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October 1st, 2010 (09:23 pm)
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current mood: shocked
current song: Shitscythe - Feldschlacht 5000 | Powered by Last.fm

[02:44:13] <Kil> i mustve been liquored up when i made pretty much all of these
[02:45:36] <Kil> <Feldschlacht5000> *the sound of random forks and spoons falling*


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mindless fucking garbage

October 24th, 2009 (04:03 am)

current mood: calm

mindless fucking garbage

ps it's 4:04

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Achewood Story Arc Length Chart

September 13th, 2009 (06:48 pm)

current mood: pleased


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April 13th, 2009 (09:38 pm)

current mood: frustrated
current song: Omodaka - Yosawya San | Powered by Last.fm

This is a demonstration of VW Misaki, a SAPI-based Japanese Text-To-Speech voice from NeoSpeech.

Audio is here.

Original text:






As you can see, the intonation is off in a bunch of places, and it mispronounces 寒がって as かんがって (should be さむがって), but generally it's a sight better than Microsoft Sam, I gotta say.

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Thinking about ordinals

February 15th, 2009 (12:26 pm)

current location: lappis
current mood: refreshed
current song: Casiopea - LIFE LONG SERENADE | Powered by Last.fm

I always found ordinal numbers pretty intuitive, but cardinals somewhat less so. It might be because I'd thought about a related concept at a pretty young age.

Things exist. That's 0. We can think about things, that's S0 = 1. We can think about thinking about things, which is SS0 = 2. We can think about thinking about thinking about things, which is SSS0 = 3. The axiom of infinity only comes in because we are capable of noticing this pattern, and thinking about, as an entity, this pattern of thinking about thinking about [...] things to any arbitrary level. This is \omega. :O Then we can think about thinking about this process, etc. I wonder if there's any connection to the term "comprehension" in set theory. Of course, the analogy doesn't go too far, but it provides some intuition, at least for me.

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Richmond Browne on improvisation

January 8th, 2009 (07:24 pm)
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current mood: busy
current song: Nikolai Kapustin - Sonata Fantasy Op.39 | Powered by Last.fm

What is the soloist doing when he attempts to "build"? Actually the ideal process hardly ever takes place — that is, it is hardly ever the case that a conscientious soloist plays a thinking solo for a hard-listening hearer — but when this does happen, the key process is memory. The soloist has to establish for the listener what the important POINT, the motif if you like, is, and then show as much as he can of what it is that he sees in that motif, extending the relationships of it to the basic while never giving the feeling he has forgotten it. In other words, I believe that it should be a basic principle to use repetition, rather than variety — but not too much. The listener is constantly making predictions; actual infinitesimal predictions as to whether the next event will be a repetition of something, or something different. The player is constantly either confirming or denying these predictions in the listener's mind. As nearly as we can tell (Kraehenbuehl at Yale and I), the listener must come out right about 50% of the time — if he is too successful in predicting, he will be bored; if he is too unsuccessful, he will give up and call the music "disorganized".

Thus if the player starts a repetitive pattern, the listener's attention drops away as soon as he has successfully predicted that it is going to continue. Then, if the thing keeps going, the attention curve comes back up, and the listener becomes interested in just how long the pattern is going to continue. Similarly, if the player never repeats anything, no matter how tremendous an imagination he has, the listener will decide that the game is not worth playing, that he is not going to be able to make any predictions right, and also stops listening. Too much difference is sameness: boring. Too much sameness is boring — but also different once in a while.

