Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tests and trials

Well here we go again, getting paid to wait. Hanging around waiting for delivery of materials so we can continue working. I hate this kind of waiting, it seems like such a waste!

Right now I'm so glad for my blackberry. It means I can entertain myself and surf or update my blog so this is just that.

The test part is to see if I can attach a photo I took with my phone and sent to the blackberry. Hmmm let's see that pic sure is taking its time coming through.
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Tick tock tick tock

The passage of time is a funny thing. So much can happen and yet often does not and then other times plenty happens when you least expect it.

Since my last entry I have gotten a rewired usb keyboard and I now wait to see how much success I can have with my button mold.

I also have restrung my guitar which motivationally, was taking a while, and I've brought my VF-1 guitar multifx processor and MIDI foot controller into the mix finally.

Now with some work at the airport I'm hoping as a side effect to score some old fluorescent light fittings for lighting my mobile bluescreen set. But we'll see if that happens thursday only, probably.

Well as soon as the creative space is going, or at least completed, then I can run amuck creating sound and vision again. But for now..... We limbo

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Queues and searches

Seems like I'm not going to accomplish much today. I'm waiting in another queue at our glorius unemployment office and will evidently be doing do for quite a while today.

Oy... And this is what I pay tax for? A portrait of inefficiency and a waste of time!

Well aside from the minor problem of having to find an exhaust manifold, which could take a while and this queue, I may be home by end of the month....

Just in time to pay my rent with money government pays with my stolen time.

All that having been said I have a few ideas for new content and a creative space which is coming along nicely.

Today I am inspired by the odd little movie "we are the strange" or at least its reasonable success it would seem. It's a model of inspiration for me and I can't wait to get working in my new space. The league of unusual superheroes is a project I think could benfit from this odd treatment and who knows perhaps my love of old videogame music will also be a drawcard.

It all waits to be born but first an overarching story is needed to unify it all. Maybe a sequence of events introducing and uniting the league....mmmm
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

The box of tricks- the blind mouse

At 11ish today I'm hoping to rewire a USB key board into a box with 64 buttons. Yup that's right no led's. I'll miss them but at least then I can have an interface of sorts kinda like a blind mouse monome.... Should be interesting and hopefully empowering until I can make some kind of led feedback part as well. Pure Data is definitely beginning to crystalise as a tool in my mind and when I finally have a kind of interface it will be awesome to begin learning it properly
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Days of blunder

Currently I can't help shaking the feeling that I'm not being productive enough with my time. Truth be told I'm probably not as disciplined as I ought to be right now but I think when I am afforded a singular focus on something I am much better.

So in lieu of the fact that a few things remain in limbo for me currently, I am not going to feel excessively guilty save to say that I feel I must at least accomplish something everyday until I know where I am going.

Yesterday that was the PD code and USB keyboard dissection. So although its not rewired into a grid yet it is progress and its getting closer.

This waiting around for things and choices to crystalise is really throwing me since I am normally quite decisive. What time period I should wait around for before moving in a direction remains a qiuestion, and an annoyoing one at that.

At least I'm microns closer to a tangible music interface. Now if I can get the box working its just up to me an PD and that's more progress than I anticipated in that field for a while.
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