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Man With Small F (The Inaccessible PDF Song)

The inspiration for this song came knocking on my office door at the University of Washington, where I’m technology accessibility specialist. “It’s open,” I said. The door crept open and a blind university student stepped into my office and nonchalantly said "There’s something wrong with this document". This proved to be quite an understatement! Her […]

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Religion

This song evolved considerably from its original inception. I had all the material in place, but kept finding new, better ways to mix it. Even the title evolved from “Koan Song” to “Ango”, before I finally settled on “Religion” (after which, one reviewer suggested that I rename it “FREE!”) The song is not intended necessarily […]

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She

Creating this song helped me to reach some light-hearted closure in the aftermath of a long, grueling 2008 presidential campaign. The exercise I assigned myself: Write a love song to Sarah Palin. In doing so I never imagined that in years to follow so many people would actually take Sarah seriously. Just don’t take this […]

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Almost Time

A lullaby, written and recorded in the wee hours… Lyrics I think it’s almost time to hibernate I think it’s almost time to crawl into my snug warm den and stay til spring The snow is piling up outside The world is blanketed in white and I can hear the silence as it calls my […]

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PHP 7.0 Alpha

This song is my anthem for the 99%. The “PHP” of the title is an acronym standing for “People Helping People”. I chose that title though because at the time of its release the PHP programming language was still on version 5.x, and I envisioned a day when the title would be great for search […]