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Question: Largest inexcusable expenditure you've ever made? [permalink]
Asked by Will (24.234.85.x) on July 23 2014, 6:45pm

Question: Reading an interview with Mike Scuffham, he said the hardest thing about S-Gear was advertising it to people outside of niche forums for it to become a viable business, and that "Marketing is a lot harder than we imagined. The idea of the internet as a viral marketing miracle is something of a myth." What are your thoughts on that? What significant things di [permalink]
Asked by Mick (27.127.192.x) on July 22 2014, 1:59am

Question: Yes other than turning tricks lol. Anyway, what programming language would you recommend for a beginner to start making a significant income? [permalink]
Asked by JAGGER (75.128.122.x) on July 21 2014, 10:26pm
Reply on July 21 2014, 10:57pm:
    I work for Cockos. If you're looking to earn "significant income", I wouldn't really recommend programming, but if you had to pick a language it seems there's always demand for rails programmers or something. But really it should be something that you're passionate about, programming, otherwise you won't have a good time.

Question: Do we have tmp file swell-functions.h~ in WDL repo by accident or you're trying new things? [permalink]
Asked by gio (94.66.66.x) on July 21 2014, 6:08am
Reply on July 21 2014, 1:52pm:
    Oops!

Question: Do you take pleasure knowing that AOL has essentially disappeared into the scrap heap of history? [permalink]
Asked by Mike (98.204.38.x) on July 19 2014, 11:31pm
Reply on July 20 2014, 6:54pm:
    No, but I'm not saddened by that fact either.

Question: I have a cheap Microsoft Optical Mouse 200, which is now dying. Do you recommend me a good mouse? [permalink]
Asked by Rodrigo (177.42.51.x) on July 19 2014, 6:51pm
Reply on July 20 2014, 6:55pm:
    I'm still using a MS Wheel Mouse Optical PS2 and USB, probably close to 8 years old, and like it.

Question: Ever tried "apt-get moo"? :) [permalink]
Asked by Will (24.234.85.x) on July 18 2014, 6:04pm
Reply on July 20 2014, 6:55pm:
    Haha cute. I haven't tried it but I did it vicariously via google.

Question: So....how do you make an income now? [permalink]
Asked by Justin G (75.128.122.x) on July 15 2014, 6:10pm
Reply on July 15 2014, 7:19pm:
    You mean other than turning tricks at the corner?

Question: Do you still prefer Windows over OSX for daily getting-crap-done? I realize Apple builds ostensibly great hardware, but OSX doesn't seem that amazing to me. [permalink]
Asked by Will (24.234.85.x) on July 14 2014, 10:15pm
Reply on July 15 2014, 2:11pm:
    Yeah, though I can tolerate OSX pretty well these days, plus the battery life is better on my laptop.

Question: Has anyone ever told you that you look like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo? [permalink]
Asked by Mick (27.127.192.x) on July 10 2014, 10:10pm
Reply on July 11 2014, 12:41am:
    Haha, once or twice.

Question: If you were to update the Metronome. What would you add? [permalink]
Asked by Aaron (173.209.212.x) on July 10 2014, 12:33am
Reply on July 10 2014, 2:40am:
    More kittens.

Question: Thanks! The ReaJS plugins work now. Here is my question: Did you know that you´re my hero? [permalink]
Asked by digaldeman (99.173.156.x) on July 9 2014, 7:54am
Reply on July 9 2014, 1:51pm:
    ...the wind beneath your wings?!

Question: I tried using 2 instances of the ReaJS plugin from tinyurl.com/otv93e4 in REAPER & other DAWs but the instances aren´t linked. The JS instances are linked but not the ReaJS Could it be gmem? [permalink]
Asked by digaldeman (99.173.156.x) on July 8 2014, 11:52pm
Reply on July 9 2014, 1:13am:
    Ah yeah, this is fixed in the ReaPlugs 2.2 beta -- www.landoleet.org has it.

Question: Why doesn´t global memory (gmem) in JS plugins work in other DAWs? [permalink]
Asked by digaldeman (99.173.156.x) on July 8 2014, 7:53pm
Reply on July 8 2014, 8:33pm:
    Hmm in ReaJS? It should, but maybe it's broken?

Question: As a follow-up to Donovan's question, you've said more than once that you've "been there done that" in reference to music players. Why the change of heart? Which circumstances? [permalink]
Asked by Will (24.234.85.x) on July 7 2014, 4:47pm
Reply on July 7 2014, 6:12pm:
    The "been there done that" stands for music players, but I'd work on Winamp again (on the side) if I could do it for fun and without any BS.

Question: Would you at this time consider working with Winamp once again? [permalink]
Asked by Donovan (68.97.79.x) on July 7 2014, 7:51am
Reply on July 7 2014, 12:51pm:
    Under the right circumstances, sure.

Question: Have you read "Hacking Twitter", a book detailing the creation of Twitter? Lots of backstabbing and vying for power. I wonder if anything like that went no at Nullsoft. Do you think everyone came away feeling like they got a fair shake, or do you regret anything? [permalink]
Asked by Will (68.104.121.x) on July 4 2014, 2:31pm
Reply on July 6 2014, 2:56pm:
    I haven't read that book. I don't think everyone is always completely happy with how things turn out in these deals, there will always be some people who feel undervalued... that's the way it goes.

Question: do you think about p vs np? [permalink]
Asked by -1 (188.120.236.x) on July 4 2014, 5:38am
Reply on July 6 2014, 2:54pm:
    I think some day someone will probably prove that p != np.

Question: More and more hardware synth editors are becoming VST3 only (Yamaha Motif, Roland Integra-7)... Since some Reaperites like to depend on hw devices, would it be too much to expect VST3 support in Reaper sooner rather than later? Like, v5? [permalink]
Asked by Tinny (88.207.78.x) on July 1 2014, 12:46pm
Reply on July 2 2014, 5:07pm (edited at July 3 2014, 1:46pm):
    We'll look at it at some point. It definitely won't happen in 4.x (which isn't to say that will happen for 5.0 either).
      Reply: <Tinny> That doesn't sound too encouraging re: VST3 :(

Question: What were your plans before AOL bought Nullsoft? Did you have other ideas in the pipeline that never panned out because of it? [permalink]
Asked by Will (24.234.85.x) on July 1 2014, 12:38am
Reply on July 2 2014, 5:06pm:
    This and that, nothing earth shattering though.
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