Recently I have been running the final stages of beta-testing of Elysium, my harmonic table based generative MIDI sequencer (what a mouthful!), and it's in pretty good shape. I'm especially grateful to Seth Elgart](http://boxoftextures.blogspot.com/) who has lead the final charge and, largely due to his efforts, a huge number of fit & finish issues have been cleaned up that make the out-of-the-box experience much better (especially the new-user experience).
I released Elysium 0.9 as an open source application under the MIT license on the 1st January this year. But I'd been working on it for some time prior to that and I realized, yesterday, that I broke ground on the application on 20th July 2008 which means that, on Monday, it will have been exactly on year since I started the application that kicked off my musical journey.
The stars will not quite align right to let me release 1.0 on Monday because there is still a lot to do: clean up a couple of things (which I am getting some help with) about the look of the app, create some demo patterns, update the documentation, make an intro video, and update the website.
This application has really meant a lot to me because it's opened an entirely new, enjoyable, side of my life. Whatever the version number (currently 1.0RC6) I'll be celebrating it's birthday on Monday.