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May 17, 2016

Aug 07, 2014

Manipulating Typeset Scores

Lately, I've taken up an interest in synchronizing video scores to my favorite recording of a piece, as I have done with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E Minor. One of the most important parts of creating the videos is getting good images of the score. Luckily, the Petrucci Music Library (IMSLP) has a vast collection of scores for music that has entered the public domain, but they're not always in the best format for videos -- generally too small. Sometimes, there's not a lot one can do, especially when the PDF is a scan of a physical score, but when it is typeset in a computer program and exported, the "perfection" of the score can be exploited to do some interesting things. In this post, I mess with the score of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 7 to make it more video-friendly.

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Jun 27, 2014

Aug 25, 2013

Using Dropbox and Git, Peacefully

It's been a while!

Recently, I've been working on something in Dropbox, and I've found the version control... lacking. Well, it's nothing like having the full power of Git, my favorite version control system. That's for sure.

Note that the images here will be for Ubuntu 13.04, but the same, general procedure should work for any version of Ubuntu, other Linuxes, Windows, and Mac, provided that the Dropbox client on the platform supports Selective Sync, which is what this whole method will revolve around. The process isn't too hard, but, in my opinion, the reward definitely makes it worth it.

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May 14, 2013

Jan 07, 2013

SSH Using Hostnames

I've always been wondering why I couldn't use hostnames in my ssh commands (like ssh pi@raspberrypi), so I've been using IP addresses the entire time (e.g. ssh pi@192.168.1.31). Today, I've finally figured out how to use easier-to-remember hostnames in Linux, and the good thing is that it's pretty simple to do.

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Nov 22, 2012

Aug 17, 2012

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