Here’s how to transfer your Spotify playlists to Apple Music

applemusic11Here’s how to transfer your Spotify playlists to Apple Music

As you might have heard, Apple has launched their own streaming service. It’s called Apple Music. Apple is offering a free, three month trial of the service if you act soon. After that, it will cost about the same as Spotify.

I currently pay for Spotify and am a pretty big fan of the product. However, I’m finding myself becoming more of one of those “all-in” type Apple users. I just sold my Android tablet. I switched from Chrome to Safari, and I find myself creating most of my docs and presentations in Keynote and Pages. I kinda live in the iCloud.

I use stock Apple apps (iOS and OS X) for almost everything. It’s not that any one of them is the absolute best app, it’s just they all play together so well. I especially like that they all have the same basic user experience.

So, of course I’m giving Apple Music a shot. Continue reading “Here’s how to transfer your Spotify playlists to Apple Music”

How to order and/or make a manhattan

“Rye manhattan, up.”

themahattanHistory suggests that the manhattan originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s, where it was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall. That’s right… a doctor. That practically makes this cocktail recipe a medically endorsed remedy to all of life’s problems. Its greatness lies in its perfect balance between silky smooth and fiery bite. It is the king of all cocktails.

There’s no shortage of good reading on the manhattan, but most articles are written by people trying to impress you with their complex palette and esoteric lexicon. This is a more practical guide. Continue reading “How to order and/or make a manhattan”

Why I am not allowed to own a garage

exocetIf I had a garage, I would build this. I’ve long had a fascination with Kit Cars, and as a former Miata owner, the prospect of using such a capable donor vehicle has huge appeal to me. Most kit cars promise an easy assembly precess, but rarely deliver. The difference with the Exocet is that the front and rear subframes of the Miata are retained. So, the drivetrain, suspension and brakes can all remain bolted together during the transformation. Continue reading “Why I am not allowed to own a garage”