Had to happen eventually…

I’ve read about many other Automatticians and some troubles with our custom WordPress headphones breaking, and while I was a careful as one could be, I guess it’s finally my time to join the ranks. I really loved these headphones.

Thinking an epoxy might be able to fix them, but given where the headset plastic snapped, I’m not really optomistic..

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Airfoil FTW

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Not sure how I missed out on this, but I Just discovered Airfoil for OSX and the companion iOS app Airfoil Speakers. This is a pretty fantastic app duo, allowing me to stream music from my Mac to an old unused iPhone which is connected to the stereo in my office without a physical connection. The audio quality is very nice, with only a second or so delay from the time that I change tracks, pause, etc.

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Plight of the refugees

The press coverage about refugees fleeing from countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan in recent weeks/months into Europe has been nothing less than astonishing. The lengths and dangers that so many have braved to make a better life for themselves and escape civil war or terror is inspirational. I’m of the opinion that if you chase your dreams, that you can accomplish anything. And these folks are proving it every day.

With so many paths being closed off, some have resorted to taking some pretty dramatic routes to include bicycling through the Arctic.

The BBC also has an interesting ‘by the numbers’ article with some infographics here that help to explain why this is such a big issue for everyone involved.

While I understand the population issues that a mass exodus can cause, I do applaud their effort to get out of a bad situation and try to start anew. Good luck guys.