Monthly Archives: April 2011

minds as information machines, part 1

more portuguese gaita. as promised a long time ago, we will begin exploring the implications of this information model in minds. we will start with simple, brainless, minds. note that this means that my definition of mind is a bit … Continue reading

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future stats and studies

asturian and galician gaita. CS means couchsurfing recently CS changed their search algorithm. almost instantly i went from a couple of requests a day (1 to 3) to zero. in fact, now we (me and T) get less than 5 … Continue reading

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the transmontano tin whistle

I’ve been trying to work out a way of playing the northeastern gaita transmontana in Bb minor and until now i hadn’t found a way. now, thanks to a cheap clark D tin whistle i bought, i managed to make … Continue reading

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banksters turned bemperors

the swedish säckpipa, i think it’s a first here now that my country has been sold out to the imf and the rich of europe, i think it’s time to look at banksters as a bigger group than just a … Continue reading

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carvalhesa d’alcântara

i’m trying out the music typesetting (using absjs), here’s a simple song i wrote. i recently discovered that on my C major pipes it is easier to play in D minor than in C minor. so i wrote this one … Continue reading

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foonki pipes

it’s alive! the foonki chanter on my transmontana bagpipe. i tuned the drone to this one. sounds really good! check it out! still working on the drones though. i made custom wood pieces to connect all the parts, but it’s … Continue reading

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abstraction and structure

portuguese gaita again. today i’ll be continuing the subject of structure and quantification. this time, i will use our concept of thing directly in the calculation of structure. we first saw that a thing of layer l , i.e., a … Continue reading

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