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Cadence – Music and Cycling share some technique

In cycling, one of the key techniques to make you a dynamic rider is the mastering of cadence. In music the same holds true. By applying different time signatures and stylistic tweaks such as “cut time” you can add an exciting dynamic to your songs. As new musicians we are taught fundamentals. Hours and hours of learning to tap out …

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Sweet audio mashups!

This is just a nod to some amazing work done by Tom who runs Waxed Audio out of Australia. Just amazing mixing and original ideas mashed into amazing compositions. You may recognize some of the work if you’ve heard the Ghostbusters Theme / Thunderstruck mashup. I’m loving the Sad but Superstitious. http://www.waxaudio.com.au/ Well done Tom!

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MySQL – Create database, user and privileges

This is a tip for the new MySQL users out there. A common and dangerous practice used by many new developers and admins is to use the root account to access databases. While this certainly gives you the access you need to manage your databases and data from your applications it also elevates privileges far beyond what you really want. Let’s …