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Mar 3 2003, 22:59 AM
Even though these pages are a lot easier to make, every day writing seems
Note though that currently it may well be regularly possible to catch
pages and their latest state of progression during the writing of them, like
this one. The idea is I don't take days and days for one page, but I probably
will put on a like on the list page while the page is in progress. I at this
moment just use the (free) netscape composer to write these pages (mostly),
which is fine except for some enhancements which would make it for me into
a more profi quick pick and paste experience, maybe like Mac users would
like, and more efficient (read: pasting pictures standard ha absolute path
and no setting of the root dir...). Though also on the mac. I'd say.
Microprocessors who needs them?
Electronics still have what it takes, be it digital
or analog. I already wrote on the previous pages that I made a analog digital
converter tick which is made from a very small smd chip, and that indeed
at least at low speed that chip works. Now it is time for some computer
circuits, which I got some parts for, to (again, in fact) put a decent microprocessor
for several purposes together.
And since the processor of choice, a Z80 in cmos technology, has dma
facilities, and since I make the sys tick in an open way, it should be
possible to via dma put programs and data in (64 k max...), over a printer
port interface, as I did before, but also to let the dma counters run in
overdrive (they're modern 74hc193 cmos parts), and scan a short bit of
AD converted data into memory at a significant fraction of the AD chip,
maybe a few tens of megaherz, the chip should even convert 8 bits with
4 samples throughput delay at 80 Megaherz, which is not nothing.
When the processor is fine enough, hopefully in
a repeatable and pleasant enoug design, it might be worth making a usb
connection and interface, and maybe do a pcb design with possibly smd (after
practice), that would beat most microcontroller solutions, but then again
several ready made solutions exist.
What I make is a great instructional tool, I might even put dozens of
LEDS on it and clock it at a few herz to see the circuit fo through all the
motions of a decent computer architecture. I looked up the pentium instruction
set from intel, and found the gcc compiler package can generate and process
pentium assembly in motorola (?) and intel notation. Either way it sucks,
though the compiler doesn't, and of course the 586's and following can crack
more than a few numbers per seconds, my string simulator being a good example,
but having even three modes and all the freaked register and segment stuff
is plain ugly at the very least.
Maybe a 68000 would be better still, though the z80 is more compact,
and the asynchronous nature of various signals is good to work with, and
can be kept simple, as I know from various previous circuits I made with
it, and run at for instance 30 MHz, at low power, too. A hundred thousand
gameboys can't be wrong
This is the actual Z80 chip, from ZilogI haven't used
this particular one yet, but a free others. When connected up through the
above board with the memory chip, and some more standard chips and functions
such as a clock generator and all inds of logic.
Also,. the Analog to Digial converter waits to be connected with something
computing rather than wait on a shelf and show the output on LEDS. Especially
when it can full a memory faster even than the current static low power ram
I can use, and I've got the counters to drive it. DMA, counting some programming
difficulties for the unexperienced in such matters. And all who gave place
for the miserable thinking in certain circuits wouled be prooven wrong. Getting
it all to work is not trivial at all.
I've been successfully making and testing an important two function graph
of connected function in bwise. The idea is to prove some people wrong
by simply taking a set of nands ports and connect them up as filp flops-
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do
ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets
That's Matthew 7:12, from the bible of course. What does that mean, that
that is the law (of Mozes) and prophets (the later books from the old testament,
dealing with Israels exile in Babylon, basically its disobedience to God,
and predictions and exhortations.
I wrote before that I still don't by far understand the gospels in the
sense of the intended clear and profound meaning with respect to the comparisons
and parabels Jesus supposedly gave when He was traveling through the jewish
land of palestine and, being the forsaid saviour and ultimate sent person
from God, doing miracles and teaching people. And that they are very not
stupid or boring comparisons and stories, and often not at all so clear,
even though the tone at times would seem to suggest sunday school simplicity
and a sort of naitivity.
||Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is]
the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many
there be which go in thereat:
||Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is]
the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
||Beware of false prophets, which come to you in
sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
||Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather
grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
||Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit;
but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
||A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither
[can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
||Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit
is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
||Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
||Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord,
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my
Father which is in heaven.
||Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have
we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and
in thy name done many wonderful works?
||And then will I profess unto them, I never knew
you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
||Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine,
and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock:
||And the rain descended, and the floods came, and
the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded
upon a rock.
||And every one that heareth these sayings of mine,
and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his
house upon the sand:
||And the rain descended, and the floods came, and
the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the
fall of it.
||And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these
sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
||For he taught them as [one] having authority,
and not as the scribes.
