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Hello. I'm @paul. I'm a musical hacker and sound designer interested in teaching computers how to sing. I spend most of my time working on software projects related to the field of computer music.

Some topics that amuse me:


My website:
My mirror website (hosted on GH):

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Bostonians decided the ducks were a bit cold. Not much the mother duck though.
#Boston #biking #ducks

@mathr thanks again for the color help. It was a step in the right direction. It seems that the issue had something to do with yuv444p color and yuvj444p color, and getting the ranges correct. Things are much better, though now I'm noticing my whites are a little off. Trying to not let it bother me too much. Color is hard.

Rainbows, Microtunings, Maybe mild strobe? 

Another rainbow slab for the series.


(I'm ready for bed now.)

expanse (TV/books), season 1 

The more I read the books, the more I believe that Shed from the show would have made for a better Holden.

Okay, external trackpad does not seem to want to play with hidapi at all. Really not feeling like digging any deeper into this.

Oh well. At least it works as a trackpad.

*hands on hips* oh fabrice! What are you up to *this* time?

I biked 12+ miles today. That entitles me to be a lazy blob watching TV for the rest of the day right?

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ardour problem 

Is anyone else experiencing this? I have a session now where dragging a region to a new track creates a ghost region I can't move. Moving other regions along the same track does a similar thing, the ghost covers the region and a new ghost gets created. Resizing the track draws another ghost region slightly askew. Restarting #ardour (and the computer itself) has no effect... I'm on version 6.3.0 rev 6.3 which is the latest version in the arch repos right now...

expanse (TV show), minor spoilers 

I like s1 Naomi. Tough and sarcastic.

DC signals embedded in WAV files work really really well with zip compression. so satisfying :)

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youtube-dl's most recent stable source and (some) binaries:

DMCA'd git repository:

Fuck yourself, RIAA.

Clone, share, and mirror.

You may stop this individual, but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike.

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I'm really digging the opening credits to The Haunting of Bly Manor.

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@paul okay, steal these three songs:

• Icona Pop – I Love It (feat. Charli XCX) [Official Video], owned by Warner Music Group
• Justin Timberlake – Tunnel Vision (Explicit), owned by Sony Music Group
• Taylor Swift – Shake it Off, owned/exclusively licensed by Universal Music Group

Which the RIAA called out in their DMA notice

Back at music school when I has this vague notion of being an audio engineer, one of our first projects we did was called a "soundalike". Basically, pick a pop song track, and do your best to recreate it.

It turns out, this is actually a pretty common thing to do industry. And it has to do with music copyright law. When you license a song to use in a movie or commercial or whatever, you typically have to pay for two things: a publishing license (the songwriting), and a mechanical license (the actual recording). A soundalike removes the need to pay for mechanical license, and is usually the cheaper route.

Stupid solutions to stupid problems.

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Youtube-dl has been suspended on GH because the RIAA sent a DMCA takedown.

Fuck the RIAA. And fuck the broken and abused bullshit of music copyright law.

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