Alex Boffi

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Top Earning Salespeople Use This 1 Easy Strategy to Outperform Everyone Else

Sales is one of the most common jobs in the US. But top salespeople know a secret--that can make them rich.<p>Let's start with the obvious: salespeople have a bad rap. That's because most people employed in sales are--wait for it--crappy salespeople. These are your typical pushy, slimy, or aggressive …

B2B

Spraying A Finish

Basic Guitar Finishing With Spray-Can Lacquer<p>So you've worked hard constructing your instrument. It's the epitome of perfection. The beautiful grain …

Woodworking

How to Build Your Own Mini SNES

The NES Classic Edition is almost perfect—short controller cords not withstanding—and if you can buy one, it’s one of our favorite gifts, especially …

Power Shred: Visualizing the Modes

<b>Chops:</b> Beginner <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b> <br>• Learn three-note-per-string fingerings for the diatonic modes <br>• Connect scale fingerings over …

Electric Guitar

Why Your Kids Needs Their Grandparents | The Art of Manliness

This year, both Kate and I lost our last, and most beloved grandparents — Kate, a grandmother who she adored, and me, a grandfather who I deeply …

How to Make Your Windows Look Any Way You Want

After a spending a couple of years with it, the standard Windows desktop can get pretty boring. If you’re looking for something a little more …

Game Boy mod plays nearly any classic Nintendo game

It's trivial to play vintage Nintendo games if you're not picky about what devices you use. But what if you miss the look and feel of the original Game Boy? Wermy has an answer: build a Game Boy that does it all. His Game Boy Zero modification uses a Raspberry Pi Zero, a modified game cartridge and …

Achieving Absolute Fretboard Mastery, Part 1

<b>Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live group and private classes at LessonFace.com.</b>Happy New Year, guys! And welcome to the …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Scales Explained in Simple Illustrations

In all likelihood, you can play. You may even be able to play some seriously technical stuff. But, here’s the nagging problem: You don’t fully grasp …

State of the Stomp: A Brilliant Pedalboard Book

<b>System Construction Manual is simple yet it imparts invaluable knowledge for those who want to improve their guitar system’s overall sound and</b> …

Minimize Noise in Your Pickup Circuit

Have you ever tweaked your guitar—maybe changed pots, pickups, or wiring—and then afterwards you’ve noticed unusual buzzing or other noises? In the …

Guitar

Fighting Feedback in a Telecaster

Last month, we took the first step of our epic Tele-modding journey by looking at how to prepare the guitar’s standard 2-conductor single-coils for …

Cosmic Country: A Bad Case of the Bends

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn to emulate the sound of the pedal steel guitar.<br>• Understand how to create chords using …

Yarn Factory Converted into Luxurious Home: Loft „Alte Wollgarnfabrik“ in Berlin

Loft „Alte Wollgarnfabrik“ depicted in the photos below was designed and implemented by Berlin-based BERLINRODEO interior concepts. The project is a …

DTI Logo

Cottage season is upon us Canadians, and LAWD DO WE LOVE A GOOD COTTAGE PARTY! My sister and BIL were up at their Québec cottage over the weekend …

Jazz Guitar Lessons

Matt Warnock really is the essential modern source for learning jazz guitar in the web 2.0 era. His e-books are an extension of his encyclopedic …

4 Pedal Mods for the Masses

<b>MOD 4: TRUE BYPASS SWITCHING</b> <b><br>Mod Type:</b> Tonal <b><br>Difficulty Level:</b> Medium <b><br>What You Need:</b><br>• Soldering iron<br>• Solder<br>• Spare wire<br>• Insulation tape OR<br>heatshrink …

The Guitarist's Guide to the CAGED System

<b>Chops:</b> Beginner <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to convert all open-position chords to moveable shapes.<br>• Identify the location of the root …

Beyond Blues: Understanding CAGED and the V Chord

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Understand the basic elements of the CAGED system.<br>• Learn how to move around the fretboard in …

8 Guitar-Amp Mods for Newbies

It’s in a guitarist’s nature, I believe, that we can’t leave well enough alone. Most of us have an ideal sound (or sounds) in our heads, and we won’t …

Arduino

Your Guide to Home Fragrance

The ancient writings of Suetonius claim that Nero, Roman Emperor from 53-65 AD, routinely showered guests in his banquet hall with aromatic flowers …

The Premier Guitar Pedalboard Survival Guide

Maybe because they can significantly improve your sound on the cheap, pedals have become perhaps the single hottest commodity among gearheads. And …

GUITAR THEORY: Eight Scales for Minor Melodies

For a real taste of fall, skip the pumpkin spice latte and fry some maple leaves instead

In France, autumn is the time for the chestnut harvest; in India, it’s Diwali, the festival of lights. Here in New York City, where Quartz’s office is located, it’s pumpkin spice everything. I decided I could do better this year by borrowing a seasonal specialty from Japan.<p>Deep-fried maple leaves …

New York City

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

Healthy Eating

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14 Idea-Filled Cottages to Suit Every Mood

Do you dream of living in a charming stone cottage, a saltbox on the coast or a cozy vintage cottage with loads of character? No matter the style you …

Interior Design

Our New DIY Headboard! Rustic Wood and 8-Bit Hearts

We are so happy with how this one came out! Cam knew I was wanting a wood DIY headboard, so designed and built this himself (of course adding some …