Ari Kast

Software Engineer & Musician


I'm the creator of, a search engine for local live arts.

I'm also author of Stride Piano Tricks, a popular guide on how to play early jazz piano.

Here I write about the twin arts of software engineering and musicianship, and perhaps the occasional life-hack or two.

Recent Posts

Piano Keys as Months

2020-09-17 music piano

Noticed something interesting at the piano today. As a kid, I learned to map the months of the year onto my knuckles, whereby the peaks represent ... Read More

Tech Showdown: Mad-Libs Edition

2020-09-15 tech review

String a few marketing factoids together with hackneyed tech cliches and you too can generate an SEO-friendly “X vs Y” technology post! ... Read More


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