Rootless Voicings Practice App – v5.2.1 What’s New?

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I have just published the latest version of my Rootless Voicings Practice App. This is a minor update from some feedback and suggestions I received recently. As well as some tidying up of the app code, there are two minor enhancements in this release. Keep Awake Within SETTINGS there is now a new option to enable you to keep the screen awake when you are in a timed practice session… Read More »Rootless Voicings Practice App – v5.2.1 What’s New?

Rootless Voicings Practice App – v5.1.0 What’s New?

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I have just published the latest version of my Rootless Voicings Practice App. This is a minor update from some feedback and suggestions I received recently. As well as some tidying up of the app code, there are two minor enhancements in this release. Jazz Notation Previously I would display an “M” and “m” for major and minor chords respectively. Now, through settings you can change this to display more… Read More »Rootless Voicings Practice App – v5.1.0 What’s New?

Rootless Voicings Practice App – v4.1.0 What’s New?

I have just published the latest version of my Rootless Voicings Practice App. This is a minor update driven by a review I received over the weekend. If you have used my app, one of the features is the ability to either show or hide the notes that make up the chord being displayed. This is shown in the two screenshots below, where you can see the notes for the… Read More »Rootless Voicings Practice App – v4.1.0 What’s New?

Home Piano Recording Setup

I’m part of a wonderful online community of pianists and players looking to learn and improve their skills. The community is Piano With Jonny. If you want to learn the piano from a world-class expert, with support from a wonderful community, I can’t recommend it enough. As part of the learning process, the group encourages its members to post videos of their performance. I sometimes see friends struggling to understand… Read More »Home Piano Recording Setup

Amateur Photographer – Lightroom Alternative

I have been playing around with photography for a couple of years now. As much as I like Lightroom and Photoshop, I can’t justify the £10 a month for the small amount of photo editing I actually do. I’ve been on the lookout for a good value alternative for some time now. I’ve played around with some of the opensource alternatives like DarkTable, but I wasn’t that impressed. Recently, I… Read More »Amateur Photographer – Lightroom Alternative

Israel as a westerner

I don’t usually blog about my travels, but i’m just coming to the end of a 4 day work trip to Tel Aviv and felt compelled to share my thoughts and experiences. When I got the invitation in my inbox a few weeks ago, inviting me to Israel to speak at a conference and meet a number of customers, I was a little apprehensive. Why wouldn’t I be? As a… Read More »Israel as a westerner

Being Positive – Why I love my job!

As Brits we like to moan! We complain about the weather, we complain about queues, we complain about our politicians, we complain about each other. I’m no exception and I’ve been known to have be muttering under my breath for a whole variety of reasons. Maybe, someone is dawdling (I love that word) along when I’m trying to get somewhere, or a driver in front of me is being particular… Read More »Being Positive – Why I love my job!

2018 – Autonomy vs Automation

At OpenWorld 2017 last year (it still seems strange saying last year), Oracle announced “The world’s first Autonomous Database”. The marketing literature states:  “Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud eliminates complexity, human error, and manual management, helping to ensure higher reliability, security, and more operational efficiency at the lowest cost.” When I first heard about the autonomous database, I didn’t quite get it. I’m no database expert but I thought that we… Read More »2018 – Autonomy vs Automation