Jesus and the scribes seem to have been no friends, I think none of his
disciples were of a religeous edification or scribe background, he
called them the breed of vipers and warned that the sons who fall in their
hands are afterwards twice the sons of the underworld as they were when they
One scribe came to Him in a night to talk about being 'born all over
again', which at that time wasn't clear yet, and Jesus seems to have dealt
with the hypocritical scribes regularly and never gave them much credit,
and always it seems was correcting their miserably lies, deceit and miserable
Yet he was edified in the temple of Jerusalem by them, probably for years,
and must have been very aware of their teaching and the laws and the prophetical
books of the tenach.It seems He dudn't study roman law, or greek literature,
but the inspired or dictated words of the old testament, the jewish literary
heritage. It would seem from the greek at points, though of course that
has been written down by 4 disciples later on, that He must have been aware
of things the greek were aware of too, maybe like Homer, which in turn probably
was influenced or inspired by the history in the old testament..
Bringing my site up to date with current state of affairs
Is there still relevance to my site the way it has established itself
years ago, or is my absence in certain scenes making me irrelevant in the
whole of things which seem to matter. I guess proof by reduction is another
possibility, and then again what does it mean to be hot shot in computers,
or in visual art, or music? Or known in scenes where such exist? Depends.
When you want a career there, maybe we could make an image of the scene in
terms of minorities and majorities which change place, and come into and
out of the scene, and at which point they become attached and how much tension
or potential it takes to get them moving again, and how far on the average
they then move, and in which direction. Sounds like a transistor model, but
then we should add quantum theory to make it even more intricate.
Maybe I'll do a movie or animated gif of the idea, which should make
clear to some realy not THAT intelligent wannabee leaders or jesuits or
self assigned opinion leaders (because their mummies or families are ruling
them rather than normal logic, including shame or normal amounts of projecting
of shame or replacement shame), have not the possibility to compute the
things which will go on in hip or alledged artsy or otherwise interesting
and high or medium profile scenes, even though certain secretly operating
circles no doubt try to even create and annihilate such things in the world
in great amount of sucking, miserable, damning, horrible, automatically damned
Latest Bwise, again
The latest version, just the tcl file, is bwise03
, download by clicking on the link, and saving the tcl code to a file
bwise03.tcl, in the same directory save this image
.and this file, by right clicking
on them and saving them as paper.gif and defaultprocs.tcl. Double click the
file after some recent enough (8.0 should do I think, though I didn't try,
maybe earlier as well) version
of Tcl/Tk has been installed on you system, which could be windows
3.1, 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP, Unix (I'm aware of HPUX version, which is where
I started it on), linux (all versions), Or Mac (all but the oldest I think).
You can download it from scriptics.
I might put it on this server if there is a need, I got at least several
When the bwise download doesn't work right, or when for instance on a
unix type of system the number of newlines doesn't become you, or the mime
type is a problem, try downloading the same file as a text file bwise.txt, and then rename it to a
bwise screen capture (though the menus don't appear simultaneously)
I put a recent version of tcl here, if somehow the scriptics
link is unavailable. It's not perfectly as some other version, not from
activestate, were,. but its got a lot of good stuff in the archive. Installation
is simple, double click the downloaded file on a windows system, click ok
all the time, and wait a while, piece of cake usually, I've tried it on
dozens of very varied systems.
I've been demonstrating the use of bwise, after I made some additions
and extensions, which definately make it more directly useable for people
interested in programming in a blockwise manner. Which probably many people
should, because it at least is powerfull, explains very well what progamming
is about, and also what computer circuits are like, and what they can do.
For those who don't know the package/program bwise (pronounced be wise)
is short for block wise, it allows one to make little or bigger networks
of graphics blocks which have programmed functions associated with them,
and which can be run in sequence. Click the middle (of three) or right (of
two) mouse button in the empty gray plane to get a popup menu to create a
certain type of block at that place, and beware that the workspace canvas
can be scrolled by the sliders on the right and bottom. Clicking on the
pins makes toggles making them green, and when two are green, the 'wire'
button creates or removes a wire between them. Use the 'data' menu to get
a small window, seperate for each block, where the inputs (left side) and
outputs (right side), and, importantly the block function, which is a line
(possibly long) of tcl code which does what the block should do when it
A new block is the 'term' which is short for terminal, where one can
type input in the bottom entry, and view output after the 'eval' button
has been clicked or newline been pressed, and the network connected to
the 'out' pin has been activated block by block until the input is reached
again, which will then be shown in the upper history window.
It makes use of the new (net_) 'funprop' function which is on the bottom
block menu (which appears after middle or right clicking a block),
which is in most cases the most convenient and efficient network propagation/activation
schedule, which executes first the block on which the menu is invoked,
transfers the result of activating its function to all blocks connected
to it's outputs, and continues that idea for all blocks for which all inputs
have received new data and therefore are ready to run with new inputs,
until either the whole connected network is run, or a loop is noted, in
which case the running of the network stops where the activation schedule
gets back to itself.
