Hallucinogenics by Matt Maeson

I was looking through Youtube on some songs that I can try out singing. Somehow I chanced upon a really good yet simple song that I got hanged on.

I’ve been playing it many times again and again. I can’t believe such a simple written song can have such impact and how catchy it is. Although I have little to no knowledge on song writing and understanding of verses or choruses in songs, I am giving a try in analyzing and getting to understand why this song is just so good that it cannot leave my head. I am even playing this song while I’m writing, taking a break while listening to it and cannot resist singing to the tunes of the song.

Released on Mar 30, 2018. The song was not seemingly as popular as other hits on Youtube, with only about close to 500k views on Youtube and 11k likes. The song is just a little over 3 minutes, contains less than 100 words in lyrics.

The Youtube version features a rather cinematic view of what the music was trying to describe.

Github is going to be sold to Microsoft for 7.5bn

Yes, a whopping 7.5bn. What is more frightening is that it is going to be sold to a company with mostly proprietary standing, especially in the past. I’ve been using Github to make prototypes, coding and other code sharing services. I’ve even used Github for static site hosting for free.

Who knows what Microsoft will do with the website that shares everything open sourced? It doesn’t sound very nice to me though, but what can we do? The fact that Microsoft is willing to purchase a free platform at 7.5bn with little potential revenue in the future keeps us questioning. If you know some reasons or can hypothesize around the mysterious acquisition, please enlighten me. This “good” or “bad” news came as a shock to me, I didn’t expect a company geared at selling already highly successful software for so many years and fairly useful Microsoft Surface hardware products would look to acquire an otherwise open-source website. It seems like a paradox and it doesn’t make sense to me either.

I really can’t think of the consequences or any impact this will bring. You may share your thoughts about this matter in the comments and I will be curious to know more about it.