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Scripting for Installations

I've been doing installation work, where sensor and processing computers need to be tucked into a hideaway often without wifi/network connect-ability; and they only run on certain days of the week, for certain hours. This post is about making sure the applications are running when they should be (and off when they should be) for Mac [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:12+00:00 May 23rd, 2015|blog, Coding|0 Comments

You think you know about Laptop Orchestras

An Interview With Perry Cook by Nick Hwang on behalf of ElectroTap at the Symposium for Laptop Orchestras and Ensembles, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – April 2012 In April 2012, on behalf of Electrotap (Jesse Allison and Tim Place) I got to sit down and chat with Perry Cook, professor emeritus at Princeton University. We met while Louisiana [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:12+00:00 May 14th, 2015|blog, Coding, Design, electroacoustic, Featured|0 Comments

LOrch Messenger

  L’Orch Messenger is a messaging application, relying on UPD over a local network, specifically created for laptop orchestra performances. Download via Dropbox [ link ]. L’Orch Messenger affords two interfaces and two in-performance messaging paradigms: ‘1 messenger to many receivers’ or ‘any number of messengers with up to as many receivers’. The interface changes when the [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:12+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Coding, MaxMSP|0 Comments

Highland Coffee

I can’t believe it. Highland Coffees is closing. Since 2005, it’s been my home away from home. I’ve probably spent more hours at Highland Coffees than any other place in Baton Rouge. I’ve often joked that I’ve probably spent the equivalent of a barista’s LSU tuition there. I’ve blogged about the place. I’ve ordered their [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:12+00:00 September 29th, 2014|blog, Me, slice of life|0 Comments

Edinburgh Fringe – Part 2

I've been in Edinburgh since August 26. #ORIGIN In an hour, we will be giving our final performance at the Fringe. Since we began tech rehearsal and running the show, things have gotten more hectic. The venue is a 25 minute walk from our dormitory. There are a few halls in the venue, and actually [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:12+00:00 August 10th, 2014|blog, Me, music, slice of life, travel|0 Comments

Edinburgh Fringe – Part 1

I've been in Edinburgh for a six days now. I'm staying in student housing, part of the University of Edinburgh. There is a laundry station and a student gym close by. Our LSU performance group has taken up 3 flats of the dormitory. As it should be, we hangout in the cooking area, cooking, eating, [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:12+00:00 August 1st, 2014|Me, slice of life, travel|0 Comments

Volume control trouble in Mavericks – restart coreaudio

I recently have had trouble with the volume controls on my MacBook Pro when I switched audio outputs. - For example, I would remove/add headphones, switch to/from Airplay audio devices, and I would lose the volume control from keyboard buttons. - The volume scroll bar from the menu bar would work sometimes. I have tried [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:13+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Coding|0 Comments

Create tabs in MaxMSP

Here's how to create patcher tabs in MaxMSP. This is different than the tab or live.tab object. This method will create tabs seen in the help files in Max.   Create one or more subpatchers. Open one of the subpatchers. With the subpatcher open (with focus on that window), open Patch Inspector. (Not regular Inspector.) On [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:13+00:00 December 3rd, 2013|Coding, Design, MaxMSP|0 Comments