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January 19, 2005
freeform jam with christophebrennan

January 18, 2005
taxing patience

January 16, 2005
i really like guitars

It's really amazing how good a decent acoustic guitar can sound.. 
Made this little ditty yesterday, diggin it. Also trying out various
free VSTi synthesizers, some are pretty rad.

Also, I just found SongFight for the first time, so hot (I know, it's been 
around for a while, and I'm slow to find it.. For the record, I'm not posting 
links to things here saying "look at me I found it first" it's more that I'm
just logging what I've been looking at, etc. This is mostly in response to a 
comment in my last entry)


freeform jam with brenpeter


January 15, 2005
thewronggirl songfight terrible

January 14, 2005

January 12, 2005
some amusing links

Let's see. Brad Sucks is a very awesome "band". "They" (ok I'll quit it, "he") 
have (err, has) some very good music, and a completely admirable way of going about 
distributing it. Seriously, awesome. Some of the remixes I find especially 
delicious, too.. Now if only I got so I could make stuff that sounded decent 

In a related story, this page is spot on, too. OK not spot on, but mostly.. 
The Joshua Tree will always have a special place in my mind, but the comments 
on that page are just great. See the bit about pacifism.

Finally, it seems my friend Cody is selling USB lights. He likes to 
spell "very" as "vary", too, though now I see he fixed it. Haha.


freeform jam with brenchr


January 11, 2005

January 10, 2005
work and play

Added the ability to edit Jesusonic text files that are read by effects
from within the Jesusonic editor, which has gotten very nice, so you can
edit drum sequences on the fly etc. Fixed a few bugs in the process, 
and made the preprocessor a bit more flexible too. Good stuff, should
release 0.98 soon. The other thing I added was a new effect, which is
sort of a fake analog sequencer that plays the tune you want it to. 
The first draft of this one can only play one sound at a time, but 
I'm sure people will update it, or just use multiple synths at the
same time. I'm also going to make a version that uses a sample instead
of a generated wav, so you can have it play (in a very synthetic sounding
fashion) a guitar or piano...

Watched the new season of 24 premiere last night. Pretty ridiculous, 
but hey while I'm laughing at it, I'm still enjoying it. Gonna watch
the next 2 hours tonight, too.


January 8, 2005
if you find a spare 12 minutes...

...then you can try listening to this song (I know I already linked to it 
effectively, but I feel it deserves another mention). It's a bit long and 
takes a while to get started up, but I'm addicted to it.  Some of the words 
just blow me away. 

Anyway. We had a nice drink+poker+bowling night last night. Need to do that

oh yes, and here's a little something I've been working on too.


freeform jam with kevincraig


January 5, 2005
the new album (formerly some more rough cuts)

To go with yesterday's mp3 (these may also have offensive aspects of them,
including the quality):
the as of yet untitled album
(the order is obviously not final, nor are the mixes)

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January 4, 2005
pictures of the kitty

Her name is Charlie, and she gets real comfortable out on the porch.

January 4, 2005
a rough cut of a song

caution, explicit lyrics by a group of significant others.


freeform jam with biderman

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January 3, 2005
ok so not going to kill the .plan yet

I'm keeping this accessible via finger as well, because well, I can.

In other news, our feral cat who disappeared a week ago we found today locked in the
basement of our neighbor's house. nobody was around, and the door was locked with a master
lock, so I tried to pick it. I'm so out of practice it took me a good solid 5 minutes,
but at the end a very skinny weak kitty came out. we're just glad kitty is back.


January 2, 2005
following the leads of others

I am finally moving to a full on blog format. It took just about everybody else, most recently 
john carmack, to break me down. oh well. I'll have to put something in my .plan referencing 
here. gotta figure out a way to convert all of the old entries, too. or not.

I'm using Brennan's hlscript. word. thanks Brennan.

OK so the real reason I switched is so that I could be one of ABC's people of the year. jk.


December 31, 2004
freeform jam with davecraigkevinmaybefritz

December 30, 2004

December 27, 2004

December 25, 2004
my last .plan update ever! (from now on there will be more formatting, I guess)

Merry X-mas or whatnot. BTW, as a user pointed out to me, and I had already
experienced, the Line6 guitarport works great with the Jesusonic. You can get
them for $100, and their default software is pretty decent, but it nicely
installs ASIO drivers which work well with Jesusonic, and has a good hi-z 
input for the guitar. Anyway, got a pod xt live for Christmas, it oughta
work with that too, I'd think...


December 23, 2004
jesusonic launch, partay!

