How I perform Live Looping with FCB1010, Push, Violin, Bass

By | 2014-07-12T06:50:00+00:00 July 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

UPDATE: I have created an additional Max For Live device that makes this whole setup quite a bit easier to use by customizing push's grid and eliminating the laptop from the performance. I'll add another post with an easy to digest video once I get it totally refined.This post is the culmination of a few [...]

The Mythical Toolkit

By | 2014-04-23T03:22:00+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

I have a dream.... Whenever I come across a new toolkit, find it's feature list appealing, and starting looking deeper at the documentation, I have a dream of what I want it to be. Interestingly, the dream is almost always the same regardless of what domain the toolkit addresses - mobile development, video game programming, [...]

Magic

By | 2012-02-04T18:56:00+00:00 February 4th, 2012|Uncategorized|

There is a small window between learning and knowing where it's possible to surprise yourself with a good design. Sometimes you are confronted with a new set of technologies and a new problem domain, and armed with a solid background in the fundamentals software engineering. You lay out the plans and begin work taking the [...]

User Interaction – The Next Step

By | 2011-12-04T03:17:00+00:00 December 4th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The best thing about the iPad. Man, we dev monkeys have known for a long time that something like the iPad was a good idea. Remember how touchscreens were like this mystical feature into a world of futuristic interfaces for so long? Like how engaging warp nine was totally the shit in conceptual whiteboard land [...]

Prototyping

By | 2011-12-01T19:29:00+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|

We've been having a hell of a (great!) time stitching together a new creative process with a new team here in the office. The company is already producing some really great 3d models, and I have been hired to head up the software effort to make those models interactive. Go touchscreen, go!Something that has struck [...]

Open Terminal from Finder Window

By | 2011-10-28T00:25:00+00:00 October 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

- Create an automator application with the following AppleScript and save it somewhere.on run  tell application "Finder"    try      activate      set frontWin to folder of front window as string      set frontWinPath to (get POSIX path of frontWin)      tell application "Terminal"        activate        [...]

New Twitter Account

By | 2011-10-22T19:56:00+00:00 October 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|

I've separated my athletic / personal twitter account with my software / music / art twitter account. The old "pkaudio" is now called "plasteredskier" and I've created a new empty "pkaudio" account. Hope to see you followers back there again.

Separation of Ego and Will

By | 2011-09-15T00:06:00+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

I believe the path to enjoyment through excellence lies through the heart more than the average athlete. The Ego drives so much of our lives, and thus can quickly get out of control and throw our lives of course. Because of this, it's easy to think that removing the Ego from the equation would coax [...]