Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lily Pond music typesetting software.

I have been using the open source program Lily Pond to write music. I am writing mostly small pieces or practice pieces I discover on the bass and guitar. Generally these are simply scales and various patterns on scales.

Beginners books on bass and guitar.

I have been reading a number of Complete Idiot's Guides and For Dummies books for bass playing and guitar playing.

Friday, October 29, 2010

I did not in fact travel to Sweden.

In the end I could not find enough time off work to attend the conference in Sweden. There is also a socialization in gaming conference this weekend in Montreal I could not attend. I am thinking of attending an International Statistics conference in Dublin next summer. This Dublin conference though is out of my price range. I would need to save for a few years to attend something like this and right now I am trying to pay down debit not save money so much.

I passed my first French test.

I was able to pass my first French test. I did well enough with the oral parts of the test and nearly passed the written part. My oral marks pulled me up high enough to pass the over all test.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I am learning French at work

I am learning French at work and am not doing enough home work. I will try to practice for a few hours now. I will use a computer to record myself with Audacity software.