How to sync local files to Spotify mobile

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
music
spotify

One of the main reasons that I gave Apple Music a try recently was because I wanted to have some of my personal music collection available on my mobile devices. Turns out there is a way to coax similar functionality out of Spotify! It’s not nearly as elegant but it’s […]

You’re using Spotify wrong

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
music
spotify

I was at least, perhaps you’re just better at this than me. Spotify has been my primary music consumption service since it launched in the United States in 2011. I have been a premium subscriber for nearly as long and have been following the company since they launched. Fingers crossed […]

Switching from Spotify to Apple Music and back again

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
reviews
music
spotify
apple

Frustrated with recent playback issues with the Spotify desktop app, I engaged in a brief love affair with Apple Music. For me, Apple Music has a ton going for it. Out of the gate, the music selection seemed more robust than Spotify. I don’t consider myself much of an audiophile […]

Tracking peak users online with Redis

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
development
redis

This probably isn’t the best way to track things, but it’s the best I came up with. Tracking the total number of users that log in per day or month is trivial as I have discussed in a previous post. To track the peak users online at a given time […]

How to ride a bike without training wheels

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
parenting
cycling
fitness

Training wheels are an abomination and should be forced into extinction. I say this as someone that struggled to learn how to ride a bike because my parent’s never took off my training wheels. Fortunately my neighborhood friends thought my inability to ride a bike was absurd and they helped […]