HELIXIRx coming to TIDAL Masters and Other Updates!

Authenticity, the debut offering from my retro synthpop project HELIXIRx will be rolling out to TIDAL Masters as part of their MQA program. This ensures that the 24-bit 96KHz source for the digital release is available as part of TIDAL’s high resolution platform. You can grab the full resolution master at Bandcamp, or if you’re …
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Presenting HELIXIRx – sounds of the 80s with a modern twist!

A change of pace as I take a little bit of time out of doing the usual progressive rock stuff. I’ve been composing some synthwave/synthpop under the artist HELIXIRx and have also had the role of the retro art and various collaborations. The debut album Authenticity is due October 2020 and features 14 catchy tracks. …
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Open-Source Photography?

Decided it was time to give back to those I take from so you’ll now find some photography work I’ve done available for free and commercial purposes. I will continue to upload once I’ve gone through my backlog of photography work over the last decade or so. Check out the collection at Pexels

A Life Spent Online: Privacy Essentials and What to Look For

I’m certainly not the messiah or anything more than an armchair privacy advocate, but to supplement my first two articles in DeGoogling my Life (here and part II is here) I figured I’d continue the theme with some suggestions. I am the first one to put my hand up and admit that going from Google’s …
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DeGoogling my Life Part II: Exploring Mountains of Extracted Data and Revealing How Much Information I Handed Over

After deciding to dump Google (or as much as I could, at least) I figured I’d go through the export of my main personal account that I have had for many years. I’m by no-means an online privacy connoisseur. As stated in the first part of my DeGoogling journal, I opted for Outlook as an …
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DeGoogling my Life Part I: Moving emails, contacts and calendars from Gmail to Outlook

It’s not me, it’s you… Technically part one for me would have been moving to DuckDuckGo and trying to rely a little less on Google for services like maps and cloud storage, but this was the big one for me. An email account — well, actually several accounts spread across Google’s business suites, really — …
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