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Flat-Shaded Polygon 3D Games

I've started maintaining a list of flat-shaded 3D games from the 1980s and 1990s over here: Flat-Shaded 3D Polygon Games.

NES APU Note Table

The NES RP2A03 CPU clock runs at 1.789773MHz (NTSC). In producing audio, the wave period of the pulse ("square wave") channels is specified in timer units of 16 clock cycles. This means the period is quantized to units of 16/1,789,773 second. The triangle channel, usually used for bass lines, uses 32-cycle timer units, so for […]

How to type emoji in one keystroke on a Mac

It's easy to create keyboard shortcuts on macOS without using 3rd party apps (like Karabiner) or Text Replacement (which doesn't work in Chrome). Here's how to do it. You'll need to edit this Key Binding dict: $ vi ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict Here's my DefaultKeyBinding.dict as an example: { /* Remap Home/End to Windows-like behavior */ "\UF729" = […]

Les Larmes

Will and I played Les Larmes at Music Hall, 2427 Union Drive tonight. The performance was a thrilling success.  We were first in a lineup of about 25.  We were the only performers that May Lim introduced herself.  We marched to the pianos, bearing twenty fingers of fury and Rachmaninoff coursing through our veins.  As I sat down at the […]

DG Centenary Collection

Hello everyone. I want to let you all know about a great CD set I have discovered. It's called the Deutsche Grammophon Centenary Collection.  It celebrates DG's 100th anniversary and is broken into six box sets, comprising over 60 CD's in total.  The discs are packed with award-winning recordings of DG's most famous artists, including Herbert von Karajan, Daniel […]