These my micropostings and bookmarks – July 12th through August 1st:
- House of Fraser directors to join Crombie | News | Retail Week – House of Fraser directors June Lawlor and Colin Porter are to leave the department store to join menswear brand Crombie in September.
June Lawlor, who was director of womenswear, accessories and beauty at House of Fraser, and Colin Porter, who was commercial director at the department store, will join Crombie as joint managing directors.
The duo plan to revamp the brand, focusing on its heritage and on producing classics with a twist. They also plan to expand Crombie’s network of standalone stores, concessions and its website.
- Songbird – Open Source Music Player – iTunes alternative that – w00t – plays FLAC (lossless audio format) files. Will play at high definition (24bit/96Mhz) and so with an external DAC makes your mac the storage and source "heart" of a digital uber-hifi system.
- Blue Circle Audio, Inc. – The USB Thingee HO – DAC and pre-amp. Rave reviews, characterful (unique) construction and a fifth of the price of the Benchmark DAC 1 PRE…
Now, where do I get one of these in the UK?
- GoodSound! Equipment Review – Benchmark DAC1 Pre Digital-to-Analog Converter and Preamplifier (2/2009) – Wishlist… wish wish wish
- X Lossless Decoder (XLD): How to create flawless CD rips on Mac OS X :: What.CD – Setting/tutorial for the XLD ripper for OSX that creates FLAC files.