[PD] Re: Fwd: another developer

padawan12 padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Tue May 9 05:43:09 CEST 2006

Hi João,

Mind if I join your pd-list noobs introduction thread?
My name is Andy Farnell, comp and cog sci from the UK, postgrad
in DSP (analysis-synthesis), ex-BBC radio. Lots of languages and hardware design
experience too. I used to write music for TV, radio and film 
and produced/programmed a few bands you might have in your collection.
Now I earn a crust as Unix system/site programmer.
Rather fallen in love with puredata and I'm using it as vehicle
to write a book I've been planning to do for about 10 years
"Practical synthetic sound design". Main platform Debian and Slack
on fanless mini-ITX hardware (excellent for sound studios imho
because you can actually hear what you're doing instead of a whirring 

Current TODO/ambitions 
Become a Jedi master of PureData
Finish the next album of my own Gnomadic stuff
Get my book published next year.
Drag the games industry screaming and kicking into the 21st century
by promoting efficient clientside synthesis in place of crappy samples.
Contribute somehow to Pd, Dyne:bolic and some other OSS projects through advocacy,
documentation and code.

stuff at http://obiwannabe.co.uk

On Mon, 08 May 2006 14:00:08 +0200
João Miguel Pais <jmmmpais at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am João Miguel Pais, and some of you might know me from my (mostly)  
> questions in the list.
> I guess it's part of protocol to tell something about me, so here it is:
> - I studied composition in Lisbon, London and Freiburg (Germany), where I  
> still live
> - I worked with Csound, Max-MSP, and later Pd
> - I am not a C programmer, so my work is in the form of abstractions.  
> Since I am using Pd everytime ofter, I try to implement higher-level  
> objects, so that repeated operations will be easier to do (openfile  
> dialogs, editing GUIs, level metering, etc. etc.). I would like to learn C  
> and go deeper, but I didn't had time/courage until now (but there's still  
> hope).
> - I work on windows, but am now going slowly to ubuntu (as you might have  
> learned by some angry frustrated mails some weeks ago).
> - My work plattform is an IBM Thinkpad R51 (1.6 Ghz, 1G RAM), RME Hdspa  
> card + Multiface, Behringer BCF2000, and some other smaller stuff. In  
> windows I worked with the "official" version and maintained it myself, but  
> since I am going to use Pd simultaneously on both win and lin, I'm  
> changing to pd-ext (as it is already post-0.39)
> - My main interests / uses of Pd nowadays are for my own personal work:  
> with composition (eithter Tape or live-electronics), and improvisation (as  
> part of the Laptop trio Endphase - www.endphase.net)
> [- To earn money I work nowadys as a notesetter (Sibelius); I am planning  
> on moving to Berlin after the Summer.]
> - my Pd page is in http://www.puredata.org/Members/jmmmp
> if any other information is required, let me know.
> Greetings,
> João Miguel Pais
> >> Since we are on the topic, I'd like to propose adding Joao Miguel Pais  
> >> as a developer.  I am here in Zürich working with him, and he's got a  
> >> lot of really nice GOP objects that should be included.
> >>
> >> Also, his GUI-edit program made me realize that we should be making all  
> >> of the Properties and Pd-specific app panes in Pd itself.  Max does  
> >> this, and I think it makes good sense that Pd should too.
> >>
> >> So I'll leave it to Joao to introduce himself and wait for the  
> >> obligatory waiting period.
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