The larger the gap between one major feedback loop and the next largest of any given stage of an activity, the more assumptions must be made about that stage.
Example: planing a hurdy gurdy top to thickness.
Tasks, feedback loops in order of duration (timings are approximate from memory):
The gaps between feedback loops become larger as the durations become larger, as do the assumptions which are made about the task at each level until the next feedback loop arrives. I suspect that experience level also affects both the value gained from each feedback loop, increasing the actor’s knowledge of the system and increasing the amount of time which can safely be left (i.e. the amount of assumption which is safe) before more feedback is required.
Two observations: the existence of vastly longer feedback loops of experience accumulating which affect the shape of existing loops, and that the smallest feedback loops are broadcast by the environment (audible feedback, physical resistance) but longer ones require active participation (testing the system).
Rediscovered my love of sewing whilst modifying a guitar strap to work with my #gurdy, now desperately wanting to make something with fish leather.
btw, best place to get needle+thread in Reykjavik 101 is the art supplies shop on Skólavörðastigúr — Tiger sells needles cheaper but no thread (wat)
Heading over to Bergsson Delhi — I’ll be demoing my hurdy #gurdy! Pop over if you want to hear it. Also they have good sandwiches.
I need some musical help! What time signature is this clip in? It’s been rolling around in my head for the past three weeks but I can’t figure it out.
K:Amin AB cd- dc _ed cd cB cd |fe de- ec2 AB cA _ed cd :|
The problem seems to be around the 19-20th notes — that’s how I play it but it means there’s an extra quaver. Otherwise it could almost be alternating bars of 7/4 and 8/4. Any ideas?
This has got to be the creepiest photo of me ever taken:
Thanks a lot, hakkavelin ;)
Digging through some mailing list archives I pulled recently revealed some familiar faces, some interesting stories and SO MUCH amazing information lost in the depths of the web.
Sjómannadagur timelapses with #gurdy accompaniment:
Two timelapses I took whilst on a boat trip on Sjómannadagur (Fisherman’s Day) 2013-05-03 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Soundtrack is my hurdy gurdy and some ambient sounds.
Sound effects CC licensed from freesound.org by inchadney, juskiddink, IEDLabs and Eelke — thanks!
New recording: You Can’t Measure Chaos With A Yardstick on #gurdy
It just occurred to me that I’ve had my 2nd gen Vio #gurdy built and playing for a couple of months but I’ve never posted a photo. Here you go:
Just did a bit of tweaking to my #gurdy and it’s performing better than it has for weeks! The weather today must suit it perfectly — it’s all nice and crisp. Might have to go and play in the park after lunch.
Off to do some busking on Austurvöllur
Hurdy #gurdy players: save the rosin you were applying to the foot of the chien for the chien string slot, but be aware that this trick won’t cure a badly shaped slot.
sophiedennis wow, that thing’s seen some serious repair work, judging by all those cleats! Related but not nearly as shiny: