May 16th, 2018
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Poststorm (Piano)

Short piano improvisation inspired by the lightning storm going on outside while it's still sunny.

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April 11th, 2018
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Anuwera (Piano Solo vers.)

Short piano solo improvisation derived from the base melody in my earlier Anuwera piece. Played in parts and cleaned up in FL Studio. Can't escape the feeling that I've heard the melody before elsewhere, so if anyone's heard it before, let me know. It might also just be stereotypical fantasy/medieval motifs.

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January 11th, 2018
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Cryptocurrency Screener

Here's a Google Sheet I put together for monitoring and screening #cryptocurrencies on volume, marketcap, and social media.

Thanks to @jbuty for the CryptoFinance add-on.

#bitcoin #btc #eth #xrp #crypto
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November 11th, 2017
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Heart of Forma OST Remastered

After a year, I've gone and remastered the Heart of Forma soundtrack, particularly in the latter half.  You should notice more space generally and cleaner stereo separation (rather than all the sound maxed in both ears).

Heart of Forma OST

The older version is available here for comparison:
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August 9th, 2017
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Decentralized Chat Box on Blockchain

For those who miss @Poloniex's #trollbox, I put together a chat that runs entirely off blockchain over at The World Exchange.  This one will never go down.  Any message you post will be up forever, and everyone can read it as long as they have a copy of the webpage to access the blockchain.  It's like a free notarized chat service, with every statement there being indisputable proof of what was said.  If you need to make a statement and have proof of record, you could just say it there and no one could ever dispute it. Tongue

How does it work?
There is no back-end; it's entirely HTML/javascript with nothing hosted on my servers.  Everything is saved directly and only on the Ripple ledger / blockchain.  It was actually easier than I expected.  The blockchain behind any cryptocurrency is essentially a database that runs 24/7 without anyone having to maintain it.  So all you have to do is read and write to it.  Most people just read and write transactions as trades to hold money, but those transactions can also hold text.  What I essentially did was make a page that saved transactions with virtually zero money value but with whatever text you wanted to save as chat.  These would all be sent to an account we designate as the chatroom, so the chat history is essentially us reading the transaction history of that account and parsing all the text at attached to each transaction, who sent the transaction as the poster, what time, etc.  You can do this with most any existing cryptocurrency, even though some developers seem to think you need a newly designed blockchain specifically for data storage.

The big idea is you can do any sort of site or data entry you'd normally need a database for, but now that database is public via blockchain with 100% uptime and zero maintenance.  You could generalize from this to store any sort of data on the network - blogs, news articles, audit records, archives, proof of identity, entire websites, etc.  Heck, you could rebuild Twitter and Facebook entirely on the blockchain, so no one actually controls the data or server anymore.  It would basically eliminate their business model because no one actually needs to go to Twitter or Facebook to see the content (anyone can just put together an HTML page or software to post/view the content directly without Twitter or Facebook's permission, as it's 100% public).  Even Wikipedia can become fully free + non-profit and no longer need to pay for servers by just uploading all their content and user-admin onto this public database.  In addition, that's a way to make sure its information truly remains online forever and public for anyone to access.
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