I mentioned a while ago two life changes that conspire to keep me posting a bit less; indeed, the two changes keep doing so, and due to the nice perks of my new job, I also got a third life change: I've started working out. So that also keeps me a bit occupied, but I think it might be good for the mental faculties in the long run and thus probably will be beneficial for my creativity as well.
However, what I really wanted to mention - and this is a thing I intended to do way back but forgot about in all the every day hassle - is the instagram account of one of the life changes. For readers who are so inclined, meet Oswald the tibbie.
Currently, I am really thinking a lot about my main big conlangs, and this is also reducing the posting frequency significantly. Trying to figure out how to make Bryatesle, Sargaĺk and Dairwueh descend from a single proto-language – and the same for Ŋʒädär and Ćwarmin - does take quite an effort, and developing them all simultaneously also takes some thinking.
Finally, a personal project I've been doing for a while, and which I intend to make into a full-fledged, uh, thing, is my microtonal pitch perception and theory exercise webapp. Currently it is in an alpha stage, and the sound only works on firefox and edge (maybe safari?). Future features will be:
- persistent states (i.e. it will remember where you left)
- better sound that also works in chrome
- a better menu system
- a login system
- the app will gather stats about progress in order maybe to be able to improve the exercises to have a better effect?
- more content, esp. with regards to chord progressions
- Just Intonation, well-temperaments, more equal temperaments
- Just Intonation will almost necessitate some type of hexagonal key layout as an option in addition to the piano-based layouts
- some generative content
- some ability for the users to generate their own exercises
- The basic engine also seems rather well-suited for some kind of 'microtonal scale and chord encyclopedia' type of use.
- sound engine timing
- sound quality in general