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Caught a great double header at the Bell House on a perfect spring sunday evening with Michael; Darcy James Argue and the Secret Society were celebrating their 10th year as a band.
I'm a big fan of the Secret Society and the show did not disappoint; they started their set with "Blow out Prevention", written for Bob Brookmeyer, Darcy's mentor, to play with the band at Newport.
A couple sundays ago, we had planned to have Michael over for Game Of Thrones plus burgers on a spring evening. Last night we headed up to the newly reopened Minton's, to catch Jon Batiste play a solo piano set. Friday, I went to Blue Smoke and caught Gary Bartz's quintet, featuring my old teacher Paul Bollenback on guitar. My April listening started off with a bang; Kanji Ohta played at the Drawing Room with David Williams on bass and Leroy Williams on drums.
Trying to write about every show I go to this year, so I'll write about this one, but not a ton to say. Last night I saw the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn give a concert at a local church, accompanied by piano and string quartet. Puccini's "La Boheme" might be the most well known opera of all time, and we were lucky to see the Metropolitan Opera's rendition this past Thursday.
Musically, I haven't been the biggest Puccini fan, but for me it just kept getting better, and better throughout the show, and by the fourth act I was really stunned by the beauty of the score. I knew I was in the right place when I noticed Russell Malone, one of the greatest guitarists in jazz, behind me in the standby line. The setlist was a mix of tunes that Pete has been playing for years, as well as newer stuff. I've listened to the "Signs Of Life" album hundreds of times, and it's fascinating to hear the same musicians work through the same material with 20 years of experience behind them.
All in all, a wonderful evening and a great start to what is hopefully a year of seeing and playing a lot of live music. 2014 won't go down in the books as a great year for me, it was a bit of a struggle both personally and professionally. Like a lot of suburban kids with the jazz bug, I spent a lot of time buying and playing along with Jamey Aebersold records in high school and college. With this in mind, I’ve listed some volumes that I think have particularly cool rhythm sections that are worthy of exploration and listening. Sarah and I just got home from Strange Loop, a conference about emerging languages, data stores, and distributed systems. On friday, we went to the pre-conference party at City Museum, which, no lie and I'm not even exaggerating, is one of the coolest places I've ever been to. Pete Hunt talked about the principles of REST, from the original Roy Fielding paper, and how they apply to React.js. Nada Amin's keynote on day 2 was about the towers of interpreters, and she did a lot of live coding using black, running on top of scheme. Kyle Kingsbury gave a wonderful talk on Jepsen and Knossos, and talked about his results for RabbitMQ, Consul, and Elasticsearch.
The guys from Kitchen Table Coders have gotten a clojure REPL running against Unity 3D, using the clojure CLR. In one of the most inspiring talks I saw, Julia Evans talked about how you, too, can be a Linux Kernel Hacker.
I've done a lot of work in JavaScript, but never really studied the language in a formal way, which means there are often significant gaps in my understanding. I worked through the book by going through the first five chapters in order, taking notes, and typing in most of the code examples given myself. The first chapter gives a high level overview of JavaScript foundational concepts: Functions, Objects, and Closures.
The second chapter introduces considerations around testing and debugging your code, which I found unique and refreshing. The fifth chapter, and the last one I'll talk about in detail, is how Objects work in JavaScript. The remainder of the book is a collection of other topics: Regular Expressions, Manipulating the DOM, using Timers, and similar.
There are a couple areas that I think this book goes above and beyond just being a collection of recipes.
Finally, the "Discussion" writeups are a great way to learn about the "why" behind the recipes, and make it more than just a place to find code that helps you get your job done.
I am a clojure book junkie; I started learning clojure through Stuart Halloway's excellent "Programming Clojure", and then bought both "Clojure Programming" and "The Joy of Clojure", both excellent reads that are very different views into the language. I was doing a bit of R&D this evening, and I found myself looking at the source of the always useful clojure function "select-keys". As an exercise, I've annotated the "select-keys" function with comments that explain what's going on.
The only reputable cab company in new orleans is united cab, everyone else will rip you off. The french quarter is the most famous neighborhood in new orleans, and by far the most touristy.
By far the best street in new orleans to see music is frenchman street, which is right next to the quarter, a short walk over esplanade, in a neighborhood known as the marigny. The Three Muses: quieter place, featuring jazz, excellent cocktails and food, mostly small plates to share. I highly recommend spending an evening walking along frenchman, stopping in various bars to hear music and drink. Preservation Hall: this is the best place to see traditional jazz, played on authentic instruments, in the french quarter. The old coffee pot (french quarter) - rib sticking breakfasts, get the pain perdu (lost bread) or the rice balls. Stanley (french quarter) - on jackson square, I recommend the boudin which is unique to louisiana, or the fried oysters. Green Goddess in the french quarter has excellent salads and other light, healthy lunch fare. Praline Connection - Good soul food in general, it's right on frenchman st, so good for a late night meal. Go to napoleon house in the french quarter, and get yourself a sazerac, a classic new orleans cocktail. Next up, I convinced Sarah to accompany me to the jazz standard to check out Ralph Peterson, Reggie Workman, Donald Brown, Donald Harrison, Billy Pierce and Brian Lynch do a tribute to their former bandleader, Art Blakey. Hopefully I'll get out to a few more shows, but wanted to write up what I'd seen during a relatively quiet thursday evening. I caught this same group last year, they sounded even better, and started off with the same tune as last time, "now's the time". My friend steve and I took in Vinicius' quintet at the jazz standard on friday night, they were fantastic.
Way back in June I went to a couple good metal shows, Tomahawk at some big venue in midtown, and Weasel Walter's group at St.
Also saw a jazz supergroup of sorts at Shapeshifter labs; Clarence Penn's band featuring Adam Rogers, Yosvany Terry, Seamus Blake, and James Genus.
Finally, I saw Gilad Heckselman at the jazz standard; a guitarist I've wanted to see in person for a while. I've been working my way through the book "Seven Databases in Seven Weeks", in an attempt to get a better understanding of the NoSQL landscape and to start to see use cases for the various stores. I'm looking forward to learning more about Redis, and I wouldn't hesitate to look at it if I were in the market for an application level cache; although I don't take adding caching to an application lightly, as it can introduce a significant layer of complexity.
Pat and the band sounded incredible, but the Iridium is fast becoming my least favorite jazz club in NYC; The sound was terribly balanced for the first two tunes, it was really expensive, and the set was relatively short. So, how does this stuff map to the bucket+key architecture that Riak is based on?Their buckets are: cursors, keyed by user_id + cursor_name. Complexity is pushed to the developer, largely because of shortcomings in the client APIs, as the backend is remarkably fault tolerant. I'm currently working my way through seven databases in seven weeks, in an effort to increase my awareness of the different NoSQL options that are out there.
The first chapter of the book highlights PostGres, and promises to show you something new even if you are a grizzled old SQL veteran like me. This chapter is very well done, and covers a lot of ground; I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone wanting a great overview of what an RDBMS can do. I started the second day of french quarter festival by waking up far too early, going on a 9 mile run, then eating the best shrimp and grits I've ever had at Surrey's. Musically, I started the day checking out The Palmetto Bug Stompers, featuring Washboard Chaz, who play great traditional jazz. Four years ago, Sarah and I decided to take a long weekend in the early spring to visit New Orleans. Today is Donald Harrison, Washboard Chaz, Leroy Jones, and quite possibly a salad for lunch. Vietnam is an easy place to feel like you're part of everything around you; Walk around until you find a crowd, pull up a tiny plastic chair, sit down and have one of whatever everyone else is having, it'll be good. In Hanoi and Saigon, thousands of motorbikes run at a breakneck pace, loaded up with everything you can imagine: stacks of buckets to be sold, bags of concrete, dogs, fryers loaded with hot oil, and everything in between. There are fine restaurants in the bigger cities, but please, eat on the street like a civilized person.
Pho, a noodle soup with herbs, cuts of meat, and chili paste, is common, and delicious, but remember to splash out. Good natured negotiation is expected in every transaction, there is no such thing as a fixed price in Vietnam. We spent our time in the south in Saigon, our time up north in Hanoi and hiking around the mountains of Sapa.
Saw a lot of great music in March, unfortunately not a lot of time to write about it, since we're preparing for our trip to vietnam on friday!
