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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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After my bath yesterday, you smell like me. I love you.
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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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As long as I'm being grumpy about Google today, what's up with this little "advertisement" in the Gmail web app interface:

"The best of Gmail is only available in the official app."

WAT?

The Gmail app for Android and iOS is a nice little app, for a mobile device. But the app supports only the subset of Gmail that's exposed via IMAP. Therefore: No multiple stars (just on/off flags) like you get in the web app. No filters like you get in the web app. None of a dozen customizations.

What does this statement even mean?
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+Dean Peters Good point. I just figured, marketing people sure do love them some feature comparison charts. :) And it would be apparent from that. But who knows. Maybe someone has a directive to get more Gmail app installs, and whatever it takes to hit their quota.
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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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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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Notifications for "people to add". What the fuck Google.

Also the iOS app icon always has a bullshit alert. "Open me!"

More sand trickles in the hourglass toward uninstall...
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I checked settings just now. Don't see anything to disable people suggestions from Google.

The G+ icon has 1 in a red square, even if no notifications. Opening the app makes it go away briefly; within an hour it's back.

It just seems so desperate. I like G+ better than Facebook. But being stupid pushy makes me like it less, and want to use it less.
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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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Software entrepreneur, engineer, executive
Employment
  • 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