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A Lazy, Busy Day

Well, it currently just after four thirty and I am taking things slow – I have been up since six something or other and I have been pottering around with a few web projects. The project that took up most of the time was a CSS variant on www.soundmapofharrogate.co.uk – that site is a hoot and I mentioned it yesterday, just click HERE to read the post. Another thing I have been doing is trying…

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You’re Welcome

“You’re welcome,” is not the same as, “it’s my pleasure.” and “No problem,” is not the same as, “I’m happy to help.” These sentences are the closing parentheses of a simple conversation that opens with “thank you.” We have to say something. The “thank you” demands acknowledgement. It could be, “okay, now we’re even.” Or we could express satisfaction at having the ability to make a contribution. We can continue the infinite game instead of…

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Cheers Scooby

Yeah, cheers Scooby – when I next record a show with Guerrilla Dub System and Scooby I will remember to have slept before hand and not fall asleep mid-link, hahaha. What happened was I had a bit of a bad night and I had not slept – so, when I sat down to record Roots Conversation I could hardly keep my eyes open. I was exhausted in every sense of the word. Allan had to…

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What Is Tolerance?

Tolerance means two things: In high-quality manufacturing, producing to tolerance means that all the parts are as identical as possible. Getting the tolerances precise permits cars to be made more reliably, and for production to run more effectively. In human beings, tolerance creates resilience. Tolerance of different abilities and preferences makes it easy to work with diversity of thought and approach and expertise, enabling better outcomes. Tolerance doesn’t mean permitting behaviour that undermines the community.…

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Forward Motion & Those It Leaves Behind

All forward motion disappoints someone. If you serve one audience, you’ve let another down. One focus means that something else got ignored. If you create something scarce, someone won’t get their hands on it. The very act of creation means that it won’t be the ideal solution for everyone. On the other hand, with certainty, we know that doing nothing disappoints an even larger group of people. The opportunity is to find someone to delight…

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Defining Our Narrative – The Essence Of A Blog

A million things happened to you today. The second bite of your lunch. The delay on your commute… Tomorrow, you’ll remember almost none of them. And the concept that you’d remember something that happened to you when you were twelve is ludicrous. What actually happened was this: After it (whatever that thing you remember) happened, you started telling yourself a story about that event. You began to develop a narrative about this turning point, about…

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Roooooooooooots!

Oh boy, I got grumpy – I hadn’t eaten all day and had to explain to someone which app their web browser was, when the person in question was talking to me via their web browser… However, I managed to eat, stopped being an arse and levelled up my podcasting skills. I put to use the ‘Fab Filter L-2’ Plugin on the vocal bus for Roots Conversation #85 and it sounds fine. If you want…

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Data Silo Fun!

It has been a trying few days, with my health – so, I firmly buried my head on the sand and fiddled whilst Rome burned. What was the medium for this months drama-reducing fiddling? It was MusicBrainz. MusicBrainz is a music / musician data silo which feeds lots of aggregated apps, such as Plex & the BBC, and it acts like a central database for the information about releases. I made the Andy Backhouse MusicBrainz…

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Working On Things For Record Labels

Today has been spent in front of equipment. A variety of equipment with a variety of lights on it – I have been mastering the remix album for BirdWorld‘s debut, UNDA. There are a couple of choice gems on the album – including tracks by Iain Chambers, Olefonken and Katharina Schmidt – Quasim Naqvi also makes an appearance. The release will see the light of day on Focused Silence – the experimental record label in…

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