Music Production on the Pandora

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Hello Everyone. Canseco here. There are programs available for the Open Pandora to make music (well, these are general Linux programs). Until recently their Pandora version lacked Jack support, so I started to compile it for them. I did not know how they worked, so as I was testing, I was reading manuals and following video tutorials. It helped a lot to understand why Jack was so important for Music Production. Today I’d like to give you some insights as to what you can do with some tools.

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Etherpad: Edit Stories Across Computers

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Your Pandora is awesome for office applications. You already know it. You have LibreOffice in your pocket, Geany and gedit to do real code, and so much more to actually be productive when you are stuck in a small space. One thing was missing from LibreOffice : the online collaboration bit. You could try to use Google Docs with Firefox, but honestly this is a little bit too demanding for the Pandora (JS junk heavy) and it’s so slow you can make a coffee between typing two words. So, is there any solution for you, for online collaboration ? Well, there is Etherpad.

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Learn More with Courserian

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The University of Yale, above. I offer it for free to you. Yup. Seriously. No kidding. Think I’m exaggerating ? Well what do you expect, this is a teaser to get your attention and to turn you into a click-whore, so of course I won’t make balanced statements in the teaser. What you’ll read if you click below is very likely going to change your life forever for the better. It will make you smarter, healthier, and you’ll have more women in your life (or more men, if you are a woman… a woman who likes guys, that goes without saying… oh my, avoiding discriminations make for ridiculously, painfully long paragraphs), and you’ll never see the world the same again. EVER. EVER. EVER.

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2013, An Excellent Year for the Pandora

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Pandoralive was born in March 2013, and since we have been following the news on the Pandora scene every single week, I thought I would do a quick summary of what occurred in 2013… at least, what was significant enough to mention. 2013 was an excellent year, software-wise, and we can only hope that 2014 will bring just as many surprises to the Pandora scene, before we move to the next machine now known as the DragonBox Pyra.

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The Tube on the Repo. You Can’t Ride That One.

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The Tube is the name of an application which is a client for browsing Youtube’s videos outside of the browser, no more, no less. Why on Earth would you want to do that? Well, it actually makes sense since viewing videos on Youtube in the browser can be pretty slow on Pandora, so many people were actually expecting something like that sooner or later. Well, it’s available now. And it rocks.

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Become a Task Warrior

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It’s been a long time I use TaskWarrior and since this is one of the best to do list managers out there , I thought I may share with you some of my experiences with it, as well as how to make proper use of a to-do list manager. First, you see a lot of very funny articles in the recent past saying “todo lists don’t work” and shit like that. Well, it’s because most people have usually no idea how to properly write their tasks in the first place into a list. The common mistake is to make your to-do item too broad, too vague. Like “Become the president”. The key thing when writing tasks is to respect the sacrosanct S.M.A.R.T. principles. Got no idea what this means?

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Six Months of Pandora Scene Awesomeness

Time passes by fast, faster than I’d like but sometimes it has some good sides to it. For example, every week you get awesome new updates on the repo. And these updates, weeks after weeks, month after month, pile up and you end up with some big changes on the scene when you look back in the mirror. I was reminded of that aspect while conversing with PtitSeb about a presentation I made about the Pandora a couple of months back. Since then, a ton of things have changed. Let’s have a quick review of the past months milestones, and how relevant they were.

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