Thursday, July 21, 2011

Born of Steam and Dream

I’ve always been a tinkerer, tearing things apart and trying to put them back together (either how they were or how I thought they’d be better).

A few years back I started following the “steampunk” craze that was everywhere. From computers to keyboards to televisions to entire homes, I was fascinated in seeing what others were able to create in the Jules Verne-esque style.

So of course, I started playing around with clockwork and my passion for music and sound.


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 1:16 am  

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Quick Tip: subversion “what will be updated?”

Sometimes I’m working with out of sync repositories, especially when I’ve submitted code and it overlaps with a release and I don’t necessarily want to push everything at once.

I’m a freak about maintaining a list of changed files on paper – I’m a paper nerd, I still love my black felt-tip papermate flair pens and moleskine notepads – but sometimes it’s nice knowing what is out of sync with a live checkout of a branch versus the repository.


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 10:14 am  

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CMoy Melting My Brain in a Good Way

So over the past few years I’ve become somewhat of an audiophile at a very, very introductory level (ie: I’ve seen the error of my ways in buying Bose and Beats by Dre products).

When I got my new Grado 325is cans I decided I wanted to try a headphone amplifier to see what all the fuss was about.


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 4:57 pm  

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Purchaso – a thing I’m doing

So I’ve been working in the time I have away other commitments on a new project that I’m excited to launch sometime later this year.

I’ve found the hardest part of programming in your spare time is that there rarely is any time you can actually deem “spare”.

The fun part is that I’m working with people who I’ve known for a long time and there’s no pressure to complete things on a schedule, other than ones we define for ourselves. That of course is also a problem because I’m apparently my own worst scope creep.

Keep an eye on

posted by Dustin Vannatter at 9:34 pm