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New Product Release: Caption

Caption Version 2.0 (Initial beta release) (Android)

Caption allows editing the “caption” property of JPEG photos to document the subject of an image. This might be particularly useful when taking a large number of photos in an unfamiliar location, such as a long backpacking trip or travel abroad. How many of us have gone back to vacation photos a year later and wondered, “What is that and why did I take a picture of it?”

Also, you can insert a short audio recording inside the photo, to quickly make a voice note and then later go back and edit the caption file property.

(Note October 30: We are in beta release, fixing a few bugs for a solid release. Contact us if you want to help test.)

Visit the Google Play Store Listing.




New Product Release: DAF Jammer

DAF Jammer Version 2.0 (Initial general release) (Android)

This app is useful for experimenting with the phenomenon of Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) to disrupt speech.
The app is currently currently targeted for Android devices with built-in echo cancellation abilities, such as smart phones that support speakerphone features. If you run on a tablet, which typically does not implement echo cancellation, use headphones to prevent runaway audio feedback.

Controls include volume and delay. Adjust the volume to prevent runaway feedback. Adjust the delay for optimal disruption of talking. We find that 150 milliseconds works pretty well. For best results, the phone should be placed as close to the subject’s head as practical.

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New Forum 2017

Our Forum Page was hacked several months ago, thoroughly enough that it was impractical to recover and export discussions to new software.

We have had many problems in the past due to rampant forum spam, particularly link spam.

Also the old forum had many questions that pertained to older out-of-date versions of our software, and the question often did not mention which version was involved.

Time for a new beginning. We are offering AnsPress, a question-and-answer format made popular by Stack Overflow. Eventually we intend to add a feature so you only see questions related to the product in which you have an interest, but for now you can click on the Category link and filter for the product you need. (I did seed the forum with actual questions by real customers, but now you guys are already helping to build a solid forum by asking great questions.)

Include version numbers in your question whenever appropriate. Thanks. Visit the Forum page here.




New Product: Clavier for Android

Clavier for Android launch iconClavier is a keyboard synthesizer for your Android device, with a full General MIDI instrument set.

Version 2.0 is the first production release.

Check it out on Google Play.

 




Product Update: WinChime for Android

WinChime for Android launch iconWinChime for Android has been updated to version 3.0 .

New in this release: Update layout and menus to Material Design

Check us out in the Google Play Store.

 




New Product: MouSing for Android

MouSing for Android launch iconVersion 3.0 is the first general production release.

Perform with a theremin simulator, similar to our desktop version, with advanced features such as a keyboard display and note display.

Get details on the Google Play Store.




First Android App

Sagebrush Systems is pleased to announce its first Android app! WinChime replicates most of the features of WinChime for Windows, and is free and ad-free (with a voluntary contribution requested via in-app purchase).

WinChime for Android screenshot

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Tuner Hacks

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Toilet Bud

We previously blogged about a Japanese toilet that made “courtesy flush” sounds to mask unseemly noise.

Gadget Gangster presents Toilet Buddy, a circuit project to do the same thing, complete with schematics and firmware.

Toilet Buddy from Gadget Gangster on Vimeo.

(Hat tip hackaday)

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Wind Chime Quotes

 

wind chime

Wind chimes in your yard will serenade garden creatures – squirrels, fairies and angels.
— Author Unknown

 

Girl, girl, I’ll be your sunshine, you can be mine. You’ll be my wind chime. I’ve got the rhyme.
Sean Paul

 

Walk through the time flux hand and hand with clear mind. Chords are harmonious like the rhythm of wind chimes.
Twiztid

 

Wind Chimes are Martha Stewart’s boombox.
Legomancer

 

Zuzu Bailey: Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
— It’s a Wonderful Life

 

The true form is magnificently illuminated with gleaming fire. The teaching’s voice is total silence amid the ringing of wind chimes. The moon hangs in the old pine tree, cold in the falling night. The chilled crane in its nest in the clouds has not yet been aroused from its dreams.
— Hongzhi Zhengjue (1091-1157)

 

Dr. Rick Dagless: What’s this?
Linda: A dreamcatcher
Dr. Rick Dagless: What’s a dreamcatcher?
Linda: It’s like a wind chime.
Dr. Rick Dagless: Then why didn’t you say wind chime?
— “Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace” The Creeping Moss from the Shores of Shuggoth

wind chime

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