Category Archive: Music

Dec 10

Music to Code By – 2015, or, how I learned to love the Dire Straits


Standard Disclaimer: My favorite band ever is The Smashing Pumpkins, or possibly Nine Inch Nails. In recent years my favorite genres of music have been EDM and Post Rock. If it’s dark, and/or mopey, I probably love it. If it starts off slow and sad and crescendos with catharsis 9 minutes later, I probably love …

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Dec 26

Music To Code By, 2014


Previous years: 2013 2012 2011 Standard Disclaimer: I’m a fan of post rock, electronic music, and alt rock. To me, the best album ever is Siamese Dream by the Smashing Pumpkins, and my current favorite record is either 65daysofstatic’s Wild Light or BT’s These Hopeful Machines. I like to listen to albums all the way …

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Dec 13

Music To Code By, 2013

It’s that time of the year again. For more great music, check out the previous ‘Music To Code By’ posts from 2011 and 2012. It seems this year, soundcloud really became a thing. In previous years I’ve had to link to Amazon mostly for 30 second clips at best. This year, links below are actually …

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Oct 16

Cool Stuff: Music & Audio (Part 1)

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I recently discovered that I’m the son of an audiophile – suddenly I understand why I was encouraged to buy a decent amplifier/receiver at a very young age, suddenly I appreciate those old dads-college-days/hand-me-down kickass KLH speakers just a little bit more than I always have. I am definitely not an audiophile myself, but music …

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Dec 19

Music To Code By, 2012

Here’s what I listened to while coding in 2012. This year I’d categorize my listening habits into three moods: getting shit done, relaxing, and background noise. Standard disclaimer: I listen to albums all the way through, front to back, and am often annoying the hell out of my wife with a single track or album …

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Jan 03

Music To Code By, 2011

A bit late with the ‘best of’ 2011 lists.. but better late than never. This is a list of some great music that I listened to in 2011. There are different modes of coding, sometimes you need absolute silence, and at other times a loud coffee shop is the way to go. I personally code …

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