Sunday, November 18, 2007

Here's a sentiment with which I can whole-heartedly agree :


The world needs more gbloinks ...


Indeed it does. My continuing idleness and inability to figure out what language / library / platform to develop for is to blame, as usual. Joe Holmburg has inspired me to look into Processing and I'm starting to think he might be right - although it pains me to write Java.

I'd like to do a new Gbloink! in ActionScript / Flash but, as I think I mentioned, there doesn't seem to be any support for Midi or virtual synths there. (Which I find totally crap, if anyone from Adobe is reading this post!!)

I think Gbloink! would make a perfect Chumby widget and that would justify me buying one.

Ah well ...

Anyway, without that to look forward to, I just want to announce that, for bizarre Jonesian reasons that I may explain in a minute, I just succeeded in copying the Midi module out of Gbloink! (which is VB, after all) into ... ahem ... Excel. And it runs fine in VBA.

Which means, musical spreadsheets ... w00t!!

To quote the immortal words of a Google-luring spam-blog, :


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Or rather, what I meant to say, I've decided that my next musical opus is going to be written in Excel - and provisionally code-named "Spreadsheet Circus".

Googling the phrase uncovered the above text, which will act as a kind of heuristical guiding star for the work. (Pull it apart and find lots of interesting imagery of casinos, cards, gambling, shootouts, angst, genocides, bantu arrowheads, slot-machines, spreadsheets, circuses etc. What more could you want in a magnum opus?)

After all, I don't see why it should be only Gisel who gets to do weird, crazy artistic stuff.

2 comments:

Scribe said...

Sweet! I'm about to embark on VBA (don't ask. well, not yet.) so would love to see a version of this to play around with. Plus I can use it on me mac then, too.

And clearly Great Minds Think Spam...

phil jones said...

he! the great thing about VB is it's mindlessly easy ... at least for those of us old enough to have learned Basic on 8-bit micros in the 80s.

men of focus ... yeah, I'd forgotten about that. agreed, spam is so creative. Although I'm also thinking if trying to do something with Captchas ... someone ought to do a "Meaning of Liff" style dictionary of them