February 29th, 2008

Dresden: Harry magicking

Shameless Plugging

Or shamless plugging as I originally wrote. Plugging without a pillowcase?

The lovely joyfulfeather has set up a Dresden Files Ficathon. I'm not sure how many people would see this entry that wouldn't have seen an announcement elsewhere, but I figured it was worth the effort.

Sign-Ups are due by March 17th. You can specify which verse you'd like to write for (book or TV or both) and what you will and will not write (so no worries about ending up with a smut or slash prompt if that's not your cup of tea).

The community is dresdenficathon and the rules are here. Come join us, it will be fun!
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Dresden: wizard wizarding

Rather Random Neat Thing

As I worked on the weekly quiz at the learning centre today, (this) I came across an interesting thing. There's something called the Parsons Code for identifying songs. He wrote a book "The Directory of Tunes and Musical Themes", which allows the reader to identify that song they've been humming by following a simple system of finding out the general tune.

You start by humming the first note of the song. This is marked as an asterix (*) in the code. Then you hum the next note. Is it higher (U) or lower (D) or the same (R) as the first note? You write down the appropriate letter. Then you continue to the third note, U, D, or R? You keep going, recording the general notes until you have a code like *RURURDDRDRDRD (Hum it, you'll recognize it). You could then look up the code in the book and find the song.

I thought it was kinda cool. Here's the wiki page for it. Give it a try, if you want, and post it in a comment. I'll try to guess the song.