BallDroppings TCP/IP Stream

This is an advanced customization feature for programming musicians extending the ball bounce's sound behavior. It disables locally provided sound and enables a TCP/IP socket server, listening at local port 6668, which streams human readable ascii long integers. To see these numbers, run telnet localhost 6668 from the command line. For example, MAX/MSP can be used - even from a seperate computer - to convert the balls' bouncing to MIDI values.

Note: not all security configurations allow programs to listen for Internet connections, and firewalls also block port 6668 unless you change the settings.

... and this is the BallDroppingsParser patch used in the above patch. It can be used more generally to feed a succession of line-delimeted ascii text numbers and then have translated integers banged out as they arrive.