I’m tired. My sleep schedule is just terrible. That holiday weekend wasn’t good for me.
What I’d like to do this summer is release the melody project in it’s current form so that others can fool around with it. I’m hoping to turn it into a Java applet that will run on a web page. It shouldn’t be too hard; it’s already Java after all. I mainly need to program a good input-output system, since it can’t so easily load and save text files from a visitor’s computer, since it will be on a web page. I can load the text files from my server easily enough, then I suppose the output could just be text in a text box. That would be the easiest, and will probably be what I end up doing to start off with. But that is a pretty annoying burden for the site visitors; they’ll have to interpret the output text by themselves (it’s not really hard, it’s just extra labor). So I’ll have to program a text-to-MIDI converter so visitors can easily and quickly hear what the output melodies sound like. And then there are a thousand other improvements I could blather on and on about, but those are my first ambitions.
So that’s what I’ve been working on…
Oh, and remember to vote for a note! (That whole experiment is going to take forever…)