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redsock



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So here I am programming on some rather unpleasant client work, haha, and I have this playing at THX volume (~105db) at my desk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oJEBGHCdBQ&feature=youtu.be haha.. "religious experience through music", though I appreciate that the Devin Townsend Project might not be for everyone, haha

Curious what other programmers listen to when doing the equivalent of "toilet cleaning" work...?

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Post 15 Sep 2016, 04:45
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You may want to take a look at the Beautiful Songs thread, which has thousands, if not more, of recommendations.

The following music piece is definitely a good start:

Kitaro - Theme From Silk Road
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMaupYWRMpE

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Post 15 Sep 2016, 05:39
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YONG wrote:
You may want to take a look at the Beautiful Songs thread, which has thousands, if not more, of recommendations.
Yeah I am/was aware of the "Beautiful Songs" thread, but this is more specific to doing really unpleasant work so I figure "Beautiful Song" isn't exactly what I was after (though I do find Devin Townsend's work quite pleasant, my mother doesn't think it beautiful, haha)

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I listen to the sounds of keystrokes, mouse clicks and fans when I am coding. And if I could I would eliminate those sounds to make the experience more pleasant.
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redsock wrote:
... this is more specific to doing really unpleasant work so I figure "Beautiful Song" isn't exactly what I was after
I see. You are after something "unconventional" to lift your spirits. If so, the following could be your cup of tea:

Vitas - Opera 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sZ5Xwgcm6c

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my mind automatically produce my own HD audio, inner self talking and keep on talking, Laughing

if midnight quiet environment, i prefer hearing my own heartbeat, Very Happy
Post 15 Sep 2016, 09:38
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YONG wrote:
redsock wrote:
... this is more specific to doing really unpleasant work so I figure "Beautiful Song" isn't exactly what I was after
I see. You are after something "unconventional" to lift your spirits. If so, the following could be your cup of tea:

Vitas - Opera 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sZ5Xwgcm6c

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HAHA Gold! Pretty hard to remain irritated listening to that! hahah thanks!

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I can't really think when coding and simultaneously listening to music. My mind has to pay full attention only to either one.

Music then just becomes noise if I'm typing what I'm thinking and that's not productive.
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Same for me - I can code only in silence and preferably darkness.
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Lucid Dreaming Sleep Track (8 Hour Sleep Cycle Track) with Binaural beats and Isochronic Tones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDX8QrcDI_o

"Rain" 8 hours of "Rain Sounds" "Sleep Sounds"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPodpYu_Ruo

i like them
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I used to play music loudly while coding, choosing the tracks that I know very well, as this created some kind of insulation against distraction - when I was surrounded by the loud music of a familiar song, there was no unexpected sounds to distract me, because nothing from the outside world could break through this curtain of music.
Nowadays I find that I can code in silence just as well, as my concentration is not easily broken. But if I have some "dirty work" to do, or I debug some elusive bug and it takes much more time that I would like, I may still turn on some loud music to give me an additional "boost", and I sometimes return to the music that I used for this purpose in my teenage years. This was almost exclusively the music of Mike Oldfield. His long suites were perfect for this, as they could create half an hour to an hour of an audio background, and his music has a lot of energetic crescendos that would periodically give me a boost, interspersed with calm passages that were a good background for the actual work. I bought all his albums that I could find (and there are lots of them), and every time I got a new one, I needed to listen to it at least few times to get accustomed to it, it was not unusual that I did not appreciate something in the beginning, only to absolutely love it after hearing it a dozen of times. I know all his suites by heart, and every one of them can be a great familiar background when I need one.
Unfortunately I don't remember which one of his albums I was listening to when I was writing the first version of fasm. It might have been "Ommadawn". Also, the track that I remember most strongly in the connection with programming is "The Lake" from the "Discovery" album. It was around the time that I learned the assembly programming in DOS and I was experimenting a lot with coding. It also was long before I started buying the albums on CDs, so I only had a few Mike Oldfield's albums copied from friends on the magnetic tapes. I remember that while coding and debugging I used to listen to that tape as loudly as it was possible with my equipment, over and over again, with short pauses only when the tape had to be switched to the other side. Every time I reached the finale of "The Lake" it was such a powerful experience for me, that it gave me an energy to not give up even with the most obscure assembly-related problems.
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i was listening to _Nirvana - The man who sold the world_ during the last coding
i must admit concentration on a sustain musical style should be avoided
ps, just wondering TG's affection ^_^
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Tomasz Grysztar wrote:
I used to play music loudly while coding, choosing the tracks that I know very well, as this created some kind of insulation against distraction ...
This!

I too no longer require music to assist, but sometimes when I am doing really unpleasant or difficult coding it is still comforting having loud music playing.

I listened to The Lake on youtube, I am guessing you don't appreciate Devin Townsend much then? Smile hahah

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Tomasz Grysztar
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redsock wrote:
I listened to The Lake on youtube

Was it some live recording? I don't think they do justice to the album version.
If you'd like to listen to some Oldfield's piece of good quality on YouTube, I recommend Man on the Rocks - it is short but its finale is quite representative of many of his suite finishes, with multiple guitars playing both unisono and dialogues.

redsock wrote:
I am guessing you don't appreciate Devin Townsend much then? Smile hahah
Quite the opposite. I like a wide variety of music, from classical through jazz, electric and all kinds of rock to heavy metal, and especially anything that involves guitars has a good chance to catch my attention (you may also notice that Oldfield is a guitarist in a first place). And what you linked sounds really very well to me.
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Still working on toilet-cleaning code, hahah, today's DTP at 105db is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44TzcehU0V8

You're welcome Smile
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