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Spatial Workstation User Guide

I always have a problem finding this, so I’ll leave a link to it here.

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Unorganized thoughts and workflows from mixing for VR

This post is much more of a way for me to store my thoughts that to actually communicate anything to anybody else.

Checklist

Other random tidbits

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Microcast: In which I’m giddy about mixing ambisonics

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FB360 Spatial Workstation

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An Old Fashioned cocktail

Judging by my drinking habits, I should probably have a lot more tattoos and facial hair.

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It seems like the correct way to get spatial audio to work on the Oculus Go is to encode your video as a ”Facebook 360 Video” in the FB360 Encoder.

A screen shot of the FB360 Encoder

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Important note to self: If I want to change the max upload to php on a web server, just changing upload_max_filesize in php.ini might not be enough, since there is also a post_max_size value.

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Microcast: Ambisonics and Binaural

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Example of ”Spatial Audio on YouTube”

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Turns out Android File Transfer works with the Oculus Go if you want to transfer/sideload files from your Mac.

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Microcast: An interesting Ambisonics/VR/360-project at work

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The box of an Oculus Go

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Surround Sound Apple Compressor 4 i broken. :(

One of the sad collateral damages to updating to macOS High Sierra was my beloved1 Apple Compressor 3. Today I bought and installed Compressor 4 instead. I did that for the same reason that I years ago started using Compressor 3; to batch encode surround sound mixes from PCM (wave, most of the time) to Dolby Digital (AC3).

In Compressor 4, this no longer work.

It’s not that it is a deprecated feature, it is that the feature is broken. If I use AIFF files, it does work, if I use WAVE it doesn’t.

I’ve dug around a bit and it seems to be either a problem with Compressor 4.4.1, and it wasn’t a problem in 4.4.0, or it is a problem with High Sierra. The error message says

I’m not a developer but to me that seems like an SDK problem, so maybe it is High Sierra (in my case 10.13.5) that is the problem.

The silver lining is that there is an update to 10.13.6 available, so I guess I’ll do that update and hope for the best. See you on the other side.


  1. Well, maybe not beloved. It actually drove me crazy most of the time but it did get the job done. 

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I agree completely.

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Just finished watching Thelma & Louise for the first time and I really liked it.

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The first Dark Tower book had a lot of interesting ideas but it was quite a slow read. The second one so far appears to be much more of a page turner.

Also a full-sized iPad, even an Air, is a bit on the heavy side for reading in bed.

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Repost:

Jack Baty: Deleting tweets is this year’s “I don’t even HAVE a T.V.!”

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jack Deleting tweets is this year’s “I don’t even HAVE a T.V.!”

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Does Indiepaper store the list of articles I want to read later or is it “just” a way to get the text out of articles and then sending them to my own site?

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A local caching server, meant to speed up commonly-requested sites and reduce bandwidth usage, is a “man in the middle”. HTTPS, which by design prevents man-in-the-middle attacks, utterly breaks local caching servers. So I kept waiting and waiting for remote resources, eating into that month’s data cap with every request.

Securing Web Sites Made Them Less Accessible

Really important post by Eric Meyer.

When it comes to HTTPS, I’m skeptical of the idea of it having to be everywhere. As long as there are any kind of extra work implementing it, as opposed to having an “insecure” web site and the site in question is a simple blog and personal site like this one, I will not go through the hassle and/or pay the money required.

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Nice to see so many people1 also having fond memories of Gowalla. To me it had something that so many other social networks don’t. It had personality and it was fun to use, as opposed to simply addicting to use.

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Why I cross-post/syndicate, and why I think it’s a good idea

For the past few days there’s been a lot of discussion about whether to to cross-post your content to different places or not. I assume much is this discussion bubbles up now because Facebook is heavily restricting its API.

Ben Werdmüller makes a good case for why open source publishing tools such as Known should not spend time developing connections to proprietary APIs that can be shut down on a whim. A lot of people agrees with him and it also seems like many are rethinking whether to syndicate posts to different social networks or not, with most participants arriving at the conclusion that they shouldn’t.

I’m not going to argue against this, but I am going to tell you why I think cross-posting is valuable and something that I plan to keep on doing. Basically, it all boils down to what can be summarized as my mother doesn’t use a feed reader.

In a more broad sense it means that different people that I want to be able to see the things I write, and whos posts I want to read (my family and different groups of friends), use different social networks. My mother doesn’t read my blog. Nor does my fiancé. That means that if I post a cute picture of one of the kids my closest family won’t see it, unless I cross-post it to Instagram.

Same goes for a lot of my friends who have stopped using RSS and instead use Twitter.1

Other people use micro.blog, or Medium or any other site and/or network.

