Writing fourth species is not much fun. It’s especially not much fun when the cantus firmus has a 4-note descending sequence and we can only use 3-note descending sequences. I have managed to write three out of twelve without breaking very many rules, although they sound awful (at least to me). I can’t wait to finish them so that I can get back to second and third species, which are fun to write.
I’ll be off to Las Vegas next weekend for the MAA SoCal/Nevada conference. I have a funny feeling that I might be able to understand much of it, unlike the other conferences I have attended. I won’t gamble, as I have better ways to deplete my money supply, such as ordering books from Amazon every week. (I had better stop that now, hadn’t I?)
The internet was down for about ten hours yesterday. I went to the ResNet office twice to complain, and they basically said that they didn’t really care. I don’t understand what is wrong with these people. The only possibility we have for getting an internet connection is through ResNet, so it seems to me as though it is their duty to make sure that it works. But a lot of the time it doesn’t, and they don’t even care.