Category Archives: Personal Projects

Ruby on Rails (RoR)

I’ve been learning some Ruby on Rails recently, it’s been pretty good fun. If you are looking to get started with some RoR, here’s some of the recources i used:

I’ve also got two books on the way to use as a reference and help me along:

It’s going pretty well and I’m enjoying it. I’ve got some ideas that prompted me to learn this, as I wanted to use something other than my normal web development process, which  involved stacks of PHP. I do like PHP, but I do occasionally feel the need to learn some new stuff on occasion. I like the way Rails provides a nice framework for everything, this foray into new territory might improve my web design too!

Metal… It’s Brutal!

Just a quick update, i’m working on some basslines for the metal tracks me and my mate are working on. I havent got any audio recorded yet (I’m still loving Reaper!) or anything down solid, but it’s progressing pretty quickly, so there should be something to show for it pretty soon. There should be 7-8 tracks once we are done, we will probably get a few out there to download for free, to see how people like them.

Some Bass!

I’ve been starting to put some bass down for a couple of my mates tracks, i’ll update with some audio when I get the chance. It’s an excellent blend of thrash and old-school metal with a modern twist.

I started to record my basslines with Audacity, but it was quite annoying having to split the signal at the output of the amp head for monitoring and not being able to properly monitor the recorded signal. I ended up moving to Reaper, which gives me a lot more versatility for recording.

I also played a gig with Tom Bertram today, a charity gig at the RMA Tavern. We got a good reception and played a new song as a finale. It went down really really well!

A change (For the better, I hope!)

As you can see, the site has changed!

I’ve made some fairly big changes and I’ve only restored a couple of the old posts. I’m working on a new project with some cool people at i3Portal and i’m still playing bass for Tom Bertram.

I also joined Twitter, I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out, but expect a little entertainment.

On a side note, check out the gigs on the Tom Bertram website! It’s really getting going now. I’ll try to post some more pictures from those upcoming gigs.