Jun 26, 2014
Playing With Ruby Audio
layout: post title: “Playing with Ruby Audio” tags: ruby audio ruby-audio
I’ve got a bunch of albums on Bandcamp. They’re generally anywhere from 20-50 minutes long. Sometimes, you just want to test out something and not try to take in the whole enchilada in one sitting, so I decided a while ago to start making “samplers” that are ~2 minutes long and provide a kind of appetizer mashup option. This is kind of tedious, so what else but code could come to the rescue!
Jun 19, 2014
Adventures in Spritekit
For some reason, I’ve really wanted to make a game lately. I play them so often that it’s natural that I’d eventually want to make one. My recent renaissance in personal development is helpful in accomplishing this goal. But where to start?
Jun 16, 2014
Excluding Pages from Top Navigation in Jekyll
While dynamic creation of collections of variables is often a very helpful thing, sometimes it treats all its members the same, even though they are not. Jekyll, the tech that creates this very site, is a bit non-picky about what it puts in its site-wide navigation, but it can be taught.
Jun 15, 2014
My Favorite Mac Apps
As promised a few days ago, I come back to you with my list of favorite apps and utilities, only on the Apple side of things.
Jun 12, 2014
My Favorite Windows Apps
People love lists. The Internet especially loves lists. It’s no surprise, really: a note followed by another note in a simple, structured order is easy to follow and gain knowledge from. Thus, it’s time to kick this new blog off with a tried-and-true, yet still hopefully useful, list of my favorite Windows apps.
Jun 9, 2014
Codana.me is my new dev blog
Code(dev) + coda(music) + name + wanton need to use a specialized TLD = codana.me :)
Jun 1, 2014
New coding interest (for now): Lita handlers
My friend Jimothy L. Quadratic made something pretty neat a while ago: Lita (a chat bot). He surpassed me in coding ability and interest a long time ago, and has been progressively making a name for himself on the Internet with all sorts of projects besides Lita, too, but his chat bottery seems to have garnered the most attention thus far.
May 19, 2014
New coding project: Utter
I've used say.app off and on for many years to play around with the OSX say command, and grab the occasional text-as-audio file for various projects. It's the quickest and easiest way to get speech in digital audio form via a GUI on a Mac that I know of (awfully specific, but still useful!).
Apr 24, 2014
A Short Story About a Piano
Due to the unexpected relocation of my wife’s parents from a house they’ve lived in for more than 38 years, a piano’s fate left hanging in the balance.
Mar 19, 2014
The Cost of Inspiration
Inspiration (the spark of creativity) is a well.
That well can be in one of many conditions. At its best, it’s filled with a welcome overflow of water that drowns you until your mind is crying out to fill a usable container with its bounty. At its worst, it’s a barren drought that you scrape the sides of, trying to extract anything meaningful or significant.