In case it’s not obvious by the long span of time between now and the last time an article was posted here, Austin Noise has been retired. I’ll keep this website up for archival purposes for as long as I feel like paying for the domain name. I’ve moved from Austin and so am not in much of a position to be involved in its community noise issues.
Many thanks to the excellent people I worked with in my adventures. When I started this website, I had no idea that I would meet such interesting people or engage in such interesting projects. I may have gotten into a little trouble here and there, but it was all worth it.
Good luck to you Austinites in resolving your noise issues, and please remember that the person on the other side is a person. In 13 years as an acoustical engineer I’ve run into only a very small handful of people who intentionally tried to get away with doing something unfair. Chances are very good that the person or people who you think are being unreasonable are trying their best to be good neighbors.
Talk to each other!