Proxima Controller Released for macOS via the App Store

I just released my virtual MIDI controller app Proxima Controller for macOS via the App Store. It’s something that I ported to OSX a while ago but never posted to the app store. It lets you use your mouse, touchscreen, or keyboard keys to play a virtual MIDI controller that can be used to control

SpaceTheremin and MIDIPlayer Available for macOS Again

Over the years I’ve struggled mightily with OSX development. It’s just hard if you want to do things your way. It’s far easier if you use Apple’s choice of tools and languages. Since most of what I’ve worked on for Apple computers has been apps ported from Windows or Linux, there really hasn’t been the

Menu Bar with Quit for a wxDialog or wxFrame-based app on OSX

I have some apps that I’ve tried porting to OSX off an on over the years, but some of them have never been quite right. They’re written with wxWidgets, which is a multiplatform application development toolkit. However, documentation and fine details for macOS specifics is generally lacking. For instance, I had an ongoing problem with

Silica Gel Packet Websites (Plus Favorite Packets)

For ages I’ve run websites that are image galleries of silica gel packets. You could say that I’m a pioneer in the field of silica gel packet collecting. It all started when a coworker gave me a silica gel packet with the word “candy” written on it. In 2009, I bought the domain do-not-eat.com [Archive.org

Vintage Live Dr. Kilpatient Recordings

I posted two Dr. Kilpatient live albums recorded in 2001 on YouTube. The first is And The Key of Love, from the largest live lineup we ever head. With a larger lineup, we evolved from our industrial circus rock sound to more of an electronic funk band. The second is Fuck Jason Champion, an album

New Toilet Duck Hunt Album – 39RPM

I’ve released a new Toilet Duck Hunt album, the first full-length TDH album available via streaming services. It’s called 39RPM and it’s a bunch of songs ripped from slowed down 78RPM recordings from the 1910s and then edited/tweaked. You can listen on Spotify, YouTube, Bandcamp, or any of the major streaming platforms.

New Bloodless Mushroom EP – Fissolimbus

I’ve released a new Bloodless Mushroom album called Fissolimbus. It’s a short instrumental EP that tells the story of the discovery of a strange mystical device with dangerous powers. The artwork was hand-drawn by my friend and bandmate (in Sasha and The Children) Jacqueline Hyde. You can listen on Spotify, YouTube, Bandcamp, or any of

Chitika Didn’t Work For Me. Luckily They Died.

Chitika was one of the remaining few advertisers in my WbSrch advertising experiment. A few days ago I received an email saying that they were shutting down, effective immediately. Since they had a fill rate that never got higher than about 10-15%, that’s hardly a problem. I was going to remove them from my site

RevenueHits Didn’t Work For me

I’ve had to cut short another one of the alternative advertiser experiments that I’ve been running on WbSrch. This time it’s RevenueHits. This one isn’t causing malware warnings, but it made my site unusable if I had ad blocking turned off. There were popup windows, auto-navigation, and tabs opening without my permission. None of this

Rain Without End – Flickering Flames

I recorded and released a song called “Flickering Flames” in January. It’s an instrumental track with bass and three guitars. Here it is as a YouTube video: The cover art is a painting I created the first time I tried abstract painting. The cover art for “Rolling Clouds” was created the same day. If you’d

Yllix Didn’t Work For Me

I’ve been experimenting with advertising providers on WbSrch to find one (or more) that works well. Among the half dozen or so I was testing is Yllix. Unfortunately, they’re causing my site to get malware warnings from Chrome. I’m sure Google is especially vigilant with flagging a competing ad service as malicious, so I’m dropping

Rain Without End

I’ve been practicing bass and guitar more than I ever have this year thanks to being in Sasha and The Children, the hardest-working band in Portland. In my non-band time I’ve been jamming with myself, recording a bass and guitar track and playing along. I’ve kept a couple of these and released them under the

Sasha and The Children

Most of my creative time for the last eight months has been spent with a theatrical folk pop band called Sasha and The Children. This group is pretty different from any of the other music I’ve been involved with. Everyone is incredibly talented and we work extremely hard, with four practices in a normal week.

Brian Eno Rage

I’ve spent the last few days listening to pretty much the full Brian Eno discography. It has made me incredibly angry. After all, he’s the “king of ambient”, and I was afraid that listening to his music would just be depressing since one important aspect of the music I create as Bloodless Mushroom is ambient

WbSrch Online Again

A while back I open-sourced the code for the WbSrch search engine. It’s online now in a much-reduced form at wbsrch.com. It’s not the full search engine. Far from it. It’s just a tiny database of about 10,000 or so URLs to demo the source code, but it’s possible you’ll actually find what you’re looking

2018 Is The Year That Twitter Ceases To Be Relevant

2018 is the year that Twitter ceases to be relevant. It’s already stopped being relevant for me. I’ve stopped using it, and have deleted all of my tweets. As a user, it’s just not worth it. It’s a miserable experience, made much worse by the userbase being made up primarily of Russian bots posing as

Microsoft: Fuck Off With Your Security Updates

I must be old. I come from a time where a computer would NEVER restart without my permission. I just had a computer restart on me without saving my work. I lost about four hours of time spent scanning and editing images because some “genius” thought their security update was so important that it was

Six Weeks of RCRDList – Screwups and Successes and More Screwups

On the first of the year I took over as curator of the RCRDList music discovery email list. It was created by my friend Zoe and she doesn’t have the time to maintain it because she’s in grad school. It’s presumably a temporary takeover, with me assuming she’ll want it back when school’s over, but

New Bloodless Mushroom Album – Omphalotus

I’ve released a new Bloodless Mushroom album called Omphalotus. It’s 9 chiptune-esque postmodern classical instrumentals. This new album hovers close to the line between EP and LP. I call it an album because it’s one complete concept that delivers the full odd electronic experience. It’s available for streaming on all the major platforms: Spotify Deezer

Writing Lyrics, But Do I Have Anything To Say?

I’m working on a new musical solo project, pretty unlike Bloodless Mushroom (my long-running experimental instrumental electronic music project that you probably know about by now). The whole point of this is to have something to perform live at open mic nights. I love playing, but I also love going to them to see the