When my Feedbin annual renewal approached I decided to look at it objectively, and check if a cheaper alternative existed. Turns out I had it already.
What happens to your data when a remote system is shut down or just stops working? I don’t care, because I back it up, locally.
‘Degrowth’ series, part 6: now that I moved most of my workflow to plain text, I struggle to understand why I relied on proprietary locked-in formats for so long.
Part of my ‘degrowth’ series: why I’ve been using less and less Apple products. Might sound like venting, though it’s not.
Second post in my ‘degrowth’ series. How I approach the news online, including blogs, videos, newsletters.
First of a series of short posts on personal degrowth. Not a “how to” step-by-step guide, rather a point of view on tech choices that I feel are necessary.
A quick reply to the excellent post by Jamie Hill about the need of a strict versioning system for people who work in music (on the computer).
A video by Benn Jordan made me realise how little respect I hold for the idea that growth is a must, in this capitalist world I live in.
Finally, my long-time feelings about the pointlessness of filing bug reports to Apple is backed by proof.
The software company announced their switch to a subscription-only business model, leaving behind a loyal user base of several decades.
How I mixed a rework of Ember Rev’s debut album, exploiting the subproject functionality in REAPER to save time and processing power.
I mastered the debut EP for IsadoraD, an Italian duo. They blend electronica, pop and indie.
Since I wanted to review my English after two years away from the UK, I chose Duolingo. It’s been a bad experience.
Helping another producer with his transition from Logic made me appreciate a simpler REAPER for my own good.
I’m finding myself eerily happy with the technology I’ve been using, while staying outside digital ecosystems.
How I moved email, calendar and contacts from Proton to Mailbox, on both desktop and mobile.
A brief description of how I use the internet in 2022, two years after leaving all mainstream social networks.
Explorer is a free audio application for managing sounds. Working with mono, stereo and surround, it can find, organize, edit and integrate files in a DAW.
A brief list of steps taken to install and properly configure Ungoogled Chromium for pure web development testing purposes on macOS.
A brief analysis on how I have implemented Indieweb principles and webmentions on my static Jekyll-based website, using the laziest method available.
How I’m currently managing new content in my Jekyll-based static blog, using Shortcuts on macOS.
How I refactored my RSS feed from scratch using Jekyll functionalities, and applying XSLT for presentation to render a human-readable XML feed.
How to add WebP images to a Jekyll-based static site, to ensure new levels of optimization and performance.
Minutes to Midnight’s new redesigned website is easier to navigate and straight to the point. Built with Jekyll, Github and Netlify.
Following a process to recalibrate my self-identity after leaving social media, I’m going back to the roots and leave WordPress for Jekyll, joining the IndieWeb.
The company behind MuseScore has announced the acquisition of the well known FOSS audio editor, Audacity.
In 12 months I’ve managed to revolutionize my workflow, twice. Part 3 of why I migrated to REAPER is about open architecture, development cycle, efficiency.
In 12 months I’ve managed to revolutionize my workflow, twice. Part 2 of why I migrated to REAPER is about customization, community, stock plug-ins.
In 12 months I’ve managed to revolutionize my workflow, twice. Part 1 of why I migrated to REAPER is about cost, multi-platform and a different workflow.
A delicate piano-centric album, ‘Hidden Music’ is another successful collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Dan Ecclestone.
I recorded and co-produced strings arrangements for Clifford’s eponymous debut album, in collaboration with Paolo Clementi.
I transplanted a vocal performance from one song to a different one by manipulating pitch, formants and tempo. Plus, cleaning up historical speeches.
A rough and unpolished partial testimony of a different approach to production and the general workflow.
I recorded and co-produced strings arrangements for Mally Harpaz new solo album, in collaboration with Paolo Clementi.
Painstakingly removing an insidious noise from a multi-track recording, plus various techniques for drum replacing and drum doubling.
As the audio team leader, I created and implemented sound effects and an adaptive soundtrack, bootstrapping the audio for the PlayStation2 video game ‘Ruff Trigger’.