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Question: You posted an aerial photo of your Bay Area neighborhood, some years back, what was the boulevard in the picture ? [permalink]
Asked by Seann (64.175.41.x) on April 17 2017, 3:11pm
Reply on April 17 2017, 4:01pm:
    Probably Dolores or Guerrero, but I'd need to see the picture

Question: What color scheme do you use in you terminal, vim, VS, XCode? [permalink]
Asked by asafonov (109.172.98.x) on April 17 2017, 9:55am
Reply on April 17 2017, 4:02pm:
    Black background, usually, but I've gotten lazier about changing that.

Question: The WaveVR is something you might like. Reminds me of Winamp. https://youtu.be/5OIGhi0QyMo?t=3647 [permalink]
Asked by Erik (73.204.130.x) on April 16 2017, 1:17am
Reply on April 16 2017, 3:16am:
    Some AVSy things in there you mean? Reminds me of unconed...

Question: Who needs instruments? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqJdzYY_Fas [permalink]
Asked by Will (66.190.71.x) on April 15 2017, 6:17pm
Reply on April 16 2017, 3:04am (edited at April 16 2017, 3:09am):
Question: Could you make it the same font size? It would help. [permalink]
Asked by Janne (109.232.227.x) on April 15 2017, 2:33pm
Reply on April 16 2017, 3:04am:
    I could, but I won't

Question: Could you add fade-out and fade-in modifiers to ReaVerb? [permalink]
Asked by Janne (213.152.162.x) on April 14 2017, 6:08pm
Reply on April 15 2017, 2:42am:
    see above

Question: What is your favorite genre of music? [permalink]
Asked by Landon (142.129.171.x) on April 13 2017, 10:42pm
Reply on April 15 2017, 2:43am:
    post-rock or psychedelic rock or something maybe? also all of radiohead.

Question: RE: UWP MIDI wrapper missing get device ID. I'm sure mr. Stammen will include it if an issue is opened on github. Ehehe. :) [permalink]
Asked by EvilDragon (141.138.47.x) on April 12 2017, 8:51am
Reply on April 12 2017, 1:54pm:
    It would be trivial for us to add, too...

Question: Did you watch Better Call Saul last night? Do you also like The Walking Dead? [permalink]
Asked by Mommy (99.173.156.x) on April 12 2017, 1:31am
Reply on April 12 2017, 1:36am:
    Just watched BCS now. I like it. The Walking Dead, I watched the first few seasons I think.

Question: Should people worry when you move to STL? Engineering wise, what's left to be done in your software ecosystem? [permalink]
Asked by Gio (94.70.0.x) on April 11 2017, 3:49pm
Reply on April 12 2017, 1:36am:
    You mean "if" we move to STL?

Question: Are we gonna see build-in animations in LICE/skinning engine someday? Why (technically speaking) you avoid vector graphics in REAPER? CPU usage can be one thing, other... Thanks! Have so much fun with WDL. :) [permalink]
Asked by Gio (79.130.163.x) on April 11 2017, 3:39pm
Reply on April 12 2017, 1:36am:

Question: You should place somewhere (probably on the box)... REAPER the epitome of Win32 programming. Does it bother you that some people do not understand the superiority of REAPER? [permalink]
Asked by Gio (79.130.175.x) on April 11 2017, 3:31pm
Reply on April 12 2017, 1:37am:
    Hah, I'm not sure if win32 is something to aspire be the epitome of... I have no qualms about superiority/perceived superiority of REAPER, I just like to use it myself, it's treated me well.

Question: Why REAPER has reached 12MB!? Actual code or C++ bloat? Hey, static linking is not an excuse. I hear DOOM4 is ~100MB executable, Chrome is a mammoth, what's wrong with C++, is it concerning? [permalink]
Asked by Gio (94.70.2.x) on April 11 2017, 3:18pm
Reply on April 12 2017, 1:38am:
    There's all kind of stuff in there.

Question: Here's a nice read, hopefully. How to utilize UWP MIDI improvements in W10 with a win32 wrapper API: tinyurl.com/mmfxcqe. Actual wrapper on github: tinyurl.com/he8k89b [permalink]
Asked by EvilDragon (141.136.235.x) on April 10 2017, 3:54pm
Reply on April 12 2017, 1:38am:
    Ah yeah, hopefully we can include that wrapper at some point. The wrapper is missing a few things though, like the ability to get device IDs...

Question: Is Reaper also the "backend" for another software? A subscriber of Reaper and a fan of yours, I want that software too if so. I hope you let me know, and Thank you sir [permalink]
Asked by Daniel (98.117.79.x) on April 10 2017, 6:06am
Reply on April 10 2017, 1:08pm:
    No, reaper is only reaper.

Question: So will WALTER stay at "more like 95% terrible" or...? :) [permalink]
Asked by Tinny (213.191.138.x) on April 9 2017, 8:22pm
Reply on April 9 2017, 8:46pm:
    Probably. Or maybe we'll make a better language for it that compiles to the same data structure...

Question: Have you ever suffered from prolonged burn out (weeks or more)? If so, how did you cope? What helped? [permalink]
Asked by atdt (66.108.10.x) on April 8 2017, 5:15am
Reply on April 9 2017, 8:07pm:
    Hmm nothing too long, but sometimes I'll take a step back and do boring housekeeping work for a while. Or mix it up otherwise. +++ath.

Question: Is there any cost to having a load of dummy tracks in a Reaper project? If tracks are deeply nested in folders, is it worth routing the child tracks directly to the parent buss instead of allowing them to trickle down through the folder structure? [permalink]
Asked by fmap (99.232.115.x) on April 8 2017, 1:04am
Reply on April 8 2017, 2:21am:
    A small cost but not huge. Though if the project is very minimal, the cost might be comparatively large, but once you have a real world project the cost is pretty reasonable. As far as track organization, I'd figure out what works best for you.

Question: What time do you usually go to bed? [permalink]
Asked by Vitali (212.87.13.x) on April 7 2017, 5:26pm
Reply on April 8 2017, 2:20am:
    Anywhere from 10:30pm to 12:30am, generally.

Question: Do you contribute to any open source project that was not started by you? Now or in the past [permalink]
Asked by asafonov (78.25.122.x) on April 1 2017, 5:21pm
Reply on April 2 2017, 3:49pm:
    I have but I don't regularly...
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