Alex McLean

Making music with text

hackpact week 4

by Alex on September 24, 2009

Ok the third fourth week of hackpact actually started yesterday, but I didn’t think my contribution then warranted a new entry.

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Bit of an error with the screencast, see if you can spot the problem. Pretty happy with the sound though. (will take a while to appear due to vimeo’s encoding queue)

I’m musically humbled by my son who has taught himself how to play the guitar and sing the blues. He’s two today (24th), happy birthday Harvey.

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Well I made a blueberry birthday cake for young Harvey on the 24th, which is a hacklet at a push, photo when I find the transfer cable. No creations at all on the 25th or 26th, I was away for the weekend and thankfully didn’t get a moment with my laptop. I did record a session last night thought that I’ll upload at some point…

The hackpact has been really good for making me get bored with my software and develop it further. I need some longer term development time now though to play out some of my frustrations I’ve been feeling over the last month. In particular using a command line interface is feeling like a big limitation, I need to express relationships over more than one line. Maybe I can adapt the yi haskell editor for my needs.

Next month I think I’ll switch to making a fixed recording every week. I’ve never really made fixed recordings so should be interesting.

Now I’ve fallen off the hackpact wagon I’m not sure if I’ll be able to totally get back on, particularly as I need to finish my PhD upgrade report by the end of this month. We’ll see..

          

2 thoughts on “hackpact week 4

  1. Robert says:

    Like it! Best one yet.

  2. patrick says:

    Bonne Anniversaire

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