Dear Diary,

Sometimes when I don’t update, it’s for your benefit.

Take this for instance. This is what I sit down and write all day for the last week:

MIDI Converted RTX Ringtone File Specifications v0.3

(first revision)

(compliant with the RTX Ringtone specification v0.1)



1. Header Chunk


The Standard "Header Chunk" for a midi file begins with the hexidecimal codes:

3d 54 68 64 00 00 00 06 ff ff nn nn dd dd

The ascii equivalent of the first 4 bytes is "MThd" .. After the "MThd" comes the 4-byte size of the header. This will always be 00 00 00 06, because the actual header information will always be 6 bytes.

ff ff is the file format. This value will always be equal to 00 00.

nn nn is the number of tracks in the midi file. This value will always be equal to 00 01.

dd dd is the number of delta-time ticks per quarter note. This will always be equal to 00 60.

So the standard "Header Chunk" will always be the following:

3d 54 68 64 00 00 00 06 00 00 00 01 00 60

This will always appear at the beginning of every translated MIDI file from RTX to MIDI.

Fun stuff, eh?

That’s what’s new in my life.

Oh, yeah, except for having strep throat and generally being miserable about that whole deal.

59 6f 75 72 4e 65 77 52 69 6e 67 54 75 6e 65 3a

I wonder if i might get in trouble for sleeping on the floor at work. It looks mighty comfy.

Sheesh, can you believe they were out of O.J. in the cafeteria?

Yes, sometimes I like to post song lyrics that inspire me too on my diary. So sue me!

Beans beans wonderful fruit,
The more you eat, the more you toot.
The more you toot, the better you feel!
Let’s eat beans for every meal!


Quote of the Entry: “Beans are neither wonderful nor a fruit.”

– Bart Simpson