“Hello World”

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This means that I have my WordPress page up and running. I will be posting updates on this site on my Senior Capstone project. That also made me suddenly realize my college career has begun its ending! whoops.

Last Program Update

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Yesterday, I just changed the name of the executable file to “konductor” simply because I wanted the command to be a little more descriptive over just “main,” and all related files have also been updated to reflect the change. Unless … Read More

v12.8

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I’ve been sick for the days I wanted to do the poster, so it’s substantially lower in quality than I wanted it to be and I haven’t submitted it for printing yet. I intend to do so before noon tomorrow. … Read More

v12.6

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I met with Charlie this morning. Due to feeling increasingly sick throughout the day I haven’t finished the poster as planned, but I know what needs to be added on Thursday – just a few hours of work on that … Read More

Second Draft Complete

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Wanted to update to make that clear. I hope that my only requirements in the final version relate to style and language: adding the appropriate academic structure, rephrasing sentences and paragraphs, maybe moving something here or there. I hope not … Read More

Work Update [12/1 – 12/4]

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I have been extensively working on improving the front end of Robyn’s web interface and the Natural Language Processing aspect of Robyn. Trying to give some finishing touches to Robyn before the demo this Wednesday.

Paper Update

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The paper was my project for the weekend. I had intended it to be the final version, in order to be done with it entirely before exams and other projects came due, but I will instead consider this version the … Read More

Demo Video and Small Update

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Before I forget, here’s the link to the video of the demo I played in my presentation. This may be updated as I continue testing the program. https://youtu.be/BOQAUUJLLyU Today’s update mainly just consisted of a style change that moved all … Read More

Progress Update

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Over Thanksgiving break I have learned how to compile and modify the software for ffmpeg in Cygwin, a virtual Unix environment.  This makes the process of modifying and compiling the code easier.  Furthermore, I have been developing and working on … Read More

Post-Presentation Thoughts

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Today’s program update was all about moving blocks of code around so that my main function is only six lines long, while also adding dash options (-m, -f, -h) to my program as a typical command would. Looking through the … Read More

v11.30

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Notes post-presentation, including a few features I need to complete the base version of the code: Ran long but that’s fine. Need the URL’s input by the author to be written to file Need to choose start URL’s from a … Read More

v11.29

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I am shortly going to complete the presentation for this class and a quiz for another, but I made massive progress today. It is not perfect but it has enough functionality for a demo tomorrow (though because it’s not perfect … Read More

Before Testing

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I forgot that I also needed to compose an actual orchestral piece to demo my program with, so that’s what I did for the entire evening. I didn’t actually compose an original piece, but rather just took Beethoven’s Ode to … Read More

v11.28

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I solved multiple issues just by walking through this diagram … … and it’s not even complete, I suspect. Subject to examination tomorrow morning. Progress relative to what I anticipated: basically good. Details: I process text from forms and can … Read More

v11.27

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Thanksgiving is over. I exercised my prerogative to take a break and did no work in the last week. I also chose to give my final presentation this week, so I have a firm timetable that prioritizes this project (both code … Read More

Core Program Complete!

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Yesterday was a pretty big day as I was able to implement FluidSynth’s sequencer with fewer lines of code than I originally thought I needed. While the program is still not completely perfect, I was able to take the average … Read More

Another Feature To Add

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Yesterday, I changed the velocity value of every offbeat to make them the same as the previous onbeat since the acceleration at each offbeat tends to be much smaller and the offbeat notes would be much quieter than desired. This … Read More

Late Minor Update

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Yesterday, I only had time to make relatively small changes to my program, but I did write more of the readme in more detail explaining how to use the program. Even more will be explained as I finish developing my … Read More

v11.15

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I am spending today (Tuesday) writing the paper. I have now written all section and subsection headers that I need into it and started incorporating useful bits of the proposal as a baseline. In an effort to produce a working … Read More

v11.13

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I did a little more reading this weekend. Tomorrow (Monday) I’m occupied with meetings and classes, but I’m dedicating all day Tuesday to concluding my readings, completing the first draft, and (I hope) finishing iteration zero of the software. Because … Read More