For programmers, in this prototype each block which has had some inputs
renewed through the funprop activation scheme gets an array element associated
with it listing the connected blocks which have delivered new data. When
after issueing funprop not all connected blocks have fired, that array is
not empty, and it is remembered which blocks still wait for unrenewed inputs,
which can be activated at the next invocation of the function or menu entry,
possibly from a different block, to bring various branches of a network together,
and continue after the junction when all branches before it have been activated.
Again, for programmers, there are (not particularly efficient) procedures
to obtain lists of the leaves of a left or a right tree of a block.
When a circular network is being made, one circular activation results
for each activation of the fun_prop menu, such
String simulator with more compatible MIDI, stereo real time sound, easier
Self explanatory title, I tried pms on another synth acting as midi controller,
and it freaked out because of alternate note off commands, and it didn't
respond to all notes off, common sources of midi confusion, and on the other
hand safeguards for preventing stuck notes.
This is the README file:
This is a intermediate version of the Physical String Simulator,
a developing simulation for lets say a guitar string resonating.
It uses a lot of computer cycles to actually compute all the
vibrations in a string, without parameters, starting
the 'pmsb.exe' program should use the equivalent power
of about half a megaherz pentuim or so to sound three
A little graphics window opens, where all objects can be clicked
to either sound a string or silence them all, which can also
be done through pressing 1 - 3 on the keyboard, and 0 (zero)
to silence all strings. The previous version had a bug which
made the string velocity so high that the sound was wrong.
The midi implementation of this version is extended to allow
note offs with by zero velocity (allowed by the midi protocol,
but not normally assumed by me, an yamaha S90 seems to use it),
and currently, the text window (dos or your favorite shell, don't
forget to try www.cygwin.com) shows all midi messages which are picked
up by pms.
It takes the first midi interface available and reads it, and
the midi messages are filtered for active sensing and all notes off.
Notes on for the first channel (code 144) make a string sound. Make
sure not to play notes in the too low range, as they eat up processor
time and may stall you computer easily, if you try carefully, things
will start to stall when you play a note lower than a certain key,
after which simply play higher notes to get out of stall.
Middle C is starting to get lower, one under is low for slow computers.
A 1.7G pentium gives me 6 strings (the default for pms without parameters
is 3) of which three in the bass range just before stalling, which is
just good for guitar simulation.
Note that in this version, the feedback amplifier simulation works
for feeding sounds from each string to all other strings, which makes
for interesting and rich sounds for chords (more than one string
sounding), and that the feedback depends on the modulation wheel
setting: more modulation is more feedback between strings. More than
50 percent is quite oscilating, a little bit makes notes held down
almost die out after a while, and in some cases and key ranges
sounds like pipes being blown after some time, which corresponds with
the string model being interpreted as an air column resonating
under the influence of little digital noise, and interacting through
the air in between.
The pitch bend wheel also works: it bends notes over a whole note
range up or down, pay attention that the varying string length
must be achieved gradually, that is turn the wheel slower
when the whole machinery starts to screech out digital noise. Just
push enuogh high keys simultaneously to make it stop. Because the pitch
bend is also in the physical model (it is like changing the length of
the strings), 'pushing up' a chord when it is bent works: the outcome
of the bend depends on the way the waves in the strings behave
during the bend, so on how you time the bend.
pmsb.exe can be used with a midi keyboard to have as many strings
as you need, aka as your computer can handle, I'd say about 4 for
a 1 Gig machine, and on how high you play them:
pmsb.exe 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 outnode 33
in a dos shell in the directory with the program and the ddl's
gives me 6 strings with initial length 0 (no sound, no processor load)
and a microphone at string section 33, which makes strings shorter
than 33 elements, higher than about an octave and a half above middle C,
not audible anymore because the virtual pickup is beyond the lenght of
the string. Useable values are about 5 to 100 (maybe for low notes).
The program assumes opengl to be present on the machine, and should
be widely useable, though I understand various machines have very
loose opengl support, as do certain versions of the mighty weeny
small OS we all seem to use at times.
The sound card support is based on the PAlib package which thus far
prooved widely useable, and uses the first stereo 44.1 ks/s channel
it can open. The strings are spread over the stereo image, based on
the number of strings activated simulatneously, so for instance
a 6 string chord, with keys being held down to interact, starts
in the extreme left of the stereo image, and builds up in 1/6 steps
to the extreme right (in fact almost, if you take 6 strings, 8 pan
positions are made of which the middle 6 are used, for the dear mono
or one channel users to always hear something).
