Saturday, April 25, 2009
I like to drink, and if I think about my liver getting damaged through the years it's like thinking about four tyres that get worn while driving. If you want your tyres to stay intact, don't drive. If you like driving, then accept that your tyres get worn.
The only thing is that it's a lot easier to get four new tyres than getting a new liver.
And BTW, don't forget: don't drink and drive!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Today I succeeded to connect a very simple Java UI to ChucK via OSC messages (thanks to this post). Now I plan to write my own UI's ("instruments") in Java, generate OSC events with them and record them using the accurate timing built into ChucK. Then I'll use Ruby to generate ChucK code again from the events I recorded. So there goes feedback, too. I'll feel like a real pro... and it all cost nothing, only a little coding experience...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
- Let Me Live - 8,63 points
- Dubbancha - 8,43
- Seven Lives - 7,16
- Aka Cat - 6,85
- Moonshine Reggae - 6,81
- Xmas Dux Ska - 6,55
- At The Edge Of Hope - 5,52
- Skwabisk - 5,5
The list above shows that my guitar solos were quite attractive: the first three have solos in them, while the other five haven't. I should practice more...
I read some articles about the dangers that C++ can have for an average programmer, and that we'd better go on and get Java or C# for our projects. Well, I can only agree that it's easier to write code in Java than in C++. But the quality of the product we have to release does not always depend on how easy it was to produce it.
I am the maintainer and team leader for a 300k+ loc. C++ project. If it works it's not because of the language, it's because of the tests we run. If it fails, it's not because of the language either, it's because of the tests we haven't run.
I don't believe that a software product will be more reliable just because it's written in a "higher-level" language. It's reliable and stable because almost all of its functionality has been tried or even stress-tested.