New FreeBSD Screencast Episode about CARP

Today I’ve tried out CARP, the Common Address Redundancy Protocol, which allows you to easily set up automatic failover for machines which usually become single points of failure in your infrastructure like loadbalancers, firewalls and routers. It was so easy and quick that I made a short video demonstrating it: Commands # Machine 1 ifconfig […]

Resampling / Converting Audio Files

Here is a little tip. I have just finished mixing concert recording. The mixing was done in Reaper at 24bit/48kHz and now I needed to convert / downsample it to 16bit/44.1kHz. If you leave that up to black box encoders you can actually hear a change in tonality or loudness even with untrained ears. At […]

Why (not) pay for music?

Introduction For over a decade now the music industry is struggling. I don’t think that there is a single reason for that, but the rise of the internet certainly had the biggest impact on that negative trend in recent times. In the 21st century it is easier than ever to copy vast amounts of data […]