kshshshshshkzkzkzkzkzshshsh14 November, 2008
I had planned to have a really productive day today. There was going to be work, and chores, and the production and consumption of actual nutritional food instead of popcorn.
I didn’t count on the discovery that Linux will allow you to play any old data through the speakers.
My niall.xpi Firefox extension is rapidly becoming a graveyard of half-baked ideas. The latest addition is a ‘toggle sound’ button which sends the HTML for the current webpage, via a shell script, to /dev/audio *.
As for why I find this horrible cacophony so appealing: I could claim it’s because it sounds like 65daysofstatic (bitmaps and Java source especially), but really it’s because it reminds me of the cassette-tape programs for my Dad’s Nascom. We had Dungeon Adventure and Dungeon Quest and Space Invaders and Keys of Kraal and Jailbreak In Space… ah, happy days.
* currently with minimal input sanitation; this may turn out to be a Very Bad Idea, but never mind…