Music & HiFi

Best Albums in 2015

Yes, from time to time I write something fully off-topic.

If you look for tech stuff please scroll down just a bit πŸ˜‰

I love listen to music. Every day. Especially when I travel my two friends (Pono Player and B&O H6 Headphones) are always with me. And at home I have a decent stereo system in my man’s cave. But this blog post is not meant about gear, it’s meant about music released in 2015.

When I look at “Best Record of the Year” in terms of popularity or sells I always get a bit …

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Happy New Year!!! And my top ten 2012 songs …


Happy New Year

to all of you, your families and friends wherever you live on the globe πŸ™‚

 


And – similar to last year – here’s my list of the best 2012 songs based on the CDs or LPs I did purchase that year – and I didn’t buy much music this year but did focus on older stuff I had on my iPod for quite a while or just started listening. For instance I did get two UFO compilations, The Chrysalis Years and the The Decca Years, after listening to Try Me in the best bar on

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The best Bar on the globe is … in Seoul/Korea

As you know already sometimes I write about things which really don’t have to do anything with a database upgrade. So if you are looking for tips and tricks and articles about that topic please stop reading now πŸ™‚

Actually I’m not a lets-go-to-a-bar person. I enjoy good food and a fine dessert wine afterwards. But last week in Seoul/Korea Ryan, our local host, did ask us after a wonderful dinner at a Korean Barbecue place if we’d like to visit a bar. I was really tired as I flew into Seoul overnight from Sunday to Monday arriving Monday early …

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Happy 2012 – and my music top tens ;-)

Dear All,

thanks for all your feedbacks, for visiting our workshops, for working together with us on upgrades and migrations, in reference projects, in escalated situations, thanks for all your respect and your support. We had a wonderful 2011 together with you and we all wish you a very Happy New Year 2012!!!

Thanks a lot!!!
Roy and Mike


 

P.S. As I never leave the house without my iPod or my iPhone and a pair of headphones here is my personal list of Top Ten Songs from 2011 – not only according to my listening stats iTunes

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Off topic: Travel and presentation equipment

For those you are purely interested in Oracle stuff only please skip this entry πŸ˜‰

For everybody else an update on this blog post from last year regarding my Shure In-Ear phones and my Logitech presenter. I always carry my 160GB iPod with me containing mostly Apple Lossless converted music files. “Only” 5485 titles fit on this device once you convert them lossless. But I like to listen to music in decent quality. Therefore my Shure in-ear phones did quite a good job. Especially when I sleep on airplanes (which I had to do quite often last …

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R.I.P. my little Logitech and Shures

Travel is over for this year. And it might be a great idea as we had tons of snow in Munich the last two days – and more than 130 flights got canceled at MUC.

Even though I love snow and the quietness outside once the surroundings are fully covered by fresh powder I’ll have to say that I did like Camps Bay in Capetown a lot πŸ™‚

Anyway, after several years of heavy travel my Logitech Presenter and my Shure In-Ear phones for my iPod gave up nearly at the same time. I looked up my order for …

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