So I’m trying to figure out how to call a function that’s part of a class inside a library – why does this feel like something out of Dr. Suess? Maybe I should ask some of the people who have sent me resumes in the hopes that I will hire them how to do it.

Of course, I think you’re only supposed to ask employees questions you already know the answer to. Otherwise, I could have employees doing research for me for just about everything, and never actually have to google for anything myself.

I recorded five new tracks – all jam tracks, one take to tape. They’re on my website at the bottom of the new music page. Soon I will have to make a ‘newer music’ page – and thusly does my web site get ever bigger and more convoluted.

Still, the DLL writing goes okay. I don’t know why I’m trying to make a object oriented version of the DLL – just masochistic I guess. Once that’s done, it’s all cut & paste & email the shiznit to how. Then I have to finish the gack php scripts, install another network card in qm so it can act like a firewall [because we know you can’t leave m$ boxes out on the public internet without anything between them and the evil hax0rs, or they get owned. Hell, linux boxes get owned. Actually, maybe you should just stay away from the public internet. It’s a scary place..

One of my boxes got hacked last week through a hole in OpenSSL that’s been there for just about forever. I got a good rootkit, with lots of toys and exploits. The hacker got the privelege of using 50 megabits of outbound bandwidth for about 2 hours before Iso twigged that there was something funny going on.

[I suppose I could have just gotten slashdotted or something – except that I never do anything that cool..]

Nicka got me into this Aesop Rock song that I’m totally digging.. ‘Daylight’. Download it. You’ll hate it the first time. The second time it’ll start to grow on you though.. best line is ‘Life’s not a bitch, she’s a beautiful woman. You only call her a bitch because she wouldn’t let you get that pussy’.


R., the guy that I met at DefCon, is supposed to be swinging by on Thursday.. and everything is even more or less working. I no longer have to use DP for MIDI routing, the MOTU units handle that nicely. [Although, despite the documentation’s claims, you can’t chose to only route certain channels on certain cables. Maybe this is a limitation of the OSX version of ClockWorks? I get the feeling it might have been written in a hurry – it certainly doesn’t have any of the nicities of the FreeMIDI system, like telling you what device is connected to what port – and with 16 ports, that actually is a bit of a problem..]

This whole distributed MIDI clock thing is tripping me out to the max. Having all my arps stay in sync, all the flickering lights flash at the same time, and never having to frantically hunt through the proteus menus for the ‘clock’ setting – what will I do with my time now? Can we automate this further and get me out of the circuit altogeather? How about realtime quantize? Well, yes, we probably can do that, but wait a second, at some point the computer is doing all the music playing and I’m left up there waving my hands in front of the D-beam and trying to pretend like I’m a musician – I don’t think this is exactly where we want to go. It’s only through a lack of hands that I’ve succombed to the arps..

I need to start keeping a notebook with a list of the sounds I like and why I like them, because I can never remember what they are later. Tonight I found this kickass flute-morphing-to-organ thing on the Nord Lead 3..

[Somehow it amuses me to no end that I’ve come full circle – after leaving synthesis for sample-playback systems like the P2K, I end up back at synthesis for the ability to twiddle lots of pretty knobs and listen to the sound change..]

And I got these two nifty neon lights from a computer store to light up the two keyboards – and man, they loook sweet. If I ever do a stage show…

Yah, right.

Well, anyway, it’s late, and I still haven’t figured out how to call a function that’s part of a class inside a DLL.

Perhaps I should try the obvious Foo::Bar format..

No, that definately didn’t work.

Hm, maybe the function needs to be listed in some special way in the .def file?

Hrm. I’ll figure it out tomorrow.

15 Responses to “Bleh.”

  1. brassratgirl Says:

    Class inside the library will be held at 2:00pm today in the Allen Auditorium. While there, your function will be to shadow librarians and figure out how they manage to keep being so cheery in the face of budget cuts…This function is called, “the secret of librarians.”

