Articles

To Apple ID or not to Apple ID, that is the security question.

An absurd tale of my experience trying to reset the security questions on an Apple ID account. More »

(This Song’s Just) 76,482 Tiles Long

I assembled and uploaded a video showing a timelapse road trip from Pittsburgh, PA to San Mateo, CA. Here I share the tricks and pitfalls I discovered in my work. More »

Fun with YouTube’s Audio Content ID System

A series of tests designed to try to thwart the audio portion of YouTube’s Content ID digital fingerprinting system. More »

You came and you gave without taking. Like a BitTorrent seed.

Determining the speed and tempo variations in the Barry Manilow’s 1974 hit “Mandy.” More »

Everybody Imitates Hypnotoad

Synthesizing Futurama’s “Angry Machine” sound effect from scratch using a noise generator and a few filters. More »

Block Party

A self-made block diagram for the Behringer SL2442FX-PRO mixer. More »

Hey Hey, Ho Ho, QuickTime 7.4 Has Got To Go

In January 2008, Apple released version 7.4 of QuickTime which had the unfortunate side-effect of breaking video rendering in After Effects. This article explored a method to revert the installed version of QuickTime back to 7.3. More »

0 dBFS for Vendetta

A list of some of the loudest-sounding songs in my music collection, and a plea to bring back dynamic range. More »

The Armchair Audio Engineer

An analysis of strange digital compression artifacting present on certain tracks of “Chef Aid: The South Park Album.” More »