Hello, world (again)!

Setting up a new site. Time to finally ditch WordPress for a static website. Some links may be broken for a while until things settle down. Sorry for that.

Colorful source code in Terminal

Often it is quicker to take a look at a source code file in Terminal using the cat or less commands, instead of starting up an editor, especially if you don’t need to make changes. However, like myself, most developers are used to syntax highlighting, or presenting source code in various colours. It makes the different elements in the source code stand out, and helps with comprehension. I find that the older I become, the more I need syntax highlighting, and I think back to a time when it was not so common, amazed that I could make sense of anything. []

Make multisamples on your iPad with SynthJacker

Picture this: a friend of yours has bought a nice vintage synth with great sounds, and wouldn’t you like to use those sounds in your own music-making? If only you could sample those sounds, but it seems like too much troubleā€¦ You would need to persuade your friend to let you borrow the synth, or you would need to visit them with your music-making setup, which nowadays is basically an iPad and an iOS-compatible audio interface. []

Time signals with the Raspberry Pi

Time signals have been broadcast by various radio stations for almost 100 years, usually “every hour, on the hour”, or every 60 minutes. The tradition was started by the BBC, but has been adopted by many national broadcasting companies and other broadcasters as a way of informing their listeners about the passing of time. The history of the Greenwich time signal, or “the BBC pips” is detailed in Mike Todd’s article. []