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FlowStone dreams...

Postby Spogg » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:53 am

Hugh mentioned FlowStone dreams in another topic.

Last night I was worrying about finding enough room in the kitchen for the Preset Manager.
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Re: FlowStone dreams...

Postby adamszabo » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:02 am

Thats a sign to take a break from FlowStone :lol:
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Re: FlowStone dreams...

Postby HughBanton » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:54 pm

Needing a Preset Manager in your kitchen sounds like fairly reasonable aspiration to me. I'm gonna get me one of those :D .

It's when you're trying to figure out the Ruby code required to untie your shoe-laces, or working out the filter-type that causes traffic lights to turn blue - that's when it all gets rather disturbing :?

Take a break? How? We've got all of the above to sort first .... :lol:

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Re: FlowStone dreams...

Postby deraudrl » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:02 pm

Spogg wrote:Last night I was worrying about finding enough room in the kitchen for the Preset Manager.

Not really a problem, it fits fine in the cabinet over the stove next to the pizza stone and the wok.

The real issue is that it leaves a pile of random wireless connectors in every other room. :roll:
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Re: FlowStone dreams...

Postby MrFuls » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:48 pm

My dreams tend not to be so memorable at the moment, thanks to recreational substances.

But I am at a moment where I am starting to see everything in life as a flowstone module. We had over a foot of snow in this neck of the woods, and I was for a moment imagining my snow shoveling actions as inputs on a module, to be called upon in lock-step with a timer.

If I throw down an op amp on a breadboard, I start to see it as a module on a schematic, and all my little passives as float elements. Of course, real world logic applies, so you need to sort out real world problems like power, noise, and non-ideal characteristics.

Real world errors are also a bit less forgiving. Ruby modules are a bit more polite in the way that they delicately inform the user of their error rather than simply exploding.
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Re: FlowStone dreams...

Postby Spogg » Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:13 am

I’ve found that my unconscious brain (and hopefully yours) doesn’t deal with technology too well, probably due to it not existing in our evolutionary past. I read recently that dreams are a method of generalising previous input so the neural network doesn’t become “over-trained” and too specific.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg ... e-purpose/

So, in attempting to generalise tech stuff, I’ve had dreams about deciding what sort of new carpet to get for FlowStone and what wine goes best with an oscillator.
A dear deceased friend of mine who was into electronics like me, way back, had a dream where he was thinking that if a policeman touched a fireman it could create a hum loop.

Sometimes it’s good to wake up.
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Re: FlowStone dreams...

Postby tulamide » Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:19 pm

Spogg wrote:I’ve found that my unconscious brain (and hopefully yours) doesn’t deal with technology too well, probably due to it not existing in our evolutionary past. I read recently that dreams are a method of generalising previous input so the neural network doesn’t become “over-trained” and too specific.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg ... e-purpose/

So, in attempting to generalise tech stuff, I’ve had dreams about deciding what sort of new carpet to get for FlowStone and what wine goes best with an oscillator.
A dear deceased friend of mine who was into electronics like me, way back, had a dream where he was thinking that if a policeman touched a fireman it could create a hum loop.

Sometimes it’s good to wake up.

I couldn't tell any dream close to these. But, back when I was 18 or 19, I made music on a specific set. A Alpha Juno II, a TR-505, my vocals and a double tapedeck. At that time for reasons, I made music with this all day long. I was so into it, that I completely forgot to eat. I drank Cola, smoked 30 cigarettes or so per day and the rest was music making. At the height of this phase, I had a dream. I composed a piece for orchestra and arranged it. I had full control and went through all the 20 or so minutes over and over again, arranging the woodwinds, the violas, the basses and so on. I still remember my issues with the french horns (btw, they were just played, without any humans around, just instruments), because they didn't react to my demand of swelling over 2 bars. At the end, everything sounded so good, a real symphonic experience. Imagine my disappointment when I woke up. Oh, and up to this dream, I never even had thought of working with an orchestra, and I knew basically nothing about orchestras, other than that they sound fantastic.
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Re: FlowStone dreams...

Postby trogluddite » Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:11 am

What's all this talk of "dreaming"?!! :o
Sleeping on the job, more like! :twisted:

I don't know how any of you can sleep at night knowing that your current project is incomplete and crying out for an eighty hour, acutely sleep-deprived coding session! Only with this kind of dedication can you reach the apogee of performance which I've reached after decades of intense training. Why, only last week, in a single three-sleepless-night session, and, I might add, having consumed the last of my filter coffee, I managed to write 84 (yes, that's right, EIGHTY-FOUR!) critical bugs into just one RubyEdit! Not just namby-pamby little typos in variable names, either, I mean REAL bugs, any one of which might take me until the other side of Christmas just to locate, never mind to fix! That's what it takes to be a FlowStone "guru"! :ugeek:

"Dreaming of coding" indeed! Disgraceful - I would never dream of doing such a thing! :lol:
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Re: FlowStone dreams...

Postby Duckett » Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:47 am

My FS dreams are horrible.

I have a wonderful idea and know exactly how to implement it, and my schematic is tidy, efficient, and has a gorgeous GUI to boot. I'm about to watch an enthusiastic video demo of it by a very popular YouTuber... then I wake up.
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Re: FlowStone dreams...

Postby tulamide » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:26 am

Duckett wrote:My FS dreams are horrible.

I have a wonderful idea and know exactly how to implement it, and my schematic is tidy, efficient, and has a gorgeous GUI to boot. I'm about to watch an enthusiastic video demo of it by a very popular YouTuber... then I wake up.

That's so mean ... of yourself. :lol:
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