But this was after I spent a very good amount of time
Debian-packaging the upstream source code
of LAME (to which I have
It now passes almost every
lintian check, besides the
fact that the
config.guess scripts have
time-stamps in the year of 2003. But I am not changing that (yet).
Now I am using my own dog-food, instead of relying on Christian Marillat's precompiled versions of lame. And I even provided some compatibility/transitional packages, so that packages like his ffmpeg with the newer and nicest improvements of LAME (like fractional variable bitrate qualities).
This means, in particular, that I can use better MP3 sounding tracks for videos.
Oh, and I finally discovered that the last show to which I went was a looong time ago: Monsters of Rock Festival, September 24 1998. I was there to see Dream Theater, Megadeth, and Slayer, but some of the people that were with me didn't like Slayer, unfortunately and they wanted to exit the venue after I negotiated that I was there to listen to, at least, "Raining Blood". Oh, Manowar was a joke. Hilarious. I don't know if they take themselves seriously or not, but they were ridiculous. This was the first time where I thought of writing a program with a stochastic grammar to generate lyrics for such stereotyped metal.