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Bach's Goldberg Variations, complete with score

on Sun, 05/25/2014 - 16:08

Here is a YouTube playlist with the entire recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka, with the musical score, following along note-by-note. I made these videos by recording the video from MuseScore's Open Goldberg Variations iPad app, and then replacing the audio with the CD quality recording from the Open Goldberg Variations CD. Enjoy.


I want to show you a photograph

on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:50

"I want to show you a photograph." 

She got her glasses, sat down next to me.

"This is what great photography looks like."

"Why?" she asked, after a pause.

"Well, look at it. The lonliness. The disconnection. The only connection between them is the unbearable weight they're carrying inside of them."

A longer pause. I continue: "In a moment they'll have disappeared, slipped out of view, into the mist, never to be seen again. This photo, where you see so little, says so much."

YouTube Data API v3 : How to get $DEVELOPER_KEY

on Wed, 12/25/2013 - 22:43

In the PHP example code for Google's YouTube Data API v3 there is a variable that calls for a developer key. Without this key the example code won't work, but getting that key is not obvious due to recent changes in the cloud console interface. Here's how you get it.

First, the name of the key that you're looking for isn't "developer key" anymore, it's an "API key" for "Public Access". This is opposed to the OAuth credentials. If you want to do something that requires authenticated access, you'll need the OAuth credentials. For searching and listing videos, you don't.