Monthly Archives: August 2015

Porting Palacios to Nautilus

Porting a software to another platform is not as easy as it sounds. For those who are unfamiliar with what porting means, think of how you can’t run programs that run on Windows directly on a Mac. (i.e. You can’t run a program with a .exe extension on a Mac or one with a .dmg extension… Read more »

Netherlands Data Collection

Fear not, diligent readers. I am still alive! Though I haven’t updated in a while, the research is going splendidly. Since my last post, I left the Netherlands and flew to Istanbul. It’s an absolutely delightful city. I’ve been here for 8 days and it really couldn’t have been a better 8 days. This may… Read more »

Taiwan, Aug. 7

It’s been more than a week since I last blogged.  But it definitely has been an exciting and busy week. July 31 – I went to Hsinchu to go to a Catholic high school in Hsinpu, St. Aloysius Technical School.  Hsinpu is a region with a large concentration of Hakka people.  A computer teacher there… Read more »

“Delight is a Commodity”

It has been the craziest two days. I met with Ian Axness yesterday and we chatted in Washington Square Park and walked around NYU. This guy does the coolest stuff EVER! Performance art, teaching, accompanying…lots of “weird” projects that seem artistically and financially rewarding. I observed a rehearsal of a project he is working on… Read more »

“This time, I will be stronger…”

We had our day-long rehearsal and first performance of We Are the Tigers tonight! I reconnected with some Northwestern and Waa-Mu alumni who were in the audience. I hadn’t seen some of them in years! I also met a lot of new people, and made stronger connections with the people I have already met in this… Read more »

TIGERS Rehearsals #5 and #6

Yesterday’s rehearsal was pretty straightforward vocal work. We went over songs in more depth than usual and made some minor changes. Most of the changes that are being made at this point are harmony fixes, cutting bars of accompaniment, and figuring out our performance vamps. The score has needed some notational polishing, and translating the… Read more »

Precious Finiteness

If you read my previous post, then you got a pretty good summary of all I’ve done in the two weeks following the midterm other than Plovdiv, classes, homework, flute, yoga, reading for fun, and occasional dinners with friends. (I will talk about the happenings of the most recent, third week since the midterm in… Read more »

Two weeks of adventures

Before you read this, I should warn you that I wrote most of it over a week ago. Today is August 1, and I have tweaked a bit to update it. I didn’t post it right after I wrote it because I wanted to add pictures, which takes 30 min to 1 hour (don’t ask… Read more »