Read a bunch more of the Cours.
Fucked around with the midi setup. Making the keyboard echo keys pressed, 0.2 seconds later, at a pitch randomly plus or minus a perfect fifth, is pretty fun to improvise over. I may try some more sophisticated things later. Took me too damn long just to remember enough XS to be able to leak the fd of the sequencer out to the perl code so I could select(3) on it. Although, really, I knew it was going to be 3, since it's the only file I open. But I can sleep better at night knowing I did it the right way. Except it is in perl, so, the little haloed Bob Harper on my shoulder still admonishes me.
And... got "Connections" in the mail today! So fucking awesome. James Burke is my hero.