Code Therapy

Project Folder Maker - Application

When I’m not writing songs and making music – In my spare time I often find myself programming code. My first days of programming (after a brief time learning CECIL at school) were back in the days of the renowned Sinclair ZX Spectrum. What a great little machine that was. And what amazing things we…

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Facebook Likes & Comments

A great way to share the hard work you have done on your website and blog is to get your friends to “Like” what you have done and share it with their friends on Facebook. This is a subject covered in many places around the web. How do I get Facebook Like Buttons, Comments Boxes…

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Using Cubase 6 – Matching Tempo

Define Tempo

Imagine the scenario – You are about to start work on a remix and you have been sent the original radio edit plus vocals as a reference. You need to pull the original track (and vocals and possibly other parts) into a project and line them up so the vocals fit and you can work…

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How To: Wake Over LAN + Internet

Most people these days have some kind of Smart-phone, Netbook or Laptop. But many of us also still need hulking behemoths of power stashed away at the office to do our main work. Our studio, for example, would never run on any kind of laptop and certainly not a netbook (correct at time of publishing…

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Yes – I Play Guitar

Blue Variax 700

Funny really; My main sources of work and also much personal enjoyment revolve around various fields of music and production and song-writing. I’ve been blogging about my flying training experiences because they are a relatively new thing to me. Music isn’t. Not that there aren’t always new things to learn but music has been part…

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How To: Protect Web Folders .htaccess

Browser Login Dialog

Have you ever wanted to password protect a website or a sub folder of a website? Many CMS systems allow this to be done but there is a pretty simple way to protect access to the site before any login procedure using an .htaccess file which some people may find useful. I had to do…

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QR Codes – Decoding the Box

I made a minor discovery this morning before starting work in the studio. Something quite interesting, geeky and possibly useful too. It reminded me of some random time in my childhood, spent making codes with my school-friends that only we could read… Then trying to crack the ones that another group of friends had made.…

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Solo Navigation

Instructor Jonathan Anderson & Mr Phil

Today I completed my first ever solo journey out of the local airfield vicinity. I have done a fair amount of solo flying but up until now, only in the circuit at Sherburn. This means plenty of take-offs and landings but not much radio and navigation work. Today was the day when instructor Jonathan felt…

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iNavigation

Air Navigation Pro

Friday, July 26 – Time for another section of navigation exercises from Sherburn. This time I had some technical testing and questions in mind as well as the actual navigation exercise. My questions – Does the GPS system that is built into the iPad work well enough to be used for navigation? And if it…

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MEAP 7.0 Released

MEAP Version 7

Application Release. MEAP – Multi Export Audio Pro – has been released to the public today. It has had a huge redesign and lots of extra features added, including a new streamlined dialog and many internal code tweaks and enhancements. What is MEAP? MEAP is a tool for automating the process of exporting (to audio)…

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MEAP 7.0 Coming Soon

MEAP Dialog - Main Options

I’m in the process of putting the finishing touches to the new release of my MEAP application. Multi Export Audio Pro will reach Version 7.0 within the next few weeks. There are quite a number of changes both visible and “under the hood”. All internal code has been re-written, pretty much from the ground up.…

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Up Down – Flying Around!

Parked and Ready

We were pleasantly surprised by some more good weather today. So I managed to get over to Sherburn for an hour of flying instruction. It was time for some more practise of precautionary procedures today. It’s a lot to take in all in one go but very enjoyable stuff and as mentioned before, essential to…

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