After vietnam, I'm headed back to New Orleans for my yearly pilgrimage to the French Quarter Festival, one of the greatest music festivals in the world, and certainly my favorite.
So far this month I've seen a blues band at the Cat's Eye in Fells Point, The Brentano String Quartet at Carnegie Hall, and Camerata Notturna at a church on the upper west side. The Brentano Quartet deserves a new paragraph, as it's the best string quartet I've seen live. Lastly, we saw Sarah's Colleague Nate Burke play fantastically with Camerata Notturna, the show was entitled "The Ace of Bass", as it featured a concerto by Bottesini, the virtuoso bassist. I've been working on improving my clojure skills by occasionally doing problems on 4clojure, a great resource.
The answer is lazy-seq macro, which, when used correctly, allows us to avoid realizing the the entire sequence at once. I hope this post is helpful to others; I write these mostly as a way of solidifying my own understanding of the language, not because I think we need yet another blog post explaining lazy-seq.
I've only been to one show so far, but I'm going to start my post at the beginning of the month, and iterate.
I deliberated only slightly before I raced out the door to take in my favorite bassist and two other masters of our music play a set. The set started with "So What", and a solo from Donald Harrison that started hesitantly but quickly built to a head of steam. The third piece was greater still, "I Can't Get Started", featuring a long solo introduction from Donald Harrison.
Thinking back, I am sure that my reaction to this music comes from the whole experience: The pacing of the set, the variety of pieces and playing, and the intensity and emotion in the music made this some of the most enjoyable music I've ever heard.
Last week, Sarah and I went to see Ethan and Johnny play the Brahms sonatas for Piano and Violin (or Violin and Piano, depending on the Sonata). The last thing I saw this month was Ethan and Matthew Guerreri playing beethoven's fifth, four handed. I've just put liberator-boostrap up on github, my attempt to make a simple project that does some boilerplate setup for the liberator library, which allows us to build RESTful web services using clojure. This project exists because I started taking a look at liberator, the artist formerly known as compojure-rest.
I think a lot of people, myself included, came to clojure after learning another dialect of lisp. One of the first 'gotchas' is that cons will append an item to the end of a list or vector, whereas the placement of the element into a data structure using conj depends on the type. The behavior of conj means that it's pretty easy to write a reverse function if you conj things onto a list. Hopefully this post makes the difference between conj and cons a bit more clear, if you are new to the language.
My parents took me to Cappers, the local raleigh jazz club, to see Bucky Pizarrelli play a show, when I was fifteen years old, and just getting into jazz music. Jason Lindner + Panagiotis Andreou + Mark Guiliana form the group "now vs now", who I saw with my friend Geoff at Drom.
I'm sure I'll see some more music before the month is through, but I'm something of a completist, so I wanted to blog about my final 3 concerts for 2012.
I have lived in all sorts of places and done all sorts of things in the past 22 years, but I've managed to pretty much play the guitar every day. Everyone's music is through the lens of the sum total of their experiences, this is why it's important to emerge from the practice room once in a while. Time playing music is time well spent, regardless of what kind of music it is, or what the goal of it is.
Finally, I took a lesson with the great chicago guitarist Jeff Parker, who plays with a number of different groups, including Tortoise.
Tonight I was prototyping some data wrangling on CSV files for work, and I wanted to merge the header of a CSV file with each row to form a map. This option is suitable for all situations, except when users do not have access to a phone.
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DESCRIPTION: This 'atlas' was the work of a family of Catalonian Jews who worked in Majorca at the end of the 14th century and was commissioned by Charles V of France at a time when the reputation of the Catalan chart makers was at its peak. The title of the Atlas shows clearly the spirit in which it was executed and its content: Mappamundi, that is to say, image of the world and of the regions which are on the earth and of the various kinds of peoples which inhabit it.
Today the original Catalan Atlas can be found in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, and has now assumed the form of seven loose wooden panels of which five inside ones bear one half of a sheet of the Atlas on each side, while the two outer ones consist of one side that bears a half sheet of the Atlas and one half of the binding on the other side.a€?The first of the two preliminary sheets deals with the days of the month from the first to the thirtieth.
The Catalan Atlas is actually a world map built up around a portolan chart, thus combining aspects of the nautical chart by employing loxodromes and coastal detail with the medieval mappaemundi exemplified by its legends and illustrations. We know in unusual detail the circumstances in which the Catalan Atlas of 1375 (the date of the calendar which accompanies it) was produced and the career of the cartographer who compiled it.
The patrons of Cresques, King Peter III of Aragon and his son, in addition to their scientific interests, were keenly interested in reports of Eastern lands, in relation to their forward economic policy, and were at special pains to secure manuscript copies of Marco Polo's Description of the World, the travels of Odoric of Pordenone Description of Eastern Regions and, what may surprise the modern reader, the Voiage of Sir John Mandeville.
In the interior the position, extent, chief divisions, towns and rivers of China and the Mongol Empire are approximately represented. On the southern portion of the Cathay coast, the general uniformity of the coast is broken by three bays, and it is significant that these are associated with three great ports, Zayton [near Changchow], Cansay [Hangchow, better known in medieval records as Quinsay ] and Cincolam [Canton].
Quite a number of harbors are indicated on the eastern coast of India, a few of them still identifiable, while a sailing junk testifies to trading activity, especially with the island of Iana (?), which is here associated with the legendary isle of the Amazons (regio femarum [sic]) and symbolized by its queen. In mainland India, King Stephen has been represented: the text beside him indicates that this Christian ruler is a€?looking towards the town of Butifilis,a€? Marco Polo's kingdom of Mutifilis. The people of Gog and Magog following their monarch, bearing banners with the emblem of the devil, detail of the map of Asia.
Sources other than those embodied in Polo have also been used for the portion of the Indian Ocean included in the map.
If the map is stripped of its legends and drawings of the older tradition, it is apparent that the main interest of the compiler is concentrated in a central strip across Asia. In the west is the Organci [Oxus] river shown, as on most contemporary maps, flowing into the Caspian, and alongside it the early stages of the traditionally used overland route, from Urganj [the medieval Khiva] through Bokhara and Samarcand to the sources of the river in the mountains of Amol, on the eastern limits of Persia. This description, with several omissions, was in outline the route followed by Maffeo and Nicolo Polo (Marco Polo's father and uncle) on their journey to the Great Khan's court.
Scarcely less valuable, and certainly of special interest for the student of geographical theory, are the Catalan speculations concerning the unexplored territories of the earth. Hardly any place on the west coast of Africa is identified only one name, perhaps a mythical spot, is found south of Cape Bojador in the former Spanish Sahara, but we are told that Africa, land of ivory, starts at this point and that by traveling due south one reaches Ethiopia. East of the Sultan of Mali appears the King of Organa, in turban and blue dress, holding an oriental sword and a shield. In northeast Africa, a knowledge of the Nile valley as far south as Dongala, where there was a Catholic mission early in the 14th century, is apparent. On one matter, however, the mapmaker Cresques could hardly refrain from speculating, for the following reason: land exploration had, for a long time now, outrun oceanic discovery, and so, concerning Africa, much more was known of the Sudan by the end of the 14th century than was known of the oceanic fringe area in the same latitudes. In Asia the Red Sea stands out, being shown as red, a characteristic that derives, we are told less from the color of the water than from that of the sea bed.
Moslem traders from cities along the Barbary Coast of North Africa began to cross the Sahara in the Middle Ages in an effort to bring back gold, rumored to be in great supply in the Sudan. Within the means of cartographic representations on this Atlas there appears to be no specialities, those symbols and other graphics used by Cresques correspond to those commonly used in the Middle Ages. The compiler of the prototype used by Cresques for the Catalan Atlas had recourse to different, sometimes even contradictory sources.
In summary, the merit of the Catalan Atlas lay in the skill with which Cresques employed the best available contemporary sources to modify the traditional world picture, never proceeding further than the evidence warranted. Today the original Catalan Atlas can be found in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, and has now assumed the form of seven loose wooden panels of which five inside ones bear one half of a sheet of the Atlas on each side, while the two outer ones consist of one side that bears a half sheet of the Atlas and one half of the binding on the other side.The first of the two preliminary sheets deals with the days of the month from the first to the thirtieth. As a response to this interest, Cresques extended his chart to include all that was then known of Asia, notably from Marco Polo's narrative. This town [Beijing] has an extent of 24 miles, is surrounded by a very thick outer wall and has a square ground plan. The description emphasizes the richness and urbanity of the Chinese capital at the edge of the civilized world.
To the north is Catayo, the Great Khan and his capital of Chanbaleth; to the south Manji, with its great cities of Zayton and Cansay. They sell everything from coffee to preserved lemons, salty cheese, olives, dates, all of it. They continued with a 4 part suite from "Brooklyn Babylon", and a few lesser played pieces. Sarah excitedly comes in the room and reminds me that we have tickets to see Stevie Wonder play "Songs in the Key of Life" at Barclays! It was a very solid set of trane inspired music, nothing earth shattering, but a relaxing way to spend a friday evening unwinding. Clifford is a magician; it's a short, thrilling, perfectly executed romp through some fun blowing changes. I revisited this solo as a way to study Clifford's articulation; not being a trumpeter, I've tried to reflect the articulations as I hear them, instead of trying to accurately portray any tonguing. They were both heartfelt in different ways, Shannon Wright was dark and quiet, Austerity program were in your face and intense. Saw Wayne Escoffery with Dave Kikoski, Ugonna Okegwo, and the great Ralph Peterson at the drums.
I found the third act the most moving, when Rodolfo confesses Mimi is sick and that she won't make it.
It was definitely the gig to be at; Twenty years after recording "Signs Of Life" for criss cross records, the Peter Bernstein quartet featuring Brad Mehldau, Greg Hutchinson, and Christian McBride would re-group at Dizzy's Club for 3 nights.
Mehldau sounded completely different and very much like himself, McBride came close to stealing an unstealable show with his amazing solos. That said, I like to keep perspective, and I continue to feel that I'm basically one of the luckiest people ever. Given that it took me 20 years of playing guitar before I even started to feel like I could sometimes play, I expected playing upright to be a years long project to even sound competent.
It is truly up to me how much music I write; I don't do it professionally, and am not nearly as rigorous about it as practicing my instruments. A demanding day job leaves me with limited practice time, and taking up bass meant less time on guitar.
Like a lot of people, I would play small gigs with my friends, and then go home and practice the tunes I had butchered along with my Aebersold records.
This album is the classic Woody rhythm section: Louis Hayes, Stafford James, and Ronnie Matthews were Woody’s rhythm section on a lot of his classic muse sides, including one of my favorites, “At The Berliner Jazztage”.
I love this set because they take real tempos and it doesn’t feel watered down to me at all.

I’d love to hear this group playing a different repertoire, I don’t love any of the tunes on this as small group “playalong” material.
I don’t love the tune selection, but this is another one I bought as soon as I found out about it and spent many hours practicing with it in college. This is especially great for me as I’ve been listening to Ameen play since we were both in college in NC, and had the good fortune to play many gigs together since we’ve been in NYC. This is new, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed practicing along with this one, particularly on guitar. We climbed through wire tunnels above planes perched on columns, we rode a ferris wheel on the roof, and slid down a two story slide. One of the creators of Erlang, Joe has been coding since the 1960s, and talked about complexity, the limits of computation, and the wonderful mess we're in.
Martin, the presenter, tied everything back to relational database concepts, which really helped me grok everything. Peter talked about how Soundcloud moved from a "inbox" style architecture (fan out on write), to a "outbox" (fan in on read), and how they used CRDTs to do it.
Even though Kyle's work, which is top notch, is about highlighting problems in systems, he presented with a tremendous amount of empathy, which I thought was really great: Distributed systems are very difficult to get correct, and there's not a coder alive that hasn't taken a shortcut or made a design decision that had unintended costs or consequences.
I had read about transducers and quite honestly found the motivation behind them confusing, this talk made everything perfectly clear. This featured overtone, a music synthesis library I've spoken on before that Sam created, as well as dancing robots. To gain a deeper understanding of the power of the language, I decided to read and work through a few books. I learned this habit from the Big Nerd Ranch iOS guide, and I've found that actually typing in the code myself helps me internalize it. The authors emphasize the importance of understanding Closures in order to truly understand the language. Different ways to declare them, different ways to call them, properties of functions, and how they are treated.
Not all programming languages support Closures, so this chapter is especially important if you've come from a Java background. This is another important chapter to read if you're not familiar with how prototypal inheritance works; as it's a different approach than using classes in Java or C#. These chapters are fairly self contained, and I found I could skip around a bit and follow my interests. First, there are a lot of small tips that make your life easier as a developer ("lein try" for the win!). One of the best things about clojure is that much of the source is available to you right from the REPL. It's mostly easy to understand, and this particular function isn't exactly magical, but it's a solid example and I definitely learned a few things in the process of annotating. This is an awesome street to walk down, and just go in any bar that you like the sound of, all of them have good live music, in a variety of styles. I imagine this is entirely too much information, but I obviously love the city and love writing about it, so there you go. Started at the Iridium, watching peter bernstein play trio with Bill Stewart and Doug Weiss on a dreary fall evening. He play a two and a half hour set, featuring the music of bach, and a full rendition of the B minor partita right in the middle. Tunes were kept short and to the point, a refreshing change from most jazz shows where you hear 4-5 tunes per set. I am particularly fond of his album "Blu Blu Blu", so I couldn't pass up a chance to see him solo at Roulette, a wonderful theatre in brooklyn. Went to see a lot of great music this past couple months; Cedar Walton's group with Javon Jackson was a joy to see, and I have never seen Cedar play live. It was a CD release party and they did mostly original music, which I really enjoyed seeing.
Not only is it necessary in my line of work, it's a set of tools I know very well, and I use it for everything from writing blog posts, as a calculator, for slicing and dicing files, for finding text in documents, etc. This looks great on my dell ultrasharp, although on my iMac the dark background isn't quite dark enough for me. So far, it feels more powerful than bash to me, particularly in the tab completion and file globbing areas. Day one lived up to my expectations; it was easy to build from source and install, and the REPL (called redis-cli) makes it easy to interact with, much like a nice SQL interpreter. Much like SQL databases, Redis supports transactions, and also has some blocking functions on lists that make it useful for coordinating messages. Galapagos used to be in our old neighborhood in Williamsburg, but like us, it has migrated to less hip digs. They played a wes tune, blue in green, airmail special, oleo, you took advantage of me, footprints, and a few more. Interestingly, there was not a single sax player in the band that had much trane in their sound. I have a lot of experience with traditional relational databases, and am rapidly gaining a lot of experience with elastic search, but haven't explored other technologies that are available to the degree that I should. Indices, Views, Stored Procedures, Triggers, Query Plans, Optimization, Packages are all touched on. Shrimp and Grits are one of those dishes I almost never order out, as I make an awesome version at home. I was excited about catching Donald Harrison Jr's set, as seeing him at the Blue Note earlier in the year was incredible, but I was a bit disappointed in his set.
After all that rich food I wanted a salad, so I got a tomato salad with a sweet potato biscuit and it was as good as I remember. Sarah had never been, and I had only spent a little time there when I was passing through on tour with Regatta 69 many years ago. On friday I went out to the Treme to try Willie Mae's Scotch House, which Serious Eats called the best fried chicken in america. We found the people to be friendly, the food to be spectacular, and the country itself to be mostly beautiful. It seems like they are trying to run you down, but really they are doing everything they can to avoid running into you and just get where they're going. All the best food we had were from old ladies who are serving one dish out of a tent on the street. Grilled Bananas with sticky rice and tapioca, Chicken grilled in banana leaves, Sauteed clams, Skewers of sausage, pickled vegetables and rice, Pancakes made of vegetables and rice flour, rice porridge with chicken and fried bread, it's all there.
They say you can pay in dollars, but we had the best negotiation results paying in local money, as it's a common language.
Our time in central vietnam was split between Hoi An, a beautiful if touristy coastal town, and the Phong Nha province, home of the gorgeous national park and its caves.
Freddie Bryant's trio at La Lanterna, Killer Ray Appleton with Peter Bernstein at the Jazz Standard, Michael O'Brien's trio at Silver Lining, Composers Collective Bake Sale at Roulette, and I feel like I'm forgetting a few more. The blues band was a solid bar band, made better by the fact that they didn't play so loud that no one can talk.
