So you're all done recording your next song. You've laid down final takes for all the tracks, mixed everything and decided on the final master. Congrats!

But before you call it a day and prepare to distribute to streaming platforms, there are a few things many musicians forget to do that can take their song to the next level.

We make very careful considerations about the interface and operation of the GNU coreutils, but unfortunately due to backwards compatibility reasons, some behaviours or defaults of these utilities can be confusing.

This information will continue to be updated and overlaps somewhat with the coreutils FAQ, with this list focusing on less frequent potential issues.

What ARE all these letters? Even music veterans are sometimes confused. But it's important to understand the difference between your ASCAP and your UPC, because they all play an essential role in earning revenue from your music copyrights.

Herbs are a fantastic addition to your Parrot's diet, not only for their abundance of health benefits, but also in the variety they provide as part of a balanced diet. They can be presented in a chop, threaded through the cage bars, or even strung together as a shredding toy.

Greetings fellow Nim adventurers! Below you will find 16 handy Nim tips & tricks I came across while developing a medium-sized GUI program this year, Gridmonger (and related libraries). Some of them are about less known or undocumented Nim features or standard library functions, a few are workarounds for some rough edges of the language, and there’s also a handful of useful techniques I read about in forums or have invented on my own.

The goal of this book is to document commonly-known and lesser-known methods of doing various tasks using only built-in POSIX sh features. Using the snippets from this bible can help remove unneeded dependencies from scripts and in most cases make them faster. I came across these tips and discovered a few while developing KISS Linux and other smaller projects.

If you're setting up a service where people can register their own usernames to be used as a hostname (, email address (, or URL path ( within your domain, there are some common names you should avoid letting the general public register.


This is a list of all the names I know that should be restricted from registration in automated systems. If you know of others, please let me know and I'll update this page.

Avoiding hassle is especially important for a bootstrapped company. As discussed in my previous post about the spiderweb entrepreneur, in the early stages of bootstrapping, nothing happens unless YOU do it, so it’s incredibly important to conserve your time and energy.

Ifyou want to absolutely minimize hassle as you run your software business, you can stick to each one of these rules, which I present in no particular order:

You are being watched. Private and state-sponsored organizations are monitoring and recording your online activities. provides services, tools and knowledge to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.

The open source community produces a large amount of software for different uses. I have already told you about open source tools for interactive fictions. Here are eleven open source tools to help authors be creative.

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