Today I went on a variety of different rides. First, I got an MRI as part of a psychology experiment. This ride is kind of like playing a really loud and slow atari game while lying on your back without moving. This is the first time anyone's ever seen the inside of my body, and pretty soon they will give me a picture of my brain, too.
Second we went to Kennywood, the local Pittsburgh amusement park. These rides were a lot faster and didn't see inside my body. I finally got rid of the canadian $20 I had been carrying in my wallet for like a year.
Freshmen and first years are arriving, and all of my meetings have changed times. Tomorrow I even TA. The new semester is beginning...
State of the union and progress...
(18 Aug 2002 at 22:13)
Advances in Crap Art: Yesterday and today I made another album-a-day. It's my first solo one in quite a while. I also put up an album by Maigin Blank, which I like a lot.
Minor Beautification: I finally made a main page graphic for Hangsnoot, which is definitely no longer an "alpha test".
Every Time A Bug Dies, An Angel Gets Its Wings: This week was TILT "Work Week," where we invited back graduated students and all put full time effort into cleaning up and documenting our code. I had the pleasure of figuring out Perry's grotesque but strangely beautiful pattern compiler and equality type (!!) compiler. I fixed some bugs and discovered some others... (TILT is CMU's very cool type-directed SML compiler.)
No matter your architectural and civil engineering background, you can now you can submit your proposals for new buildings at the world trade center site at CNN!
My proposal, like most of the others, is far beyond "structurally unsound", will totally ruin the skyline of New York City, and is dominated by a maudlin "America" theme. But mine's a different kind of America theme, can you guess what?
Here's the caption I sent with my entry:
I propose a spacious and aesthetic replacement for the twin towers. The inverted-pyramid design allows the area at the top of the tower to be twelve times as great as the actual area of ground zero. This gives room for a gigantic shopping mall and food court encased in a glass atrium on top, as well as office space for thousands! The entire structure will be supported by immense steel cables, as a testament to the iron resolve of our country.
Finally, my new VST plugin "Geometer" is released. You can find it on the Destroy FX main page. Don't miss the demo song "Theme from shaskell/geometer"; it's pretty wacked and can give you an idea of what Geometer can do!
NEW: t7es at electronicscene.com
(03 Aug 2002 at 20:40)
I got a new little page at ElectronicScene.com: http://electronicscene.com/t7es/. Aside from an icon or two there's nothing here you can't get at my regular page, though the site and its contents in general seems to be much higher quality than the Vivendi-Universal owned mp3.com. If you're into lots of different electronic sounds and don't need your music to come on CD, check it out.