While I prefer Macs 100 to 1 over Windows PCs, Apple does like to play games with some things. Such is the case with installing an old version of OSX on an old Mac. You often will be told it fails with no explanation as to why. After some deep diving online I figured out the simple solution from a few different sources. HINT: it’s all about the date. more »
I’m pretty experienced in scripting, mainly web related, but a few different languages. I’ve dabbled in AppleScript as well. Thought about C (or the various flavors of it) but never committed to learning. After some time I have decided to try my hand at scripting for Reaper, the DAW. more »
New category and topic.
For the past 2+ years I’ve been recording again. Yes again. What seems like ages ago I was quite active in multi-track recording, using tape, you know, “old school”. I got side tracked, was no longer actively in bands, and got away from it. But like a bad penny, I have returned. However technology moved at lightning speed was I was “away” and thus I am learning all about the digital audio workstation (DAW), which basically means doing the “old school” thing in computers now. I selected Reaper as my DAW of choice, running on Macs, and after a couple of years I have accumulated some tips. So I’ll be sharing some of that here from time to time. This is going to be newbie stuff, so maybe it will help those who are just getting into it. Pros – to quote Leslie Nielson, “move along, nothing to see here”. Also, I have no affiliation with Reaper but am actually a paying customer.
This past Sunday I woke early and thought I’d have some time to catch up on some web site updates after my usual morning scan of email and news and weather. But I was wrong. My main iMac wouldn’t connect to anything online even after rebooting the modem, a regular necessity in this household. I could connect to the modem admin panel so this wasn’t a modem issue. My second iMac could see the internet as well as my Macbook. Hmmmmm…. more »