Byobu – Text-Based Window Management At Its Finest

I’ve been a screen user on Ubuntu for a long time. When I first saw the magic of screen I too was lured into the thinking that you can do everything from a CLI, even multi-task! After setting up Ubuntu on my Dell laptop I have been enjoying the latest Unity interface. I really haven’t had the need to fire up the command line to do much work. However, as it has been with all of the Ubuntu setups I’ve used I had to get into some configuration files to make some system adjustments. I’m not knocking the fact that I … Continue reading

Done With WinAmp

I’ve been using WinAmp for the last 11 or so years. I’ve been a loyal fan of “whipping the llama’s ass,” but it seems as if development and functionality died out long ago. I mean look at WinAmp’s website! It looks like it’s stuck in the early 2000’s web design. I’m all for not fixing what isn’t broken, but their player seems to still be stuck in the Windows XP era. I mainly used WinAmp for streaming from my favorite classical station 99.5 All Classical and some other ShoutCast stations. Lately I’ve noticed some odd sound effects and weird behaviors while streaming … Continue reading

Spectrograms Are COOL!

So I started using a new application to listen to my audio. It has a spectrogram visualization. Here’s what Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major looks like: Generated while listening to the MP3 in foobar2000.