Over the past week and a half, I've been thinking a lot about responsive image handling. Before migrating this blog to Hugo late last year, I never had to think much about responsive images becaues WordPress took care of all of that. Hugo doesn't make any assumptions, which is both a good and bad thing. On one side, building a custom responsive image handling system in Hugo allows for a lot of flexibility, and personally speaking, I love working with Hugo's templating system. On the other hand, the lack of an “off the shelf” solution like WordPress’ responsive image handling often leave me with a sense of “am I doing this right” – mostly because my development skills are still intermediate on a good day.
I often get asked how and why I'm living in Tokyo. When I was younger, I never thought I would be living in Japan, especially as a full-time resident. In this post, I'll share my story about how I ended up in Japan, my thoughts as a foreigner who can't speak Japanese, and my plans for the future.
I've been out of the music scene for a while now. Since moving to Tokyo a year and a half ago, I've started a new career path, and I don't have much time to pay attention to the music industry anymore. Over the past few weeks, I've been working on a keyboard programming project for a school in Taipei, which required a few classic rompler1 sounds.
Apple MainStage is the industry-leading app for live performers. It allows musicians to design and organize sound patches, apply effects to audio in realtime, map hardware to control VSTs, and more. MainStage also comes with a large assortment of stock plugins and sound libraries, all for the low price of $29. MainStage, like other Apple-developed software, is only available for macOS. In this post, we'll discuss how to run Apple MainStage on a PC, and take a look at other PC alternatives to MainStage.