Making some music

I’ve always been interested in music, and have on and off played guitar, keyboard, and various other instruments over the years – just never particularly well or long enough to release anything. This year, I decided that I would try to actually make some music I would listen to (and hopefully others!), so I picked up a PreSonus StudioOne upgrade to Pro from the “Artist” version that came free with my external sound card (an AudioBox 96).

My first tune, though not great – isn’t too bad:

My second tune is all based on a running joke at work and was a little more upbeat and lo-fi (mostly due to the quality of the vocal samples I used).

So far, I’m having fun making this stuff – even if nobody listens; and it’s quite the stress reliever after a busy day of programming!

Re-enable Windows task manager

To fix the no task manager issue go to start then run (windows XP) or in the search line for vista….or just use the shortcut windows key + R. Copy and paste the following into the run command then hit enter: REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f press crtl+shift+esc……task manager should […]

React / Redux Client

Create new package.json ::: npm init -y


  • <app_name>
    • dist
      • index.html
      • {bundle.js} //generated by webpack
    • src
      • index.js //app entry point


npm install –save-dev webpack webpack-dev-server

npm install –save-dev babel-core babel-loader babel-preset-es2015 babel-preset-react


npm install –save react react-dom

npm install –save-dev react-hot-loader

npm install –save-dev react-addons-test-utils


npm install –save classnames

npm install –save-dev css-loader style-loader autoprefixer-loader


npm install –save-dev mocha chai

npm install –save-dev jsdom

npm install –save immutable

npm install –save-dev chai-immutable