Life is Never Dull, Part 37

We’re in the final throes of launching a new website for Yankee — stay tuned — and tonight’s job was to develop a system that, given a temperature, creates a sonic simulation of a cricket’s chirp when it’s that temperature outside (cricket chirp frequency changes in relation to temperature using a very handy formula).

In addition to the algorithms and the fiddling with sound munging applications for Linux, this project also involved cricket copyright clearance issues. And a lot of listening to the attached sound, that of a snowy tree cricket.

As you might expect, I’ve not grown fond of crickets tonight. But I can tell you how hot it is outside.

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pippy on July 12, 2005 - 08:04

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