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Music Ngram Viewer

January 30th, 2013 (02:02 pm)
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Posting mostly for siderea, who would never see the G+ post:

Peachnote Music Search » Music Ngram Viewer and Search Engine

From Research at Google's G+ feed:

The Music Ngram Viewer, inspired by the Google Books Ngram Viewer (http://books.google.com/ngrams), lets you see how melodies and chord progressions have waxed and waned in sheet music over the centuries. For instance, http://www.peachnote.com/#!nt=singleNoteAffine&npq=0+1+2+0+-2+-1+-2 shows how the Ode to Joy motif changed in popularity over 400 years.

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Highlighter pens for Emacs

April 26th, 2012 (06:50 am)

I already mentioned this in siderea's post where she gave me the idea, but:

I've written an extension for Emacs that lets you highlight stretches of text, like with a highlighter pen. It should work in any major mode. Three colors of highlighter; saves and loads when you save and load the file; switch colors with meta-+; highlight the current region with meta-_; or press shift and drag the right mouse button. To erase, set a negative prefix argument; that is, meta-- meta-_ erases all highlights in the current region. For a file /foo/bar/baz.txt, highlights are saved in /foo/bar/.highlights/baz.txt.el.

One caveat: when you copy text, highlights do not go with it. This is because I didn't use the text-properties system (since it's already used by syntax highlighting, and I was concerned about interactions); I used the overlay system. Overlays do take care of moving when you insert and delete text; but you will see some odd behavior when you use transpose commands.

I released it on Github. GPLv2. Let me know if the directions aren't clear, or if it summons eldritch horrors that eat your soul, flay your marshmallows, and swap point and mark.

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Bugfix update to Fanorona

September 19th, 2011 (06:51 pm)

This morning I posted a bugfix update to Fanorona. When an Android app crashes, the user has the option of reporting the crash to the developer; it turned out Fanorona would sometimes crash if you touched the screen outside the board.

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Blue shark found in the woods in NH

August 7th, 2011 (01:00 pm)

From boston.com:

New Hampshire police are investigating the discovery of a blue shark that was found in the woods in the small town of Milton.

More at the source link (not much more)...but has anyone seen ckd lately?

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Update to Fanorona: sounds, no ads

May 13th, 2011 (07:05 pm)

I added sound effects to Fanorona for Android.

I also took out the ads—they've made me less than $1 in the past 2.5 months. Better to give it up and just let people enjoy it. And maybe it'll be a career boost at some point. (Not an issue right now, but still.)

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Tentatively migrating to DreamWidth

April 6th, 2011 (01:20 pm)

Because LJ is under heavy attack, I'm setting up to crosspost from Dreamwidth. I'll keep trying to read LJ.

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The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is mostly clear

March 20th, 2011 (07:23 pm)
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A&E on a walk on the rail trail A&E on a walk on the rail trail
Our first forest walk of the spring. Picture uploaded with Scrapple.

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Scrapple for all!

March 20th, 2011 (12:08 pm)

I've just published Scrapple, an Android app for uploading images to LiveJournal. Free, no ads. Works through Android's normal sharing function; works for JPEG, GIF, and PNG.

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Fanorona going ad-supported

February 25th, 2011 (05:49 pm)

This morning I published an ad-supported version of Fanorona. I don't know yet how many people are downloading it (the Market's stats update only once per day), but so far AdMob says they've gotten 462 requests for ads. (Only 82 of them have been filled, though, which means I've earned only a penny. But hey.)

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February 18th, 2011 (08:21 am)

Last night I published my second Android app, called Buzzphrase. It's a random mission statement generator—trying to be a high-quality mission statement generator, with a wider variety of output than most you see. I built it around a grammar engine; that is, it knows a bunch of grammatical structures and how to glue them together and plug in individual words. It also uses random clip art and fonts—it doesn't try to match the clip art to the words, though.

It's free, but ad-supported. This turned out to be a lot easier than I'd expected; AdMob's API is pretty simple if all you want to do is stick in the ad widget and forget about it. I'll probably create an ad-supported version of Fanorona next.

Some sample output:

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