USB Midi keyboard, MuseScore, and Linux

Just because this stuff isn’t obvious: I have my M-Audio KeyStudio 25 keyboard working as an input device for MuseScore under Ubuntu 16.04. Steps I used: Plugged in the keyboard. Started MuseScore. I had version 2.0.2 installed because that’s what Ubuntu Software Center finds and installs. Edit > Preferences > I/O. Checked PortAudio. Nothing obvious … More USB Midi keyboard, MuseScore, and Linux

Falling squirrels

Comixology claims The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015-) #22 is 21 pages. #23 is 22 pages, #24 is 23 pages, and #25 is 24 pages. From this I concluded #1 must have been zero pages. But they claim #26 is also 24 pages and now I don’t know what to think. Anyway, that totals 114 pages, and each book … More Falling squirrels

The Doctor dances

A thought occurs to me: The Doctor (Doctor who?) has spent a lot of time in England. Has he ever taken up morris dancing? Is he a member of a morris team? A men’s morris team? If so, now that the Doctor is a woman, they have a decision to make. I’m being, or trying awkwardly … More The Doctor dances

The Alphabet of Autocompletion

A is for amazon.com B is for bricksafe.com C is for comixology.com D is for doctroid.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php E is for ereaderiq.com/account/watching/drops/ F is for fivethirtyeight.com G is for goodreads.com H is for href.li # seriously? I is for imdb.com J is for justwatch.com K is for kiva.org/portfolio/loans L is for lists.xxxxxx.dreamhosters.com/admindb.cgi/xxxxxx-xxxxxx.dreamhosters.com # redactions M is for … More The Alphabet of Autocompletion

Comics 2018

Should the comics roundup be an annual thing? Why not. A bunch of Marvel books are being canceled early this year. Needless to say, not the established money makers but more offbeat, quirky ones, which are the ones I tend to like. Dammit. These are comics I’m following, or used to follow but have stopped … More Comics 2018

Rank the Jedi

Just gonna drop this here without comment for future reference. I’m quoting Metacritic scores (as of 16 Feb 2018) here; not much interested in IMDB user ratings, etc., which are, for one thing, hackable, and for another thing… well, one should never take professional critics’ ratings seriously, nor the rabble’s, but in this instance I … More Rank the Jedi

Talkin’ Jedi

Man. I keep seeing take after take after take on The Last Jedi that alternate between confirming my own biases about what made the movie notable and pointing out things I hadn’t thought of and that make me appreciate it even more. As opposed to, you know, take after take after take that argue Rey is … More Talkin’ Jedi