~ September, 2007 ~


What this blog will be about

Since starting this blog, I have focused almost exclusively on Flex. Now that I have left Adobe, I have a couple options.

  1. Continue writing about Flex.
  2. Write about something else, but at a new URL.
  3. Stop writing.
  4. Write about whatever I want and keep the URL.

I’ve decided on 4. If the URL weren’t so closely tied to my name, I might just start a new blog, but it seems a bit silly for me to give up my name. For those of you who want to stop reading, please feel free. I may or may not talk about Flex from time to time, but I will not focus on it anymore.

Of course, given how infrequently I’ve been writing lately, who knows if anyone is reading anyway!!?!


Quick update + Warp Records sale

So I’ve been off of work for a week, mostly relaxing. One of the things I’ve been doing with this time is listening to music.

It turns out that old school techno label Warp Records is having a sale on downloadable mp3s at bleep.com. Only a slice of their back catalogue is available, but you can find old classics like Aphex Twin, LFO and Sabres of Paradise, as well as new classics like Prefuse 73 and Battles. The sale only lasts through September so check it out soon if you are into techno.

BTW, one Warp album that I am liking a lot is Smash, by Jackson and His Computer Band. The music is aggressively sample-based along the lines of Prefuse 73, except with a more eclectic ear, a la Four Tet. The album was released in 2005 so this is possibly old news to some (and irrelevant to those of you who don’t care for this music!!).


Leaving Adobe

Hi folks.

As it turns out, I have decided to leave Adobe.

The reasons are complicated, but my decision was somewhat sudden and unexpected, so I am not quite sure what I’ll be doing next. If you have any ideas for me, let me know! For the time being, I won’t be posting much until I figure out what I’ll be doing.

Thanks to all the great people I met along the way. It has been tremendous fun. I will be rooting for Flex from the sidelines.