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chirp! [Mar. 4th, 2005|01:20 am]
Tkil
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This one is for thatdamnninja, who was haunted by a very noisy bird this week. (He's currently on vicodin, so now he's just mildly annoyed as opposed to being thrown into a homicidal (ornithocidal?) rage...)

In case he misses it after it leaves, I made a recording for him to remember those sweet, sweet chirps by.

TDN, this bird's for you.

[Geek fodder: that was recorded with my iSight and PowerBook, transferred to my linux box where I transcoded it from AIFF/WAV to MP3 with Audacity and LAME. The miracles of modern technology...]
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[User Picture]From: thatdamnninja
2005-03-04 10:04 am (UTC)

Haha.. I opened my windows and BLASTED this at the bird, hoping it would come close enough for me to intimidate it into going away. Instead, the bird just chirped louder and stayed where it has been for the past 11-12 days.
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[User Picture]From: rockit_grl
2005-03-04 02:46 pm (UTC)
we have those damn sandhill cranes that make a whooping trill sound at 6am in the morning.
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[User Picture]From: rockit_grl
2005-03-04 02:47 pm (UTC)
just as equally annoying except if you kill one you are charged a 500 dollar fine because it is one of florida's protected birds.

It's fun when they cross the road and take their sweet time. Even honking the horn doesn't make them go any quicker. I think they know that they are a protected bird.
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[User Picture]From: philoticjane
2005-03-04 07:18 pm (UTC)
you know, you coul've just imported it into itunes and gone to advanced->convert to mp3 as long as your mp3 encoder is turned on (preferences->importing->import using:mp3 encoder).

but then, i'm just tech support.
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2005-03-04 07:52 pm (UTC)

using iTunes

But then I'd have to figure out where iTunes would put it, and I'd still have to transfer it to the (braindead) cox service. *shrug* Also, I didn't know if I'd have to mix it down to mono or what else I might do, and Audacity would be better (faster/bigger screen) on my Linux box than on the Mac. Finally, my wrists have been hurting a bit lately, so the less typing on the laptop keyboard, the better.

On the other paw, it took forever to transfer the 20MB raw audio file -- my wireless network was just deathly slow last night for whatever reason. 55KB/s? What?

(And heck, this was sometime after midnight last night, and I was stressing about packing for my friend's bachelor party trip to Las Vegas this weekend. Cut me some slack! :)
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From: philoticjane
2005-03-04 08:14 pm (UTC)

Re: using iTunes

itunes automatically puts converted songs in the itunes library, sort by date added or search by song name, which you can then find the path of (or for any song in itunes) by selecting the song and hitting apple+r ("reveal" in finder, also file->show in finder).

you can change the stereo bit rate, channels, and sample rate settings on the encoders (aac, mp3, apple lossless, aiff, wav) in itunes, just change the "Setting" pop up menu to custom.

don't give me excuses. i will make your life easier. especially when you're using a mac.
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2005-03-09 06:59 am (UTC)

Re: using iTunes

don't give me excuses. i will make your life easier. especially when you're using a mac.

I concede. You can put the whip down now, Mac Mistress!
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