I just figured it out. I forgot I was using the other OS install on my multi-boot system. It uses the same desktop interface with a different theme and this is what was affecting the message window colors. So that issue is definitely on my end.
I had that problem a few years back with a default-installed dark theme. Never could figure out how to see text most times, couldn't even figure out how to see enough text to change it. I finally had to good lord--shades of the evil 'OS' that shall not be named re-install! lol
I'm pretty sure that my security settings are set too high for this site to function the way it was intended to function. I suspect the site may have been optimized for phones/tablets.
I respectfully disagree This is actually one of the only websites that looks great on both my computer and my phone! What web browser are you using?[/quote]
I use firefox.
Maybe I have to enable third party cookies. But I hate to do that. Still trying to get this to work for me. Glad you have it working on your end. Thx.
I am almost certain there is at least one way to do what you want to do.
I haven't done much at all with gem yet, so I don't have any advice to offer other than read the manual. I found one online that was pretty good a while back. Don't have a link for it at this point, though.
I like your ideas and work posted above. Keep doing it, please!
Thank you for the reply.
I do not see any "looks like mail" button. I see just a blank area at the top. Yes, when I mouseover the blank area light blue squares appear and a tip rolls down. I see the little box creature. And some marks that look like Arabic cursive.
What I see copypasta:
4 out of 5
I had an account a few years ag...[/quote]
Well, that doesn't look like what I see.
I'm pretty sure that my security settings are set too high for this site to function the way it was intended to function.
I suspect the site may have been optimized for phones/tablets.
There may also be a font-loading issue involved.
I haven't given up yet. I'll have to try using another computer but this one I am using now is one of my main ones for web-work.
Seems like the order of my replies to myself here are in some sort of mystical order. Has the world of tech and computers and music just passed me by and kicked me to the curb? I find it extremely difficult to navigate this website. I used to program in '86 assembly language. Including at higher levels, C and C_+_+. I have designed software interfaces to be bullet-proof for entry level clerks. I am astonished at my consternation here. I must be missing something. Maybe I don't have java script turned all the way on?
It's me again. How come there is no ability to sort by newest posting date? I was trying to figure out if this forum was still active.
I still haven't figured it out... I saw some postings that were in the last few days but there's no sense (that I can easily discern) of any sort of order or sorting related to the way I understand time to work in this universe in the listing of the posts. I clicked on the clock icon, I tried many things. Maybe there is nothing as oldfashioned or quaint as time-related posts anymore?
Yes. More snarkiness on my part. But I am trying. Currently, I am trying to see if there has been any recent activity on this site. Is there any help file? Some kind of mapping clue?
I must confess, at this moment, I am at a loss. I am glad to have re-found this site, I think. I am reporting my thoughts and troubles as I try to make sense of this new-fangled site. Sincerely.
What happened to this fine forum? I'll try again, but seriously, what happened? It's like an asteroid hit this formerly fine site. This is my opinion. I haven't had time enough to see if there are any posts earlier than a month ago or so. I'm all for progress, but why make it unusable? Was it just a mistake? Or did an asteroid actually really hit? Yeah, that's a snarky comment. I'll try to use the site. Maybe I'll find it useful and be able to figure out how to contribute. Sincerely.
I have been exploring Pd more. I like what I am discovering.
I put up a few more examples over on soundcloud:
I titled them:
These were captured during casual exploration. I did not keep detailed notes. Indeed, the driving force behind these was more about how they sounded, rather than process.
Basically, I wrote a few nasty/clumsy patches using seeded RNGs, ran an altered version of billystiltner's fractal sequencer patch (link here) for some of these new pieces. I sent signals from billy's patch back to my RNG patches in another window, triggered zynaddsubfx and hydrogen drum machine, and recorded it via audacity. I did a minimal amount of post-processing - removed some DC offset, edited out some sporadic clipping, amplified parts, added fades, and a few pitch/tempo shifts.
Any feedback, suggestions, hints or clues, etc. would be appreciated.
In the patch~ forum, billystiltner posted a link to his fractal sequencer patch with instructions.
I checked it out and I am having fun with it.
I wish I had a dollar for every hour I spent at my Apple ][ + plotting fractal objects on a television set. And that's before my first IBM PC clone. And before my first IBM PC AT clone, a 6MHz (with a turbo 8+MHz switch) machine that set me back ~$2500+ - before I bought the math co-processor and 512KB of extra memory. Not to mention the $500+ RLL 40MB HDD.
I recall waking up every few hours to check the plotting progress of various fractals on an amber monochrome display, running code fractint? hand-coded-in by me in assembler. You could see the pixels as they were being plotted. That was before I bought a CGA card and color monitor.
I'd settle for just a fractional portion of a dollar per hour spent on fractal stuff. LOL
Yesterday, I put up a link to the following soundscape in the patch~ forum thread:
Today, I tried to find some unusual or "less-traveled" orbits. That plus some new voicings for the zynaddsubfx synth. Of course, I made some tweaks to Billy's patch. More like hacks, though, since I am pretty new to Pd. I did come up with a few interesting items, two of which I link to here: