Jason Olson's Coding Coda

A programming musician? Or a musical programmer? Hmm…


Welcome all to my new blog: Coding Coda. Why a new blog? Well, the old one is basically dead. I’ve struggled a long time on writing at the old blog. Why? It was explicitly technology/programming focused. Lately, I’m trying really hard to merge my two favorite “hobbies”: computers and music. I couldn’t bring myself to talk about music all that much on my previous blog. A compounding factor is that my previous blog had largely been focused on the tech I created and worked on at work. However, now that I’m in “The Windows Bunker”, I usually can’t talk about work things anymore.

Why Geeks With Blogs? Well, D’Arcy, Chris, Jeff, and many other long time GWB’ers will remember that my first blog (and longest lived for me) was right here at GWB. It’s how I got started with blogging. In many ways, GWB was like a family to me.

So, here we are. I’m doing a reboot of my web presence. It’s about time for me to start focusing on both my hobbies. You will see a good amount of talk about programming and computers still. However, more and more of that discussion will also be focused on music (or audio programming in general). Whether this is about fun MIDI stuff, creating a drum sequencer, etc., there is a lot of cool stuff coming up!

What about the name? Well, I wanted a name that clearly played on the role of computers and music in my life. All of the titles and domains I thought of were terribly boring. Thankfully, I have a creative coworker. So I say a big “Thank You!” to my coworker Harry Pierson (http://www.devhawk.net) for coming up with Coding Coda!

Here’s to new beginnings! In many ways, this feels like the start of “the true me” out on the web. So I’m very excited about this Smile. I hope you all enjoy the journey just as much!