0xReki on 2016-12-31
This article in German Deaths 2016 is nearing it’s end. And I too, think 2016 has been the worst, I mean really the worst. Lot’s of great people died. I’m not listing all of them, see Wikipedia on 2016 for that. But some I’ll mention few that really made me sad. First there’s Bud Spencer who died on June 27th 2016. “He is known for action-comedy roles with his long-time film partner Terence Hill.” I still love those comedy films.

0xReki on 2016-12-22
Well, I’m in my late 20s and I suddenly got that urge to get me some stuff couldn’t have when I was younger. So I did some research into what ever happened with magnetic-optical-technology, especially the Sony MiniDisc. Well I didn’t find out what happened to other MO-technology but I did find out that Sony introduced Hi-MD in 2004, only to discontinue it in 2011. Some Hi-MD players can actually store other data then audio and even play MP3s.

0xReki on 2016-12-09

So I was looking for some way to visualize my music for my YouTube channel without relying on Adobe Tools. I could capture the visualization by VLC. But that wouldn’t be customizable. So I found a HTML5 Audio Visualizer. It can be customized, all right. But didn’t scale to the size of the canvas and the frequency scaling is linear. The linear frequency scaling very annoying when you have lossy audio and see upper third of the frequencies being empty. While fixing the former was simple to fix the latter was not so trivial.