– Richmond Browne, to Jerry Coker

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Zenith Z-181 Leaflet

June 24th, 2008 (10:21 pm)

current mood: chipper
current song: YMCK - 8番目の虹

Advanced Screen. Fast 8 MHz clock speed. Lightweight!Collapse )

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June 6th, 2008 (09:37 am)
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[2008-06-06 01:50:00] <~Voretus> godot is the best
[2008-06-06 02:13:01] <&Mordecai> ?
[2008-06-06 03:30:35] * Mordecai has quit (Quit: ( www.nnscript.de :: NoNameScript 4.1 :: www.regroup-esports.com ))

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How to set up a now playing "script" in foobar2000 v0.9.5.1+

April 30th, 2008 (01:52 pm)
current song: Electric Light Orchestra - Twilight


A while ago I made a small tutorial for making a now playing script for foobar2000 to use on IRC or wherever you want. Unfortunately, foobar2000 has undergone some changes since then, so here's an updated tutorial for foobar2000 v0.9.5.1+.

Note: This makes use of features that are clearly marked as "legacy" in the latest versions of foobar2000, so it might break sometime in the future. At that point I'll try to update this again. Nevertheless I think this is a vastly superior solution compared to using some sort of COM messaging or whatever to communicate between a media player and an IRC client.

OK STEP 1: Find the Preferences window. Easy.


STEP 2: Create your now-playing script.

where to enter your title formatting string

First scroll to the bottom and click "Advanced" on the left, then head over to the right pane, and select Display -> Legacy Title Formatting Strings -> Copy Command. There's probably something already there. Unfortunately we cannot type line breaks in this box anymore since foobar2000 v0.9.5.1, so just delete whatever is there. Then replace it with whatever text you want your now playing script to use. You can see that that's exactly what I did in the screenshot above. My full now-playing text is the following, if you're too lazy to make your own and just want to copy it:

/me np: [%list_index%. ][%artist% - ]%title% '['%playback_time%/%length%']'[ .:. ['#'%tracknumber%[/%totaltracks%], ][%album%[ '['disc %discnumber%']']]][ .:. %bitrate% Kb/s][ .:. %codec%][ .:. %samplerate% Hz[ %channels%]]

If you want to make your own, here's some tips: enclosing something in brackets, [], will make it resolve as nothing if anything inside produces an error or doesn't exist. Notice how I used that in my string. Where you place spaces is important too - you can make them disappear or reappear based on what information the currently playing song has, etc. The actual variable names are pretty easy to guess. Figure it out :) If you need help, you can always refer to these two pages about "title formatting strings", as they're called: (intro | reference).

STEP 3: Set a hotkey.

First click on "General -> Keyboard Shortcuts" on the left in the Preferences window, and then click "Add New" underneath the "Assigned Shortcuts" listbox. Type "copy name(s)" in the "Filter List By:" just to make it easier to find, and then click "[context / now playing] -> Copy Name(s)" as shown. Then underneath that, click in the text box and hit some obscure hotkey that no other sane program would ever need (I chose shift+ctrl+alt+win+z - on QWERTY those or all right next to each other so you can just mash it or something lol - though I use Dvorak). Make sure to check the "Global" checkbox.

Then click "Save All", then "Close". You're done - now you can hit your hotkey, followed by ctrl+v, in any program whatsoever, and get a nice now playing string. I mostly use it on IRC but it works on other IM clients as well, or even in email if you're feeling particularly retarded. :P The only drawback is that it replaces whatever was on your clipboard, but I find that it doesn't bother me that much. And now there's no need to use horrible garbage like AMIP, which is overly complicated and actually reads tag info from the file itself, instead of just reading it from the player, in many cases, or so I'm led to believe. Ugh. Luckily foobar2000 provides a convenient mechanism to export info about the currently playing song :) Enjoy...


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April 26th, 2008 (12:19 am)
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[2008-04-26 00:09:37] <@Aya-Shameimaru> ∩( ・ω・)∩るー
[2008-04-26 00:14:03] <flamingspinach> more like
[2008-04-26 00:14:15] <flamingspinach> \cap(\ \cdot\omega\cdot)\capるー
[2008-04-26 00:14:20] <flamingspinach> amirite
[2008-04-26 00:14:24] <Knightkaiser> uh...
[2008-04-26 00:14:27] <Knightkaiser> sure.

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