I've been trying to make my code more idiomatic by comparing my solutions against others' answers, or sometimes clojure core, to see where I could have written a nicer solution. The lazy-seq macro essentially allows the runtime to step through our sequence; keeping only the portion in memory that is being asked for. The "Joy of Clojure" and "Programming Clojure" both have great examples of this, I don't want to plagiarize. However, I do hope that this might be useful to other folks getting familiar with the language. The examples in the project are a good starting point, but it took me a little while to figure out how to get a skeleton project configured, so I've created a simple bootstrap project which I think is close to the simplest possible example of how to set up a clojure project configured with liberator, compojure, and ring. I'd love to contribute this back to main project, as a submodule in "examples", or something. One thing that I have found confusing in the past is that while cons is a fundamental building block in lisp, idiomatic clojure code uses conj more frequently.
So it was thrilling for me to catch him again, almost 20 years later, at Dizzy's club in lincoln center. Ever since I saved up enough money mowing lawns to buy an acoustic guitar from the flea market when I was 14, music and the guitar have been part of everyday life. My practice routines have varied a lot over this period of time, some periods are extremely structured where I am working on very specific things, and some periods are just me enjoying playing guitar. Too much time in the practice room, and your music can start to sound practiced, worked out. Sometimes, when I'm practicing, I forget this, and get too focused on what I'm not as a musician: I am not fast enough, my time isn't solid enough, etc.
Jeff and I talked a little, but mostly played, a few standards first, then a few vamp-ish things, then some things that were completely free. Their initial tutorial uses excel, which I don't own, so I decided to code their Getting started with Excel guide in clojure. Not only is the source to almost any function available at the REPL, but usually, the code is easy to read and understand.
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Originally the Catalan Atlas consisted of six large wooden panels that were covered with parchment on one side. To the right, from top to bottom, is a diagram of the tides; another lists the movable feasts, and a third drawing represents a blood-letting figure. The result is that the Atlas represents a transitionary step towards the world maps developed later during the Renaissance, especially by its extensive application of contemporary geographical knowledge and ambitious scope. Although the sailors were used to plainer charts whose importance lay principally in their utility and accuracy, even ordinary marine charts begin to follow the Catalan tradition with regards to their use of standardized color patterns.
When in 1381 the envoy of the French king asked King Peter of Aragon for a copy of the latest world map (proof in itself that the reputation of the Catalan school had been widely recognized) he was given this example, which has been preserved in Paris ever since. For the first time in medieval cartography this continent assumed a recognizable form, with one or two notable exceptions. From west to east, the main divisions of the Mongol territory include the Empire of Sarra [the Kipchak Khanate], the Empire of Medeia [the Chagtai Khanate of the middle], and the suzerain empire of the Great Khan, Catayo [China]. Each side has a length of six miles, the wall is 20 paces high and lo paces thick, has 12 gateways and a large tower, in which hangs a great bell, which rings at the hour of first sleep or earlier.
The vertical waterway is the Grand Canal built by Kublai from Manji to Cambulac; below are the 7548 islands, rich in all manner of spicery, placed by Marco in the Sea of Chin. Of these, Canton is not mentioned by Marco Polo; it was, however, much frequented by Arab navigators and traders, upon whose reports the compiler was probably drawing.
Yule points out that Kao-li was the name given for Korea, and he therefore considers that the island Cresques depicts here represents confused notions about both the Korean peninsula and Japan; otherwise there is no obvious graphic reference or hint of Zipangu [Japan].
The first is difficult to explain; to make up for it the cartographer has inserted a great island of Jana [Java], which however was probably intended for Sumatra.
The notion that there were Christian rulers east of the Islamic world stems largely from the legend of Prester John; also important, however, were the real Christian minorities in India and the fact that the tomb of Saint Thomas was thought to be in Mailapore, a suburb of Madras, the Mirapore of the map. And it sometimes happens though rarely, that the widow of the dead man throws herself into the flames,a€? a practice that recalls widow-burning (sutti) of India. There we are told that Satan came to his aid and helped him to imprison the Tartars Gog and Magog. The Persian Gulf, extending almost due west, has an outline similar to that on the Dulcert map, but is otherwise superior to any earlier map.
Herein lies a succession of physical features: mountains, rivers, lakes and towns with corrupt but recognizable forms of their medieval names as given in the narratives of the great travelers of the 13th century. It is also possible to discern traces of their second journey, accompanied by Marco, in which they employed the 'south road' of the silk route, and, except for a detour through Ormis at the bottom of the Persian Gulf, ran from Trebizond through Eri [Herat], Badakshan, and along the southern edge of the Tarim basin from Khotan to the city of Lop. Unlike many classical and fellow medieval scholars, the draftsman of Majorca showed praiseworthy restraint in this respect. For here, as is often the case in other maps of the period, the cartographer compensated for the dearth of known geographical points by including historical facts. The delineation of the Nile river system is vitiated, however, by the conception that it flowed from a great lake in the Guinea region, Lacus Nili.
As previously mentioned, the early draftsmen insisted upon cutting the continent short just beyond the limit of coastal knowledge, that is, in the vicinity of Cape Bojador. It is cut in two by a land passage, a conventional allusion to Moses' miraculous crossing (Exodus, 14:2122). Between the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea appears the King of Tauris [Tabriz] and north of him Jani-Beg, ruler of the kingdom of the Golden Horde, who died in 1357.
Stories reached 14th century Europe of the splendor of Mansa Musa, ruler of the Mali and lord of Guinea, one of the reputed richest of the 'Negro Kingdoms' of the Sudan, whose pilgrimage to Mecca created a sensation in 1324. However, there are great differences to be observed between what is labeled by some the a€?portolano sectiona€? (sheets 3 and 4, Europe and North Africa) and the rest of the map sheets. The legendary Insula de Brazil, for example, which is found on various medieval maps of the North Atlantic and later gave its name to Brazil, is shown here twice, once west of Ireland and a second time farther south.
Elsewhere, however, the weight of received opinion is still felt, as, for example, in the various islands with fabulous names; they cannot represent the Madeiran group, as these islands were discovered only in 1418-1419.
In the same spirit he removed from the map many of the traditional fables which had been accepted for centuries, and preferred to omit the northern and southern regions entirely, or to leave southern Africa blank rather than fill it with the anthropagi and other monsters which adorn the bulk of medieval maps. This contrasts strongly with the people of the islands farther east who are described as savages living naked, eating raw fish, and drinking sea water. As great as the band is, what struck me is how great the music itself was, in terms of its conception really allowing the band to get to another place musically.
I only had two problems: If you're going to charge a higher music charge than any other major jazz club in NYC, why not hire a piano tuner?
The way I hear a lot of the phrases in this solo, Clifford will start tonguing and then move into a more standard slurring from the offbeats. Thinking back, one thing that attracted me to this solo was its simplicity; only a chorus, not too daunting to transcribe. The band was good, but the highlight for me was Ralph tearing it up behind the kit on every tune. The vibrancy of the Latin Quarter and the parade in act two was amazing, particularly in contrast to the stark flat in act one.
Reservations for the show had been booked solid for weeks, so there we were in line, hoping for our names to get called on a warm, rainy January sunday in manhattan. Pete presented a new tune, I think called "Present Moment", and two older ones, an ethereal "Blues For Bulgaria" and a grooving rendition of "Dragon Fly". It was particularly great that Sarah and I were able to do this together, added a lot to an already great experience. Instead, after 5 months of playing, I was able to play a very successful gig of original music with our quartet.
I also read several great books, my three favorite business books are "Turn the ship around!", "The hard thing about hard things" and "so good they can't ignore you".
I remember going out to the music store and buying the “Burnin’” volume after a particularly embarrassing solo on “Cherokee” at a bar the previous night, which must be the jazz nerd walk of shame. One thing I like about this is it’s the actual band playing the actual book, it’s not watered down. This is another one I wasn’t familiar with, but there’s a real spark on some tunes, notably “I let a song go out of my heart”.
So beautiful to be able to play along with Billy Higgins, and of course Cedar and Ron are perfect. Like Ellington, I tend to hold Monk on a pedestal and playing his tunes in this setting feels sacrilegious to me.
I wish the tunes were a little more varied and that some more modern ones were included, but the music is mostly from Dexter’s earlier stuff, the “Tower of Power” era. Jeb Patton has played piano for the Heath brothers since I can remember, and of course Winard Harper is a master. A major challenge at Strange Loop is picking the talks you want to see out of the many awesome concurrent talks happening.
