Hey all you Advogato peoples: Thanks for telling me about some more of the ins and outs of PHP. The neat thing about these diaries is that they're like conversations. Except you really don't know if anyone else is listening. Until you go and see that they really are talking back. Man I'm starting to sound like Dave Winer.
So I think we've made our decision in the PHP vs. Mason war. Mason seems to have won. It actually makes more sense for us since we are already a perl shop. We don't need to make our programmers learn another language. Also, by using perl, we can integrate existing code easier.
A guy here at work gave me a Roland TR-505 drum machine. It's way cool, especially now that I've had time to figure out how the thing works. I just got to figure out how to make Linux play the thing "right". I think this involves learning a bit more on how MIDI works. Downloaded Rosegarden to see what it could do. Found a score from a quartet piece I wrote about 4 years ago now, and started to input it by hand. I wish there was an Open Source Music OCR tool. I could really use that right now (hint hint advogatans).
I saw someone else here use this type of format, and today it seemed like a good format to use.