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Hello, I’m Headphone James.

I'm glad you are here.

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Who am I?

I'm a professional open source developer who has built a few fun homebrew projects.

I've composed 8 albums of awesome background music, and have been giving it away since 1999.

I'm active in a couple men's groups.

I wear headphones all the time to protect my very sensitive hearing.

I enjoy making silly videos with my family.

Why do I always wear headphones?

I have an extreme sensitivity to sound, a condition called hyperacusis. I also have tinnitus (a constant ringing in my ears). I wear headphones most of the time to protect my ears, hence my moniker.

I promise I'm not listening to music when we're interacting 😀

I've written about my experience in my blog and on The Mighty.

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Awesome background music

In the past two decades I have made 8 albums of chill out music as general fuzz. It is music to help you find your flow.

"Comfort Zone", my most popular song, has been streamed over 6 million times on Spotify.

Here are a few lessons I've learned making music.

Men's Groups

I've participated in various men's groups for almost a decade. It has transformed my life positively in numerous, tangible ways. I'm now a life long devotee as well as a advocate for more groups in the world.

A men's group can be a place to get support, to build community, and to inspire personal growth. It is an opportunity to be vulnerable, to get different perspectives, to connect deeply, and to be of service. It also can be done at no cost if the members are committed and organized.

I've written up a simple template for a mens group here, one that my monthly Thursday night group follows.

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Creative Projects


Everything here is open source.

Music feedback tool

A homebrew music marketing research tool built in React.js on AWS.

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Music feedback tool
Tinnitus audio protocol

Tinnitus audio protocol

An open source tinnitius audio treatment based on the ACRN protocol.

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Android game

A fun android train time arrival guessing game for children that uses realtime train data.

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Android game

Silly Videos

Just cause. If you want more, I have a channel.

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