Nine Inch Nails Decoder Ring


1. Open located in Applications->Utilities.
2. Copy the following line of code to the terminal window. DO NOT press enter.

pbpaste | perl -pe 'foreach $Parepin ( <STDIN> ){ while( $Parepin =~ m/(fe7b02;"><em>|fe7b02;">)(.+?)</g ){ $nin = $2; $nin =~ s/s//; print $nin } }'

3. Read Secret Websites, Coded Messages: The New World of Immersive Games
4. View the source. (apple-option-u)
5. Copy the html source. (mouse click html source window, apple-a, apple-c)
6. Go back to to terminal window and hit enter.
7. Type decoded message here.

Csound Journal Issue 6

The 6th issue of the Csound Journal has been published at Here is the list of articles pressent in this edition:

  • Aspects of Bandlimiting by James Hearon
  • Developing LADSPA Plugins with Csound by Victor Lazzarini and Rory Walsh
  • Using Python Inside Csound by Andrés Cabrera
  • Perl and Csound – Part 2 by Jacob Joaquin (that’s me)
  • Csound Journal Issue 5

    The 5th issue of the Csound Journal has been published at A range of topics are discussed, including Pure Data, an art installation, HPKComposer and Perl. To quote editor Stever Yi, “It never ceases to amaze me the number of different ways that people are using Csound and the wide variety of musics being made.” [source]

    I previously mentioned I had written an article for the journal. I’m happy to announce that “Perl and Csound – Part I” is included in this issue. I want to personally thank the editors James Hearon and Steven Yi for giving me the opportunity to contribute to one of my favorite online publications.

    I’m back, ahhhh yeaaaah!

    I’ve found myself busy with a few additional projects that have been eating my time, thus no blogging. I have no issues about pushing this blog aside for weeks, or perhaps months at a time. However, I do feel it is time to re-commit myself to this place. I love doing it. Perhaps I just bit off too much for those first couple of months. I was so wrapped up in the fantasy of having the world’s most popular blog, that I over did it and burnt out. Now that’s out of my system, I’m much more comfortable taking my time and writing what I should be writing about: all the weird shit that goes through my head.

    While I was MIA, I rediscovered both Perl and Csound. Also wrote part one of a two part article for the Csound Journal titled “Perl and Csound.” It’ll be out, soon. I’ve already started part two, and having a wonderful time writing it. Part one is more or less a primer, part two is where the magic happens. The one concern I have is that I’m going to find it difficult to narrow my examples down while still covering a massive amount of useful info. The best part of this hole experience is that I’m learning so much writing this. My thought processes have completely switched into Csound mode, and my mind is open to new possibilities. So I guess this is what enlightenment feels like. I’d best bottle it up before my feet touch the ground.