Summer is Here: Where Do I Work?

It's still May, but temperature-wise, summer is just about here in Austin. It's hot, and I now find myself trying to figure out where I should spend my laptop hours.

HostingRails and Capistrano Permissions Mismatch

I stumbled across a problem, and then a solution, today, when deploying a Rails application to HostingRails. After I deployed, I started getting Application (500) Errors on all of my pages.

After talking with support, I found out that is was because the group write permission was being turned on on my dispatch.fcgi file. Looking further though, I realized that all of my deployed files had group write turned on! So, the question was, why?

Glory Math 2 Icon Work

I've made a lot of progress on Glory Math 2... it's starting to make some beautiful music! In case you missed it, I posted a video of the work in progress last week (although it's already come a long way since then).

But aside from working on the app itself, there are always the accompanying materials to be made, such as the icons (big and small) for the iPhone, and the App Store itself. Today I thought I'd share with you what I have for that so far:

FJenie Resurrected

Just a quick note to say I've created a page on this site now for FJenie, a Java-based Csound utility that I wrote back in college. There used to be a page for it at, and during all my domain shuffling, I neglected to keep FJenie available online. So, it's back!