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Greg Hendershott
Worked at Cakewalk
Attended Oberlin College
Lives in Boston, MA
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Meeting or catching up with people at a few conferences over the last week, people would ask what I've been up to. I tried to explain what I've been doing with Racket the last couple years. Not sure I always explained it very well. Here's another attempt.
This is an overview of things I've created using Racket. Two motivations for writing this now: Over the last week I was at three conferences (whew!) where, when meeting or catching up with someone, I had to explain what I've been doing. I mentioned...
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Yes, it has a Nyan preset.
You’re not hallucinating. This is a stomp box that adds a Japanese robot woman singing along as you play. If you’ve heard the now-popular Vocaloid effect, this is that, in a stompbox. Just how Japanese is this product? Let us count the ways. First, let’s just quote the product text: Hatsune Miku sings when you … Continue →
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Change and focus. :P
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Thanks to Tony Garnock-Jones, you can make it much easier to host Scribble docs on GitHub Pages. Mitigating what is (for me) the only big downside of the new package manager vs. PLaneT.
Most of my Racket projects don't use a makefile. Why would they? `raco make` or `raco setup` suffices. But a makefile can define some of these common actions. And it can _really_ help when you want to generate HTML documentation from Scribble sources, an...
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+Joe Gibbs Politz Definitely. Trying to grok it I was thinking, "Wait, is that really... no that can't work... can it?  Oh wow."
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Dear now-that-it's-dead, come-lately fans: I saw Windows XP open for Talking Heads at CBGB. Posers.
Back when it was new, Windows XP was the worst thing imaginable—ask Ars readers.
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Thank you. :)
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Wie Tabellen eigentlich aussehen sollten: 
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Beautiful.
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If you use Frog, you're welcome to add your site to the list here.

You can expect a ginormous uptick in traffic as a result -- considering how many people browse the GitHub Wiki pages for small open source projects. Yes! You're welcome. ;)

Seriously, thanks to +Tim Brown for reminding me to make a list like this.
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After my bath yesterday, you smell like me. I love you.
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Yikes.
 
#ThrowbackThursday: Cakewalk Home Studio, the MIDI sequencer for Windows 3.1 is now over 20 years old! #TBT
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Oh duh!  That's right.  It has been a while...
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RIAA sues to keep more people from hearing Nickelback.

i.e. "A broken clock is right twice a day"
Kim Dotcom's lawyer dubs allegations "meritless copyright claims."
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Surely somebody ought to prosecuted for the name "Kim Dotcom". It would be slightly more palatable if Kim was his family name.
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MIDI -- even the serial transport layer -- is still alive and well. People are building Arduino MIDI mergers.

#throwbackflashforwardmonday  

via @megacurve on Twitter
Arduino Mega 2560 - Midi Merging Analog Controller
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How to be a Republican:
1. Allege widespread voter fraud.
2. Legislate widespread voter fraud.
3. Profit.
Already, nine states, under Republican control, have passed measures making it harder to vote since the beginning of 2013.
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Software entrepreneur, engineer, executive
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  • Cakewalk
    Founder/CEO, 1987 - 2012
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Boston, MA
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Oberlin, OH - Minneapolis, MN - Madison, NJ - New York, NY - Birmingham, MI
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Introduction
My interest in music led me to an interest in computers and programming, which led me to an interest in business.

I started Cakewalk in 1987 as a bootstrap -- one guy, literally in a basement, writing code, answering phone, driving boxes to UPS every day. To keep going, we had to sell enough stuff that people wanted to buy. Boy did I feel silly during the dot com boom. Anyway, we had to grow organically. We were fortunate to have a great team, great customers, and good timing.

Running one company for ~25 years sounds like it could be boring, except that any given 3 year stretch, it was practically a different company in terms of the challenges and environment.

Running one company for ~25 years sounds like it could be boring, except that any given three-year stretch, it was practically a different company in terms of the challenges and environment. Having said that, as I approached the 25th anniversary in 2012, I decided to conclude that chapter and try something new. Currently I'm enjoying working on various explorations and experiments.

A couple favorite quotes:

"First we shape our tools, and then our tools shape us." --Thoreau

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery. (See also: Occam's Razor.)
Education
  • Oberlin College
    Philosophy, Computer Music
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