    Oh. Wait. That’s not what you meant at all.

    I love you.

  2. jcurious Says:

    view answers is at the bottom… don’t know what language your working with.. maybe it’ll help…

  3. jcurious Says:

    for the music?

  4. jcurious Says:

    btw.. you’ve gotten MUCH better at mixing lately 😉

  5. sheer_panic Says:

    No I didn’t.. I just got a Mac. 😉

  6. sheer_panic Says:

    No fees. Use it wherever as long as you keep my name attached to it. Movies, TV, put it up on your website, mix CDs, I don’t care. Just make sure my name and preferrably URL stays attached.

    I hope to never charge for my music – I may someday charge for live performances, in the unlikely event I’m ever good enough..

  7. sheer_panic Says:

    Also, if you’re referring to the last few tracks, those were not in fact mixed by me. Nicka mixed them.

  8. sheer_panic Says:

    I think Nicka is of a similar mind. I asked if I could post them on my web site (for free downloading) and he said sure. I need to remix them though, they don’t play right in WMP. ;-(

  9. jcurious Says:

    ummm why windows media?

  10. sheer_panic Says:

    They’re MP3s. but they were encoded with lame, and WM 9 doesn’t like tracks encoded in VBR with Lame. I may be able to make them fixed bit rate and work okay, I’m not sure..

  11. jcurious Says:

    umm… let me ask in a diffrent way… why are you using windows media?

  12. sheer_panic Says:

    Because I’ve done something wonky to my browser, and now instead of opening mp3s in winamp, it does it in WMP, and I’m too lazy to figure out why..

  13. anonymous Says:

    nicka…is that the same nicka from fairfax?

    I finally got rid of the car which you (curious) and nicka managed to burn a cigarette hole in the back seat of. (maybe from that you can figure out who I am. or not.)

    Now the only reminder of you two that I have is sheer’s blog, which is a way to occupy a boring friday afternoon.

    I could have bought another back seat at a salvage yard a hell of a long time ago. You know, just to erase any traces of a decision I made to allow you to smoke in my car (without spending an arm and a leg for a new seat). On the other hand, keeping it around served as a nice reminder of why I’m glad I don’t smoke. Anything.

    on the other hand, everytime I noticed that burn, I thought I’d do something about it. never got around to it. somehow that bothers me. the fact that it bothers me bothers me. normally i wouldn’t care.

    Hoping you all have working smoke detectors (and no i’m not at all pissed about the seat, just thought i’d bring it up to add a little excitement to this place…)

    (i can’t even remember who was smoking the damn thing so…)

  14. sheer_panic Says:

    Personally, I don’t smoke indoors, and I don’t think Nicka does either, so it’s just Chris who should be worried about smoke detectors. Doubly so because he’s now a homeowner (or is that a debtowner). Triply so because like me, he tends to use the ‘piles of papers’ method of organization. Quadrupily so because he’s already almost burned down his apartment once – of course, that was with a hard drive.. 😉

    Can’t believe you sold the Contour – what’d you get to replace it?

  15. anonymous Says:

    The function of smoke detectors is not to save property but to save lives. I don’t think property owner or not should factor into that decision.

    A fire extinguisher, on the other hand, is to save property. On the third hand you have insurance.

    As far as the Contour goes, what do you think I replaced it with? Another Contour 🙂 I saw a nice used ’96 SE model sitting on Liberia with a for-sale sign in it. The exact same color as the old one, too. Still the 5spd V6, and at a good price too. Couldn’t pass it up.

    I sold the old one to my brother. He informs me that the burn on the rear seat doesn’t bother him. He really likes my old Contour so I figured he should be the one to get it.

    I seem to have more of the “piles of papers that probably contain mostly stuff that should be trashed” method of organization.

    Or the “piles of papers that should be trashed but can’t be because I forgot to take out the trash on Wednesday and the can is full”.

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