When
· Teens
· · 2012
· · · October
· · · · 15 (3 entries)

5★♫: Hard Again · In the mid-Seventies, old Mis­sis­sip­pi/Chica­go blues­man Mud­dy Waters had record-label prob­lem­s, but still an au­di­ence. Young Texas blues­man John­ny Win­ter had nev­er been a pop star, but had one too. So John­ny pro­duc­ing and play­ing on an al­bum by Mud­dy wasn’t re­al­ly a long shot; and Hard Again came out great. (“5★♫” se­ries in­tro­duc­tion here; with an ex­pla­na­tion of why the ti­tle may look bro­ken.)  ...
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Twitter OAuth, Easy · Back in 2009 I wrote this lit­tle Ru­by script I run Mon­days to grab the last week’s tweets and pub­lish them in­to the Short-form Frag­ments stream here on the blog, be­cause who knows when Twit­ter might make my his­to­ry van­ish? It broke to­day and I fixed it and had an­oth­er in­struc­tive OAuth ex­pe­ri­ence ...
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Why Vinyl? · As an en­gi­neer and In­ter­net guy, I feel al­most guilty about the fact that I like lis­ten­ing to LPs so much; the tech­nolo­gies used to record the mu­sic and play it back should be ob­so­lete. But I do ...
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