L is for Latency

I often find myself running late. I try my best, but at times it seems like there's nothing I can do; sometimes I think it's genetic. I know I'm not the only person in the world whose timing can improve, and believe it or not, I don't only share this with people, but also with digital recording systems.

How, you wonder, can digital recording systems have timing issues?

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K is for KBPS

Walking down the aisles of your local supermarket, you may be amazed how difficult it is to find pure grapefruit juice. Oh, don't get me wrong. There are plenty of grapefruit-inspired liquids: cocktails, blends, elixirs, and other forms of snake oil that the taste chemists at Ocean Spray concoct to keep folks happy, well-hydrated, and protected from the bitter reality that accompanies citric acid.

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B is for Bit Depth

Cassiopeia. Ursa Major. Orion's Belt. The Big Dipper.

These constellations light our skies at night, have got sailors home safely, and have been the subject of many a great tale. But when we look north on a summer's night and see seven pinpricks of light that make a giant spoon (I never could quite figure out why it was called a dipper...), there's a flair of imagination at work to fill in the blanks.

Being less literate in the language of the sky, average folks might be able to identify only one or two constellations. It seems like a wonder that hundreds of years ago our ancestors could look at the sky and see a drama unfolding with queens and spoons and dragons. Oh my. 

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