September 15th, 2013
Posted by pftq

Amazing Waters (Piano)

A very slow start to what should be one of my more interesting projects in a while.  Still just coming up with piano drafts for now to build a base from before making it more orchestral, but it seems like the piano alone holds up pretty well.  Sadly, my downed mood lately has somewhat found its way into what should have been very a cheerful song.  I guess it adds more dynamic at least.

I'm starting to worry about playing to time or matching a set tempo a lot less; it seems to sound better when I just play freely.  As usual, the main limitation is my left hand.  Any suggestions on chords, melodies, and other stuff welcome though.

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July 22nd, 2013
Posted by pftq

QLearner - First Attempt at Practical AI

Although Tech Trader already somewhat has a simple AI built into it, it's still a side-feature that isn't given much room to grow.  I went ahead and took that script out of Tech Trader and built it into its own box called QLearner so it can do more besides just stocks.  It is also generalized to the point you can now just modify a plugin template to get it to solve any sort of problem/scenario.  Leave the problem open-ended and it can solve a perpetual/ongoing problem in real time.


Like the name suggests, QLearner primarily uses Q-Learning algorithms at the moment, which is on the simpler side of AI but can still solve a lot of things and be useful in a lot of situations.  The open-ended nature of the QLearner program though allows this to be expanded on in the future if the project takes off.  We'll see.

Maybe one day I can ask it what that numbing pain behind my left eye is...
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June 28th, 2013
Posted by pftq

Summer Ice

More piano... it's just more fun to play your songs out fully rather than build the phrases piece by piece.
But lately hard to feel motivated to play anything at all.

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June 22nd, 2013
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The Day Approaches

Was going to put some more time into this one but it's been sitting on the shelf for a while so I doubt I'll get to it.  It's just a short suspenseful loop for a "small" project. Wink

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May 12th, 2013
Posted by pftq

Wanderstruck

Just a short, simple, admittedly repetitive tune that's been stuck in my head this past week. Makes me think of traveling or exploring the world a lot, as well as the anticipation and hopes that come with it. The first half gives you the sense of the initial dream and disappointment that comes with reality; the second half is the light at the end of the tunnel.
 
Lots of frustration for me personally lately, so the tune was fun to make, cheered me up a bit.  The beginning of the song is how my year's been so far - I hope I make it to the second half.

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