dynamically generating ringtones based on the calling phone number

Nelson Castillo arhuaco at freaks-unidos.net
Sun Jan 31 04:55:36 CET 2010

On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Brolin Empey <brolin at brolin.be> wrote:
> Nelson Castillo wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 7:10 AM, Brolin Empey<brolin at brolin.be>  wrote:
>>> Hello list,
>>> Yes, believe it or not, I am actually posting a message which could be
>>> considered on-topic! ;)
>> A small step for a man :-P
> A small step for a stepwise sequencer too? ;)
>>> I have had an idea for years, but have not searched to see if anyone has
>>> already implemented it.
>>> My idea is to have my cell phone (my FreeRunner, of course, which runs
>>> QtMoko v14) dynamically generate a ringtone for incoming calls:  the
>>> ringtone would be a monophonic sequence of tones or notes corresponding
>>> to the sequence of digits in the calling phone number.  I think this
>>> would be cool because I could identify the caller by the ringtone alone:
>>>   I would not need to read the display.  The initial version could
>>> hard-code the mapping of digits to notes;  a subsequent version could
>>> read the mapping from a file, like Keynote does (see below).
>>> Has anyone already implemented this?  Which search terms should I use to
>>> get relevant results from Google Search or maybe Bing?
>> We also had the Idea but I never worked on it. The idea came from a
>> Friend (Marlon) after I explained him how this program worked:
>> http://wiki.freaks-unidos.net/weblogs/arhuaco/listen-to-the-collatz-conjecture
> “Here is the partiture for the following video: 27.pdf. You'll find the
> MP3 bellow.”
> Why did you use the Spanish word “partiture” instead of the English
> term/phrase “sheet music”?  I already knew “sheet music”, but had to
> search to discover “partiture” means “sheet music”.

English is my second language... now you can guess where the Spanish
word came from.

> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEdrNmJ0Euk&feature=player_embedded>
> Why did you film the screen instead of using a program to record the
> video, such as HyperCam DX on Windows?

I usually use xvidcap on Linux. I don't remember why I didn't use it.

> “if N % 2 != 0: # even number”
> Unless I am missing something, that condition is true for odd numbers,
> not even numbers.  I do not write in Python, but I assume that condition
> has the same meaning as in C?

Yes. Fortunately the bug is in the comment and not in the code. Fixed, thanks.

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