Monthly Archives: November 2008

Dream Machine

Solved the base-level headaches I was having yesterday. Huge sigh of relief. I now have a free IDE called Eclipse running a C++ compiler and a bunch of open-source graphic widgets called Qt. So why on Earth would I want to get … Continue reading

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Autodidact Woes

I like learning stuff. Give me a book on the evolution of language, or on textual criticism of the Bible, or on Haydn’s keyboard style, and I can curl up under a lamp and be happy until bedtime. (And retain … Continue reading

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IF, the Mac, and Multimedia

Now that Mike Roberts is updating TADS 3 to support audio fade-ins and fade-outs, I’ve revived a long-standing desire to write an interactive novel with my own music as underscore. Just one teensy problem, though: No one has yet written … Continue reading

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The Money Will Follow. (Or Not.)

I’ve just started re-reading a self-help book I bought 20 years ago, Marsha Sinetar’s Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow. It’s short and easy to read, and has wonderful supportive things to say on every page. All the … Continue reading

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Ghost in the CPU, Part 2

After wasting a couple more hours on assorted computer maintenance activities, I still have clicks and pops in the ASIO audio output. Being a little suspicious of the Yamaha mLAN bus, which is my usual audio I/O device, I hooked … Continue reading

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Ghost in the CPU

My computer is spitting up. It’s a 2GHz Core 2 Duo laptop with 2GB of RAM, manufactured by MusicXPC. I know they optimized it for music production before it left the factory, but that was a year ago. Stuff happens. … Continue reading

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The Internet Changes the Rules

Late Friday afternoon a rumor surfaced in the music magazine community that Remix is shutting its doors. Whether or not this particular factoid turns out to be true, it’s been pretty obvious all year that the music magazines are not … Continue reading

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