What I did with Rev last night

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Wed Jul 4 13:19:20 EDT 2007

Nice Stack Jacque!
I wish I could learn to sing that way but belive me, after almost three
decades listening to musice never made me sing well :-)

As for personal stacks, I am now a CS student and made a little Assembly
interpreter stack to teach me that dreadful computer language... I did a
little article on it here: http://andregarzia.com/blog/files/aasm.html

I took one night and I am pretty happy with it although Mark pointed that I
should code some variables differently if I ever think about implementing

I think I'll build a picture croping tool next, I keep launching iPhoto just
to crop some shots or pics.


On 7/4/07, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:
> I have a ditzy canary that was taken from his parents too early. Male
> canaries need to learn to sing, and during their first year they listen
> to other males, extract portions of various songs, and recombine pieces
> into a song that is their own. This song identifies them to other
> canaries and every male's song is unique.
> Unfortunatly my little guy had no one to learn from, so he has been
> belting out songs copied from wild birds he hears through the window, in
> particular, the mourning doves that hang out on our roof. I heard him
> practicing carefully for weeks ("ooooh-oo-oo. Oo. Oo." Sung with a
> litttle trill.) It's very funny, but not really a song that a decent
> canary would be proud of.
> I looked at CDs you can purchase to teach your canary to sing, but
> figured I could do better. So I downloaded some sample mp3 canary files
> from a web site, tossed in a few I recorded from my previous canary, and
> made a little stack that plays back random songs at random time
> intervals. It took me about 20 minutes to write.
> This morning I started the stack running and my little bird is
> responding, singing his mourning dove call at the top of his voice. Then
> he listens intently. With luck, he'll learn some new tunes. The house is
> full of bird song, it's lovely.
> It is so satisfying to be able to write whatever I need. Anyone else
> done little personal stacks with Rev lately?
> --
> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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