Serendipity and the most detailed map of my knowledge that ever existed

Introduction / TL;DR Existing note-taking apps like OneNote or Evernote are unsatisfying to me, especially when it comes to ordering and structuring your notes and keeping control over your data. This is why I have built an app called NENO (an acronym for “network of notes”) that not only lets you take notes, but also… Continue reading Serendipity and the most detailed map of my knowledge that ever existed

Restoring audio quality after Windows updates

If you have a Windows notebook, it might have been shipped with some APOs (Audio Processing Objects) by the vendor. Typical names are “DolbyDAX” or “MaxxAudio”. These APOs “optimize” the sound by introducing filters and compressors into the signal chain to make audio sound “better” through your notebook’s speakers. But they also mess with headphone… Continue reading Restoring audio quality after Windows updates

I like my mids … or why sound personalization isn’t that personal

I recently bought the new Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC headphones. They come with MOSAYC sound personalization. This feature is advertised as follows: Our sense of hearing is unique and changes over the course of our lives. Like a mosaic, some pieces of the sound picture get lost or they fade. The unique MOSAYC sound personalization by… Continue reading I like my mids … or why sound personalization isn’t that personal

Luhmann? Zettelkasten? Digitalisierung?

Heute wäre der bekannte deutsche Soziologe Niklas Luhmann 90 Jahre geworden. Entsprechend ist das Medienecho zurzeit groß: https://www.welt.de/kultur/literarischewelt/article171257947/Das-hoelzerne-Privatinternet-von-Niklas-Luhmann.html http://www.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/niklas-luhmann-zum-90-er-dachte-mit-dem-zettelkasten/20683794.html https://www.nzz.ch/feuilleton/das-genie-der-gesellschaftstheorie-ld.1335385 In den Artikeln ist auch von der zur Zeit stattfindenden Digitalisierung seines berühmten Zettelkastens die Rede. Ich betreue seit gut zwei Jahren am Cologne Center for eHumanities das technische Zusammenspiel dieser Digitalisierung, entwickle die Software… Continue reading Luhmann? Zettelkasten? Digitalisierung?

SEven – A Science Fiction Event Graph Generator

Create relativistic and non-linear timelines of Science Fiction stories. The web editor supports time travels, time dilation and alternate realities. Science fiction narrations often incorporate non-linear and relativistic timelines that occur because of phenomena such as Time Travel Time Dilation Frozen time Alternate realities/parallel universes Opposite direction of time flux relative to a reference system… Continue reading SEven – A Science Fiction Event Graph Generator

Stopping a Web Audio oscillator at cycle completion (or zero-crossing)

When calling osc.stop(), a running oscillator is stopped immediately, which can result in a nasty click. This is because the oscillator is stopped right in the middle of a cycle. Here’s a nice tutorial on how to get rid of the click, using automation curves for smooth gain fade-outs: http://alemangui.github.io/blog//2015/12/26/ramp-to-value.html But there’s another way: When stopping… Continue reading Stopping a Web Audio oscillator at cycle completion (or zero-crossing)