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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Printing, Re-Spinning, and Musical Experimentation

I've been meaning to purchase a new toner cartridge for my Brother HL-2140 laser printer for a short while now but noticed that the price of cartridges are multiples of their cheapest laser printer at 'Officeworks'.
http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Brother/Brother-HL-2140

The only problem is that you may need to update your drivers. I wasn't able to find any relevant Debian packages after a quick search online. I converted from what was available of RPM packages online. The existing driver for the Brother HL-1110 prints nothing but blanks at this stage on some version of Linux.
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=177290
http://support.brother.com/g/b/countrytop.aspx?c=au&lang=en
http://support.brother.com/g/s/id/linux/en/index.html?c=us_ot&lang=en&comple=on&redirect=on
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/brother-hl1118

root@system:~/CUPS# alien *.rpm --scripts --to-deb
hl1110cupswrapper_3.0.1-2_i386.deb generated
hl1110lpr_3.0.1-2_i386.deb generated
root@system:~/CUPS# ls
hl1110cupswrapper-3.0.1-1.i386.rpm  hl1110cupswrapper_3.0.1-2_i386.deb  hl1110lpr-3.0.1-1.i386.rpm  hl1110lpr_3.0.1-2_i386.deb

Download my Debian packages from here...
https://sites.google.com/site/dtbnguyen/hl1110lpr_3.0.1-2_i386.deb
https://sites.google.com/site/dtbnguyen/hl1110cupswrapper_3.0.1-2_i386.deb

Information on the difference between the 'Sampler' and 'Simpler' on Ableton.
https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/sampler/
http://www.askaudiomag.com/articles/ableton-live-simpler-vs-sampler
http://www.anthonyarroyodotcom.com/theabletoncookbook/ableton-tutorial-2/getting-started-with-ableton-sampler-loading-multiple-samples/
http://samplesimple.com/how-to-use-the-sampler/

I've been looking at these (online payment systems) for a while now to see what ways there were of efficiently transferring currency across the Internet for various projects I've been working on.
http://www.selz.com/
http://www.paypal.com/
http://www.searchenginejournal.com/top-12-alternatives-paypal/
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/paypal-alternatives/

I've been investigating some of these as a means of online distribution of larger content (re-spun Linux distributions and other content). Note, that I do not have the ability to be able to use P2P style technologies because of various limitations at this moment in time..
https://www.dropbox.com/
http://alternativeto.net/software/dropbox/
http://www.cloudwards.net/top-10-secure-dropbox-alternatives/
http://codecall.net/2014/04/02/best-free-dropbox-alternatives/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer-to-peer

There's been some work that I've been meaning to upload to GitHub for a while now. Surprised how much it has been streamlined...
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9577968/how-to-upload-files-on-github
https://windows.github.com/
https://github.com/blog/1302-goodbye-uploads
https://guides.github.com/introduction/getting-your-project-on-github/

Locations for free wallpapers that I've been looking at for re-spun Linux distributions.
http://wallpaperswide.com/1280x800-wallpapers-r.html
http://wallpaperscraft.com/all/1280x800

http://www.informationweek.com/how-to-roll-your-own-linux-distro/d/d-id/1063618?
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-make-create-linux-distribution.html
http://knoppix.net/wiki3/index.php?title=Knoppix_Remastering_Howto
http://custom.nimblex.net/Admitere/site/infogen
http://www.nimblex.net/
http://www.nimblex.net/download
http://www.nimblex.net/component/wrapper/
http://sneekygeekers.com/2014/06/09/how-to-create-your-own-ubuntu-respin/
http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/739139-roll-your-own-customized-ubuntu-with-uck
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/precise/uck/

These are some of my first attempts at Reaktor Software Synthesisers. It's interesting how much customisability there is within the software actually. I thought I may have to venture into other software (or direct programming) to be able achieve this level of power.

Download my Reaktor Synthesisers from here...

This is where I learnt how to build them. It'll be intresting to see whether I can build anything worth selling/purchasing...

Ever wondered how those URL breakdown systems work and who actually supplies such services? So did I?  Curious to know though whether they can be used for downloads. Think of the difference between a stealthy, a semi-stealthy, and a transparent proxy for an idea of what I mean...

I've been looking at some young House producers/composers of late looking for furher indications into how they actually build up/layer a track. If you've spent enough time looking around then it's clear that the sound of many of these young producers is quite immature. In terms of sounds intermingling it's quite complex but with regards to actual structure it's quite simplistic. Think of the song 'Icarus' from 'Madeon' as a good example (very reminiscent of Daft Punk's 'Around the World', https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9MszVE7aR4 in terms of structure)(it exudes innocence, young, vibrancy, and is 'poppy'. It's not exactly my cup of tea but hey it works right?). It basically has a bunch of clips goign over the top of one another and doesn't quite complement but actually builds up. It has an introduction, has a period in which it sets the stage, the main storyline, without much of an outro, it simply just fades out... Moreover, the main storyline is just like a chorus/choir joining in on a solo. It's not quite as difficult as you think to build something like this.

No Dependency Debian Packages, Random Stuff, and More

- come across issues with packages on Debian from time to time. Came up with a following script which basically strips dependency checking ...