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Display Name: shess
Member Since: 3/12/08

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It bothers me so much when people put their TVs above their fireplaces. No, I'm not going to come to your olympics-opening-ceremony-viewing-party if I have to strain my neck and look UP all night.

What Are Your Tech Pet Peeves?
8/2/12 01:57 PM

CD Player - With an Aux in in my car and an AppleTV in my living room, I never have music CDs... ever

iPod - My iPod classic hasn't seen the light of day since I went from a 4gb iPhone to a 16gb

Coffee Machine! - With my french press, chemex, and moka pot, I have completely abandoned the traditional coffee machine.

Point-and-shoot Digital Camera - iPhone cameras are good enough now for "casual" photography. Seems the way to go now is Phone DSLR or 35mm

Tech You've Learned To Live Without | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
7/1/10 09:43 PM

Agreed with charmac. To me, "prosumer" means hardware with Professional capabilities, at prices affordable to consumers. I want to do music recording in my house, but I'm not going to get a full sized SSL console, thousands of dollars in preamps, and a handful of neuman mics. I'm going to buy a "prosumer" device like the Digidesign 003. A "consumer" would just plug a microphone straight into his/her laptop.

What Exactly is a Prosumer? Survey | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
2/23/10 02:21 PM

This news is so 2006

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Cable Lets You Watch your iPod on TV
2/12/09 07:09 PM

My biggest pet peeve is TVs above the fireplace. That is way too high for a television. Who want's to strain their neck watching TV? I will enjoy television at my house instead, thank you very much.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | What a Difference a Flat Screen Makes
11/26/08 02:33 PM

Two is the best. I dated a girl once who literally had pillows on her bed all the way until about the halfway point. It was horrible. All you want to do is get-it-on, and then you kill the buzz while figuring out where to stash all the pillows. Silly.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | This or That? Extra Pillows or Two Pillows on the Bed?
11/12/08 03:21 PM

The big lebowski!

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Thursday Giveaway: Orb Mod1 Plus System Giveaway
10/21/08 06:35 PM

My white airport express matches my wii, AND allows me to beam music from my bedroom to my harman/kardon receiver, which pumps out 5.1 in the living room and a pair of stereo speakers in my kitchen.

Don't think I'll be buying a nintendo-branded router any time soon

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Nintendo-Made Router Matches Your Wii
9/8/08 02:10 PM

Meh, I guess I don't see the point to this. I am an engineer at a tech company, and I see taken-apart things all day everyday. If someone here took a bunch of pieces and tacked them to white bristol board in a geometric way and called it art, I'm sure a lot of people in this building would be offended. The viewer of these photos doesn't get any insight into how the object works... they only get insight into the fact that they will never understand how the object works.

But then again, some art just escapes me. I guess thats why I am an engineer.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Look: Disassembled Household Appliances
8/22/08 03:24 PM

Aside from the people who I live with (and yes, I mean humans when I say "people". I don't have any pets, nor do I call them people)

I'd grab my:

MacBook Pro
1965 Rogers Powertone Snare Drum (wood shell, perfect condition, rare drum... not really replaceable)
Life-long photo album that my grandma made me when I graduated college
and my glasses (I'm a -9.0, kinda need them)

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Prized Possessions: Top Five Things You'd Save in A Fire?
8/15/08 04:23 PM

I work in Northridge, and there is no way in hell I'm living around there. I had two reasonable choices: westwood-area, near the 405, or east, near the 5. I went with the further of the two commutes, and live off hyperion in silverlake... very close to the 5 or 2. I couldn't be happier. I have a great house, I can walk/bike to anything I want to do.

The westside does seem pretty cheesy and generic. Chain restaurant here, expensive boutique there, etc. Oh, and don't forget TRAFFIC on that side of town.

Plus, I had some great food at a taco truck last night at about 1:30 am. Thats something truly authentic and amazing that you will never find in bhills.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Moving to LA: Picking the Right Neighborhood
7/30/08 10:25 AM

My buddy's white macbook is discolored... my buddy's black macbook just started PEELING.

My Mac Book Pro on the other hand, is fine =). I'd say get one of them. Metal is always better anyway. So is a dedicated video card and 15" screen.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Good Questions: How To Clean the Discoloration on my Macbook?
7/25/08 04:15 PM

Looks awesome, however is that a glass walkway with no railings between the two staircases? I couldn't handle that. I'd fall of in the middle of the night trying to sneak to the kitchen for a glass of water. And god knows it'd be a disaster if I were a bit tipsy. Check the other pictures on inhabitat

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Green Home: 700 Palms House
7/1/08 01:13 PM

It looks like an electric drumset crossed with a desk and including a car seat. I would never put this in my house

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | The Vision One Desk: Gamers Mediaphiles, Rejoice!
6/25/08 08:24 AM

I'm pretty happy with this release. It fixed issues I was having with my soundcard.

And is that your personal desktop? Jesus christ that dock at the bottom is out of control

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Apple's OSX Leopard Gets Boosted To 10.5.3
5/29/08 08:44 AM

i sleep though everything so i dont really care

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | WeedWacker Wakeup: What's a Fair Hour For Morning Noise?
5/28/08 04:23 PM

When I used to go to USC, I was almost equidistant from the Burbank and Carson one. I would usually go to Carson because traffic was better, and parking is WAY better there. I hate dealing with the parking lot at the burbank Ikea.

But now I live right off the 5 in Los Feliz/Silverlake area, so it only makes sense for me to go to the Burbank one. I just avoid the weekends, and go on weeknights on my way home from work in the valley

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Which Ikea Do You Go To?
5/23/08 09:42 AM

i swear there is a penis in the third image


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | DIY: Multimedia Desk, Built From “Scratch” Part 2
5/17/08 01:06 AM

This place is gorgeous. I'm quite jealous.

Just a tip though - Your Jasper Morrison/Rowenta coffee pot has been recalled for catching on fire too many times.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA House Tour: Debbie and Olivier's One Window House
5/16/08 01:36 PM

Not sure how many sq. ft my house is, but it is a 4 bed/3 bath on the border of silverlake & los feliz. Single story house with pergo floors, stainless appliances, slate counters, high ceilings, central air/heat with a touchscreen thromostat thing, washer/dryer, jacuzzi tub in one of the master baths, then my bedroom has a skylight my master bath has a sauna/steam shower. Tiny backyard with a meyer lemon tree, two houses behind me that share our lot.

Rent is $3250 total / my part is $850.

You couldn't PAY me to leave this house and move to the valley.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Rents: The Valley Really Is Cheap, But is it the Cheapest?
5/14/08 02:48 PM