17 Dec 2000 pcburns   » (Journeyer)

I am wondering what to do about PenguinSound. I need to spend a bit of time bug fixing before releasing it. Time that I don't have. Perhaps I should take a holiday and spend it on PenguinSound. It seems silly to spend a holiday at home in front of the computer. When I finally get a release ready I need to make a few announcements, perhaps to freshmeat.Christian Reiniger seemed happy to announce it on LGDC, though I am unsure if it will be useful to game developers. Despite not getting much attention - (I haven't made any releases yet, although the source is available, so I still have some hope) - I have been quite happy with what I have produced. I am able to create interesting samples by connecting together simple generators, filter existing samples. I need to do a bit more work on my tracker before I am satisfied with my tools, then I'll start learning how to write music. Through this project I have learnt quite a lot about computer music and how to program in c++. I learnt a bit about collaborating with other developers over the internet through my involvement with penguinplay. I am still learning how to use sourceforge. I haven't worked out how to get the commits and adds to show up on the summary page. The summary page makes the project look like it is dead. I'm still working on it, I just don't have much time.

I've installed the latest version of netscape (version 6) It is a great improvement over previous releases. It seems to be much more stable. I tried to use the instant messenger that came with it but was immediately put off it after failing to register any username that could remotely be associated with me.

I've grown to enjoy advogato. Although I haven't kept my diary very up to date - sometimes this is simply due to netscape crashing in the middle of a long diary entry - simply thinking about what to write about seems to buoy my spirits. It gives me a bit of motivation to keep going on with what I am doing. It gets my mind going.

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