How I’m still using my 12 year old Focusrite Saffire audio card (firewire) with Windows 10

Focusrite Saffire announcement 2005

Summary/TLDR: I stopped using my Firewire card and switched to a new interface with a USB-C connection. Firewire (support) is now officially dead with Windows 10 20H2. If you are able to downgrade to 1909, workarounds may be possible. See comments. Some have found success for a similar model (Saffire Pro40) using a PCIe firewire… Continue reading How I’m still using my 12 year old Focusrite Saffire audio card (firewire) with Windows 10

Foresight predictions

Vaccine tourism will be incorporated in tourism strategy (offering free immunization on arrival for vacation to a foreign country). 3 March 2021 Music videos or movies will be in virtual reality. (22 July 2019)

DAW music software authorization affecting creative flow

With every virtual instrument and effects going the authorization-software route, the creative process is burdened by software updates, patches and oh-surprise download updates… Internet connection required. 😟 Now before considering “oh a cool plugin”, do I really want to jump through all the hoops to have that extra piece of code running in the background. There’s… Continue reading DAW music software authorization affecting creative flow

Day-to-day techniques to publish your content faster

This is a list of techniques I’ve elaborated over the years for overseeing content. They’ve helped me become faster and more efficient at content management. I’ll continue updating the list as I think of tips and tricks. Bookmarks and organize your logins Logging in to admin pages regularly? Organize your logins by sites directly to… Continue reading Day-to-day techniques to publish your content faster

The Dangers of Overpersonalization

In parallel to marketing segmentation, overly personalized #content, without the effort of contextual and timely relevance, creates mediocre experiences. New term learned: content fatigue.

My favourite android games

I’ve always enjoyed playing games. Ever since I got my first smartphone, I started pouring over the app markets and hunting for the games that would fit specific experiences. Eventually scrolling down to over 100 games in specific categories wasn’t enough and began to participate in the Reddit Android Gaming community. A mix of developers… Continue reading My favourite android games

Resilient design starts with difficult data.

“Then, the video arrives and the default poster image for the video also includes the company logo. Now your beautiful home page layout looks like a logo salad. […] Jump on your designs! Throw them against the wall! Fill them with garbage and show how well they hold up.” Article: https://alistapart.com/article/design-with-difficult-data

Redesigning a university convocation website

Screenshot of our the convocation home page.

I finally redesigned the uOttawa convocation website. After three years of migrating other sites, I finally got to slay the FAQ sections, eliminate redundancies and iron out user journeys. After a content audit, I made the content modular to enable batch updates between operations cycles. Our team knew it was time to have a fresh… Continue reading Redesigning a university convocation website

Is this my interface or yours? #TLDR

Interface ownership correctness – TLDR: Use “My” when you are the creator or someone is prompted for an action. Use “Your” when you do not own the content or receive instructions. Cloud networks and applications have changed the single-user single device (PC) experience and thus the vocabulary for identifying interface. #semantics Read @jsaito‘s article at:… Continue reading Is this my interface or yours? #TLDR