Ramblings from a tech and music enthusiast

December 2013

Flying an Airbus A380


Ever wanted to fly an A380? Well now you can fly and land one, vicariously. shares the cockpit view of a Lufthansa Airbus A380 approaching SFO.



This is blowing my mind right now. TronicalTune can “auto-tune” any guitar in about 5 seconds. Check out the video.

Big O in plain english


This answer on stack overflow is one of the nicest explanations I’ve seen of the Big O notation used in software engineering. However, this other answer easily wins for best example; using various activities you’d perform on a phone book to explain different complexities is genius. (Quick recap: Big O notation is used to capture the upper bound […]

Playing with acoustics


Ever wonder how much room acoustics affect sound? Julien Audigier shows us, using just a simple two piece set and natural reverb.

Ishkur’s guide to electronic music


If you’re a fan of electronic music, you probably already know of Ishkur’s guide. If not, you need to go check it out. Like right now. (Don’t let the 90s interface and sound effects scare you away!) Ishkur’s guide is like wikipedia for the hundreds of sub-genres that constitute electronic music. Each genre comes with […]

Keeping backup history when switching to a new Mac


If you use a Mac, I highly recommend using Apple’s Time Machine feature to maintain local data backups (you should also of course maintain off-site backups). Time Machine works best with a NAS, like Apple’s own $299 Time Capsule, as it can then take frequent snapshots of your disk without you even noticing. This is […]

Getting started with Boto


Boto is a python library for interfacing with Amazon Web Services (AWS). It supports nearly the entire AWS stack and is under active development so you can expect support for any upcoming AWS functionality as well. Boto is hosted on GitHub, and is available under the MIT license. This is a quick post on the […]

Wave simulation in WebGL


I can’t get enough of these physics simulations on the web. Simulation of waves on an ocean by David Li. Bonus: ripples on a pond by Jonas Wagner.



The augmented reality / gesture control space is really heating up. Spaceglasses is the latest entrant into the market, following Leap Motion, Myo and Oculus Rift, and of course Google Glass, Microsoft Kinect and the Playstation Camera. The prototype in the video looks super dorky; the $667 dev kit shipping in Jan ’14 less so, […]