A Year Without a Post?

It’s hard to believe that I last wrote a blog post over a year ago.  And what a year it has been!  This post will act as a retrospective of 2010 as well as a general catch up. (more…)

A Retrospective on 2009 and The Noughties

The end of the year, and indeed the decade is upon us. With just over an hour to go and I thought I’d quickly post a quick review. (more…)

My final complaint about iTunes, I promise!

Due to my workflow, and my need for lossless and lossy files depending where I am going to be listening to them, managing a synchronised approach for metadata on my music files is, to be quite frank, an absolute nightmare. (more…)

Another iTunes Gripe: Lossless or Lossy – is it really my choice?

Another post on an iTunes gripe. I bet you’re asking why I use a piece of software I dislike so much. Well, if it wasn’t for the close integration with the iPod, I probably wouldn’t. I know that there are other solutions for syncing an iPod but let’s be honest: none of them come close to the native support offered by iTunes. (more…)

How iTunes Could Be Better

I have a relatively simple question: how do I play all tracks which an artist has featured on as either the main artist or a contributing artist? (more…)

Head In The (Tag) Cloud

Following on from last weekend and the complete change in look and feel for PragmaticPerfectionist.com, I decided to have a bit of spring (or rather autumn) clean this weekend. (more…)

Windows 7

I’ve been using Windows 7 on my home machines for a couple of weeks now. Let’s get things straight, whilst Microsoft’s latest and greatest is clearly an improvement over Windows Vista, it certainly hasn’t turned out to be the smoothest transition for me. (more…)


The weekend was spent designing a new theme for my blog with the working name Two-Point-Zero. I hope that you like it. (more…)

Panasonic RP-HTX7

Having now spent a couple of days using the Panasonic RP-HTX7 headphones, I guess it’s time for a review. (more…)

UX and BSS: A Rant

A lot of the work that I do is in the BSS space so I thought I’d spend some time talking about one of my biggest bug-bears: the neglect of user experience on internally developed business support systems. (more…)