This was especially impactful for me, as I went to a "Papers We Love" meetup on CRDTs, and didn't grok how they could be used in practice. I'm excited to start on some linux kernel hacking, messing around with unity, getting back into the clojure world, and in general having fun with programming. I would recommend going through the first chapters on functions, closures and objects in great detail, and then read the rest more casually.
The most important section in this chapter for me was understanding the context around functions, namely, "this".
The nice thing about this chapter are the real world examples of simplifying and improving code using closures. This chapter also contains common mistakes, I found this particularly useful as I have made most of these mistakes myself. One of the cool things about the book is that it moves from basics into considerably more advanced tasks towards the end, tackling running cascalog jobs on Amazon's elastic mapreduce service. Second, the recipes are grouped in the table of contents in a very practical way; it's easy to find what you need.
Music is a part of new orleans like no other city in the world, there is an amazing array of awesome food to try, and the people are warm, friendly, and will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. It's not the cheapest hotel in new orleans, but the rooms are clean and it's not noisy despite the location. As the area is known for seafood, you generally won't go wrong ordering seafood, or anything on the menu that sounds strange. Peter mentioned that playing Monk was a joyful experience for him, but also frustrating, because the music is so difficult.
Vinicius switched effortlessly between nylon string and a semi-hollow with a giant bigsby tremolo, which isn't the easiest thing to pull off. I grew up listening to Cedar playing in the Jazz Messengers, and those records are so intense that I wasn't prepared for how light his touch would be. If I recall correctly, the gig was on a weeknight and was sparsely attended, which I was sad to see. Gilad has his own language on the guitar, and it's always interesting to see someone with that personal a sound and approach play. Spring is a time of renewal, and for trying new things, so I recently decided to overhaul my OSX setup, and try out some new things.
I wouldn't say the Redis command syntax is particularly intuitive, but I can see myself learning it quickly, and more importantly, the set of commands is quite powerful and also seems simple enough to not get too bogged down in. When I read that Redis was sometimes used as a PubSub Queue I was at first confused, but after running through an example on blocking lists, it makes sense. I had a few problems getting things up and running because the book is a bit out of date, but once I got through the usual ulimit issues, I learned a lot. For example, a rollup could be "Category" and "Message_id" to see all replies to a thread. The material on fuzzy text matching packages was new for me, particularly levenshtein distances and trigram comparisons to determine similarity between two strings. Surrey's version comes with a tomato based BBQ sauce, fresh shrimp, and the creamiest grits I've ever had. Kermit Ruffins sounded great though, as did Harmanouche, who were featured on the poster for this year's fest.
They were right, the chicken, cornbread and butter beans is one of the best meals I've eaten, and I've certainly never had fried chicken that came anywhere close. For the best results, buy two or three things, be firm but good natured, and don't make a big deal over small differences. All of it was fantastic, Ray Appleton's incredibly deep groove being a particular highlight.
It's our responsibility to code our function in such a way that we don't ask for the whole thing at once. Noticed that Nate Chinen had posted jazz shows of the week to the NY Times, so had a quick read. Ron used all sorts of techniques, strumming, tapping, but always in service of the melody and the music. On my list of things to do now is some focused listening to these sonatas, and checking out the score at the lincoln center library.
This can be confusing when you're new to the language, so I wanted to write a post explaining the difference.
The philosophy behind this is that conj will add the item in the most efficient place possible for that collection type. As a working musician, it's important that I support live entertainment myself and go to shows.
Ken Peplowski was playing the hell out of the clarinet, Chuck Redd on drums and vibes, really a fantastic evening. Always a treat to hear Linder and Giuliana also, but the sound in the room was way too loud, it was kind of like being assaulted. Really hard to miss a concert featuring bach's music when it's a 5 minute walk on a rainy sunday.
This comes from a time in history where the woodshed was the best place to practice your instrument without bothering others too much. People often ask me how often I practice, or, since I have a day job, if I have time to play during the week. I've found that when I'm travelling, I generally fall into a pattern of just playing solo guitar, usually without technical goals. Wayne Shorter said that Miles would pay his musicians not to practice, so that they would be more spontaneous on the bandstand. The event was timed a little strange, in that there was a long break in between sets, so we only stayed for the first set.
I learned a lot from playing with Jeff, as he is such a creative musician, but at the same time, his playing was very supportive and always in service of the music. This is really a very basic example of data manipulation, and doesn't get into machine learning at all.
In music, one of the best ways to learn is by recording yourself playing a tune, listening to a master musician play the same tune, and note the differences; there is often much you can learn. Since it's sunday night and I'm messing around anyways, why not write my own, probably naive version, and compare it with the canonical version, and see what I can learn? I didn't know the difference between "rest" and "next", but stackoverflow has a kinda clear explanation.
I saw the west point brass quintet play at trinity church in manhattan, at their wonderful lunchtime concert series.
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This form later was transformed into a block-book, in which each sheet formed a double page, the parchment itself serving as a hinge between each of the two wooden panels. The latter is accompanied by a long text describing the world; it deals with its creation, the four elements of which it is composed, its shape, dimensions, and divisions.
Though the Catalan Atlas is the earliest complete example of its kind which has survived, it was undoubtedly preceded by other similar attempts at extending the range of the portolan chart. Thus, pilots knew at a glance, for instance, that any port lettered in red offered revictualing and a safe harbor; dots and crosses, on the other hand, indicated underwater hazards. Continental interiors are filled with detail, compass lines drawn, and decorative items are added to enhance the nearly up-to-date picture.
Its capital at Cambalucr or Chanbaleth [Beijing], the city of the Great Khan which so intrigued the chroniclers of the 14th century, receives due prominence, with a long legend describing its magnitude and grandeurs.

When it has finished ringing, no one may pass through the town, and at each gate a thousand men are on guard, not out of fear but in honor of the sovereign. The attempt at representing the configuration of the coast suggests at least that his informants were interested from a maritime point of view. Altogether, as mentioned above, we are told there are 7,548 islands in the Indian Ocean; they are rich in gold, silver, spices, and precious stones, so much so that a€?great ships of many different nationsa€? trade in their waters. Farther north is the realm of Kebek Khan, a historical figure who reigned from 1309 to 1326: a€?Here reigns King Chabeh, ruler of the Kingdom of the Middle Horde.
Here the text contains information from Marco Polo's account of how in the province of Malabar the death of criminals, who are compelled to commit suicide, is celebrated by their relatives with his observation on the custom of widows immolating themselves on the pyres of their dead husbands, mentioned a few lines later. In the Gulf, the island of Ormis [Hormuz] is shown, opposite the former settlement of the same name on the mainland.
These are jumbled together in a manner sometimes difficult to understand, but with the help of Marco Polo's narrative, it is possible to disentangle the itineraries which the map was evidently intended to set out.
East of this lies the lake, Yssikol [Issik Kul], and Emalech the seat of the Khan, the Armalec of other travelers, in the Kuldja region. The compiler, however, perhaps because he confused this desert area with the Gobi, has transferred this stretch to the north of the Issik Kul.
In addition to Asia, the narratives of contemporary travelers were also extensively used by Cresques in Africa. We are told, for example, that merchants bound for Guinea pass the Atlas mountain range, shown here in its typical form of a bird's leg with three claws at its eastern end, at Val de Durcha. This rare speculation on the part of Cresques contained at least some partial truth because the Lacus Nili, the Pactolus of Strabo, and the Palolus of later maps, which in the Catalan Atlas and subsequent works is located in the neighborhood of Timbuktu, may reasonably be identified with the flood region of the Niger. By so doing, however, they found themselves reducing the vast extent of the Sahara almost to a vanishing point. The port of Quseir is clearly marked, and the accompanying text specifies that it is here that spices are taken on land and sent to Cairo and Alexandria. The importance of Baghdad as a center of the spice trade is emphasized; from there, precious wares from India are sent throughout the Syrian land and especially to Damascus.
This African prince appears in the Catalan Atlas in a stately fashion with crown, orb, and scepter, with the inscription: The richest and noblest King in the world. In this section the coastlines are greatly differentiated and the abundance of names is in great contrast with the quantity of information, literally and graphically, supplied in sheets 5 and 6 (Asia).
