Rami Abraham

Music, Code, Also Other Things

January 22, 2016

Still the best

I’ve been writing music with this application for almost 20 years, and it’s still the best matrix-based hexadecimal sequence editor in the world. If you require extreme precision in your design or music composition, I recommend checking it out. If the image below doesn’t make you excited, and you’re wondering where the fancy UI is, …

December 8, 2015

WordCamp US 2015: The secret of the map

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Fellow WCUS speakers – I have discovered the true purpose of the speaker gift. *This is an open letter to fellow speakers from WordCamp US 2015; if you were not a speaker, please do not attempt to find the treasure, as each artifact is coded with the speakers’ DNA markers (we think), and this person …

November 23, 2015

Workstations…

Some days, I find the large workstation a necessity. Video, msuci and audio, as well as front-end development tasks frequently require that amount of space to be productive. There are also days like today, where I realize at once that I’m just using most of the space to “hold” information on things I’ll be doing …

November 18, 2015

Life management for programmers

Like most friends and colleagues, I have countless books on software engineering, mathematics, design, and other related industry topics. Print books, e-books, bookmarked posts, thousands of gists and snippets – both local and remote. What I’d love to see, however, is a concise guide that (as far as I know) has not yet been written. …

October 12, 2015

Tech Conferences for Dummies

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What The first portion of this post is a guide, in the format of a FAQ or how-to section. It aims to provide a reference to those that may be experiencing problems at conferences and like events (such as meetups), due to one or more factors of their personality or behavior. Common problems include inappropriate …

October 10, 2015

It’s all just data in the ‘net

When you think about it, it’s all just data in the ‘net. All of us, everything – at our core, we’re all just Java runtime environments, or Ruby to-do apps, or an aging perl script sitting in a dusty sub-directory.

October 10, 2015

Cover Art Collection

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Cover Art Collection is a growing repository of cover game art from a variety of retro console video game systems. Presently, all games for NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis systems have been added, with more systems in the works. Note: If you just want a few files, or have code to commit, I recommend using …

October 10, 2015

codedebugg.in

Depiction of a detergent bottle with a label reading "Industrial-Strength Debuging".

The site codedebugg.in is a project Justin Sternberg and I began this weekend for a session we’re co-presenting at WordCamp Raleigh 2015, titled Industrial Strength Debugging. It’s a topic about which we’re both passionate, and are constantly sharing new tips and tricks. Over the years, we’ve both compiled and shared our debugging methods – we …

September 24, 2015

AffiliateWP: One Year of Quantitative Data, and Related Inferences

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Just over a year ago, I sat with Pippin Williamson in the dining room of a large Victorian home on the campus of a college in Omaha – the venue for the first WordCamp Omaha. He was showing me his most recent symphony – AffiliateWP – a product he launched that April, with a mysterious New Zealand gentleman I’d …

September 8, 2015

LCARS: Beautiful Art, Bad UI

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During lunch today, I de-activated LCAR_S here, and re-activated my old theme. Until April of this year, I hadn’t had time to work on my personal site since late 2012. Sure, I say that the day after I created a fake startup called FART, but I realized my recently-launched re-design of this site – LCAR_S …

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