spotify redesign resolves these problems. Search is persistent and will always be present. All main actions are one touch away on a static menu across the bottom. I would allow the menu to be customized, letting the user decide which items are most important. This design was created in Proto.io which is a great tool to create mockups.
 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

#DolfApproved - Stephen Merritt "I Don't Want To Get Over You"

A great version of one of my favorite songs. I just wish someone would remove that Clay-Aiken look-alike that's annoyingly in frame for most of the song!