Theo Verelst Diary Page

Aug 6 2001, 2:22 PM

I've decided after good example to write some diary pages with toughts and events.

Oh, in case anybody fails to understand, I'd like to remind them that these pages are copyrighted, and that everything found here may not be redistributed in any other way then over this direct link without my prior consent. That includes family, christianity, and other cheats. The simple reason is that it may well be that some people have been ill informed because they've spread illegal 'copies' of my materials even with modifications. Apart from my moral judgement, that is illegal, and will be treated as such by me. Make as many references to these pages as you like, make hardcopies, but only of the whole page, including the html-references, and without changing a iota or tittel...

And if not? I won't hesitate to use legal means to correct wrong that may be done otherwise. And I am serious. I usually am. I'm not sure I could get 'attempt to grave emotional assault' out of it, but infrigement on copyright rules is serious enough. And Jesus called upon us to respect the authorities of state, so christians would of course never do such a thing. Lying, imagine that.

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Mon aug 6 2001, 2:22 PM (according to the windows clock, which is not the same as my walkmans' clock)

This page may be a bit hard to read, because I thought I'd be a bit maybe not provocative but say unavaerage, I took the liberty of taking a photo from, from here which is from Meredith Doeksen (see here homepage), I hope she doesn't dislike the idea, enlarged it a bit, making it a bit unsharper, and processed it a bit to make the colors appear more dramatics, though maybe not more realistic, and put it on the background of this page.

Maybe white characters work better for this page. Try adjusting the width of the window containing the background image to get the best visual result, or be able to read the text better.

I got a message from person from Asia who I've met some time ago, who wrote me he can't access my web pages, at least the tripod ones, from where he is. From what I know, tripod is not a very particular site, so that is strange. His email get back and forth, though.

The Civil servant machine

I went to the Hague and the little town near Delft I lived for years to arrange for getting a new (not overdue) ID.

Two weeks ago I had reported my (old) passport and drivers licence missing at the police station there, giving me a little note of official police printing stating such. I took that to the city hall to get my found drivers' license back.

Last week, I got back, wanting to apply for a new passport in the Hague, which is the country wide instance to do so, for which I needed a confirmation of having been written out my previous home village officially, and a copy of the same police statement, and some 4 stamp sized color photos of my new haircut, of course. So I asked the city hall servants (is that a correct term without 'civil') for the police statement, and they couldn't find it... So I went to the police station,. and they couldn't give me another copy, because the police computer didn't contain it anymore, or the person present couldn't find it, so I'd have to com eback a day later to ask for the person I spoke with previously.

Since I biked from Amsterdam, which is about 70 kilometers or so, depending on the route, probably some more to that town, I didn't like the idea of spending another night there, since I don't have the money for that, and in nice weather it is fine enough to spend one at the beach, but I didn't feel like that, that was not a good idea. So I returned to the city hall, and asked them if maybe at least they could give me the number of my old passport, so I could make a new policestatement more easily, and they were kind enough to inform me that I never had a passport officially as they coudl trace from the year I probably can trace copies of from companies I worked. Huh?!?

Sort of pissed, I stepped into the first Police office I'd know on the way back to the Hague, and stated I wanted to report a missing passport, and in maybe ten minutes I got an officially signed and stamped paper to that extend. Back at the Hague, I handed the reqired documents, and hopefully I'll have a new ID in a few weeks. I was under the distinct impression that the people in the quite new and extremely white the Hague building were not unaware of some essentials of the things going on, and I at least found it quite, quite more pleasing there then the treatment I got in the little town I lived for years. Though I found it kind of boring in the past, I think it is about the only major dutch town I know of now which I don't feel lets say all kinds of strange things almost all the time. Maybe they indeed didn't surrender themselves to various spiritual parties other seem to be unhealthily interested in or enslaved to.

It certainly isn't unbiblical also not in the new testament to assume that God deals with cities as a whole too, at least to make certain judgements, or not make them. Not unimportant, I think.

Biking through the green land is not unpleasant in itself given good weather, and I was lucky that only later I got a major puncture ripping open the outer tire quite more than mendable, maybe because I carried quite a box of supplies on the back. Someone was friendly enough to let me have a new tire, which still works.

I think I should be trying to make good opportunity work to make at least some program with the pieces I got now. I got the audiolib working it seems good enough with the string simulator generator routines, and I also found some openGL examples I could at this moment compile with the tools I have for 3D and 2D graphics interface routines, which may be sufficient to make a well working interface. I've downloaded and tried the Keyboard magazine software analog synthesizer program, which is intended to go with a small course on synthesis they feature, which is fun experience. It is made by a company making more synth simulations, and it sounds good enough to use and act as example. I'm certain that by far the most of it I can program now without too many pitfalls, except that I need to make a set of lets say design choices, which is definately interesting, we'll see. Apart from new and more challenging signal processing, of course. The program did on interesting thing I hadn't tried much, which is uniso voices, with dynamic voice allocation, up to over 10 voices, and with as it seems even spread of detuning over the voices. That made for some seriously heavy synth sounds when programmed right, realy quite heavy. Recently in various hit or almost hit songs for instance of the house kind, there are sounds which are alike fat synth sounds, but they hardly ever seem to even get near the real thing, I don't know why exactly. But this got there where even on headphones sound occur which are sort of earth shattering enough when played right. Major fun.

Anyone try the physical modeling sounds on some previous pages? Send me feedback!

After a little while of programming, a new sound is born, it is a string simulation of the same kinds as on the latest pages, with parameters set to almost indefinate sustain through amplifier feedback, 2 stings tuned a little interval apart (by heart I think it is a minor third), but now I've added a slide to the beginning, which is a Phsysical Modeling slide, that is the string lenght is altered, not just a sample detuned, followed by a sustained vibrato of 7 herz, also by string length modulation!