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22 février 2007

Playing with Google Analytics

Let's make things clear : I'm not really comfortable with Google being the major (80% !) search engine, I'd really prefer to deal with more "open source" and completely ad-free stuff. Well, there are directories, but they are usually boring, ugly, and not efficient. I'm waiting for the the wikia project to come out, but I haven't find a better tool than Google for some applications.Their email application, their search engine, their text applications are simple, light, and efficient. And free. I wonder how they make money.... [Lire la suite]
Posté par ledamien à 23:13 - - Commentaires [2] - Permalien [#]

02 février 2007

A way to calm down with imagination

Sometimes, when you think about politics, justice, or about your neighbourg who always parks his SUV on the sidewalk in front of your house, there's a great feeling of pain and loneliness that falls on you. A really sad moment, when the only energy you have doesn't allow you even too swith off the TV (or pull the curtains). You can't stop thinking about it, but you can't do anything about it... I've got a sound for you... It has been experimentated on the people of a whole country (mine) 200 years ago, and it worked so well that... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2006

Hurray !

Ok, it doesn't mean anything, at the end. It's almost worthless. It's the kind of thing you pay attention to when you have nothing better to do with a computer. Actually, these days, the computer scares me because I can't find any idea for a music a friend asked me to do for him... We call it "white page syndroma". Transposed in the computer world, it would be "the crappy Windows cards game syndroma". Can't do anything better. Still, it's warm to my ego. When you type "sound directory" +... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2006

New devices, first tests

I have to apoligize. When I began this website, in february 2006, I thought that I could use again my old MD MZR37 (7 years under the rain, the heat, it looked unbreakable!) and a ECM to record simple ambiances for Internet users (this example shows that it was not so bad) would be enough to feed a sound repertory. But, well... The MD is dead, and I wanted new mics. After one month of accounting, I decided to buy a Tascam HD-P2 and two Sontronics STC1S. I read good reviews, and both products had the specification I was... [Lire la suite]
Posté par ledamien à 01:24 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
04 mai 2006


Bellow this message are all the "chronicles" that were initialy on the blog page of the website "glaneur de sons" (sound picker), written between february and may 2006.
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04 mai 2006

New devices !

For sale : nice grey cat, lovely wife and about-to-born adorable child. Hey, I'm bankrupt, after this purchase : After several month of wait, I received the Tascam recorder. Here is the first test (ok, that was 90 kHz, but with compression and with little computer speakers, it must sound like soup of car engines. The original is precise, clear, full of details, in one word : great !). Merveille de merveille. So simple to use !... Practicle, and unbreakable (well, it looks lie) !... Ah ! Now, the serious stuff is... [Lire la suite]
Posté par ledamien à 06:44 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]

04 mai 2006


Hey, I didn't pay attention to it, but I've just realize that there are now more than a hundred sounds in here ! Ok, since I decided to put copies of some sounds in OGG file format, it's easier to give this impression... But still, there are 12 creations, 6 ambiances, 10 sound effects and 7 musical Zip and soundfont files... Not so bad, for a two months old website, and for a guy who is still waiting for his new recorder (sounds ironic, no ? A sound picker without anything to pick sounds...). I've got a DVD full of old... [Lire la suite]
Posté par ledamien à 06:40 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
04 mai 2006


It has been awfull. I had no Internet connection for two weeks. I wonder how I did survive. I moved. I went with my beloved wife to see what our baby looks like (according to the doctor : "normal". Ho. How enthusiastic, isn't it?). I painted the all new appartment. I fought with the owner to fix an infiltration of water in the ceillings. I called Senheiser twice (no Tascam before the end of april). I made a ethernet cable. I remade it. I made it again. And again. Now it works. I watched the entire first season of... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2006

My tailor is rich (and my English isn't)

Here comes the English version. Too bad Internet doesn't come with the accents. My wife corrects some of it, but she has got a lot of work (she's pregnant, and finding clothes that suit you when you're big in France is a full time job), and she's from Wisconsin (I want everybody to be able to understand me, and not sentences like "Hey, where did theey put thaaaat f**cking bubbler, I caaan't drink this beer aaaanymore..."). In this blog, she won't correct me. First, she would delete the bad things I'd say about Wisconsin... [Lire la suite]
Posté par ledamien à 06:39 - - Commentaires [2] - Permalien [#]
04 mai 2006

I've got a website

I've got a website about sound. Any kind. Sounds effects, ambiances, musical instruments... Visit it :
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