Nor can they be the Azores, which are first mentioned in 1427, or the Cape Verde Islands discovered only in 1455-1456. They are obviously to be identified with the Ichthyophagi, one of the fabulous races traditionally placed in Asia or in Africa. The vegetable stand doesn't carry pine nuts, so we head across the street to Oriental Pastry and Grocery, my favorite of the spice stores along the arabic section of Atlantic Avenue. It was a fantastic show, with horn and string sections, and unbelievable rhythm section, and Stevie just killing it. I recently re-listened to a lot of old Clifford sides, and decided to study his articulation in more detail.
I've used the staccato marking to indicate places where there is a lot of eighth note separation in general. Peter featured himself on an amazing rendition of Monk's "Pannonica", showing once again that Pete is the greatest interpreter of Monk's music on guitar. We had a great night, mostly because of the love and support from everyone that came to our gig.
My tendency is to write for people that I'm playing with, so having a regular session with a quartet inspired a lot of tunes. This might not seem like a big deal to most people, but I am fanatically consistent about practicing and rarely miss a day.
Playing along with Aebersolds isn’t something I’ve done a lot of in recent years, but I’ve recently re-visited volumes with particularly good rhythm sections, and it can be quite fun to practice with these. Ron’s bass is very clear and as a bassist myself, it’s great to hear him play some of the Ellington repertoire. I’ve learned a lot playing bass along with this, although it’s a humbling experience to listen to the man himself play along and then listen to yourself afterwards. This really speaks to the quality of the talks, most of which are now available on youtube. The first five chapters of the book are essential reading if you are new to JavaScript, or just want to improve your understanding. The most important sentence in the chapter for me is "In most languages, scope is derived from the block of code they are in. I've found the "performance and production" section to be particularly useful, with a lot of tips about packaging and deploying your application that other books don't contain. Even though I really love my kindle, I've found paper to be better for books that I need to flip through and use as a reference, and the Clojure Cookbook is the best reference for accomplishing common practical tasks in clojure that I have come across. The only time you should be in the hotel and awake in New Orleans is right after breakfast, and they have a nice patio you can sit to keep cool. In particular, the garden district is very picturesque, and magazine street is a nice long street to walk on. The set was structured like a Jazz Messengers set: a blazing uptempo tune to start, followed by an in the pocket swinger, a ballad featuring the trumpeter, then another swinging blues to finish out the set. Wonderful to see a master of the music play; although I wish he had played more of his own tunes, the set I saw was mostly Monk. If you're reading this, I'm sure you already support live music, but it was a good reminder that even some of the greatest musicians of our time can use our support on a rainy tuesday night in Gowanus.
I always picture young gun players like him as having nearly perfectly efficient technique, although I must say that Gilad kind of doesn't. Another nice feature is builtin cache expiries, which obviously make it useful for caching purposes.
The highlight of the show was Hadi Eledebek playing some astounding Oud, on a piece he wrote for Oud and String Quartet. I then watched a video on a talk that some guys from Yammer gave, and I've included my notes below (taken in real time, so a bit disjointed). These seem like useful techniques to know about in general, and I plan to explore both further. I haven't been to jazz fest, but from talking to the locals, it seems like the opposite of jazz fest: The french quarter fest features actual jazz music, locals love it, and it's a chance to experience new orleans as a city along with the great music.
Last night Errol and I had smothered rabbit with oyster dressing at a classic creole place in the quarter; they gave me bread pudding to go on the house. Just point at that ox and the pho noodles, or the thinner bun noodles, and you'll probably be rewarded with a saucy dish. In Hanoi, I remember the beautiful chaos of the markets, and the traffic that swirls around them. Billy Cobham, Ron Carter, and Donald Harrison are playing at the Blue Note, and not only that, they are going on in 30 minutes from now! Ron's way of navigating the changes was something else, and while I don't usually think of Billy Cobham when I think of great ballad drummers, his playing suggested I should probably start.
Bucky still sounds great, plays wonderful rhythm guitar in the style of freddie green, in addition to playing great solos and generally being a team player. Bach in the heights is a fantastic organization, to get so many people into a church to listen to Bach on a sunday is a fantastic thing. Most musicians have spent a lot of time in the shed, practicing, whether they call it that, or not. My wife often cannot contain a chuckle, because the answer is that I practice guitar every single day, usually for many hours, and it's extremely rare for me to miss a day. My subconscious thinks that if I can document it, I am less likely to forget it, and the truth is that all musicians forget things. Still, there's no doubt most of Miles' sidemen spent plenty of time in the shed, working through things. We started with Wayne Escoffery's group, and then headed over to see some of the most swinging music I have seen this year: Aaron Goldberg, Omer Avital, and Ali Jackson playing trio. Tone is a quality that can sometimes be lost on recordings, but it is so apparent when seeing someone live.
My lesson came about somewhat randomly, as Jeff posted on twitter that he was stuck in brooklyn after hurricane Sandy, and his gig with Jeff Ballard at the vanguard was cancelled. I really look forward to getting my hands dirty updating this code in accordance with the python tutorial they provide, as well. Looking at the at the function definition, I am not sure why the explicit "seq" statements are there, I will need to think about this a bit. Then, one saturday we went to bargemusic and saw Mark Peskanov tear it up on the violin, playing Bach, Mozart and Schubert. We believe in building trust and have taken careful consideration to build Vyew accordingly.
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From the Mar del Sarra [Caspian Sea] in the west, with a fairly accurate outline in the style of the portolan charts, the Mongol domains stretch away eastwards to the coasts of Catayo [China]. Some of the islands off Quinsay may stand for the Chusan archipelago, and further to the south is the large island of Caynam, [Hainan].
The kingdoms of India as enumerated by Polo are absent from the map, and there are significant differences in the towns appearing in the two documents.
The reference is to the gate that Alexander is supposed to have built in the Caspian Mountains to exclude Gog and Magog, who are here equated with various Central Asian tribes. The Southern Arabian coast has names differing from those given by Polo, and in one of them, Adramant, we may recognize the modern Hadhramaut. The delineation is then confused by the repetition of the Badakshan uplands, the mountains of Baldassia, a mistake that probably arose from confusion over the river system of southern Asia. In fact the section illustrated by #235B is thought to represent Nicolo and Maffeo Polo, with their Mongol envoys, crossing the Tien Shan mountains on their way through what is now China's Sinkiang Province, to Beijing (south is at the top). Here the special feature of interest on the Catalan Atlas is the inscription and picture of the vessel recording the departure of the Catalan, Jacome Ferrer, on a voyage to the 'river of gold' southwest of the new Finisterre of Bojador in 1346. More geographical information is given on the Maghreb, which, after all, is part of the Mediterranean.
Thanks to their notorious capacity to travel long distances without water, they completely transformed African trade, opening sub-Saharan areas to Islam.
In Arabia, between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, is located the kingdom of Sheba; the queen, who came to visit King Solomon, is shown crowned and holding a golden disk as symbol of her wealth.
Navigational information is also recorded: a€?From the mouth of the river of Baghdad, the Indian and Persian Oceans open out. The mountains in the European and African section are arranged in chains or chain-like symbols, in Asia they appear as regular humped garlands of rocks. The Catalan Atlas, in fact, marks the progress in the gradual discovery of the Atlantic and the west coast of Africa with an illustration of Jaime Ferrera€™s ship, which, we are told, set sail on lo August 1346 bound for the fabulous Rio de Oro [River of Gold] in Africa.
In this spirit of critical realism, Cresques and his fellow Catalan cartographers of the 14th century, threw off the bonds of tradition and anticipated the achievements of the Renaissance. The city stands near the apex of a triangle formed by two rivers and the ocean; each of the two rivers divides into three before reaching the sea, a representation embodying a somewhat confused notion of the inter-linked natural and artificial waterways of China. Usually they are playing arabic music inside, but today, it's Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Three Blind Mice. I haven't been this excited by a performance since seeing Christian Scott's group a few years back.
One of the things I loved about the choreography was the contrast of the flat between the first and fourth acts: In the first act, everyone huddles around the flat closely for warmth, and by the fourth act, it is a warmer time of year and they run out their window and around on the rooftops.
