About Jeff

I am an audio engineer and composer at sugarbox studios. Most our work is in composing music for picture; commercials and feature film. I also compose and produce solo projects and collaborations with other musicians. In my spare time I like to hang out with my girlfriend, Genna, and our cat, Chula, as well as play video games and read books. What kind of books? Mainly books about psychology, spirituality, evolution, and the human brain. What kind of games? I love a good puzzle game, but not so much like Tetris, much more like Portal, and the old adventure games too.

Slick shell Script for automatically svn adding and deleting files

I’m working on a job that recently required adding a large number of new animated banners to the filestructure as part of an update.  Scoured the web for a good trick and BANG, found it.  This script comes from Kathleen Murtagh’s blog with a slight edit from one of her readers, perusio.

#!/bin/bash
svn status | grep '^?' | sed -e 's/^? /svn add "/g' -e 's/$/"/g' | sh
svn status | grep '^!' | sed -e 's/^! /svn delete "/g' -e 's/$/"/g' | sh

Truly a timesaver.

The 9+1 Best TED Talks Ever

I keep finding more that I love (keep ’em coming TED) so I’m just adding to the original list.  Nothing but the best:

If you’re like me and are inspired by scientific and technological advances and bleeding-edge knowledge of our universe and human-kind, you will love ted.com. Whenever I’m unimpressed with the world and its inhabitants (especially myself) I go to ted.com, and it always manages to impress me. TED reminds me that anything is possible if we can dream it and commit to making it real.

TED.com has hundreds of free videos featuring innovative speakers from each field. Almost all the talks are fascinating–even if the subject matter doesn’t interest me I usually can’t help but be drawn in by the speaker’s passion.

Here are the ten best talks:

  • The Human Brain
    • NEW:  Robert Sapolsky, a primatologist, gives an insightful, provocative, funny, impressive talk to Stanford graduates.  He focuses on the unexpected areas where humans are just like other animals, and even more unexpected areas where we’re one of the unique-e-er species on the planet.  Wonderful.
    • Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain researcher who suffered a massive stroke. She describes what it was like to be conscious during the stroke, watching parts of her brain shut down. Truly amazing.
    • Jeff Hawkins (developer of the Palm and Treo) talks about brain Continue reading