sub specie aeternitatis

Sick Squirrel

Walking about at 7 this morning, I heard this awful screeching sound coming from a tree by the road. Looking up, I saw a lone squirrel sitting on one branch just making this horrible barking like noise over and over and over. There had to have been something wrong with the poor fellow because I […]

Audio Intro

I made a little ‘audio intro’ to the site if you noticed the link at the top of the page. I made another one today just for kicks and it now resides inside the ‘audio intro’ link at the top of the page. The old one can still be downloaded here: Old Intro

Noodle Soup Restaurant

I have a few more recordings I made while in Japan this last summer I haven’t posted yet. This one is from a noodle soup restaurant right next to Omiya station (in Saitama prefecture), which had wonderful cuisine. The calls you hear are from the employees welcoming new guests into the restaurant, or saying bye, […]

Custom Vorbis Tag Search: Hello Foobar!

In an earlier post, I was wondering if there were a way to search custom vorbis tags for things that I add to my classical music like conductor, orchestra, etc. I now have my answer. Turns out, I was using the wrong player. I’ve never liked Winamp as much since (the now dead) version 3 […]

Speech synthesis never sounded so good

I remember playing with an ICQ plugin a while back called Merlin, who could read your ICQ messages, or any other text for that matter. The speech synthesis used was rather uninspiring, but fun to play with nonetheless. Searching for speech synthesis, I came across a Wikipedia entry on speech synthesis. Its rather amazing how […]

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