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Friday, April 27, 2012

The song must go on

One of our fans brought to our attention that by shutting down TheGoodBlogs service we had also disabled the ocarina converter. A long time ago, I had bought the ocarina app for my iPhone. We were so inspired that we wrote a small utility to convert midi files to ocarina format. In the weeks that followed, we got quite a few emails from folks that found us through the Smule forum. We also had a number of queries from other fans of the physical ocarina instrument.

 Today, we extricated the code from TheGoodBlogs codebase and we're pleased to announce the ocarina converter is now available at

 Hopefully, it will bring a new song to new ears.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Law of Complexity

Complexity is never destroyed, it is just moved from one programmer to another.

A close fried of complexity is entropy. Software without substantial intervention will only from bad to worse.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Invest in Yourself

Found an interesting image today and made a card. Coincidently, I read a title about personal wealth management that this morning that said, 'pay yourself first'. This sort of reinforces that.