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September 21, 2009

This Week

With the BerkleeMusic Chords 201 course finished (excellent stuff!), I have a week to focus solely on my own work and projects. I’m currently trialling Adobe Lightroom, which seems to have quite a few features that are not available in Apple’s Aperture. There’s a blogpost around the corner comparing the two programmes. It won’t be […]

With the BerkleeMusic Chords 201 course finished (excellent stuff!), I have a week to focus solely on my own work and projects.

I’m currently trialling Adobe Lightroom, which seems to have quite a few features that are not available in Apple’s Aperture. There’s a blogpost around the corner comparing the two programmes. It won’t be exhaustive, since I’m no expert on either programme and not a professional photographer. However, I’m finding that for my own purposes neither programme is perfect and both have strengths and weaknesses. I’ll also be out and about in Hong Kong this week taking some more city photos – if the air quality improves a little.

After installing my UAD2 card I’ve become more aware of the how important it is setup delay compensation properly. This week I’ll be doing some more testing of the plugins I currently have installed, as well as trialling a few in UAD’s excellent demo mode. So far, I find the sound and of these plugins to be truly excellent.

The Twitter/Blog gulf is fascinating to me. On twitter, I get a lot (some) attention in Hong Kong and a lot (some) traffic from musicians and photographers. However, the blog receives virtually no Hong Kong traffic. There’s something there that is worth pondering.

I’m also going to be starting the process this week of creating some cover art and speaking to potential mastering engineers…

Maybe it’s because of the recession, but I’ve been noticing a lot more Men’s prayer breakfasts around the city. It’s a rather interesting phenomenon to observe. As I was pondering this, I came across a Twitter link to this piece, The Betrayal of Betrayal (or why being faithful honours the tradition). It’s interesting because as much as I feel alienated from church right now, I feel even more alienated from the presumptive and “clever” debates that the church’s “creative” wing tend to have.

Finally, I spent some time last week going through some old writing projects and I’ve had yet another rethink. In essence I’m just going to blog all my non-fiction writing, rather than holding stuff back that could, but in reality won’t, have publishing potential.

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