Woot, releasing the Jesusonic Software preview to the world,
as my form of Christmas (or whatever) present. It badly needs
a readme.txt, which I neglected, so I'll be updating it soon with
more information and whatnot, but for now, for people to get playing
with it, here it is: http://www.jesusonic.com/soft.php.


freeform jam with adarachrisbrennan


December 21, 2004
freeform jam with cvbpractice

December 19, 2004
freeform jam with biderman

December 18, 2004
freeform jam with kevin

December 14, 2004

December 9, 2004
curses color yum

Yay, a nice color text mode UI for Jesusonic. Extending my 
minimal-windows-ncurses subset for color was remarkably easy.
Perhaps I should release the source to that portion, might be 
useful for people... <3 text mode, faking it even more...


December 6, 2004
big update

So let's see, stuff that I've gotten done recently:

+ Ported Jesusonic to OS X. This involved mostly spending time
retargeting the internal script compiler for PPC instead of x86.
It wouldn't have been hard, except for stupid mistakes 
(particularly pertaining to loading 32 bit immediate values to
registers, and not taking into account that addi treats values
as signed (doh!)). What made it really frustrating is that _some_
pointers would be loaded right, and others wrong. Took a bit to
figure that one out. Doing the UI was a breeze, since it just uses
ncurses, and Core Audio support was pretty easy too, just read the
PDF and boom it worked. Supporting multiple simulaneous devices, 
however, looks like it will be a pain in the ass. Some notes:
on my old 667mhz G4 powerbook, it works decent, a little bit
better than an 800mhz Via C3. The latency when using a firewire
MOTU 896HD with it, was great. 8ms or so, I think. Feels really 
nice when playing the guitar through it, even with effects that 
add latency (such as high speed convolution amp modeling). The
main remaining issue left is that pageup/down don't work, since
the Terminal app hijacks them for the scrollback buffer (any way 
to turn this off perhaps?). Anyway, I think we'll be releasing 
the mac version along with the windows one by christmas. at least
in some beta/preview form.

+ Been building the Jesusonic packaging app. This little bugger
lets you package up effects/presets/data files, and resolves 
dependencies for you. Once they are packaged up, you can decide if
you want to upload to jesusonic.com, etc. The other side of the app
is one that lets you install packages, and choose which elements to
install, handle if you already have some on your system, and whatnot.
I want to make it very easy to both make packages and install them.
This tool will probably be Windows only initially, but have no fear
the format is just .ZIP so you can create/install these packages on
pretty much any OS.

+ Added OGG Vorbis support to Jesusonic. Which means you can store
whatever audio you want, and have effects stream it back as needed.
Decoding OGG from disk is extremely simple from script -- it's 
transparent. Whenever you open a file that ends in .ogg, it tries
to use it as a decompressor.

+ Upgrading my pre-prototype hand-made Jesusonic box to a new CPU and
motherboard. Went from a 800mhz Via C3 to a 1.6ghz Pentium M. I have to
say, I am extremely impressed with the Pentium M. Amazingly fast, the 
HSF is tiny and quiet, and it doesn't even get that hot. Now if only the
price would come down. With the new board, I really have to try hard to
max the CPU out (i.e. getting 20 effects in there at a time), and I can
even crank the latency down a bit more.

+ Managed to order a Geode NX eval board from Arrow Electronics. In 6 short
weeks I should be able to see if those will work well, too. They are a bit
too expensive, too, though. 

So I guess I've been only really doing shit with the Jesusonic lately. I 
guess that's ok, too. 

Oh yes, actually last night I watched the director's cut of JFK last night.
So relevant to today. Argh. 


December 3, 2004
freeform jam with biderman

December 2, 2004
hate apple much

Getting so frustrated, porting stuff to the mac, and getting
the powerpc assembly portions to work right, but now it seems
like there's some other bug in my memory allocation code, ugh.
Been hunting it for so long, and it's compounded by the fact
that the only mac I have access to at the moment is on the other
side of some terrible DSL that disconnects me after every 5 
minutes (thank god for screen), bleh. I better get my old powerbook
back from Brennan soon, or I'm gonna go insane with it.

December 2, 2004
i rule, really.

What do these two URLs have in common? http://web.archive.org/web/19990420022838/www.winamp.com/ vs http://www.digisette.com/en/products/DUOdx.asp. You're welcome for the idea, haha. Not that it appears to have been particularly successful...


November 30, 2004
freeform jam with brenchr

November 29, 2004
jesusonic video

hee hee.


November 24, 2004
reward was paid, offer no longer valid

  To the first person who can get me a source to buy some AMD Geode NX 
DB1500 development boards, for a reasonable price (i.e. less than $700), 
within the next month or so, I will send via paypal or whatever, $200. 

The VIA EPIA boards are just too slow for what I need, and the pentium
M boards are hot/expensive/etc.

Thank you. <3


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