I’ve personally avoided doing small group renditions of Ellington tunes, as I’ve never felt able to do his music justice. Interesting to hear Ron play the earlier Silver repertoire, as far as I know he didn’t start playing on Horace’s albums until the 70s. Another fun thing about the conference is that I felt totally comfortable going up to anyone, introducing myself, and then starting a conversation, something I usually struggle with. The most important sentence in the chapter for me is "The Context of a function is determined by how the function is invoked". Tomahawk was particularly great, I really enjoy John Stanier's drumming a lot and I hadn't seen Mike Patton on the mic since I was in high school.
He has great chops for sure and never plays a wrong note, but watching him play, it's quite an idosyncratic technique (especially in his left hand), there's quite a lot of what a pedagogue might consider extraneous motion.
Riak is really interesting, particularly some of the more advanced features which are really a superset of what something like S3 gives you. Also, creating rules in order to update views was a new concept for me, I hadn't seen this before. Ended the day, and my trip to new orleans, with a slice of chocolate pecan pie from camellia grill.
I fell in love with New Orleans on our trip, and have returned every year since, to listen, eat, and enjoy this great city. At the "Pub with Cold Beer", which is in reality the home of an enterprising vietnamese family with a refrigerator and a backyard full of chickens and peanuts, You can order lunch by pointing at the chicken you like. In Saigon, the outdoor restaurant where we had our last meal, and the lady with the stall outside Cholon Market, who served us our best meal our second day in Vietnam.
Wrapping the recursive call with lazy-seq allows us to code recursively, without fully realizing the entire sequence all at once at runtime. Bargemusic has top shelf musicians, is a beautiful 5-minute walk from my house, and is affordable. Finally, it's a way for me to break out of my routine a little, as I tend to be a creature of habit.
Like many jazz musicians, I was particularly obsessive in my early 20s, probably averaging 3-7 hours a day for many years.
Whereas when I am at home, I generally have a specific set of things I am working on: a tune, a chord voicing or harmonic structure, or some kind of technique. I have spent hours and hours on melodies that I can no longer play, learned many tunes I have since forgotten. They did a fantastic, grooving rendition of "Blue Trane"; They really played as one unit and it was fantastic. They played some wonderful original music, and it was a special treat to hear them tear through inner urge.
How do I move an object from one page to another?How do I layer images and objects on a page?How many files can I upload to Vyew? After exiting a VyewBook, the Sync Mode can be left as is, or switched to either Sync or Un-Sync. Four half-sheets are occupied by cosmographical and navigational data, they describe the whole concept of the world, show astronomical and astrological representations, and provide information about the calendar, the sun, moon, planets, the signs of the zodiac and the tides. The second sheet presents a spectacular diagram of a large astronomical and astrological wheel.
This country makes a sweep from east to south with an approach to its actual form, and along it's coast appear several of the great medieval ports and trading centers frequented by Arab merchants.
There Cresques placed some of the fabulous and monstrous races legendary in classical antiquity and the Middle Ages: a€?On this island are people who are very different from the rest of mankind. Conspicuous on the map is the Christian Kingdom and city of Columbo, placed on the east coast.
And know that these people marry at the age of about twelve years and generally live to be 40 years old. The island of Scotra, an important stage on the trade route from Aden to India, is misplaced to the east, and appears to occupy the approximate position of the Kuria Muria Islands. The legend above them reads, in translation: This caravan left the Empire of Sarra to go to Catayo, across a Great Desert (Sarai, on the Edil [Volga], was the capital of the Kipchak Tartars, from which the Polos had set out about 1262. This refers to the northwest coast of Africa which extends beyond Cape Bojador to a point just north of the Rio d'Oro. Later draftsmen, in order to escape the embarrassment caused by indicating the great trans-Saharan caravan routes within these narrow limits, began to speculate on the course of the west African coast, south of Bojador. Here they fish for pearls, which are supplied to the town of Baghdad.a€? We learn that a€?before they dive to the bottom of the sea, pearl fishers recite magic spells with which they frighten away the fisha€? a piece of information that comes straight from Marco Polo, who mentions that the pearl fishers on the Malabar coast are protected by the magic and spells of the Brahmins. The heathens believe that Paradise is situated there, because the islands have such a temperate climate and such a great fertility of the soil.
For this reason the heathens of India believe that their souls are transported to these islands after death, where they live for ever on the scent of these fruits. An album I've heard hundreds of times, but not music you expect to hear in an aging middle eastern grocery.
This solo sits reasonably well in either octave on guitar, and I've found it to be a great exercise to learn to play solos in both. The gig was sparsely attended, which was disappointing but understandable: I barely found out about it in time, and I live down the street.
In re-visiting these, I’ve discovered that I’m a lot more particular than I used to be: if the Rhythm section is good and the music is interesting, it’s enjoyable, if the pianist is overplaying or the band is rushing, I have to turn it off. With Ron Carter, Billy Hart, and Kenny Barron, things are never going to sound less than fantastic, and everything grooves, but there’s not a lot of fire. Ronnie Matthews is busy, but never goes over the line, as happens with many many Aebersold recordings. I think this is because it's a small conference and folks have a common passion for technology. I've since picked up a couple of their albums, and they're good, but this music really comes to life live. More proof that there's many, many ways to approach the instrument and technique is a broad topic.
They use protocol buffers to store the data in Riak; but a downside is that protocol buffers isn't Riak MapReduce friendly. Watching Steve Masakowski and Victor Atkins at the Royal Sonesta has become a tradition for me, as Steve is a fantastic guitarist.
This morning, I woke up far too early so I went for a 9 mile run and ate at Surrey's, which I've always liked, and had the best shrimp and grits I've ever eaten. Give it an hour, maybe go for a tube ride down the river, and the lady of the house will present you with sauteed morning glory shoots, fresh rice, the best peanut sauce you've ever had; and your chicken, grilled with lemons and chiles.
The key to lazy-seq is understanding that only part of your sequence should be calculated in memory at once, and writing your code in such a way that we don't inadvertently hold on to a reference for to the full sequence, by storing a reference to the head of the sequence, for example.
Unfortunately, it's on a boat, and I often get slightly motion sick from the rocking, so we left a bit before the end. I wanted to see at least 3 shows a month, and blog about my experiences, and I am happy to have done that for every month this year.
Sometimes I have to remind myself just to play guitar for the love of it, just to hear some music, match it with a feeling, and play it. Sometimes, I find it a more interesting point of reference to hear a new, exploratory group tackle material that I am familiar with, because they paint it in such a new way. The Schubert piece would have been great for me on a different day, but I really wasn't in the mood for Schubert, certainly no fault of the musicians, who were both excellent. An even earlier chart (probably covering the whole 'world' originally), that by Angelino Dulcert, of Majorca, dated 1339, also has points of resemblance to the Catalan Atlas. There are several references to world maps executed by him, though this is the only one now known.
There is a further allusion to Alexander having erected two trumpet-blowing figures in bronze; these, according to various medieval legends, resounded with the wind and frightened the Tartars until the instruments were blocked up by various nesting birds and animals.
For India and the ocean to the west, therefore, we may conclude that charts were used which differed in detail from Polo's account, though similar in general features. Here unfortunately the map ends; unlike the Medici Atlas, or some others, it makes no attempt at a representation, conjecture or otherwise, of the southern portion of this continent. The text beside a Touareg riding on a camel and also a group of tents informs us that this land is inhabited by veiled people living in tents and riding camels. Various trading stations are indicated on the shore of the Indian Ocean from Hormus, a€?where India begins,a€? to Quilon in Kerala. With meticulous care the islands in the region of the portolan chart section are displayed, they are painted in color, some of them like Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica are shown in gold.
Note that they use twitter's snowflake for ID generation, which is distributed and scalable. This year he sounded better than ever; playing the music of Ellis Marsalis and James Black. In Hoi An, I'll never forget the entire city lit up by paper lanterns at night, with paper candle boats floating down the river. The other side of me realizes that the music we play isn't so easy to quantify; who's to say that the hours I spent learning "Inner Urge" haven't influenced the way I hear melodies in general? Monet is more powerful because you know that you are looking at haystacks in a field, but re-imagined. The other elements (fire, air, water) are incorporated into the next three concentric circles; then come the seven planets, the band of the zodiac, and the various stations and phases of the moon. In view of the possible identity of Dulcert, and the Ligurian origin of the Medici Atlas, we may conclude that this type of world map, though developed by Catalans, originated early in the 14th century in northern Italy, where the narrative of Marco Polo, which, as will be seen, supplied many of the details embodied in the map, would be most readily available.
