October 21st, 2004


userinfo senji
2004/10/21 17:49:00 - Phone Post: Hello world, and a poem
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“Right! any? evil? people which told me, I am trying out this here phone-posting thing.
Erm. In practise, 'cos I'm not likely to use it very much since according to ??? I only get 15 phone posts on-line at once -
but I guess that might change in the future, and anyway it's not ??? I'm using SMS which limits me to like 160 characters or something ridiculous.

Anyway, as some actual content I am going to end this entry with a poem from Dorothy Parker - yes it's a third one of these, er, and this one is called "The Flaw in Paganism".

<blockquote>
Drink and dance and laugh and lie,
<br>Love, the reeling midnight through,
<br>For tomorrow we shall die!
<br>(But, alas, we never do.)
</blockquote>

(Transcriber's note: I cheated and googled to make sure I had the poem words right.)”

Transcribed by: crazyscot


Fixed wav available here courtesy of crazyscot
Entry Tags: crazyscot, life 2004, phonepost, poesy, public transport

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userinfo senji
2004/10/21 09:57:54
Except that I can't get that to play on anything (including Windnos). Maybe I should've gone for OGG anyway....
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userinfo crazyscot
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2004/10/21 10:08:57
What file format is that? It claims to be a WAV, but is missing its RIFF header...
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userinfo senji
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2004/10/21 10:14:22
It's supposed to be a WAV...
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userinfo skloak
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2004/10/21 10:09:31
I can't get it to play here, either (OS10.1.5, Mozilla w/QT plugin). I suspect it's slightly broken.
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userinfo crazyscot
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2004/10/21 11:05:41
Geez, that was tough. To make this audible on Linux, I first installed libgsm-tools and ran tcat -u -p 586.gsm >586.raw. Then I was able to play it with play -r 8000 -s b -f U 586.raw, or turn it into a real (properly-headered) WAV with sox -r 8000 -b -U 5.raw 5.wav. I've put up the latter (320k) in case anyone else can make a better attempt at transcribing it than me...

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