PlanMixPlay pre-alpha testing *now*!
Wednesday December 28, 2016
Pre-Alpha testing of PlanMixPlay has started!
Excitement, ballons, confetti, clowns, and trumpets!
Even more exciting is that you, yes you, can actively participate in said testing. To keep expectations in check, let me state that PlanMixPlay is very feature slim. It currently cannot compare to current live performance software on any conceivable level. However - given time, testing, and care we here at PlanMixPlay HQ hope it can offer something new and unique previously unseen in the live interaction space.
In the future there'll probably be a forum, a trello board (to track development), and a series of other neat things to look at and use, but for now, if you're keen on giving PlanMixPlay a spin in its pre-alpha state, head over to http://www.planmixplay.com/register, sign up for an account, and proceed to downloading PlanMixPlay.
Happy holidays, and have a happy new year!
Planmixplay irregularities part two
Sunday November 27, 2016
It has been another month with neither an update, nor a (PlanMixPlay) show in sight. The short story is that life has gotten a bit in the way. The slightly longer one also tells of some odd internet connectivity issues that I'm trying to sort through. Hopefully what's coming on the other end will be worth the wait however. I'm once again tempted to talk a lot about plans and ideas, but so often these things turn to nothing before they were ever anything. Once you get involved in a creative circle you start to notice how some individuals talk a lot about plans, but never follow through. Sometimes... You'll notice this person in the mirror. It's important to take a few lessons from this.
First, that we all have a tendency to do this to some degree. It's alluring to talk about fantastic thoughts/ideas/plans. Especially if you feel that you'd actually be able to execute on them. It makes them seem more real. Despite the fact that they're no more real than most peoples hopes for winning the lottery. But take some comfort from this. It is - if nothing else - an equalizer. We can all hope for big things that we'll never manage. What really separates people - to me - is how big and often this talk occurs vs. what comes into being. I'd speculate that perhaps only 1% of the things I imagine become real, and perhaps only 20% of the ones I talk about do. I guess what I'm getting at is, ideally, we should all talk less and do more.
The second is actually the most important lesson I think. That what other people say vs. do doesn't matter. It can be beneficial as a motivator, to convince yourself that you're making actual headway while this other person is merely talking about making headway. But at the end of the day - that's irrelevant. Who knows - this other person might catch a break far sooner than you, and then the headway you've made will perhaps not matter. So at the end of the day - you may as well just do your utmost regardless of what anyone else is doing.
Which brings me the to the final part of this post. What I've been thinking about in terms of making headway. The time has come to start trying to create some real encapsulated output with PlanMixPlay. The danger with a project such as PlanMixPlay is that - while it does resemble a lot of existing software - the concept is slightly different fundamentally. Which means trying to explain the subtle difference is difficult. To the point where you're better of showing it. I've tried often enough to explain PlanMixPlay to interested parties to realize that in order to actually make real headway, I need to have some tangible and workable examples of what I'd like to achieve. I need to get to a place where someone will be keen to ask 'So is this ready to go?', or perhaps better, not even ask, just assume that it is.
But creating an encapsulated output ready for propagation is not enough. The former sentence reveals why it is not. Propagation. It must be easy to spread. You'll hear a lot more from me when I have something that's both, but for now all I can say is that I'll see if I can't get at least a show in sometime during December, provided that the technical issues subside.
PlanMixPlay show irregularities
Saturday October 1, 2016
I hope this day finds you well. Hmmm. Starting to sound an awful lot like one of those well-to-do Nigerian princes who mean so well, but generally tend to end up scamming you for all you're worth. Their e-mails always start off in such an open and friendly manner, and often have a lot of upfront well wishing about ones health and well-being. But you and I have barely begun discussing today's important agenda, and I've already digressed...
For that, I apologize. But I also apologize for sad news that I must deliver. Moving and migrating is tough business and quite time-consuming. Consequently the weekly PlanMixPlay shows that I do on SlayRadio.Org will be occurring in a little more haphazard fashion, for the brief but foreseeable future (i.e. the next month or two). On the bright side, I can dedicate some of this recently granted non-broadcasting time to developing PlanMixPlay, which in the long run hopefully stand to benefit us all!
Have a fantastic day!
PlanMixPlay first Teaser
Sunday July 17, 2016
Just like the rest of the human population I seem to be very good at saying one thing, and doing another. But contrary to this rest of the human population, I have no trouble in pointing out my contradictory behavior. Perhaps because they're tiny indiscretions, or perhaps because I've yet to learn my lesson. Either way, my loss is your gain (hopefully,) and this time I think you'll be pleased, regardless.
Please click and absorb (via your eyeballs and earbones) the following first official Teaser for PlanMixPlay.
It's short and sweet I'd say, but obviously I'm biased. Hmmm. Who could we get to say it's short and sweet who's not biased. Hey wait a minute...! You! Yes, you my friend! Why didn't I think of it sooner - this works out perfectly. If you think this PlanMixPlay business is the cats pajamas, then say it, share it, hashtag it, Pokemon Go it, on all your favorite social media sites. Especially if you'd like to see more of it. If you're more a bit of an old-school dude like me and more into good old fashion e-mails, then feel free to reach out and let me know how that Teaser made you feel. I'm all earbones.
Have a fantastic day.
www.planmixplay.com soft launch
Sunday May 29, 2016
A soft launch is when you preview something to a limited audience before making it available to the general public. So, technically, this is not a soft launch as anyone on the internet can waltz right up to this domain and take a gander. But pretending an audience the size of anything resembling the general public might do such a thing, would probably be slightly delusional. But delusions not withstanding: Welcome!
Today officially marks the offical second release of PlanMixPlay.com! (If you happen to be reading this on LasseLaursen.com, you should instead head over to PlanMixPlay.com and look at how much we've redecorated!)
Before we go any further let's address the tiny elephant in the room that most of us are actually unaware of: The planned release of PlanMixPlay itself (the instrument), in early 2016. This has not happened. Tempting as it might be to pull a 'politician' and start redefining the terms 'early 2016' and 'release', I think sticking with reality will get us much further.
PlanMixPlay is still scheduled to have its first release in 2016, but alas, various quality issues have kept it from happening so far. The specifics are tedious and boring, so let's skip those and just reaffirm that things are progressing, and as soon as I feel comfortable with the quality of a first pre-alpha release that only a mother could love, then I'll be putting it up here, post haste.
As you may have spotted, there isn't a whole lot in terms of screenshots, videos, or other interesting material available currently, but the priority is currently on getting a first release out the door, and the rest will follow. In the meantime, if you're keen on keeping up to date with progress as it's being made, we have a small selection of carefully curated social media channels (hand picked by authentic Millenials) for you to subscribe to, including:
Finally, last but not least, PlanMixPlay is used on a semi-weekly basis to broadcast a live internet-radio show with on SlayRadio.org, so if you're keen to at least hear it in action, feel free to tune in every Sunday at 20:00 CEST.
Hope to see you there.
That being said, have a wonderful day!