To change the soundcard delay setting, set the environment variable
export PA_MIN_LATENCY_MSEC=60, or under DOS: SET PA_MIN_LATENCY_MSEC=60.
Good luck and don't hesitate to leave a message to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or use https://184.108.40.206/guest to leave a secure message
directly on a private file on this server. (these message are not being
The program can be downloaded here.
Unless you have a recent cygwin compiler installed, you'll also need
to download these two files and put them next to the program file in the
same directory: cygwin1.dll and glu32.dll .
For someone interested, this is a machine language
listing of the resulting program, just for illustrational purposes.
To see what the graphical mesa/opengl based user interface is capable
of, this is a little maze game, which also needs
files to run, and possibly this texture file.
For programmers, the source and the compilation
command under the recent cygwin C
gcc -O -DWIN32 -D__WIN32__ -D_WINDOW -o t.exe maze.c -lglut32 -lglaux
-lglu32 -luser32 -lgdi32 -lopengl32 -lm -lwinmm -Wl,--subsystem,windows
Use the right mouse button to set banking or texture for the animated
3d maze game. Adjust the size of the graphics window to make the motion
speed nicely quick and smooth, or to fit your screen.
This pms version has a better default set of parameters so it will sound
right when the program file is simply double clicked. Click on the graphical
objects or press 1 2 or 3 to pluck one of the three differently tuned strings.
I thought I'd put on this banner to
Not that I take it that the maintainers of the site necesarily represent
her views very well or not, or that I endorse her presence in the music
world as it is very specially, necessarily, but I though I'd get some attention,
isn't it. I sent her this piece of music,
which is also on the mpegs page.
Lets see, I put it up on 4th of march 17:22, my link should appear on
their site and generate more hits anytime, huh?
Sort of an experiment, listening to her music I get the idea she's not
exactly in life the way she may want to be, even though probably she doesn't
come short of talent for even the name she made, her CD's at least make
clear it doesn't all become her. Would she not want to have a site which
she controls? Probably, lets see how such works, and what happens to them
or her checking these pages. Or not, of course, I'm sure I got from the
vatican lately. Not that that necessarily is honourable.
The videos on the official "feast on scraps" pages are certainly interesting.
I read I should put the banner in a prominent place, but I have no 'banners'
page. Doesn't everyone read the latest Theo Verelst Diary Pages?
Maybe not, I get hits, and I tested the server fine enough, though a
few weeks after I used www.firewall.com it disappeared from my dns, it
was a good way to check reachability in real time, but then again, the connection
seems to work from various places, the hits on only my homepage aren't fake
either, at some point I got amazing hit rates when I had the chance to check
them on one of my public pages on generally available servers. Maybe it
was in keywords on my diary pages with respect to google search patterns,
which without question is not unjustified.
Live comments on CNN/BBC questioning of Blix
In fact it was the english, what is it foreign minister? J Straw. You
know the stuff about Iraq? Got tons of mustardgass (at least major amounts
of it), even antrax (what are they into mailing now, realy nasty I'd think)
and them lots more and wonder they have disarmed for the opinion of corrupted
europe. Guess not.
Recorded statement, about the right to interview iraqy scientists without
tape recorders, or abroad, "you don't want to be rocket scientist one day,
and be torture victim the next day".
Would one want to live at all in a country like that. More than a few
in this country, like one known artist, did not want to anymore in this country.
The only one with real world fame enough, and probably not in need of stealing
talents work. Maybe this country is when left to its own devices more like
vietnam than the united states.
The dutch are known to be sitting on their money and preachers of not
a unhypocrite gospel. So let it be clear that by nature I'm little dutch,
realy provably so, I don't like them, I don't want them, I don't want their
ways, I don't like the height of their sky, which would fall on my head on
purpose every day, I don't like their infamous scrutany and their hypocrit
Maybe in the time of revolution, and certianly before, when 80 years
of war kicked out the catholic spanish appressor, and probably even in second
world war, such things as revolution were possible to plan here, but as it
is now, it seems God did not bless. I saw more than a few movies and series
about that dreadfull vietnam which must have though it could by torturing
children and foreigners to acquire world power through satanism and anything
else on that stairway to miseray instead of power.
I'm reading Brown's book on 'the making of europe' still, I guess the
ideas which underlie both the hidden the public, the declined and preserved
history of europe and the essential axises of evil are to be found in how
God deals with the world and of course with christendom.
March 6 19:22, I was listening and wanted to put some more images on this
page and heard from the same source that the amount of antrax is only
6000 liters. A small g*d* swimming pool. Gmpf. Isn't that the stuff in little
heavy and well kept laboratory bottles? small ones ?