Stuff from March, 2011

This is the archive of tumbledry happenings that occurred on March, 2011.

Loudness Wars

Well, it’s been a few years since I visited this topic, so here we go. I posted this at HN, and since people liked it there, here it is in a slightly edited form:

The loudness wars are the primary enemy of quality sound reproduction in most (not all) music recordings today.



The seniors at dental school are elated: boards results came in and most of them are past their last large hurdle of school. In the meantime, us third years are emerging from the trenches to start out charge toward graduation. In 60 days, we’ll be the oldest at the school.

Earlier this semester, there was a day at school when I finally stopped being afraid. I can’t point out the box on the calendar when it happened, but at the end of that day I realized something had clicked. Reminds me of this quote:


Health Coaching

Mykala’s trying to decide what job she wants to do. While I have lived comfortably inside the four walls of dentistry, shutting out the frighteningly wide world of possibility, Mykala has been looking for the right fit for her. She’s whip smart and interested in many things… which makes it hard. I can relate: I love coding, but would never want to do it for a job. Mykala loves dance, but doesn’t always want to do that for a job. What’s more, we both have complicated ideals around work: