April 14, 2011

Makin' Shit, Yo...

by Chris Randall

Obviously, I bailed on NAB early, because I got both sick and tired. Working at home doesn't prepare you physically for the necessary miles and miles of walking that have to occur at a show of that size. I'm in good shape for my age (or even someone 15 years younger, all other factors being equal) but I don't spend a lot of time walking. Anywhere. So my dogs were barking after the first day.

On top of that, not interfacing with the GenPop on a daily basis, I'm a virgin field as far as comunicable diseases go. I got waylaid that evening by some bizarre bug, most likely from either a third world country or Texas. Luckily it passed through me by the time I actually got home.

In any case, yeah, streamlining digital workflow. The Cloud. Buzzwords. Yay.

Anyhow, since I got home I've been working on assembling the various tertiary shit that will go out with adm02 units. Namely, I've been making cables. Lots of cables. Lots and lots of cables. Using the usual metric for how I value my time, we'll be ordering pre-made cables in the future. I'm a big fan of vertical integration, but I draw the line, you know? I've also been moving machine screws from a box in to individual baggies.

Come work in the glamorous music tech industry! PARTY!

Anyhow, I'm putting that aside today to work on the UI for the actual next AD product. I don't want to throw it up until it's done, but suffice to say it will make some people mad and others happy, as is the case with refreshes. Back to the salt mines.



Apr.14.2011 @ 2:54 PM
I don't think I've ever been to a conference where I didn't figure out everything I need to by the end of the first day. After that, it always seems like overkill. I guess if you are attending paper sessions, it might be different, as they break up the content over several days.

Apr.14.2011 @ 6:04 PM
I'll do your monkey work for free shit / premium content.


Apr.14.2011 @ 6:30 PM
It's a glamorous business.

It's very rarely a glamorous job.

Apr.14.2011 @ 6:33 PM
You may already know this, but... whether you build in-house or buy premade, buy or a build a little test box and use it on 100% of the cables. Would you believe Neutrik released a batch of mis-marked NL4 connectors a while back?

Apr.14.2011 @ 7:04 PM
if you tape the yellow bit to the crimping tool for the power connectors it makes life a lot easier. and a ribbon cable cutter.

Apr.14.2011 @ 8:44 PM
Looking forward to the divisive plug-in! I plan to hate myself for loving it....

- Hugo

Apr.15.2011 @ 12:33 PM
You know, if you need any help, just let me know. I need to learn a new skill with all the cuts that are being made to the school districts out here. ;)



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