And yes I mentioned micro.blog because to some of us, micro.blog is also a cross-post. I don’t post on micro.blog, I post on my own blog and syndicate to micro.blog. Sure, an important distinction between micro.blog och say Twitter or Facebook is that the former does all the heavy lifting for me. All it needs is an RSS feed. It even sends webmentions for replies, which I love.

So I definitely think that the case can be made that it’s not worth the hassle to support all kinds of different proprietary APIs to cross-post to the latest snapstagram, but that’s about time spent, not about cross-posting being something bad.

Someone brought up the idea that cross-posting is anoying for a person who follows someone on multiple places and while I can see that, the solution is really simple. Don’t follow someone in more that one place, if that someone is someone who cross-posts most or all things.


  1. Note that I currently don’t syndicate to Twitter. That’s simply because I want to keep myself away from Twitter because reading things there only makes me angry. 

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Jeremy Cherfas has launched a wonderful series on his Eat This Podcast called Our Daily Bread about how weat became a staple of food all around the world. It’s very interesting and just the right length to consume every single day. You should listen to it!

It’s magic, I know. First a pretty ordinary grass becomes the main source of sustenance for most of the people alive on Earth. Then they learn how to turn the seeds of that grass into the food of the gods. Join me, every day in August, as I dig into Our Daily Bread for the Dog Days of Podcasting with short episodes on the history of wheat and bread.

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🎙 A microcast about microcasts in under an hour
Nice to hear your first microcast, Chris. Also, thanks for mentioning me. 🙂

I’ve subscribed to you microcast RSS feed and am looking forward to more episodes. I haven’t listened to the one about the open web and academia yet but I assume that it’ll be interesting to me, since I’m also in the academics.

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https://boffosocko.com/2017/11/25/a-microcast-about-microcasts/

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Par i Pixlar frågade på Instagram vilket Super Nintendo-spel som var lyssnarnas favorit och jag tänkte att mitt svar även kan arkiveras här på bloggen.

Väldigt svårt val eftersom det finns så många fantastiska spel till SNES. Super Mario World var och är ett jättekul spel och A Link to the Past står sig fortfarande som ett av de bästa Zelda-spelen. Det är nog inget spel som jag har lagt ner så många timmar i som Super Empire Strikes Back. Vansinnigt svårt, en bra adaption av filmen och snygg användning av pseudo-3d-läget ”Mode 7” i SNESen.

Men jag tror att min favorit måste vara Donkey Kong Country, eftersom det var och är så fruktansvärt kul att spela, alldeles lagom svårt och för att det verkligen visade upp vad SNESen kunde i form av grafik och ljud. Varje gång jag genom åren kopplat in SNESen igen och spelat Donkey Kong Country så har jag blivit förvånad och imponerad över hur snyggt det är. Jag tycker inte att något annat spel (möjligen undantaget uppföljarna) lyckades vara så snyggt på SNES.

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Note to self: The FB360 Encoder really wants its video files to be H.264 encoded and in mp4 containers.

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Which books should I include in my The Dark Tower reading?

I just finished the first book – The Gunslinger – in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series and I immediately started reading the second one – The Drawing of the Three. As those of you who have read the series knows, this is quite a long series but it can be even longer depending on which books I would chose to include.

So that is my question to all of you, which books should I read as part of my The Dark Tower reading?

Of course I will read the seven main books, but then there’s the eight ”The Wind Through the Keyhole” that takes place between number four and five. Should I read this one after ”Wizard and Glass” and before ”Wolves of the Calla” or should I consider it more like bonus material after I’ve finished the main books?

How about other King novels that tie into The Dark Tower, like ”The Stand”, should I intersperse it in the reading of the main series or should it also be considered something extra to read afterward?

Two things to note if you have suggestions for me:

  1. The Gunslinger is the first King novel (or short-story) that I’ve ever read.
  2. I’m currently reading the series in Swedish and I will try to keep it that way. While King is a successful writer in Sweden as well, he is less successful here than he is in the English speaking world. That means not all his books are available in Swedish, so it’s possible that I really like your suggestion but still chose not to read it because it’s not available in Swedish.

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The Gunslinger

Almost a year ago I listened to Episode 374 of The Incomparable podcast where they discussed Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. I got really intrigued by the discussion, stopped listening before they went into spoilers and instead I purchased the first novel in the series – The Gunslinger.

These days I’m a fairly slow reader and I have very little time for reading so it has taken many weeks but tonight, on a very hot summer night of what I believe is one of the warmest summers in Sweden in recorded history, I finished the book. I can’t say that I loved it but I am definitely intrigued by it, so I will keep on reading the series. I believe that a lot of the things that are still confusing will be less so as I keep on reading. I also think that this will be an interesting way into the works of Stephen King, which I haven’t really explored at all before reading this book.