Minor Improvements

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I briefly removed the timestamps from my program, but I didn’t notice any change in performance any more, so I just left them in the program as before. I also made my program a little more interesting by playing random … Read More

More Experimentation

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The past few days have been really rough on me, as I attended the Techpoint Xtern Finalist reception all day yesterday, all while being sick with a sore throat and cold from the freezing weather recently. On a positive note, … Read More

v11.10

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I didn’t accomplish anything the first few days of the week. Today I want to read some more sources and finalize the paper topic. I may start incorporating the survey paper into the draft, so I can start building up … Read More

Update 11/7/16

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I spent Monday running more tests with ffmpeg to get better data.  I am now forcing a specific number of prediction frames over a regular interval.

Daily work log 11/8/16

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Today I open up the extension cord to see what I was going to be working with. I expected two solid pieces of copper instead, I found many very skinny pieces.  Will need to consult with kyle about how to go … Read More

v11.7

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Nothing new from this weekend. Today I’m considering the IO of the URL’s for the software and, if that goes well, writing the code to create the visual interface. I’ll outline the paper and gather final reading material tomorrow. At the … Read More

Audio Implementation

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I added the PortAudio functions necessary to enable simple playback as well as revised my beat detection algorithm to watch for both velocity and acceleration. My first impressions of the application so far is that the latency from gesture to … Read More

Current Design and Next Steps

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Here’s the current version of the flow chart of my program design, although it will surely be revised as the program is revised. I’ve also been thinking about how exactly the tracking of velocity and acceleration is going to work. … Read More

v11.04

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For the last couple of days I’ve been walking through a simple Chrome extension, HexTab, the source code of which is open and published on GitHub. The functionality is nothing like mine, but it has the virtues of … being … Read More

Work log 10/29/16-11/4/16

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I have spent the last week split up between 3 different tasks: Starting to chart the twitter ER diagram, following the O’Reilly Social Media Mining book to continue to learn about harvesting through APIs, and reopening my database systems textbook … Read More

Daily work log 11/2/16

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Went to home depot and found a very help person who was knowledgeable in electronics.  I have decided to use an extension cord as the backbone of my non-invasive device.  I will plug both the power source of the Arduino … Read More

Quick Update

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Small update today since I have other assignments I need to finish. I implemented a simple modified queue that stores the last few recorded positions of the hand in order to quickly calculate acceleration. I also learned a bit more … Read More

v11.02

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Presentation went well today. No project updates, except that I’ve decided that I hope to complete a working software version by the end of November so I can focus on the paper during December. (This will not interfere with completing … Read More

Update 11/2/16

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I have placed some of my early data in various spreadsheets.  I am continuing the process of collecting data, and am ready to use my the information I have so far and observations I have made to start the first draft … Read More

Update 10/30/16

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I have been gathering more data to find the optimal number of keyframes for various types of videos.  The videos with larger file sizes take a long time to compress.

Compiling the Program

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After a good amount of online searching and experimentation, I finally got my Makefile to compile a working program. There is no audio output for my main program yet, but I am going to try out a different beat detection … Read More

Daily Work Log 10/31/16

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Just wrapping the wires around the cord, doesn’t work, neither does attaching the wires to the prongs of the plug.  I am thinking about going to an electrician or home depot to find someone who knows where to measure the … Read More

Testing PortAudio

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I don’t know what took me so long to do it, but I finally installed PortAudio so that I can actually use it in my prototype program. To make sure it works, I ran one of the example programs, “paex_sine”, … Read More

Halloween Update

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Accomplished since 10/28 post: Completed the IRB form, pending approval by Charlie (most likely it will need revised but could be submitted by class on Wednesday) Drew a design of the minimal version of the program, more comprehensive design pending … Read More

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