Theo Verelst Diary Page

Latest: 31 january 2001

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

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Januari 31, 2001

Excellent Java on menu

Are we starting a synth or research interface on the web here? Why not. In fact it started to get a bit better, I wanted to change fields by simple link clicking, which let me delve into javascript and related reference manuals, I ain't no guru starter on the subject, but by and large I'm getting things cracked. I hae both a nift java explorer type menu, and the at least one working javascript one, the applet I repeat on this page is driven by javascript, so they too should be combinable. I'm looking at it, and while I'm at it I looked at other things, such as cgi's (tripod has perl), window interaction stuff, but mainly I think I can get to quite good synth theory, practice, and interactive demo stuff, that can be up to top university level, and presented nice, too. That shouldn't hurt. And being at least not illiterate in javascript, applet/script interaction, and even perl (though that would by my immedeately be replaced by the far more complete and 'programming language' tcl) and some dhtml doesn't hurt either.

The applet I'l put on this page uses Java 1.1, I didn't make it, it's from 'dsptutor' affiliated with 'online university'.

You need a Java-enabled browser to view the applet.

Number of samples:
Sampling rate: samples / s
Signal waveform expression:

A perfect sawtooth
A square waves ' first 8 harmonics:

A sawtooth's first 8 harmonics:
sin(2*pi*t)+(1/2)*sin(2*2*pi*t)+(1/3)*sin(3*2*pi*t)+(1/4)*sin(4*2*pi*t)+(1/5)*sin(5*2*pi*t)+(1/6)*sin(6*2*pi*t)+(1/7)*sin(7*2*pi*t)+(1/8)*sin(3*2*pi*t)

Quitin' while its still good

Whitout knowing the music, these text still work, though I guess there were poets with even better sources, but with the music, this is gold.

Dead On Time

Words and music by Brian May

Fool always jumpin' never happy where you land
Fool got my bus'ness make your living where you can
Hurry down the highway
Hurry down the road
Hurry past the people starin'
Hurry hurry hurry hurry

Leave on time leave on time
Never got your ticket but you leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
Gonna get your ticket but you leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
Put it in your pocket but you never can tell

Leave on time leave on time
Shake that rattle gotta leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
Fight your battle but you leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
Never got a minute no you never got a minute
No you never never got oh no matter

Fool got no bus'ness hangin' round and tellin' lies
Fool you got no reasons but you got no compromise
Stampin' on the ceilin' hammering on the walls
Gotta get out gotta get out gotta get
Oh you know I'm goin' crazy

Leave on time leave on time
Gotta get ahead but you leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
Gotta head on ahead but you leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
You're runnin' in the red but you never can tell

Honey honey where's my money where's my money
Wanna get away wanna get away
Leave ya leave ya leave ya

Leave on time leave on time
Gotta get rich gonna leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
But you can't take it with you when you leave on time

Leave on time leave on time
Got to keep yourself alive gotta leave on time
Gotta leave on time leave on time
Dead on time
'You're Dead'

Queen, of course, and the reason for quoting it that I just couldn't get some alternative texts out of my head based on the same music. I'm not finished, but it sort of goes like this

Janus head, Janus head,
God I hate your motherfucking Janus head 2x

trickin' on the one side, trickin' on the other 
never, never, never, never something in between

Oh, you got your marks and business while you can
Oh you got your plans your whores your riches while they want


As I said, I'm not finished, at least it is in line with sme of the empty reversed Queen stuff, unfortunately not on stage. 'Death on two legs' is worth remembering in that context, or killer queen, I even considered 'Bohemian Rhapsody' top again lately, as in the idea of the combination of music and lyrics. There's no specific person intended, thinking a bit in another place than where I was typing, I thought of some puchier versions.

Remember "I'm a liar", I saw the clip the other day. Music, text, clip, message even good stuff. Made me think about 'Devil went down to Georgia'.

I read it, it deserves quoting, poetry wise I'm not sure, the rythm goes wit the music, word wise this is hard to beat

                              Death On Two Legs (dedicated to ...)

                               Words and music by Freddie Mercury
                               Released as part of Queen's First EP
                        Highest UK Chart Position: 17 (10 weeks on chart) 
                                  from 'a night at the opera'

                                 You suck my blood like a leech
                                You break the law and you preach
                                   Screw my brain till it hurts
                                   You've taken all my money
                                       And you want more
                         Misguided old mule with your pig headed rules
                                With your narrow minded cronies
                                Who are fools of the first division

                                        Death on two legs
                                     You're tearing me apart
                                        Death on two legs
                              You've never had a heart of your own
                              Kill joy bad guy big talking small fry
                                  You're just an old barrow boy
                            Have you found a new toy to replace me?
                                       Can you face me?
                              But now you can kiss my ass goodbye

                                   Feel good are you satisfied?
                                    Do you feel like suicide?
                                      (I think you should)
                                   Is your conscience all right
                                   Does it plague you at night?
                                   Do you feel good feel good?

                               You talk like a big business tycoon
                                  You're just a hot air balloon
                                   So no one gives you a damn
                               You're just an overgrown schoolboy
                                      Let me tan your hide
                                       A dog with disease
                                  You're the king of the 'sleaze'
                              Put your money where your mouth is
                                         Mister know-all
                                    Was the fin on your back
                                    Part of the deal? (Shark)

                                        Death on two legs
                                     You're tearing me apart
                                        Death on two legs
                      You've never had a heart (you never did) of your own
                                      (Right from the start)
                                 Insane you should be put inside
                        You're a sewer rat decaying in a cesspool of pride
                                  Should be made unemployed
                                Then make yourself null and void
                                 Make me feel good I feel good

It's about the ideas in it, I don't have a specific image in mind listening or reading, at least there's no emptyness in it, no never getting to the point, no never making things worth while, never taking chances, never even looking at honorable or even good things. One may also want nicer ways to get there, but at least these songs make a point clear.

Old Java programming

While I was looking at better ways to put some things on my site, not making it flashy, but lets say using the latest technology to do my recent presentation of results, I looked at an older piece of Java (the language itself) programming work. There are no 'net editors' in javascript as for as I know, so I though I'd look up my old applet. I can't change the code since I can't install jdk 1.1 (or 0 for that matter) now, but at least I can maybe interact with the applet, which can be seen here in original source form. The applet's original is in the jdk supplied examples, and can in modified form be found on my older website, I'm not sure I can put the sources on now.

I just figured out that the applet driving or interaction over javascript must be done over a special object type, definately not included in my applet, so I won't be able to direct the applet over a script, which securitywise is understandable, but a pity. Java's just a program running on a computer, why not call its methods and change its variables over a script from the same page, the idea is fun enough.

I found an interesting graph edit applet from auburn university , it does most things I'd want and some more, I'm just not sure it will do load save at all, and probably not over the web, but at least graph descriptions can be IO-ed by cutting and pasting in a text window. It even is available in source form it seems, way to go. Here it is:

applet didn't load

I'll prepare a synth signal path graph for it, that I would prefer to interface with some javascript short sample generator for the above applicatio to show and frequency plot. Making this realy work together is (with preferably a heavy enough sound render server) up to complete synthesis lab capabilities. Enough ca nbe referenced, web pages work smooth enough, enough examples and presentation can be made, neat enough, and in a generic way that is good enough.