Busy, new music, Getting Things Done, data import

It's been a while since I've posted anything here. I've been busy. But now that I'm here... I'm still not thrilled with the Gutenberg editor. It's okay, but I just don't care for it.I've been working on music, and that's been eating what time I have left after work and family, so I haven't been… Continue reading Busy, new music, Getting Things Done, data import

Blogging, getting wordpress running properly on Ubuntu

Things I'm thinking and feeling: I really don't "blog" all that much. I record, I guess, and that's sort of a "web log," but I really don't expose much of my innermost feelings - it's like observations with a mirror in the way. I've always been that way when I write. Always.Today I'm going to… Continue reading Blogging, getting wordpress running properly on Ubuntu

Afoot!, football refs, music books

Things I'm thinking: If I was a detective, or if I was writing a detective story, I'd never have someone say "The game is afoot!" ... Why? Glad I asked. Because "afoot" is a terrible name for a game. I get that there are games based on "Dr. Pimple Popper" and stuff, but "Afoot, the… Continue reading Afoot!, football refs, music books

Jacob’s Ladder, abandoning Virtuoso

I'm running out of convenient variations of "things I'm thinking about." Man, Rush's Jacob's Ladder is a great song.Thoughts on Virtuoso: we needed to run a fairly large, fairly current data extraction from DBPedia, so we thought we'd be polite and run our own Virtuoso image with a mirror of the current dataset from DBPedia.… Continue reading Jacob’s Ladder, abandoning Virtuoso

Python docs, more on wget

Things I have learned today: Python has a lot of modules that are documented well enough to make you cry. Other modules are documented so poorly that it will make you cry. Why am I using GNU parallel? Because creating a bounded threadpool in Python, a task that seems like it should be pretty straightforward,… Continue reading Python docs, more on wget

GNU Parallel, wget, Avett Brothers

Things I have learned today: GNU Parallel is actually pretty nice. It will take some time to get used to how it applies the command line and interpolates the actual command to run, but the documentation is pretty thorough and my needs as of right now are pretty light.That said, parallel --bibtex is annoying... and… Continue reading GNU Parallel, wget, Avett Brothers

New Music: Duration and Unknown

I somehow managed to create two new songs over the last week or so, both instrumental but with, um, slightly different feels to them. The releases are: Unknown Duration This will nearly round out a release I've decided to title "Oevre," just because the name sounds cool. (An "oevre" is a reference to the works… Continue reading New Music: Duration and Unknown

The LinnStrument looks awesome

Geert Bevin pointed out the LinnStrument this morning. Color me jealous - that thing looks awesome. It's basically a MIDI controller built on a pad, largely on a grid - much like a stringed instrument's notes are, except providing expression and note control and you move your fingers around. There're demos of using it to… Continue reading The LinnStrument looks awesome