How to export Garageband files so that they work in other Digital Audio Workstations

Garageband is a Digital Audio Workstation for MacIntosh. It is easy to use and comes with lots of loops and sounds you can use in creating music.

Garageband is only available for Mac, however, and if you plan to collaborate with others, then you need to find some way of getting your tracks out of Garageband in a way that will allow other systems to use the files. The best file format for doing this is .wav/.aiff (which are the same thing). Every DAW worth the name should be able to import and export this file type.

This is not something you can do with Share/Export: while it is possible to export a Garageband project as a . Read the rest of this entry »

Using to annotate print books is a web-based annotation service that I was recently introduced to by my friend Maryann Martone. It is extremely handy for taking notes while web-browsing, and, since it annotates PDFs, I also use it for things like preparing for Faculty-Board negotations regarding the U of L contract.

Today, however, I experimented with a way of using to annotate print books:

  1. locate the book in an online library catalogue, Google Books, or an online bookseller like or
  2. write notes beginning with the page number you are commenting on/quoting from in hypothes. Read the rest of this entry »

How to retard science? Set up a grant programme. From Leo Szilard’s Mark Gable Foundation (1961).

A story about how to wreck science, from Szilard, Leo. 1961. “The Mark Gable Foundation.” In The Voice of the Dolphins and Other Stories, 117–30. Stanford University Press.

“I have earned a very large sum of money,” said Mr. Read the rest of this entry »


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