Because I’ve gotten into purchasing physical copies of books again, and because I buy books much faster than I read then, I already have four books in the series in my bookshelf.

I don’t think I’ll read more tonight and I’m not sure whether I’ll reading something else before starting book two in the series. Time will tell.

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Det är möjligt att jag inte är helt objektiv i frågan, men jag är helt övertygad om att jag har världens sötaste son.

Det är möjligt att jag inte är helt objektiv i frågan, men jag är helt övertygad om att jag har världens sötaste son.

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Grattis på födelsedagen älskade lille Ebbe! Dagarna har ibland gått väldigt långsamt men året har gått jättefort. Det är så häftigt att se dig lära dig nya saker och växa så snabbt.Du är så underbart charmig och gosig, samtidigt som du kan driva oss till vansinne när du inte får den uppmärksamhet som du vill ha. Nu har vi en lång härlig semester framför oss och då ska jag leka massor med dig och Iris!

Grattis på födelsedagen älskade lille Ebbe! Dagarna har ibland gått väldigt långsamt men året har gått jättefort. Det är så häftigt att se dig lära dig nya saker och växa så snabbt.Du är så underbart charmig och gosig, samtidigt som du kan driva oss till vansinne när du inte får den uppmärksamhet som du vill ha. Nu har vi en lång härlig semester framför oss och då ska jag leka massor med dig och Iris!

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Nej nu jävlar, förbannade fågel. Nu är det krig!

Nej nu jävlar, förbannade fågel. Nu är det krig!

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Eftersom det tittats på fotboll och skanderats "heja Sverige" flera gånger nu medan jag har varit borta på jobb så har Iris, fullt rimligt, dragit slutsatsen att jag jobbar med att spela fotboll och göra mål. 😀 En rejäl uppgradering från när hon var ganska säker på att jag jobbade med att dricka kaffe. Det här är vad jag egentligen jobbar med idag. Ljud år "Evil Donkeys" på Liljans utescen och sen hustekniker på inomhusscenen när Markoolio spelar.

Eftersom det tittats på fotboll och skanderats "heja Sverige" flera gånger nu medan jag har varit borta på jobb så har Iris, fullt rimligt, dragit slutsatsen att jag jobbar med att spela fotboll och göra mål. 😀 En rejäl uppgradering från när hon var ganska säker på att jag jobbade med att dricka kaffe. Det här är vad jag egentligen jobbar med idag. Ljud år "Evil Donkeys" på Liljans utescen och sen hustekniker på inomhusscenen när Markoolio spelar.

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Jag måste säga att jag är lite stolt över mig själv! Altanbygget går över förväntan så här långt, givetvis mycket tack vare hjälpen jag fick av @orrholen för att komma igång.

Jag måste säga att jag är lite stolt över mig själv! Altanbygget går över förväntan så här långt, givetvis mycket tack vare hjälpen jag fick av @orrholen för att komma igång.

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♫ Moving on to Neil YoungHarvest Moon.

(Yes, I’m probably going to publish quite a few of these today. I think ”procrastination” is the word you
‘re looking for.)

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♫ I’m currently listening to Garbage’s album Version 2.0. This is the soundtrack to my angsty teenage years. I love it!

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Focusrite RedNet AM2 audio interface

Maybe I get more impressed by the Dante technology than I should but I find it super cool that I can patch any outgoing signal in our studios or lecture halls into this Dante headphone amp and monitor them live in my office, without ever leaving my chair.

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@colinwalker This is an interesting coincident. My streak has been far, far shorter than yours but I was hoping to at least keep it up for a few more days to earn the Daily Blogger pin on Micro.blog. However yesterday I didn’t get around to post.

I was thinking about it multiple times during the day. I even knew what to post but due to the things we were doing in the family yesterday, which was also going to be the subject of the post, I never posted anything.

This morning when I realized that I’d broken the streak I actually posted the photo that I was supposed to post yesterday and tried to set its date to late yesterday, when I had intended to do it. It worked for the blog but Micro.blog still (correctly) registered it as a post from today. Initially it bummed me out but then I read your post and realized that the streak is not that big of a deal and then I changed the date of the post again to be the actual posting date, not the intended date.

So thanks for your post!

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I enjoy the second season of Stranger Things a whole lot less than the first one. Not sure if it is because it actually is a worse season, or because my standards tv shows have been raised by West World and Twin Peaks this year, or because it was a novelty that just worked once.

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❤️ http://johnjohnston.info/blog/douglane-micro-blog-photo-challenge-6-seasonal-a-few-ap/

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I did it!

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The only squares I’ve spent much time with today are the square keys of my MacBook Pro as I’m trying to figure out why my blog suddenly refuses to receive webmentions.

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Can someone test by sending a webmention to one of my posts? For instance this one: http://blog.henrikcarlsson.se/2017/11/9520/

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