Rami Abraham

Music, Code, Also Other Things

June 24, 2016

My never-ending quest to shut up

A word that I’ve noticed is frequently used to describe me is charming. I think what some have termed as charming is really a high amount of curiosity, manipulation, and attention to micro-gestures and other behavioral cues – which provide contextual data in nearly every interpersonal encounter, or at the very least, betray some position held by my conversational …

June 24, 2016

Humility

It’s nice to see humility in different places; especially from others for whom I have a great deal of respect or admiration. In this case, the transaction receipt from Drew Neumann, the legendary, immensely popular composer and sound designer:

May 2, 2016

Groceries

Rami bought groceries a week ago. It was a Monday – just after midnight, when he noticed the pathetic state of the residents within the refrigerator. No. The cabbage and the cauliflower. Not again. Sweet Buddha Lasagna, what have I done? What were once waxy spheres of culinary potential, carefully picked from the produce section …

April 23, 2016

Tone.js: experiment number 1

green-hill-zone

I had a great time working with the brilliant Tone.js library recently. Green Hill Zone is a small site where I’ve transcribed part of the iconic soundtrack to the game Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – one of my favorite collections of work by the composer Masato Nakamura. There are some other things going on, such …

April 23, 2016

Darmok.me

darmokme

A small app in the vein of whatthecommit. Darmok.me returns a random phrase from the “Tamarian” language from the Star Trek TNG episode “Darmok”. You can also get the entire array from /api, and a random single phrase from /api?random or /api/random. The easiest way to work it into a yolo commit alias or what …

April 23, 2016

Super Metroid

Ultimately, everything comes down to Super Metroid – Jason Shirey, a close friend and talented mathematician and game developer

April 22, 2016

Empathy

When a stranger tells me they have cancer, when listening closely, I can feel pain and grief to a degree approaching that of hearing the news from a person in my immediate family. It’s covered, though – with very thick layers of practicality. I can tell it’s there, but it’s a quiet voice that’s easy …

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