Monthly Archives: December 2009

Abstract

What better way to ring in the new year than by listening to a bunch of extremely abstract computer music? I can’t think of one. My copy of The Csound Book is ten years old. (It was a review copy … Continue reading

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Hammer, Saw, Wrench

One of my Internet friends is putting together an online tutorial on TADS 3, a programming language for interactive fiction. I approve. I’ve written games in both TADS 3 and Inform 7 (and in Inform 6, come to think of … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending Story

Wrote a review for Electronic Musician last month of Ableton Live 8.1 in the Max For Live incarnation. I’m not going to rehash the review here … the editors of EM wouldn’t like that. They want you to buy the … Continue reading

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Sound Code

Now and then I decide to fritter away a few days poking away at Csound. I don’t know that I’ll ever complete a piece of music using it, but I get in certain moods where working with it is fun. I … Continue reading

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That Deaf, Dumb & Blind Boy

On my local network here at home, my OS X 10.5 Macintosh can see the Shared folder on my older Windows XP laptop. But it can’t see anything on the new Windows 7 computer. Nor can the Win7 computer see the Mac. … Continue reading

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Novel Possibilities

I sent my new novel off to my agent several weeks ago. Today I got around to printing out a complete copy of the final draft. I print out chapters as I write them, in case of computer disaster, but in … Continue reading

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Laptop Orchestra

Yes, a laptop really is a musical instrument, or can be if you add the right software and a couple of hardware peripherals. A laptop orchestra, though? Check it out over at Peter Kirn’s Create Digital Music site. What concerns … Continue reading

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