20 Sep 2016

In part two, you learn about scales and keys.

  • The major scale, and how to build one from a melody
  • Half steps and whole steps in a scale
  • Key signatures, all those sharps and flats
  • The Circle of Fifths
  • The minor scale
20 Sep 2016

Music notation is the written language that universally conveys both space and time. In the first session, you learn about music notation, just to put us all on a level playing field. You learn about notating:

20 Sep 2016

I'm working on a music theory class for my bandmates in the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble. Most of them have not studied music after high school (although quite a few have). But they all know how to read music and play an instrument.

27 Apr 2016

Add this code to /opt/IBM/JazzSM/profile/registry/TdwcGlobalSettings.xml

13 Apr 2016

One of the most common requests is for Workload Scheduler to send the output of jobs ended in error to a user. The built-in event-driven workload automation module seems well-suited to the task. However, there are a few problems.

9 Mar 2016

Here's how to schedule around the Canadian holiday celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday.

30 Jan 2016

I'm using fail2ban to keep the bandits off my server. It's great!
But there are so many bots that just keep poking at the server that I want to permanently ban them after a few repeated attempts.

6 Jan 2016

Here's a small script I wrote to wait until no jobs are running in Workload Scheduler.

10 Dec 2015

I've been looking for a way to give my students occasional access to system administration functions of the Linux-based servers.

23 Nov 2015

Want to ssh to one of your Workload Scheduler agents, but don't remember the nodename or hostname? Or, you know the name, but workstation name is much shorter? Try this: