Freeform Friday 6

Visual Studio Code is looking to be my new text editor of choice for small to medium text wrangling. It’s free, fast, has an extensive extension library growing for it, and I can even do TypeScript, Node.js, and PHP debugging through it should I desire. It plays really nice with the .Net Core 1.0 stuff and I can launch things from the terminal/command prompt as well! Oh yeah, you can get it for OSX and Linux as well as Windows. Kudos Microsoft! Keep it up! Continue reading


RAGNAR is Here! #ragnarnwp

Here’s what we do: long distance, team, overnight running relays that take place in the most breathtaking places in the world. Teams come together to conquer a course over two days and one night, and push their limits, on little amounts of sleep, with friends and a community of runners by their side. ~ What is a Ragnar?

Sound exciting to you? It sounds VERY exciting to me and I’m finally getting to participate in one again this summer (on my birthday nonetheless!) Continue reading


Pi Music – The Octal Remix

Man! Seems like I just can’t get enough of this stuff lately. A tool and a simple script can go a long way these day! Two days ago was Pi Day, and I found some fun music to go with it. However, not quite happy with the results, I decided to try and make the music more “authentic” by building out Pi music using a decatonic scale.

Listening to the mysterious (and potentially haunting) music kept me thinking and pondering a bit more. Then I had an interesting idea on my run this morning. The decatonic scale is more accurate to the base 10 nature of our Pi digits, but what if we were able to make the Pi digits more accurate to the traditional 8 note scale. What came next I call the “Octal Remix”. Continue reading


Pi Music – Decatonic Style

Yesterday was Pi day, and while I enjoyed the links to the music I shared, there was one thing that was bugging me a little, and that was the use of the melodic scale. Since the typical scale has 8 notes between octaves, why not use a 10 note (or decatonic) scale in order to compose this music. Doing so would reflect the base 10 number system that the digits of pi use. So that’s what I did… Continue reading