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Yeah, that was some fun, I'd forgotten all about those kinds of setups.
Some songs have passages that are better suited to being played with a floppy drive, some floppy drives sound much better than others. I toyed with the idea a while ago but didn't really feel like trying to dig out a whole bunch of floppies nor like buying a whole bunch of stepper motor control boards. The arduino was under %5, but this project would have cost more than I was willing to spend.
Some Deadmau5 and Daft Punk tracks work really well with floppies like this, think I've also seen a Rolling Stones song or two, too.
To date, my favourite clip of a piece of machinery producing music would have to be a CNC machine playing Paranoid by Black Sabbath. It's only a 3-axis machine, so its only 3 channels.
Years ago, my PM and I had to go a couple hundred miles to visit a customer, and we had Jasper on cassette in his car. We must have played Magic Roundabout as dozen times on that journey.
Got to the customer, went up in the lift and the door opened.
There in front of us was the customer Dillon.
I looked at Phil. Phil looked and me. "That's no way to talk to a lady" went through both our minds and we cracked up completely.
Dillon was not a happy bunny...
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
A young man is released from prison on parole. A condition of his parole is that he wear a monitoring device that tracks his movement. Monitoring devices are frequently used to make sure that the parolee stays within the other conditions, such as house arrest. So what kind of an idiot is on parole, has a monitoring device locked on to his ankle, and still goes out on a robbery job?
I currently own or manage six domains with them. They're okay.
Their 24/7 online chat support is severely lacking - I've waited as long as 30 minutes for one of their support people to come on line, and even then, they're mostly useless. If you call instead, you're better off. No real horror stories other than the time they moved my personal site to a new server, and didn't check my configuration before turning it back on.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013