French Adventure

H and I visit France, and les rencontres de luthiers et maƮtre sonneurs.

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Last night I dealt with the heat the only way I know how.

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A quick talk, the same content as given at Oxford Geek Nights in November 2012. Unit Testing in Go at GLUG : handout version

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With the help of @domeheid and @gasmanic. Try using this next time you’re spelling something out over the phone. Aye Bee Cellar Dvorak Eye Faroe Gnat Heir Iain Jalapeno Knot Llanfairpwllgwyngyll Mnemonic Not Ouija Pharaoh Quay Rote Sea Tchaikovsky Umm Vowel Why Xi You Zhivago

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An event to celebrate the second International Bagpipe Day! Held at the Pitt Rivers museum, Oxford.

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I was scratching my head for a bit over this one. Using Play Framework v 2.1.0 (Scala) in development mode I was defining my global object as per the Scala Global documentation. But it wasn’t triggering (and, I thought, wasn’t being registered).

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OxLork, a band of musicians in possession of computers (and, I hope, an increasing knowledge of how to make new things with them) had a gig at the Ashmolean Museum on Friday. Very exciting. Not brilliant photos, but better than nothing.

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Traditional tunes have a particular shape to them. Many, especially northern European, have two parts, each repeated, possibly with first and second time bars. Within this arching structure that spans the tune in a few leaps, there are smaller repeated phrases, callbacks and variations. I remembered a visualisation I saw a long time ago which took a MIDI file and visualised the structure. I wanted to do something for the tunes in FolkTuneFinder.

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I am hosting all of the OxLork ChucK lecture code samples here: https://github.com/afandian/oxlork-lecture-code

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It seems like everyone’s got their own idea about how to implement a fairly standard commonplace widget. All broadly consistent. With one exception.

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