November 22nd, 2016
Posted by pftq

Cloudless Dreams

Flying and taking to the skies one last time.
A final revisit to one of the first songs I ever made.


Cloudless Dreams
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September 21st, 2016
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The World Exchange - Capabilities of Ripple XRP

     I wrote about Ripple/XRP recently on the technology's capabilities.  I went ahead and built a fully functional site called The World Exchange which demonstrates most functionalities of Ripple.  It took a few days but gives you an idea of how much potential is already just there and unused.


     As mentioned in the essay, the Ripple network has been sort of sitting there for over 3 years now with no real development on top of it.  The company behind it has gone off to instead focus on bank transactions.  Hopefully this brings back some interest into the original vision.
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August 24th, 2016
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Heart of Forma OST

This is music for an indie space game by a colleague that unfortunately stalled out after about 2 years.  I went ahead and wrapped up what I could of it rather than let it go to waste.


The game was light-hearted and somewhat retro, so the music will sound cheesy and a little MIDI-ish at times.  I went pretty loose with my composing here and just went with whatever flowed to me rather than try to think too hard. Probably the most fun and relaxed I've had composing in a while. A lot of my influence probably comes from older Sega or PS1 games.
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August 14th, 2016
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DASH, ETC, LTC, NXT, XMR Added to Tech Trader

DASH, ETC, LTC, NAUT, NXT, and XMR have been added to Tech Trader's cryptocurrency charting site.
http://cryptocurrencies.techtrader.ai/

This comes in addition to the BTC (Bitcoin), ETH (Ethereum), STR (Stellar), and XRP (Ripple) coins already listed.
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June 13th, 2016
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Aiearih (Piano Improvisation)

This is probably my most thematically interesting and coincidentally longest piano piece so far. It may actually be more of a series of songs like chapters in a story, but I leave them together since it was originally played on the spot in one session. I'm also finally becoming more comfortable improvising both hands at once and switching fluidly between keys without really thinking about it.


The piece itself originally was just me messing around in a new key but upon listening back really brings to mind the scenes of a character embarking on a journey into the world and the lessons that come, a sort of coming of age. The piece evolves as the character goes from an inexperienced newcomer to a more inquisitive and observant student of those around, before finally setting out one last time to face the world again. You can hear the parts where the character may be sailing off prematurely at first and charging head-first before failing, becoming more humble and learning, and then facing the storm again with more experience and appreciation of the journey itself. It's a bit of a hero's journey, though it really just fits any story with a protagonist and tale of exploration.
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