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by yaliceme
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:40 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0006: "Glass Half Empty"
Replies: 94
Views: 45544

Re: What-if 0006: Glass Half Empty

You know, I've always been bothered by the "engineer sees a glass twice as big as it needs to be" variant. What kind of engineer designs something that only accommodates *exactly* its intended load? At best, the glass has a safety factor of 2.
by yaliceme
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1045: "Constraints"
Replies: 86
Views: 43597

Re: 1045: Constraints

qvasi wrote:
iabervon wrote:A bit contrived. Doesn't everybody find guidelines help ideas? Just keeping lengths minimized never opens possibilities. Quite reversely, since the users verily will Xerox your zeitgeist.


+1
:D


+2

;-)
by yaliceme
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1024: "Error Code Monkey"
Replies: 99
Views: 41808

Re: 1024: "Error Code"

This comic made me all happy and peaceful inside. I should go sit by a lake today (lots of them here in central NY). As an aside. I enjoy the faith with which xkcd characters follow rules they find in books. Reminds me of http://xkcd.com/330/. Also, I'm adding this to the list of xkcds to show peopl...
by yaliceme
Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands
Replies: 28
Views: 6045

Re: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands

Two things: 1. I wrote a program once that would listen to my playing, compare it to a pre-recorded version so that it can turn the page at the right time. It's quite rough so far (command line interface on linux only (it interfaces with any scriptable document viewer)) but works for me (And now I ...
by yaliceme
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands
Replies: 28
Views: 6045

Re: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands

Thank you! The Kickstarter campaign is looking like a long shot, short of a last-minute miracle; we've built support very rapidly and are 40% funded, but we didn't allow ourselves very much time to work with. Still, we'll find some way to deliver; just a matter of when.
by yaliceme
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands
Replies: 28
Views: 6045

Re: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands

I guess it depends how you have things set up. I was thinking about doing a more gradual transition than just page-at-a-time scrolling. Say go with my "scroll" idea and go up half the page height or something. Then there are no page splits at all. Perhaps. My own feeling is that moving sc...
by yaliceme
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands
Replies: 28
Views: 6045

Re: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands

Looking at the actual kickstarter site, it looks like they're displaying two pages side-by-side. (I think this is a mistake and they'd be better off turning it to portrait mode, but whatever.) With that, they could "scroll" by emulating flipping the page at a similar time as a human playe...
by yaliceme
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands
Replies: 28
Views: 6045

Re: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands

and even taking practical difficulties into account, a $5 app at 100% (minus whatever % the market place takes) profit for amateurs, and people that don't want to spend a lot of money on an expensive bit of kit. would give these guys a second income from the project. Well, it's not my project, but ...
by yaliceme
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands
Replies: 28
Views: 6045

Re: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands

First off, I'm very glad you're doing this. In particular, the networking and real time editing aspects of the system are real benefits to music ensembles. But looking through the kickstarter site, there are several things I'm not clear on. Where do I get scores for this, and how do I integrate exi...
by yaliceme
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands
Replies: 28
Views: 6045

Re: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands

Wow, looks like a lot of discussion took place while I was away! Dream has been answering most of the questions spot-on... you can indeed get an ipad app for music display (they already exist), though I personally don't know how *anybody* can read normal sheet music at that size (I've been playing p...
by yaliceme
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands
Replies: 28
Views: 6045

Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands

Hello xkcd fora. 8)Thought some of you might find this cool: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/283190948/hacking-4-muzik ^I'm actually directly involved with this. We're making a portable, 20" touchscreen music stand that completely eliminates the need for paper sheet music and its many probl...

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