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The Open Well-Tempered Clavier is here

on Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:19

For several years, the recording I wanted to hear the most was Kimiko Ishizaka's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. Now, after several world tours, a successful Kickstarter campaign, and an enormous amount of hard work and perseverance, it is here. You can download and enjoy this public domain creation, and share it with the people you love. I hope that you will find joy in the music, as I have.

Robert Douglass, Horn Player: The Archive

on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:47

This is an archive of all of the important extant performances from my time as a horn player prior to moving to Germany. I am very happy to have them. They remind me both how beautiful and amazing the music is, and also how damned hard the art is. Thank you to all the musicians on these recordings who played with me. I loved this part of my life dearly, and as such I love you.

Orchestration, Code, Deployment, Infrastructure

on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:43

Managing code is a solved problem. Git plus Github are everything we need and more. Docker and LXC containers, plus Ansible, Puppet, Chef, on IaaS like AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure provide previously unimaginable possibles for deploying services onto consistent infrastructure. Yet no web application is really whole without data, and, in fact the code, data, and infrastructure all need to fit together in exactly the right way, or you don't have an application, you have an unholy mess.