Theo Verelst Local Diary Page 71
I've ditched the usual header for the
moment, I think it doesn't help much anyhow.
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guess that's normal, the writer can chose that of course, maybe
Ill make some creative commons stuff one day, of course I have
made Free and Open Source software and even hardware designs available!
page is under construction, so check back later, too.
April 2, 2009
Breakfast? In fact more brunch. Cruesly, Kellogs, spa
orange/sirup/yoghurt drink, and mixed forrest fruits juice, just like
some people grow up with in some variation. I sure didn't, I think I
never ate this kind of stuff before, possibly at all. I supposse it's
very healthy, makes me feel good. .8 Million San franciscians can't be
These flowers appear a bit like in part of a film, but in fact it is a
Isn't this inviting? Well, I don't know. Depends on interests and IQ
and epoch or so. I beats a lot of dull thing for me. I fait pas tres
Theover on Youtube with an HD piano-recording!
To elevate the level of the youtube music videos a bit, mostly though
to confirm and enforce the people who put good music made by themselves
on this internet medium, I played a 14 minute improvisation on the
theme "Oh when the saints go marching in", recorded it in high quality
(24 bits) and also recorded High Definition Video from the keyboard
This is a record of how I captured the HD Video from the camera to a
notebook with a firewire connection, monitored it, and stored the (few
gigabytes) file over a local (gigabit) network to an external disk
connected to the server.
A screendump of the program I used (on the server, actually) to capture
After this, I transcoded the video over te h264 standard for
de-interlacing and smoothing (block-search of 512 pixels, quality
I do this as shown by routing the output of a ffmpeg program, which
reads the camera mpeg-2 video file, to a Unix pipe, which feeds x264
with yuv frames of the correct size (but unfortunately only 420p or
422p I think), in turn x264 routes it's output over another unix pipe
to a second ffmpeg program instance which takes the h264 data and makes
a mp4 video file from that, removing interlacing intelligently.
After that I shrunk the resulting 1080 HD mp4 (Quicktime for
Linux) film to 1280x720 or 720p format in various codings and varying
audio codings and bandwidths, and picked a working one, which I
uploaded to youtube, giving a result with HD button active, and indeed
using that on the youtube page makes the picture a whopping 720 HD
format and the sound a lot better.
The result (click on image for a link):
See here for part 2 and 3 of the same.
The sound is fairly ok, the image has problems with filmic material I
think, and tends to be not accurately timed, probably depending on the
player and computer used, which is a bummer, but it's well viewable
even for instructional use.
The Moog Legacy
Isn't it horrendous how modern (new age) history treats it's great
examples and wise men?
Well but those new thinkers are so wise themselves! Oh no. please
auntie, can you spare me the crap... They wat power, define themselves
as wise, get loads of resources from for instance rich illuminati
families and 'wise' (read: opprotunistic( people who alsolove to be
called wise and of they go: we want power and glory. What's new. Yuck,
Yeah, but it's still true, many peopl with a big m*f* mouth get very
far in this age of aquarius thing. And oh boy indeed it sucks, and yes
everybody hurts. Like that's hard to do. And they don't have real
honour or reputations, so they don't care...
It's perfect! That will always win!
Ahrg. These people are stupid. I think it is a curse of God, and that
worked. Very well. "And I shall exhault myself and climb to the
heavens.." that's the menslayer from the beginning in biblical
language, isn't it? Or madonna (cybele) with the children at her feet
to betray and damn, or nimrod 'a greater man than anybody can handle!'
or sh*t like that isn't it?
Well, it's Europe, Theo! Oh, like right I'm now suddenly to understand
the big course of events here, like a m*f*ing revelation from the
m*f*ing sky, sorry I didn't yet behold and dig that sh*t yet, and sorry
for the army language but seriously, you've got to be kidding. I'm off
watching Dirty Harry or Bullit or other wise stuff I grew up with which
had real powerm and probably to de with God, I'll forget about the rest
ASAP. That's because you can't deal with it Theo that's a sign of
defeat. Yeah, right. I meet some peasant who tells me it is possible to
put up my camper right next to the sh*t-pit, because it's there and
it's possible. It's like climbing a mountain! It's there and therefore
you really want to do this! Well, I think it's stupid. Dumbass. But you
could, and you don't so your chicken! No man, I ain't that idiotic.
Manye people do! Yeah, and look how they turned out. No, sorry I ain't
in for all that, I don't like it and I think all those new agers
and zens and mofos and God knows what all are pretty conservative, and
have way too much mother binding to be healty for them, and are even
cowards by being conservatives. Bad word. Well, I guess in general it's
not really a dirty word, but then again in the world times after Rock
and Roll and the 70s it kind of is. It's an excuse for not fighting for
a greener world, for instance, it usually means tolerance for catholic
power structures which are inherently very evil unless they're composed
of people wanting out of there, and there is no goo dreason to feel so
unsure about oneself as is needed to justify conservatism, except
probably in very few cases, and if the new agers then want ot take part
in conservatism they should also have the nerve to take the
disadvantages of allowing oneself to be powergreedy and oppress masses
(in general), namely to be called a prick or something of the kind, and
not present themselves like free people.
Anyhow, I think a lot of people refuse to give honor where honor is due
about people like Moog, and for instance take a lot of their stuff for
granted and don't understand how stupid it is to forget other sides and
types of communication which probably are also quite important to
notice when such a practiced talent communicates. I mean views about
life and music are hip-hopped out befre anything and never given a
hought even so that whole generations become incredibly stupid.
Seriousy not because I feel the need to humiliate thm but because they
appear to be.
Well, here's a like to the moog foundation, I think run by his daughter.
A funny synthesizer rendering of Yakety Sax, used in teh Benny Hill
- Yakety Moog
Some interesting footage from Mr Moog's house and Moog Music:
That means accelerating very fast with a car or motorbike of course,
but it's also a famous song of The Gap Band.
Tried some sounds out for recreating an impression of this type of
song, of which a rendering below:
Cubase on windows XP Pro with 3 stereo
tracks, a master compressor and Pantheon reverb
I tried 3 sound with some editing on a Yamaha S90 connected to a
Lexicon Omega converter, and recorded an impression of the their
combined effect in half an hour:
soundtry 256Kb/S mp3 (1MB)
Chicago/Earth wind and fire - Live!
Probably very good too , but I've seen 3 already: the Dirty Harry
What's happening at the SAE ?
There was a guitarist event the other week, I took a look around and
saw some demos of plugin makers and their studios and a free sound
lesson, for fun.
Well, I'm sure I play (at least since 1984) and record long enough not
to really easily get exited about much except keeping some things good
which should stay good.
some more plants to close the page with: