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Funnelweb Comments to Disqus WXR

I've been meaning to migrate my blog comments out of Funnelweb and into Disqus for a while. I never quite got comments to work to my satisfaction in Funnelweb (user error I'm sure - Funnelweb is mostly great) and I appreciated the idea of subbing that out to a dedicated service. Plus I'll get the added benefit of having centrally located discussions that I can move to any blog system I decide to down the road with minimal fuss.

RADIX16 Laptop Touchpad Matrix MIDI Controller

radix16

The RADIX16 is a custom MIDI controller I built in early 2014.

The controller is fashioned from 16 surplus laptop touchpads arranged in a 4x4 matrix. Each touchpad transmits:

  • Note on / note off when tapped
  • 0-127 MIDI CC for touch pressure
  • 0-127 MIDI CC for X axis position
  • 0-127 MIDI CC for Y axis position

For a total of 16 notes and 48 control change values available at the fingertips.

Getting GitHub for Windows to play nice with PureData

PureData-extended was recently upgraded to 0.43.4. I couldn't wait to download and play around with some of the new features and check out the GUI updates.

After installation, my GitHub for Windows suddenly and inexplicably failed to clone, push, or pull remote repositories. It would only show this rather cryptic error message:

github error

Arduino Mousetrap

The Arduino Mousecatcher is a quick project I put together to learn some of the basics of working with Arduino, and to assist in the relocation of a little gray rodent I've seen darting around the baseboard in my bedroom.