May 12th, 2004

beartato phd

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Oh, shit. Not long after I turned on anonymous comments (since tom7 asked me to) someone responded to my bitching about abc-to-ps conversion, claiming to be the author of abc2ps. Yikes. I am still vulnerable to forgetting that there are actually real people on the other end of the internet, I guess. I would feel pretty annoyed if someone up and glibly insulted my code like I did his. Nonetheless, getting the same abc code to produce the same output in both abc2midi and some ps converter is extremely confusing, even as I look at the documentation again. Should I be setting the clef in the I:, the K:, or the V: field, or some combination of the three? Should I trust http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/doc/abc/abcext.txt
or
http://olympus.het.brown.edu/cgi-bin/man2html?abc2ps+1
or what? I finally found that doing V: clef=bass+16 seems to be work, but having to futz things up by two whole octaves makes me suspicious that I'm still doing something stupid.
beartato phd

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Another lazy day. Got some lunch, poked around Donner with spillourguts looking for useful junk the kids threw out before leaving for summer. I totally scored a copy of "Guns, Germs and Steel". Pretty awesome.
beartato phd

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Other recent personal news I may have forgotten to mention: (1) I am going to be TAing for 15-312 foundations of programming languages next semester, which is one of the best CS classes
I ever took at CMU and (2) my paper got accepted to LFM 2004, so it's off to cork, ireland for me come july.