AndyHat (andyhat) wrote,

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Well, apparently I forgot to do an entry last night. I meant to, but I guess I fell asleep instead.

Anyways, I discovered yesterday that as of rc3, oggenc has supported the "-q" flag for specifying a quality rather than target bit rate. "-q 8" seems to produce the same quality as 256kbps, but is at least 10% smaller, which is good. The docs imply that anything over "-q 7" is probably useless, but I could definitely tell the difference in the violin tone on the title track of Flying Vegetables of the Apocalypse.

Brunch (Sat.): Cocoa Pebbles
Dinner (Sat.): Houlihan's (Chicken Linguine Alfredo, with the Chocolate Cappucino Cake for dessert)
Breakfast (Sun.): Cocoa Pebbles
Lunch (Sun.): T.K. Tripp's
Dinner (Sun.): California Pizza Kitchen (Roasted Garlic Chicken pizza, with wonderclown's peanut butter cheesecake for dessert.

TV Watched: Stargate SG-1, Farscape, Greg the Bunny

CDs acquired:
  • Ives: Songs; Sets for Orchestra. Music Projects/London; London Voices; Richard Bernas, cond.; Susan Narucki, soprano; Sanford Sylvan, baritone; Alan Feinberg, piano. Decca 289 466 841-2.
  • Ground-Zero. "Plays Standards." ReR GZ3.
  • Great Conductors of the 20th Century: Karel Ancerl. EMI 7243 5 75091 2 1. 2 discs.
  • Great Conductors of the 20th Century: Fritz Busch. EMI 7243 5 75103 2 5. 2 discs.
  • Great Conductors of the 20th Century: André Cluytens. EMI 7243 5 75106 2 2. 2 discs.
  • Great Conductors of the 20th Century: Ferenc Fricsay. EMI 7243 5 75109 2 9. 2 discs.
  • Great Conductors of the 20th Century: Erich Kleiber. EMI 7243 5 75115 2 0. 2 discs.
  • Great Conductors of the 20th Century: Igor Markevitch. EMI 7243 5 75124 2 8. 2 discs.
  • Bartók: 44 Duos for Two Pianos. Ligeti: Ballad and Dance. Kurtág: Ligatura. András Keller, János Pilz, Violins. ECM 1729.
  • Schoenberg: Piano Music. Peter Hill, Piano. Naxos 8.553870.
  • Günter Wand: The Essential Recordings. BMG 74321 90114 2. 10 discs.

Puzzle hint: The port number breaks up as "4 19 3 8".

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