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Question: You're obviously well above average as a programmer. You were better at 17 than most professionals ever are. A natural. Do you find it's easy for your brain to learn other things, too, such as French, or is it mostly programming you are most talented in? Your ability to self teach is pretty amazing. [permalink]
Asked by Will (24.234.85.x) on July 31 2014, 6:47pm

Question: What would you code if it wasn't REAPER ? (i.e. are there similar big projects you think about doing one day) [permalink]
Asked by nofishonfriday (87.143.203.x) on July 31 2014, 1:35am

Question: (Re:french) Yes because it is a rather strange langage ... However do you speak French enough to survive (eat,rest,sex) in a non at all english speaking country, like ...let's say France ? [permalink]
Asked by Ubik (62.235.215.x) on July 30 2014, 8:43pm
Reply on July 30 2014, 11:43pm:
    I can read and write well enough, speak decent enough to eat and rest, but when people talk it's difficult unless they speak very slowly. I wouldn't say that it is a strange language though.

Question: Doesn't it seem reasonable that a utility like Cockos Pathsync should be built into the mother fucking OS in the first place? [permalink]
Asked by Will (68.104.121.x) on July 30 2014, 3:38am
Reply on July 30 2014, 5:56am:
    Sure. OSX has rsync by default...

Question: So you speak French ? [permalink]
Asked by Ubik (62.235.237.x) on July 29 2014, 9:21pm
Reply on July 30 2014, 5:56am:
    If I spoke french would I need to take a class?

Question: What kind of class? [permalink]
Asked by Will (24.234.85.x) on July 28 2014, 8:27pm
Reply on July 29 2014, 4:33pm:

Question: any suggestion for learning dsp to start doing some fun/experimental/goofy stuff without having to read two thousands pages of math but actually kind of understanding what you are doing? I only know some very basic calculus. [permalink]
Asked by einh (79.56.118.x) on July 26 2014, 11:13pm
Reply on July 28 2014, 5:07am:
Question: Will you show us your home office like Linus? :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuS-3HSnpq4 [permalink]
Asked by Will (68.104.121.x) on July 26 2014, 8:41pm
Reply on July 28 2014, 5:07am:
    Hah one of these days maybe

Question: Meaning indulgent, not remotely necessary. [permalink]
Asked by Will (68.104.121.x) on July 26 2014, 5:02am
Reply on July 28 2014, 5:08am:
    One time I chartered a jet to get home in time for a class, which wasn't necessary (I could've missed the class, but I didn't want to). It wasn't cheap.

Question: I love reaper but I just found out that Rolands newly released SH-101 plugout synth (AIRA) only comes in a VST3 format. Any chance we will see things changing in the future? [permalink]
Asked by Jan B (212.178.96.x) on July 25 2014, 4:14pm
Reply on July 28 2014, 5:09am:
    Yes, but take that literally -- "any chance?" "yes". "good chance?" "sure" "good chance soon?" "hmmmm"

Question: Largest inexcusable expenditure you've ever made? [permalink]
Asked by Will (24.234.85.x) on July 23 2014, 6:45pm
Reply on July 25 2014, 3:10am:
    Inexcusable to whom?

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
Reply on July 25 2014, 3:09am:
    The internet can be a "viral marketing miracle" but isn't necessarily, it really depends on the thing being made and of course timing.

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:

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.
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