Archive for the ‘Interests’ Category

The beauty of music

I started learning the notes on the guitar fretboard & I stumbled upon this page: http://egalo.com/2012/06/09/notes-on-the-guitar-fretboard-visualization/ Very good reference! How to Make a Piano Sing (this works for guitars or any other string instruments) http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Music_p012.shtml Music and mathematics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematics_of_musical_scales

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HFCC & DRM Schedule

I have made a search engine for the HFCC & DRM databases of shortwave radio broadcasts here: http://www.ghermy.com/bogdan/han/hfcc_search.php. The data is imported from: http://www.hfcc.org/ and DRM data from this website: http://www.drm-dx.de/. Hope you find it useful. 73s! M6GHE

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How to unpack .tar/.tar.gz/.tar.bz2 files in Linux

Well, I am playing around with my CHUMBY One, MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) and UBUNTU, so I have to do routine tasks on the command prompt, which I do like (don’t get me wrong) but I allways forget to do some basic task, like extracting the contents of an archive! So I thought it […]

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We all like to play God (from time to time)

Here is something I found quite interesting, and old (21 January 2001, but new to me!) game of evolution. http://www.phy.syr.edu/courses/mirror/biomorph/ Apparently the original algorithm was designed by Richard Dawkins and is described in his book “The Blind Watchmaker”. Wow! I didn’t know Richard Dawkins was a programmer! That’s cool! I would want to read his […]

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The Quincunx Project

I would like to build a Quincunx (check out the Wikipedia Page on this, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quincunx) out of transparent acrylic plastic, as demonstration for Normally distributed random variables. Also known as a bean machine EBay seller who is providing acrylic CNC cutting thewholesaleposco2009, it is worthwhile to check out their prices! I will post my progress […]

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