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analog synths are contemporary instruments

analog synths require tuning, just like violins, guitars, pianos etc. They are analog, yes they have electronics in them, but they still require a human to make the sound unique. It’s time they are recognised as a contemporary instrument – instead of “oh, you just did that on a synth, you must be cheating”

Newborn Photographer Perth

Hilary Adamson is the premier newborn photographer in Perth.  She specialises in newborn baby posing and styling and has won awards. Through the AIPP, she has accreditation for being a professional photographer.

There’s a stack of examples of her work on her website and her facebook page.

She just completed an amazing maternity photo shoot – more about it on her blog here: http://www.hilaryadamsonphotography.com.au/maternity-photographer-perth-beach-shoot-22-wks-pregnancy/

Linux DisplayLink USB 3.0 Drivers

It would be nice if there were DisplayLink 3.0 drivers for Linux so that I can use my USB 3.0 docking station properly.

At the moment I can only get USB and Network connectivity out of it.

I am running Debian Jessie  – 3.9-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.9.8-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux

The docking station I have is a Toshiba Dynadock U3

when I plug in the dynadock – this is what syslog says:

Jan 9 09:18:35 ranz-tosh kernel: [81942.004955] userif-3: sent link up event.<6>[81942.012137] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 17 using xhci_hcd
Jan 9 09:18:35 ranz-tosh kernel: [81942.030361] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=2109, idProduct=3431
Jan 9 09:18:35 ranz-tosh kernel: [81942.030372] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=0

lsusb says:

Bus 004 Device 009: ID 17e9:4305 DisplayLink

if I plug the HDMI cable in – nothing shows up in Displays – and nothing shows up in syslog