This site was previously owned by Juan Linietsky who also probably referred to himself as reduz. He was a programmer as well as a music composer. Most of his programming work was for unixes (linux/bsd/solaris/aix/irix). He also several audio apps which he used to compose music (chiptunes) and distributed them via the internet for free so as to aid other composers who wanted to use the apps to produce their music.
Below are some of his programming works.
CheeseTracker: This is a portable Impulse Tracker clone which currently seems to work fine in most unixes.
ShakeTracker: A midi-tracker, probably the most advanced one you can find. It remanis true to IT effects and interface. Works in unixes and windows.
Detailed information about his programming works as well as his music can be found below. I recovered this information from the wayback machine as he had previously published it and republished it as seen below.
I will continue to update the site with more fresh and interesting content about programming, and maybe a bit of web development and design as well as 3D development. So don’t fail to visit the site in future for more content.
Below are the posts that I recovered.
Some people just seem to find their life’s work in their profession and I and definitely one of those lucky individuals. I say lucky because I truly believe that my profession shaped and defined me as an individual who desires to learn more every day he wakes up. For me, this is a true blessing and all that came from my decision to become a programmer. With this approach to my professional life, I found everything I ever needed and this not only made me financially secure but also allowed me a chance to meet the love of my life and help people who are in a dire need of assistance. Simply put, programming allowed me to be happy and here is how this came about.
I was in high school when I first became interested in computers. Back then, these machines seemed to me both interesting and somehow scary with their intricate setup that could be easily broken. Before that, I was only into gaming consoles which allowed me to enjoy video games but failed to teach me anything else. But then, when I started high school, my parents bought me my first computer, a desktop configuration that was modest in both price and potential. At first, I started to play video games, but then, I somehow got my hands on C#. At first, it looked to me as something that is completely foreign and so complicated that no man could master it.
But, at the same time, I got interested in web design thanks to one of my friends. As I began learning the basics of HTML, I realized that this was, in fact, a sort of programming. For the same purposes, I began dabbling in 3D development using programs like Maya, 3D Studio Max, and even Blender. Seeing that I can master all of these, I went back to C#. Using online books, tutorials, and video instructions, I began to actually program in this environment. I was completely smitten by the fact that I can actually understand what is going on and what to do, even though I was a novice. This feeling was so strong that I decided to pursue my future career as a dedicated coder and programmer.
I entered a college after high school and there enrolled in programming courses. I started learning Java, Unixes, Python, CheeseTracker, XMLT, Perl, ShakeTracker and many more programs. They all came naturally and very easy to me. At the same time, the same pursuit filled me with a feeling of joy. The same feeling came from the fact that I was being able to do what I love and learn to be better at it. This allowed me to finish school in no time at all and find my first job as a junior programmer in a large gaming company. Here, I entered into the job with the full force of will and determination, making each and every day count as a new blessing to become a better programmer. I might have lived on coffee and snacks, but my skills were growing rapidly.
One day, however, my colleague asked me if I would create a website for a charity that helps people with cancer. I accepted even though I did not have a lot of spare time and went to this charity for a detailed plan about the things they want. There, I met a woman who was the coordinator of the projects they were involved in. She explained to me how people with cancer need their treatment, but also need everyday advice like how to maintain a healthy diet, sleep patterns and other things to enforce their recovery. The woman was passionate, beautiful and smart; I was immediately in love.
As I built the website, we became closer and closer, until after a late dinner, I asked if I could kiss her. I know that you should not ask those things, but being a programmer, I was kind of shy. She said yes and now, four years later, we have a small gorgeous baby daughter and her charity is doing better than ever before, thanks to a great website I continue to improve and expand. Thanks to my knowledge, many people, especially those suffering from breast cancer, found a way to get better. This means so much to me and I continue to be inspired by their courage.
I am certain that all of this came because all those years ago, I decided to become a programmer and did not look back ever since.