Domain renewal rate raised from $13 to $990

I’ve got several domain names I’ve collected over the years. For the most part, it’s the first step I take immediately after having a new idea I’m excited about. The hard reality though is I rarely end up getting to a second step. Basically, I’ve become a collector of pretty uninteresting domain names.

Anyway, I’m used to getting renewal notification mails every so often and they’re always pretty much exactly what I’d expect. Yesterday though, right when I was about to archive the mail, the total cost row caught my eye. It’s going to cost me $990.66 to renew my .club domain this year. This is a teeny tiny bit more than the $13.88 I originally paid back in 2014.

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SongTxt – Use VS Code to edit chord and guitar tab files

Started a project this weekend that I’ve been meaning to get to for a while now. It’s called SongTxt and it’s a Visual Studio Code extension that makes it a better experience for anyone who transcribes songs into text files consisting of lyrics, chords, and guitar tabs. I.e., if you submit tabs to sites like Ultimate Guitar, you may want to give SongTxt a try.

If you think this all sounds worth a shot, head over to the Overview page for more details including how to install SongTxt. If you’re already familiar with VS Code and just want the extension, here’s a link to its Marketplace page.

SongTxt is an open source project. You can find its code on GitHub. If you find any bugs or have any feature requests, please submit an issue here. Most of its functionality works automatically, but you’ll find more details on the project’s wiki page.

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GuitarTube.org: Help me get spread the word!

I’ve been working on a site for a few weeks now and think it’ll be useful for guitar players (new and experienced). It’s called GuitarTube.org and it’s essentially a backing track search engine that makes it really easy for you to find a track to jam/improvise to. On top of that, it shows you a chart of the fretboard with the safe notes to play along with other helpful information such as the scale degrees and CAGED system positions, etc.

I’d really appreciate any help in getting the word out. Here are some of the ways you could help out:

I’d also love to get any and all feedback you have. There’s a lot I still have in the plans, but it would be great to get any thoughts from folks using the site on how it can be improved. Easiest way to do that is on any of the pages linked to above or just shoot me an email.