Thursday, September 30, 2004

Up again

The website was down for a while yesterday. My hosting company was installing new drives on the server. Sorry you were not able to access my wonderful website. But now you can, so be happy.

Over and out.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Blog comments

Tons of emails have been pouring in requesting that I allow anonymous blog comments to be made. So now if you are anonymous, you can post a comment.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

No Symphony for a while

I will have to postpone my work on my first symphony for a while. I've been mostly working on broad sketches of the symphony's structure, writing small chord progressions and melodies, mostly for the first movement. I think the end result will sound great, but by the time I finish, I may very well be quite tired of the melodies. One of the most important aspects of the symphony, however, is the orchestration, and it will be a while until I get to that.

Anyway, the upcoming week looks very busy for me in college, with our first set of exams coming up. The good news is that all the exams are relatively easy because of the low amount of material covered. A couple of my classes aren't even giving exams. But this gives me a lot of work to do, so I won't be able to work on the symphony until next weekend, most likely. Until then, it will just have to let the symphony mold itself as I go over it in my head . . .

Over and out. (I think I'll keep saying that at the end of every blog!)

Music and Robots

I've found a delightful online classical radio station, which can be streamed for free. It's located at:

http://www.beethoven.com

What I like most about it is that they take requests! Of course, they get a lot, so they probably won't play your request the first time you request it. Requesting is very easy, though. You should check it out!

Last night, I went to my college's Robotic Club, and I must say, it looks pretty exciting! The club basically works on various robotic projects, some for contests, some just for fun. I already learned a lot, so I'm looking forward to more. Here's the club's website: http://poisson.cs.gmu.edu/~arc/

Over and out.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

All new blogger!

Well, it's time for my first blog entry! What's a blog? It's what this is! It's a tool that allows webmasters to quickly post news, information, or whatever they want about their website. Everybody's doing it these days.

I submitted a tutorial on 3D Tile-based programming to Conitec's Summer 2004 Contest (http://www.conitec.net/contest.htm). Last year, I won second place in their physics demo contest, but this year the competition is stronger. We'll see how it turns out. Regardless of the outcome, I hope my tutorial helps somebody. The tutorial can be downloaded off the 3d GameStudio Forum.

Now that the contest is over, it's time to start working on my Symphony No 1. I plan to enter that into Gary Garritan's orchestration contest in December (http://www.garritan.com/competition.html), the grand prize is to have a professional orchestra (The Morovian Philharmonic Orchestra, I believe) play the piece. There's little chance of me winning, but there are many other prizes.

Over and out.