Standing Ovations

Do you ever want to give a speech a standing ovation, but nobody else is standing? Or you feel like not standing, but everyone else stands? I’m sure others have felt the same way: that standing or not standing for a speech is some kind of public declaration you’re against the SPA grain. But is […]

bleep bloop

I have spent every spare moment of the last month teaching myself audio-based programming languages. That doesn’t sound very glamorous, but over the I’ll try to prove you wrong. Ok, to start, think of your favorite song. Let’s say it’s Many might think of poloroids or andre’s lucious locks, others will remember the vibrato of […]

Some thoughts on Phones

Think about a watch. What does a watch do? It tells time. You’re meant to check it for a moment, then forget it exists. Because, most of the time, you don’t need it. It’s just a little convenience. And they’re on your wrist. They go wherever you go, that’s kinda the point. So when you’re […]


Two years ago, I would have chided myself. “You choose to write about programming for fun? The thing that’s sucking the life out of the liberal arts, and churning out soulless silicon valley stockbrokers?” Well, kind of. Back then, I only took computer science because of the high starting salary out of college.  Programming was […]

Iders (I – D – er -s)

(Quickie) Why the heck are ideas so ethereal? I mean, why the heck are ideas thought of as so ethereal? Like, there have been so many investigations into things like focus, productivity, memory, health, etc, and they’ve either validated or disproves conventional wisdom. But Ideas, they just sort of a r e. It’s some magical switch that […]

Synths are

  W W W o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Wacky. Dipping into audio synthesis is dipping a toe into the most beautiful mess of cables possible. Starting with the theremin. You know of the theremin? The thing […]


I’m currently on a fruit detox. I’m trying to eat less fruit. Wait………wait…….., I can explain Because fruit is a little too good. It’s candy exempt from the candy is bad guilt tax because it comes from a tree and has no corn syrup. It’s candy with a few gummy supplements worth of vitamins packed […]