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14/05/2014

Choose a meat

Filed under: General — Tags: — Sevan @ 5:50 pm

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28/04/2014

A fun night down memory lane

Filed under: General — Tags: , — Sevan @ 2:40 am

2 years ago today / yesterday a journey began for me & I wanted to write about the experience & what I’d taken away from it, as I started taken notes I found looking through old emails brought back lots of memories & so tonight I dug further & ended up looking through photos. It’s been fun looking through the past & as I finished, I went to change my twitter photo & discovered that there is now a facility to request your Twitter archive. Once you’ve placed a you’re notified that it may take some time, I received an email almost immediately with a link to download a zip archive of my entire timeline.
The zip file contains everything needed to read you archived timeline. I had a brief look at mine & stopped after the first months worth of tweets, too much past for one night, I’ve been down that lane already just before.

Request timeline

Your Twitter archive is ready

22/03/2014

Living on the edge

Filed under: General — Tags: — Sevan @ 4:01 pm

I got chatting to two elderly ladies about what I was reading in the coffee shop earlier today, as I left I overheard one of the ladies refer to me as “a very nice boy”, if only they knew the sales terms of the book, I didn’t know at the time, please don’t think badly of me!

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04/01/2014

I don’t recall releasing this

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sevan @ 10:12 pm

Too many Sevans

Sevan

31/12/2013

To 2014

Filed under: General — Sevan @ 7:39 pm

Here’s to fresh starts & new beginnings, to seek new opportunities, taking with us what we have learnt in 2013.

Happy new year!

26/11/2013

Scaling engineers & expert beginner

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Sevan @ 1:25 am

Two pieces on careers, a series of blog posts on the expert beginner & a video from Surge 2013 of Brian Cantrill’s talk, titled “Leadership Without Management: Scaling Organizations by Scaling Engineers”

07/11/2013

New release with more grumble

Filed under: General — Sevan @ 3:35 am

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22/09/2013

First mix of 2013

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — Sevan @ 5:25 pm

I’ve started buying music digitally trying to build up a collection again & thought I’d try recording something to see how it works out, nothing really planned, just picked an opening record & went from there, lots of room for improvement but it was fun to record.

Recorded on a pair of Vestax PDX-3000 Mk II turntables, Serato SL2, Allen & Heath Xone:22 mixer via a FocusRite Saphire LE firewire sound card on a MacBook Air.

Track list
Virginia, Solar & Poppcke – Our Days
Terry Lee Brown Jr – Chatterbox (Original Mix)
Vinayak A – Set Her Free (Martin Buttrich Remix)
Shur-I-Kan – Conundrum (Original Mix)
Two Right Wrongens – System Error
Maya Jane Coles – What They Say (Dyed Soundorom Remix)
Deetron – Starblazer (Original Mix)
Lance DeSardi – The Power Of Suggestion (Original Mix)
Danny Howells – Laid Out (Fully Horizontal Mix)
Guy Gerber – The Golden Sun and the Silver Moon (Original Mix)
Agoria – Dust feat Scalde (Rocco Vision Mix)

DJing with a digital setup has had me running into some strange issues, this time the disk my audio files were stored on was plugged into a USB hub, this caused very strange behaviour in Scratch Live, with the music cutting out on two separate occasions & not registering the music is playing.
My firewire sound card is connected via a thunderbolt adapter & whilst there’s sufficient power on the bus to power the unit without a separate power supply, it’s not possible to perform firmware updates via this adapter as I found out by temporarily bricking my device, luckily the firmware update completed successfully using a Mac which had a firewire port onboard and restored functionality.

20/08/2013

Gone Clubbing

Filed under: General — Tags: , — Sevan @ 5:59 pm

Danny Tenglia @ The Egg

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14/07/2013

Returning to DJing after a hiatus

Filed under: General — Tags: , — Sevan @ 11:31 am

From my first days of exploring the nightlife in Brighton as a teenager I wanted to be a DJ, so I started buying records & eventually got a pair of decks & taught myself how to mix. Giving up in the late 2000s because I never made the transition to digital & finding the records I wanted either not being available on vinyl or being at a premium.
My interest was rekindled recently when a colleague asked If I wanted to play at a joint birthday party, It was disastrous & I struggled to mix but the whole thing was so much fun, digging through records trying to find tracks (a strong mental note being kept through out the process that this wasn’t going to be a Sasha tribute) & I got the opportunity to play again this weekend, at a small house party, it was much more fun this time as I let go, starting off with Salt City Orchestras remix of Marshall Jeffersons Mushrooms & finishing off with Salt City Orchestras remix of Underworld Cups with lots of different styles of tracks in between.

Next step is to get myself a copy of traktor & start recording again, It’s been too long.

The last attempt at recording a mix at length a long while ago (it’s a bit rough round the edges).

Track list
Delerium – Silence (Santuary Mix)
2 Smoking Barrels – Bases Loaded (Naive Dub)
Dousk – Estrange
Skydiver – Timeless
Nalin & Kane – Rise In (16B Dub)
Mainline – Innerspace
Age of Love – Age of Love (Jam & Spoon ‘Watch Out For Stella’ Remix)

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