Software & Stories

My name is Orlando, and I occasionally write about software. And also short stories.


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Mixing Multiple Audio Files With SoX


SoX, the “Swiss Army knife of sound processing”, is awesome. I’ve been using it a lot lately for a project I’m working on, and I encountered a situation not quite covered in their documentation. I wanted to mix multiple audio files together to create a new file. Let’s say I have a file with a really cool beat and I wanted to completely ruin it by adding another file...

Twitter-like Character Count Plugin Written in jQuery


See it in action right away if you don’t feel like reading. I wanted to pop my plugin cherry, but I wasn’t sure what to put together. A wise man once said, “If you don’t know what to build, just build something you need for yourself.” That wise man’s name? Albert Einstein. Just kidding. It was me. I said that. I’m currently working on a web app that...

Trying this again.


Years ago, I had a site. Then I neglected it, lost the domain, and didn’t give a crap.
And now, here we are, again.
I intend for this to be a place where I can post some tutorials, tips, tricks, fuck-ups, and laughable code.


I'm a software developer by day, and writer by night. I also write code at night, and occasionally words by day. Really, the main takeaway is I enjoy typing on a keyboard a lot.

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