Archive for June, 2013

Thick Yoga Mats

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Most yoga mats tend to be about 3-4mm in thickness. This is because it provides a good balance between cushioning and support/stability. When the amount of cushioning is increased, stability decreases, meaning it can be harder for you to balance. Mats with more cushioning are recommend for people who have joint issues or injuries to better protect them.

There are some thick yoga mats that also do offer stability because the material used is denser.

You just want to be comfortable & stable during your practice, so if you find that on your thicker mat, then that’s perfect.

Allen & Heath Zed 24 Mixer

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The allen & heath zed 24 mixer is a small mixer with 16 mic/line inputs and four stereo line inputs. There are two pre-fader auxiliaries and two post fader auxiliaries. None of the auxiliaries are pre/post switchable.

The USB I/O can send audio to a computer from either a pair of auxiliary sends (1/2 or 3/4) or the main mix. The main mix USB send can be pre or post the main faders. USB audio is sent from a computer to stereo input four. The USB audio I/O can be used for recording, playback, or as an effects send/return with the effect being whatever plug-in you can run on your favorite flavor audio application. The ZED 24 comes packaged with Cakewalk Sonar LE.

The allen & heath zed 24 mixer got some nice 100mm faders, which are a joy to push. This is especially true if you get stuck using a mixer named after a city in Italy or the small mixers made buy the popular USA manufacturers that use shorter faders. The channel EQ is a three-band type. The single sweepable midrange has a range of 120Hz to 4kHz

An important thing to keep in mind is that the ZED 24 sells for less than $700.00. Despite the low price, it’s big enough to do a lot of gigs. It’s also small enough to carry under one arm.


The Purpose of Disk Defragmenter

Friday, June 28th, 2013

In simple terms, when a file is written to the hard drive, it sometimes can get split up in many chucks all over the disk. This is called file fragmentation. If file fragmentation gets bad, it can cause the  system to slowdown. The HDD has to work even more to gather all the fragments and read it.

The solution is to defrag the hard drive. The most efficient and easy to use disk defragmenter I have tried is System Mechanic’s DriveAccelerator. Depending on the size of your hard drive and how much data you have on it, it can take a long time. If you are concerned about how long it takes, I would recommend starting it before you go to bed and allowing it to defrag overnight. It should be done in the morning.




Lowest Price Printing

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

I’d recommend you to purchase with Zoo Printing. They are the best in the online printing space, high quality products and professionalism guaranteed!

I’ve used them quite a bit for my business and prices are not all that expensive.  They will work with you towards a good deal that will make you happy. They do a large variety of printing at some of the lowest price printing. If you give them alot of volume, they will give you an even better price.