i got Max/MSP 5 installed and the first thing i did was to revisit an old project.
i heard max5 was better with that, and apparently i heard right. so here it is:
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it's a metronome that changes speed automatically; that's it (for now). but it does seem portable, and i think it looks slick. it's also useful to practice to. if anyone's interested i might upload it somewhere if you want to check it out.