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STAPLR is back up

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STAPLR is back. It’s quiet today, but tomorrow the composition “Drone Swell Chord” will run and turn library reference and help desk activity into music.

When my new server was up and running I tried to get Sonic Pi going in a different way, which I thought would be simpler, but it turned out not to be. I couldn’t get it to work that way—in fact maybe it’s not even possible. So I just went back to how I’d done it before and that worked right away. Classic computer situation: spend two days trying to get something to work more simply when you should just leave it alone because you know the old way works and there won’t be any difference in the results anyway.

I hope to have a simple new composition running this fall, and then I’ll work on a more complex one that could be really interesting.