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Question: How often do you find yourself using recursion? Did you find it to be a difficult concept when first starting and do you still? [permalink]
Asked by nist (23.226.133.x) on July 22 2018, 10:07pm

Question: Nerdiest thing you enjoyed as a teenager you're willing to admit outside of computers .. [permalink]
Asked by Will (23.125.224.x) on July 22 2018, 5:11am
Reply on July 22 2018, 1:13pm:
    I dunno, just general nerdiness of self I guess?

Question: Do you miss the Steve Ballmer days? When things mostly worked... [permalink]
Asked by Gio (79.130.167.x) on July 21 2018, 9:11pm
Reply on July 22 2018, 2:57am:
    Hah, can't say I much do?

Question: What kind of security measures would you recommend the average developer implement on a macos based machine? How much would you think would be overkill? [permalink]
Asked by sands (104.145.235.x) on July 21 2018, 7:14pm
Reply on July 22 2018, 2:58am:
    Hmm for general desktop environment? I guess don't run sketchy things, and run behind NAT?

Question: having an option to create a take in a new take lane with no splits and the ability to edit them separately would be nice. not sure if i'm explaining this well ¯_(ツ)_/¯ [permalink]
Asked by Sean (108.90.246.x) on July 20 2018, 6:24am
Reply on July 20 2018, 12:33pm:
    (see above re: REAPER requests -- Post this in the FR forum, and make some text and screenshots describing your desired behavior... e.g. 30 second item, then record from 10s to 15s, then it would look like X and behave like Y).

Question: Is there any chance of an update or change in the takes function? specifically how it makes a split in the previously recorded media? i think this is basically the only downside to reaper. [permalink]
Asked by Sean (216.80.75.x) on July 20 2018, 12:41am
Reply on July 20 2018, 2:20am:
    Not sure what the improved behavior would be, have the rest of the item be silent? So then you'd punch in part of an item and it would end up making the part you didn't punch in silent?

Question: do I have to do something special to run a message loop for swell linux? seems like that i am messing this up... my main window shows up and then is immediately terminated... [permalink]
Asked by Gio (79.130.167.x) on July 19 2018, 7:13pm
Reply on July 19 2018, 9:55pm:
    I'd do something like this:
      while (!has_requested_quit)

Question: What made you come up with the idea for the track wiring diagram? [permalink]
Asked by Albi (187.189.245.x) on July 19 2018, 6:35pm
Reply on July 19 2018, 9:56pm:
    Just something that's been thought about for a while, exposing all of the existing routing/pin functionality in one place...

Question: As a afaiu convinced leftist (you) and a man whose democratic wife is candidating for state senate (Schwa) how does Cockos feel about people using its software which not only voted for Trump but also consider him one of the greatest presidents in the history of America (despite his sometimes improvable choice of words)? thank you [permalink]
Asked by anon (85.17.24.x) on July 19 2018, 3:07pm
Reply on July 19 2018, 3:32pm:
    Hopefully those people will come around eventually.

Question: My confusion about the evolution of EEL2 the other week was primed by a 404 for the link to "AVS's EEL" on https://www.cockos.com/wdl/ . I didn't know what an AVS was! Do you think fixing this link for future travelers is a superb idea? :) [permalink]
Asked by Paul (5.68.203.x) on July 19 2018, 10:03am
Reply on July 19 2018, 3:32pm:
    Ah, yeah, we should fix that link, I have a mirror here which I'll link to.

Question: "Sorry. The administrator has banned your IP address. To contact the administrator click here" ... please, fix this Justin sir :/ [permalink]
Asked by Bah!!! (107.170.186.x) on July 19 2018, 5:27am
Reply on July 19 2018, 3:33pm:
    email support at cockos dot com with your ip/other info.

Question: Why do you update REAPER so fast? Just give your hands, a little break ;) [permalink]
Asked by Why? (117.242.98.x) on July 19 2018, 5:16am
Reply on July 19 2018, 3:33pm:
    Yeah I should right?

Question: Have you tried veganism? I've been vegan for 12 years and was wondering if it's something you've considered trying? [permalink]
Asked by Steven Starar (82.29.74.x) on July 18 2018, 9:43am
Reply on July 18 2018, 1:39pm:
    I haven't. Growing up at various points I was (somewhat involuntarily) vegetarian at times, and while ethically I'm down with vegetarianism, functionally I find it difficult.

Question: Linux experimental builds at reaper.fm . I love u :) [permalink]
Asked by Steinar Krogstad (86.62.132.x) on July 17 2018, 8:33pm
Reply on July 17 2018, 9:24pm:
    A few bugs spotted, need to update it soon, but hope it works for ya!

Question: Do you find pixelart appealing? [permalink]
Asked by Nixon (84.184.74.x) on July 17 2018, 2:01pm
Reply on July 17 2018, 3:31pm:
    I like looking at it but I'm terrible at making it. I also like ASCII art.

Question: looking at your fridge contents, are you a vegetarian? [permalink]
Asked by fixerdave (88.105.181.x) on July 17 2018, 11:38am
Reply on July 17 2018, 1:21pm:
    No, but we usually buy meat a day or so before we have it. Next up: burgers tomorrow night.

Question: Will VSTi (and AUi) plugins can ever replace real acoustic instruments like piano and especially, guitars, in future? [permalink]
Asked by Technology (107.170.145.x) on July 17 2018, 10:27am
Reply on July 17 2018, 1:21pm:
    In recordings, possibly at times, but for other qualities, I don't think so.

Question: Did you go through an EDM phase where you wanted to produce electronic music. Do you ever listen to electronic music? [permalink]
Asked by Mommy (76.110.183.x) on July 17 2018, 12:20am
Reply on July 17 2018, 2:00am:
    Not really, the closest I got to that was liking some early DJ Shadow and Kruder and Dorfmeister... which is probably not electronic as much as it is electronically edited?

Question: How I trigger SWELLAppMain in Linux? note: for experimental use I use static libswell. osx everything great... ;) [permalink]
Asked by Gio (79.130.167.x) on July 16 2018, 9:58am
Reply on July 17 2018, 2:01am:
    Trigger? If you call SWELL_RunMessageLoop() it should call SWELLAppMain() in response to events that get processed. It should be called SWELLAppRespondToEvent() or something, but whatever.

Question: How much & which food items & drinks are currently present inside your fridge? [permalink]
Asked by FeedMeMore (117.207.139.x) on July 15 2018, 1:52pm
Reply on July 17 2018, 2:04am (edited at July 17 2018, 3:38am):
    Without looking: yogurt, milk, cherries, blueberries, strawberries just got eaten, some parmesan cheese which is probably too old and we never eat (for guests), mustard, pickle slices, soy sauce, various other condiments, lemon le croix, rice, flour, oats, masa harina, carrots, cabbage, fennel, fresh herbs (probably parsley, chives, maybe some other things), zucchini, maybe some leeks (I forget), maybe some ginger. I imagine if I looked there would be a lot of things I forgot.
    I looked and am compelled to mention: eggs, okra, broccoli, beets, jam, butter too.
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