Subject: MAX Digest - 29 Nov 1998 to 30 Nov 1998 (#1998-86)
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 00:00:01 -0500
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There are 8 messages totalling 284 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. -x8-08
  2. Music
  4. Internet
  5. Behavior of "active" when a window is closed.
  7. audio cards (my favorite subject)
  8. made a mistake sorry...!

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Date:    Mon, 30 Nov 1998 00:15:17 -0600
From:    =cw4t7abs 
Subject: -x8-08

orthography   \or-THAH-gruh-fee\   (noun)
         *1 a : the art of writing words with the proper letters
         according to standard usage b : the representation of the
         sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
         2 : a part of language study that deals with letters and spelling

Example sentence:
         English orthography was so variable in medieval times that
         words often had many different spellings (for example,
         "which" was spelled "hwych,""wycche," or "quyche," among

Did you know?
         "It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to
         spell a word!" That quote, ascribed to Andrew Jackson, might
         have been the motto of early English spelling. The concept of
         orthography (a term that derives from the Greek words
         "orthos," meaning "right or true," and "graphein," meaning
         "to write") was not something that really concerned people
         until the introduction of the printing press in England in
         the mid-1400s. From then on, English spelling became
         progressively more uniform and has remained fairly stable
         since the 1755 publication of Samuel Johnson's _Dictionary of
         the English Language_ (with the notable exception of a number
         of spelling reforms--such as changing "musick" to "music,"
         "centre" to "center," "colour" to "color"--that were
         championed by Noah Webster).

introduction of the printing press ... spelling became
         progressively more uniform

= regard selvz az modl c!t!znz abr = v80-013fr32c-8

uniform \ $$ \


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Please don't pass out the URL yet. Thanks.



Date:    Mon, 30 Nov 1998 12:57:36 -0500
From:    ryohros 
Subject: Music

What could be a good first step to take with the good music you build
day by day?  I feel complitely lost in this ocean of people.



Date:    Mon, 30 Nov 1998 12:53:32 -0600
From:    =cw4t7abs 


Date:    Mon, 30 Nov 1998 14:19:42 -0500
From:    Michael Sweet 
Subject: Re: Internet

Matt Wright wrote

> "Via Internet" is pretty vague; the Internet consists of a number
> of protocols.  David Z.'s "W" protocol allows two Macs running Max
> to communicate Max-style data to each other via a W server running
> on a Unix machine.  My UDP and OTUDP objects, which in Max work
> best with CNMAT's OpenSoundControl protocol, are available from
> http://cnmat.CNMAT.Berkeley.EDU/OpenSoundControl/clients/max-objs.html
> This is becoming a FAQ...
> -Matt

Is the W server (that runs only on a unix machine) available for download
or purchase?

Thanks -
Michael Sweet


Date:    Mon, 30 Nov 1998 21:22:43 +0200
From:    Trond Lossius 
Subject: Behavior of "active" when a window is closed.

I have a problem with the "active" object used within a subpatch.
"active" reports 1 when opened and if the window is brought to front .
If another window is brought to front active reports 0. So far so good.
However: If the window of the subpatch is closed instead of just being
"deactivated", active does not report 0.

Is it supposed to be this way? As long as active reports 1 when window
is opened, I would assume it to report 0 if the window is closed. After
all the window is not up front anymore after being closed!

BTW: The subpatch is not contained within a patcher object but as a
separate file (in case that makes a difference).


Trond L.


Date:    Tue, 1 Dec 1998 08:19:26 +0000

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