About A. F. Bach Productions LLC
A. F. Bach Productions LLC is a new company formed in 2020 to sell website development and rent digital harpsichords. The company is located in Manalapan, New Jersey.
Personal Story from the founder, Zim Lin / “A. F. Bach”
I did some website work on the side, although it was using other people’s themes. Eventually the thought occurred to me that I should finally have a website of my own. I thought of designing something very special just for myself, imagined how it would look and behave before I wrote any code. I decided to challenge myself if I could make my website exactly as I imagined it, and I succeeded. Since I was successful I’ve decided to try selling my website design skills.
In addition, I had created a digital harpsichord out of the old Yamaha OPL3 chip from DOS PCs. I kept playing different types of music on it and adding MIDI features inspired by real harpsichords and electric guitars. So I’ve decided it’s time to try selling it too.
In all honesty, I don’t know if anyone would actually be interested in renting my “harpsichord,” but well, you have to actually do it to find out!
About A. F. Bach the character
A. F. Bach is the stage name of Zim Lin (real name). He fancies himself as an 18th century rock star. He choose the name A. F. Bach as the fictional “dark horse” of the Bach family. He tries not to be a music snob; in addition to classical music, he likes to listen to & play punk and metal music, making him the world’s only punk & metal harpsichordist.
afbach.com’s overriding philosophy in its design is simplicity. The website is hosted by Dreamhost (affiliate link), built with Jekyll, and has a bespoke theme designed by A. F. Bach using half of the Min CSS framework. The audio/video players use MediaElement.js. All the website code is edited using the Vim editor. Photos edited using the GIMP, drawings made in Inkscape. Videos are edited with iMovie.
afbach.com does not use any of the following:
- Browser Fingerprinting
- Web fonts
Some of the above is bad, some of it isn’t, but if I don’t need them… then don’t use them!