Audio Visual Experiments With Daniel Reynolds

Experiments With Daniel Reynolds.

I got to create some audio and visual experiments with Daniel Reynolds in the Wolfram Cambridge office while Dan was doing a residency there. We had a great time and produces some fun visuals, I hooked up a version of my Bouncy Piano, to Dan’s enormous analog effects pipeline. Dan experiments a lot with fractals, lately he has been exploring Mathematica to generate and manipulate fractals in real-time.

Dan regularly performs his visuals in concerts in New York, teaches and speaks at Wolfram conferences.

User Management with janrain

I am making an app in play and I thought I would make my life easier by using an authentication service. Janrain sounded like a good option, their homepage says “Registration is hard. We make it easy.” I went to download their white-paper to learn more about their products and I was presented with this form:

jainrain form with 6 required fields just to download a whitepaper to learn more about their product

Hmmm. I am going to use play-authenticate instead, looks easy.

Security vs Privacy

Bruce Schneier on Security vs Privacy again. “The debate isn’t security versus privacy. It’s liberty versus control.” – Schneier, in response to quotes from our principal deputy director of national intelligence Donald Kerr: “Privacy no longer can mean anonymity […] Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguard people’s private communications and financial information.”


Etsy LogoEtsy – your place to buy & sell all things handmade.  Easily allows artists to create a store front and sell goods.  Etsy handles the website and billing the artist handles the shipping.

Dejal Timeout

A great Mac app I have started using at work. Destroys bad habits of staring at code without blinking by reminding you to take a break. From dejal


BeeJive LogoWeb based instant messaging Although I don’t like the idea of storing my passwords on someone else’s site, the convenience of being able to log onto my 7 instant messaging users all with one click on my iPhone is quite convenient.


“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things”
Rene Descartes

thanks to the SKU for bringing this great quote to my attention

Begins a new blog

Today begins a new blog written by Andrew Ringler.  Here we’ll find information on myself, cinema, security, privacy, technology and more.  Enjoy.