After his death in 1387, his work was carried on by his son, Jafuda, who eventually instructed the Portuguese under the patronage of Prince Henry the Navigator. This form of the name (it is rendered Coilum by Polo), and other details, suggest that the compiler drew upon the writings of Friar Jordanus, who was a missionary in this area, and whose Book of Marvels was completed and in circulation by 1340. It is marked by a line of towns up the valley of the Edil from Agitarchan [Astrakhan] through Sarra [Sarai], Borgar, and thence eastward through Pascherit [probably representing the territory of the Bashkirs east of the middle Volga], and Sebur, or Sibir, a medieval settlement whose site is unknown, but thought to be on the upper Irtish. The crowned black man holding a golden disk is identified as Musse Melly, a€?lord of the negroes of Guineaa€? - in fact, Mansa Musa, of fabulous wealth. Speculation of this sort did at least have the merit of enabling the mapmaker to draw the Sahara with greater accuracy.
So, the data model stored is id, timestamp, category, and properties, where properties is a hash of things like liker_id, followed_by, etc. I also caught a smoking brass band, Magnetic Ear, who had a particularly fantastic drummer in Paul Thibodeaux. Concerts like this often don't happen with regularity outside of NYC, one of the reasons I love living here.
On a separate note, I don't always play very well in front of great players, but I played pretty well with Jeff, and he complemented me on my time feel.
These proportions are of some significance, for they have undoubtedly restricted the cartographer in his portrayal of the extreme northern and southern regions. The next six rings are devoted to the lunar calendar and to an account of the effect of the moon when it is found in the different signs of the zodiac. The Catalan Atlas says: The circumference of the earth is 180,000 stadia, that is to say 20,052 miles (this is the same calculation as Ptolemy's, yet it was given a full thirty years prior to the first known Latin translation of his Geographia, #119 ). But the day of the Jewish school of cartography at Majorca was already drawing to a close, owing to the wave of persecution which swept through the Aragon kingdom in the latter years of the century. Possibly additions were also made so that the map might serve as an illustration to his narrative. In this quarter, the information upon which the map is based was not drawn from Marco Polo. Also its treatment of the Atlantic islands: the Azores, Canary, and Madeira groups, is more complete than any representation of earlier times. The gap in the snake-like Atlas Mountain chain of North Africa is meant to illustrate a pass that these Arab merchants commonly used (#235A).
In the evening, my friend Errol and I caught Linnzi Zaorski at DBA; she has a great band, impeccable choice in repotoire, and most importantly, her own sound. Part of the reason I think jazz has lost some audience, is the lack of familiarity with the source material. This felt great, as it doesn't come naturally to me, and I have worked extremely hard to improve my time over the years. This was perhaps to some extent deliberate, for two years before the composition of this map, we hear of the Infant John (son of Peter of Aragon) demanding a map 'well executed and drawn with its East and West' and figuring 'all that could be shown of the West and of the Strait [of Gibraltar] leading to the West'. Three more rings show, respectively, the division of the circle into degrees, while the last gives an account of the Golden Number. There are still other names which are not found in Jordanus either; but the commercial importance of Cambay (Canbetum, on the map) would account for the relatively detailed information about this region.
To the south is a long east-west range, called the Mountains of Sebur, representing the northwestern face of the Tien Shan and Altai. His pilgrimage to Mecca, including a visit to Cairo, was famous for the enormous amount of gold he spent on that occasion.
Back when "Autumn Leaves" was a pop tune, hearing the Miles Davis Quintet tear it apart and re-construct it was really grabbing, but today, most people listening don't know the tune to begin with, and I think something is lost there. Jimmy Bruno once told me you had to be born with good time, but as much as I respect Jimmy, I think he's wrong about that.
The Infant, in other words, was interested, not in northern Europe and Asia or in southern Africa, but in the Orient and the Western Ocean.
They eat white men and strangers, if they can catch them.a€? The reference is to giants familiar from the medieval Alexander legend, specifically defined here as Anthropophagi. There is, surprisingly, no indication of the river Indus, a striking omission also from Polo's narrative.
In the late 13th and early 14th centuries there were Franciscan mission stations at these localities, and the details no doubt came originally from the friars. This is plausible enough, for he controlled a large part of Africa, from Gambia and Senegal to Gao on the Niger, and had access to some of its richest gold deposits. I hum a few bars along with Wayne Shorter's solo, he asks me if I play music, and we talk about jazz. The cartographer satisfied him by cutting out, as it were, an east-west rectangle from a circular world map which would cover the desired area. George Grosjean, in his commentary on the 1977 facsimile edition of the Atlas, stresses that the orientation of this map must be understood from its essential part.
To these far distant waters are also relegated mermaids, some of them probably the traditional half-woman and half-fish, the others more siren-like half-birds. This oversight probably arose from confusion that often can be found between the Indus and the river Ganges.a€?The Indian powers are represented on the Catalan Atlas by the Sultan of Delhi and the Hindu King of Vijayanagar, who is wrongly identified as a Christian. Reports of the fabulous wealth of this African ruler did much to encourage an interest in the exploration of Africa.
This oversight probably arose from confusion that often can be found between the Indus and the river Ganges.The Indian powers are represented on the Catalan Atlas by the Sultan of Delhi and the Hindu King of Vijayanagar, who is wrongly identified as a Christian. I buy pine nuts, hibiscus tea flowers, and coffee, because it's impossible to walk into a store like this and buy one thing. The map was constructed in the portolano style, a type of medieval navigation chart which was intended to lie on the chart-table of a ship and always was oriented to the necessities of navigation, thus there is no 'orientation of priority' of such maps. The one illustrated has two fishtails, in accordance with one of the most common medieval conventions.
Farther north appear the Three Wise Men on their way to Bethlehem and at the top (or bottom) of the map a caravan; all of the latter figures are drawn upside down, as the map was probably meant to be laid horizontally and viewed from both sides. He thanks me for the business and wishes me well, and I wave goodbye, thinking to myself I should stop in more often and maybe make some rice with preserved lemon next weekend. The shape of the Catalan Atlas, therefore, must not be taken as evidence on questions such as the extent, form or knowledge of the African continent; nor does the change from a circular to a rectangular frame indicate specifically any change in ideas relating to the shape of the earth.
Since the Atlas was not intended as a portolano for daily use but instead was a luxury edition for a princely library, it is useless to ask for correct orientation of the map-sheets.
Camels laden with goods are followed by their drivers; behind them various people, one of them asleep, are riding horses.
This fact notwithstanding, however, as the legends that are legible prevail in north-orientation, in the modern literature of the maps the north-orientation is now adopted.a€?A major impetus to the advancement of exploration in Western Europe during the later Middle Ages came through the evolution and use of this very kind of map, the nautical chart or portolano.
This fact notwithstanding, however, as the legends that are legible prevail in north-orientation, in the modern literature of the maps the north-orientation is now adopted.A major impetus to the advancement of exploration in Western Europe during the later Middle Ages came through the evolution and use of this very kind of map, the nautical chart or portolano.
Designed to assist mariners find their way at sea, it served a practical purpose akin to that of the future road map, but it answered this purpose by depicting not the route itself, but detailed coastlines and hazards to shipping. Mariners previously had to rely on written itineraries which can be traced back to the peripli or coastal pilots of the classical world. Following the introduction of the mariner's compass in Europe towards the end of the 13th century, nautical or portolan charts were made as an extension of the peripli, constructed on a framework of radiating compass lines, with north at the top.
Places were located and marked around the coasts, while places located further inland and usually the entire interior of the continents were left blank. The province and town of Lop mentioned by Marco Polo can be connected with the modern town of Ruoqiang (Charkhlik) south of Lop Nor.
It should be emphasized that while the Atlas was drawn in the portolano style, it is not, strictly speaking, a portolan chart.
The typical nautical chart, which some scholars believe had its origin with the Catalan mapmakers, had hitherto been cartographically the very opposite of the medieval theocratic or ecclesiastical maps.
Portolan charts traditionally displayed only known, discovered coasts, precisely detailed harbors, river mouths, rocks, shallows, currents, etc.

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