Music Productivity Survey

I have a few tricks to help keep myself focused, but I always love hearing about other people’s work habits. I’m working on a new project and would really appreciate it if you could take a minute to help answer some of these questions about music and productivity.

Pokemon Go run through neural networks

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A couple of weeks back, I shared some Poketography from the streets of NYC. These were all shots taken through Pokemon Go then cleaned up with some simple editing. This week I thought it’d be fun to take that same concept and see how it looks when run through Prisma, a new neural network image app that uses AI to recreate your images in the styles of famous paintings. Here are some of my favorite results.
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Whiskey Tango yo-yo trick tutorial

Whiskey Tango is a fun little repeater that’s pretty easy to improvise and tweak. I’ve been doing it a lot lately, so I thought I’d share a yo-yo trick tutorial for it.

I’m using an Executive Yo-Yo in the video above, which is still available on Kickstarter.

The Executive Kickstarter is ending soon- win a free prototype!

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It’s only been a couple of weeks since Ernest and I launched our Executive Yo-Yo project on Kickstarter and the response has been tremendous! We are currently 500% above our goal and are trending to become the most popular yo-yo project on Kickstarter yet.

The campaign ends in just a few days, so if you want to own an amazing yo-yo that’s small enough to fit in your coin pocket, go get one now!

To help promote the campaign, we are doing a contest to giveaway a rare prototype copy of the Executive Yo-Yo. This proto is a slightly lighter/boxier version of the yo-yo that plays great and would make a great piece for any collector. Find out how to enter the free yo-yo giveaway in the section below.

Pokétography: Street Photography through the Pokémon GO app

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I’m in New York for WordCamp NYC this weekend and getting some walking in before the event. I’ve been getting a bunch of Pokemon Go time on this visit and started to get a little board with the game itself, so I wanted to see if I could get some street photography through the Pokemon GO app itself.

It certainly added an extra level of challenge to taking photos, first you have to wait for a Pokemon creature to appear, then you have to find a way to line your creature up with a scene you find interesting. Most of the time you are shooting Rattatas or Zubats, but when something special pops up, like a Tauros or Pinsir, suddenly I get a little thrill about taking the photo because I know those creatures appear less frequently and are likely to run away soon if I don’t catch them. So I only have a minute to find a shot and make it work with them.

Mostly, this was just a fun little challenge, but the plus side at least I have an extra excuse for when I’m pointing my iPhone around on the street. “I’m hunting Pokemon.”

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