Early 2003. Pharaohs and pyramids. Writing this one was a lot of fun.
Ok, one more before bed—and because I need to catch up with releasing this old material to the free-ether.
This track was an experiment in rhythm and melody with hard-edge stops and unexpected starts. I finished it in the later part of 2003, and it ended up being the next-to-last track on the 18-song album, Chronology.
Again, apologies for bad mixing. I think you’ll get the point, nonetheless :)
Ok, so I fell behind in getting more older tracks posted… but here’s the next one, better late than never:
This track was originally recorded back in the middle half of 2000, and dubbed “Robotik Love Lines”. A couple of years later, the original master sources and stems of the track were lost in a catastrophic failure of a backup hard drive. So, I set forth to completely re-create the track from scratch—and I think it ended up being even better than the original. The name was shortened to simply, “Robotik Love”, and well… the rest is history.
The mix could use work, but hey… all of these tracks from the early years could have used better mix skillz :)
What an incredible day: after many weeks of preparation, diligence and coding, today my team performed one of the trickiest steps in the progressive upgrades to our production database clusters and related systems. Not only did we verify that everything planned worked exactly as expected, but it was a brilliant display of teamwork, positive energy, and great communication all the way around. This is the kind of thing that makes me step back and go, “Wow! I really do work with some truly awesome people.”
I’ve omitted some key data points in the image to protect IP/proprietary information, but this graph would give many an engineer shivers if it wasn’t an intentional thing!
Phew, glad that’s finally finished. I already knew how this was going to play out, and today was confirmation that things are exactly how they need to be. There was a loss involved… but it totally wasn’t mine!
Now, on to tackle the next big challenge, and revisit some projects that have been on the back burner for too long… ;-)
Very excited about the new 32-bit ARM-based Arduino DUE. From what I hear, the public beta should begin this month. A 32 bit data bus at 96MHz will be a huge step up for the current processor-intensive project I’m working on.