Don's Blog

Okay, so, maybe this blog thing that's so popular with the young people today could work for me.  It seems like an attractive format for presenting some of the interesting stuff going on.

So I'll try this for a while, and see how

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What Are You Listening To?

It'll take some time to finish listening through last week's order from CD Universe: Bill Bruford / Ralph Towner If Summer Had Its Ghosts Chase Chase / Ennea / Pure Music Larry Coryell Lady Coryell Jerry Goodman and Jan Hammer Like Children Phil Ochs All the News that's Fit to Sing By the way,...

Cash for Clunkers

The Obama administration's "Cash for Clunkers" program has been dominating the news lately. This program has some serious problems. One is that it's easily scammed. Sell your old car, buy a Prius, get $4500, sell the Prius on CraigsList for $1000.00 off list, buy an Escalade for, effectively, $3500.00 off. Secondly, through some weirdness in...

Cash for Clunkers 2

An addendum to my Cash for Clunkers Post... There are a lot of recent articles about the "success" of the Cash for Clunkers program, as indicated by the number of applicants and the money being dispersed. But the goal of the program was not to disperse money, but rather to reduce pollution. (Remember? Saving the Earth?) We've seen absolutely...

On Health Care

[added a couple more articles, needed to reformat...] With socialized medicine in the news these days, I'd like to draw your attention to these articles which present some important reasons why it's a bad thing. The authors all accomplished individuals with significant experience in and around the fields of medicine and health care. ...

iTunes LP Looks Familiar

With iTunes 9, Apple introduces a feature called iTunes LP. It sure seems like the folks at Apple's iTunes group have read my article A New Business Model for the Music Industry, and taken it to heart. Good!

New Solar Panel Looks Familiar

An article in the New York Times, September 27, 2009, Solar Power, Without All Those Panels by Anne Eisenberg, describes solar panels that are remarkably similar to what I proposed in this blog 20 months in my post Solar Valley, The Unsolved Solar Panel Problem, Doubling the Efficiency. Excellent.

Happy Analemma Day, Time for Kepler Pizza

Is the darkness of the afternoon this time of year getting you down? Well, buck up. December 8th (roughly, depending on your specific latitude) was Analemma Day. Analemma Day is the day of the earliest sunset in mid-northern latitudes, and from here on into the summer the sun will set later in the day, each day, affording you more afternoon sunlight. Note...

Happy Christmas!

New Alembic Active Cable Looks Familiar

(Wow, third in a tight series of accurately predicting the future...) Alembic has just built a prototype run of active guitar cables. 'Looks impressive. I published my version of the active cable here over eight years ago: Don Tillman: FET Preamp Cable I still use this a lot today, and I still think it'd make a great product. I...

Hello, hello; is this thing still on? Yeah, the blog's been dormant for a while. I've been distracted...

Hello, hello; is this thing still on? Yeah, the blog's been dormant for a while. I've been distracted with regular life and otherwise. Anyway, I've redone the till.com home page, so it looks a little bit more professional. (And uses fancy modern css sprites for the rollover art.) And I've added an update to my article A New Business Model...

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