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MIDIGEN – A (belated) LEMS postscript

This short article discusses an add-on to the following:

The Brute: A 3-channel Audio Amplifier For Leslie Speaker Emulation.
Treslie: 3-Phase Leslie Speaker System.
LEM: Leslie Emulation Control System using PIC Microcontroller (18F26K20) based on Pequeno board, (Arduino-alike) and 3 DACs.

Shortly after completing LEMS, The Brute and Treslie, (see links above) it became apparent to me, that [...]

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Guitar Chord Repositories

Over 1500 ready-made SVG guitar chords, either to download or use online

I resisted the temptation to make this post the 4th in the recent series: Guitar Chord Diagrams in SVG? It is a little more than that.
Over the 3 posts on SVG chords I’ve emphasized that my aim was to achieve an easy method of [...]

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Guitar Chord Diagrams in SVG? – Part 3

Now! Embed SVG chords directly in OpenOffice.Org Writer Documents!
Update 19th June 2012: Python SVG Chord generator code now available

Previous posts on this subject can be accessed by the following mini-menu:

Read part 1 of this topic
Part 2
Invoking the Chord Engine & what it produces.
Feeling left out? Chords for the left-handed player.
A sample auto-generated SVG Guitar [...]

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Parsing mixed content XML using Python

Python (is definitely) != snake_oil

I wanted to extract the formatted text from an OpenOffice.org Writer document, retaining the positions of words within the white space of the text.
Most folks are aware that these documents are xml ‘under the hood’ – .odt == .zip == collection of xml files etc.
Moreover, I wanted to use Python, with [...]

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