Jake (harrisj) is here! I've missed you jake!
(For those who don't know him, Jake was one of the world's first webmasters. He'll tell you of the stories of line-by-line HTML readers and how he used to get a message for every hit www.mit.edu took...
OK, back to what I was going to say (I've just really missed Jake).
So many months have passed since the last diary entry. "Not the kind of guys who write letters" keeps cycling in my head.
Vorbis went Beta. It goes Beta2 this weekend and hopefully 1.0 final before LinuxWorld in august. To quote jwz, "we're doomed/golden" (ask alternating hours).
[21:40:07] <cranky> xiphmont: the 128kbps sample you sent me sounds better than the sample I have with full quality at 128kbps encoded with fraunhofer's mp3enc!!
I guess it's a golden hour then.
I'm still gaining proficiency on my motorcycle, scraping floorboards on leisurely trips in the mountains, etc. Haven't dropped it yet, but I know the day is coming (hoping it to be an embarrassing 0mph in a parking lot event). Also spent weeks of brazing, cutting, wiring, customizing. BTW, the folks at Corbin saddles are a bunch of assholes. Don't buy from them unless you feel like dealing with the World's Most Abusive Customer Service. Think 'Bank of Ethel' except they yell at you alot more.
Another advantage of motorcycles has now become apparent; I no longer am limited to escaping my wife on foot ;-)
Wellp, back to work. Just found a bug in psy.c (a good thing!) that means I have to redo all the tuning for the high bitrate modes (a bad thing).