Deep Thought

2009-06-07 20:00:00 -0400


I have enough trouble keeping my amp, guitar and pedals working without an issue on stage as-is, why on Earth would I want to involve my phone in that chain of potential failure between pick-up and and input jack?

As seen on Macrumorslive.com:

11:37 am Final demo — Line6 and Planet Waves. Together they are working on a solution to control your guitar and amp from your iPhone.

11:39 am More demo technical difficulties — trying to show how easy it is to switch between settings on an amp and guitar.

11:41 am Can adjust guitar tuning without actually physically changing anything — nothing can be demoed however, as the hardware accessory isn’t communicating with the iPhone.

That looks like fail to me.


Twitpocalypse

2009-06-04 20:00:00 -0400


For anyone else out there who has code or services integrated with Twitter, you should take a look at this soon.

The Twitpocalypse is similar to the Y2K bug. Very soon the unique identifier associated to each tweet will exceed 2,147,483,6471. For some of your favorite third-party Twitter services not designed to handle such a case, the sequence will suddenly turn into negative numbers. At this point, they are very likely to malfunction or crash.

Time to haul out some BigInt action.


The Flag of Earth

2009-06-04 20:00:00 -0400


A rather cool piece of design, seen via Warren Ellis.

Flag of earth


A Good Sign

2009-06-01 20:00:00 -0400


Every time we re-work the user interface for Tempo (we’re now upon our third major overhaul), the same thing happens and it doesn’t take long: I can’t stand to use the old/current interface any longer. The new design by nGen Works is no exception, it totally blows away the last iteration, and I think we’ve very nearly nailed down all the nuts and bolts.

I’m really excited to start the beta and get some of our customers’ feedback. A big thanks to those of you who wrote in asking to participate! We just have some administrative details to take care of and we should be rolling soon. If you’d like to participate in the beta and this is the first you’re hearing of it, just send us an e-mail.

A couple things of note:

  • You will be able to use either the beta interface or the old interface.
  • You will be working against your live, production data

Tempo - tagging bug fixed, call for beta testers

2009-05-28 20:00:00 -0400


Bug fix

We recently received reports of duplicate tags in Tempo. Turns out that it was possible to submit a tag with leading or trailing white-space from the batch-tagging interface, and this could cause the creation of a new, unwanted tag. This has been repaired and shouldn’t be a problem in the future. We ripped through the database and repaired incidences of this, but if you need us to make any other corrections to your account data, don’t hesitate to ask.

Redesign Beta

We’ve been working really hard on a redesigned interface for Tempo. Our friends over at nGen Works put together a fantastic new design, and we’ve been working it in and testing it over the last few weeks. We have a few more bugs and quirks to iron out, but we’re about ready to start the beta testing. If you want to participate in the beta, please send us an e-mail and we’ll let you know when you can have at it!