Monday, June 29, 2009

Real world agile framework?

Spotted outside the Symbian office. Perhaps they are here to show us
the way. And top marks for the erection innuendo.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hexagon Square Sun

I have mentioned the coolness that is the harmonic table layout and devices that use them before. Being a bit fascinated by the layout and also in possession of a programmable touch screen control surface I set out this morning to try and build myself one.

After a bit of messing and a substitute of squares for hexagons I had myself a harmonic table on the lemur. Add a couple of sliders for velocity and note length, a global hold and it was done.

The results are most pleasing. I find the layout to be much easier to play than a standard piano keyboard with scale and chord patterns much simpler to see. I have never really been any good on a keyboard but after a few hours of learning some chord and scale shapes it's very easy to plonk away on.

Here is a totally live recording, no sequencers or arpeggiators just a single synth voice and my new UI.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Demo Day

Big demo to the Symbian board today. Side by side comparison of the
mobile developer experience. I'm running the iPhone section and will
be coding a hello world application live to various VPs and execs of
global mobile corporations. The scary bit is live coding the app from
scratch to device in under 6 minutes!