Category Archives: Lifehacks

I Just Got MOOC’ed

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The idea of Massive Open Online Courses was a faint one to me coming into this year.  I do what I normally do and if something looks interesting and it’s easy to sign up for, I go for it.  So when I signed up for Coursera, I didn’t expect to get the kind of benefit I got from it now I’m three courses in with them.  It took an interest in electronics to get me started and I don’t know when I’m going to stop. Continue reading

Sporting Music Technology

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I workout but I need to stay connected.  Connected to the internet?  Well, not so much, but it does help.  Connected to music?  Definitely.  It’s the major motivating factor in my, and probably your, workout routine.  There’s just so many pains around the delivery that makes the routine hard to manage.  Welp, I think I finally found a way to make it easy.  And all on the cheap too. Continue reading

My, What A Nice Set of Cans You Have

No, not those kind of cans, but the kind you can wrap around your head.  Okay still, I’m talking about headphones.  Since starting at my awesome new job, there have been some freedoms that I have been accustomed to that are no longer there.  One of them has been the ability to stream audio.  That’s all fine and dandy as I have an iPod Touch that I bought because I had to give up my iPhone from the old job.  So, what’s a somewhat young and enterprising programmer supposed to do?  Upgrade the ear buds to a portable audiophile rig.  Here’s what I did.

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SXSW Day 05: It’s Been A Long Time Coming

Alrighty, I’m finally back home and recovering after a marathon of tech and music that was SXSW. I’m sitting down sipping some hot tea and getting ready for a night time cold and flu Alka Seltzer bath. That’s right, I brought home lots of tech info and a cold from beautiful Austin, Texas. Hey, if you are gonna do it, you gotta go hard or not at all. At any rate I have one more day of summaries to dispatch before I start something new this year. I will go over each talk I went to into a little more depth, more for the benefit of myself more than anything else, as well as give proper respect to the .

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It Should be a Good Year, or at Least Very Busy

My lovely girlfriend went over her year end review last month and what perked my attention up was a to do list for the entire year.  I never though about doing that, even though I’m clinging on to some form of GTD.  That moment inspired me to create my own year to do list and let me just tell you, I filled that sucker out.  I’ve already got a good head start on one of the items.  I’m well on my way to creating my very first VST plugin.

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