Noodling on my new modular system
i haven't received my patch cables yet, so I'm stuck with just two cables i have lying around
i got the o_C outputting a silly gate pattern, and i patched that to the trigger input of the Knit in voice synth mode
this is some silly fun, huh? can't wait to actually have the patch cables and be able to modulate stuff too
my favourite thing about being one of the imps from DOOM? hm, well it's got to be when i shoot a fireball at doomguy and it hits him right in the nuts
The API I'm working with uses "?" (ASCII 0x001 aka "start of heading") as a field separator, and requires a null character as part of the request string at the end (not a null-terminated string, but a string that has a null character at the end)
I don't know what to say about this
Turns out I didn't order "Pamela's NEW Workout", but regular old "Pamela's Workout", which I have discovered is a very different module that doesn't do anything that I need it to, lol
Glad I'm going full second-hand with this system, I ought to be able to sell it on for the same price
Anyone looking for a Pamela's Workout for 140€ plus shipping?
WITNESS MY BIG NUT
gource of the first three months of the project i'm working on
this month a second developer is joining the project, looking forward to getting more hands on it
If you support bitcoin, you're also supporting massive production of CO2, environmental destruction, and, of course, capitalism.
If any of this comes as a surprise, please, do some reading.
I made another music mix, this time featuring hand-drawn animations for each song!
shout out to blender's "import images as planes" which was instrumental in the animating process
just found out that google is killing their play music app and "merging" it with youtube music
what this means is that to listen to any music you bought on play music, you'll have to pay a 10$/mo subscription to youtube music, otherwise you'll get ads and won't be able to navigate away from the app or close the screen while listening, even if you're listening to music you bought
for a short while you can request a download link for all of your google play music stuff here: https://play.google.com/music/managemusic
get it now, as they've announced that they'll be shutting that down soon, and you'll lose your free access to music you've paid for
American news websites are like:
451 - Unavaiwable for legal weasons 🥺
Euwopean visitows are vewwy impowtant to us, but the big bad meanie gdpr says no stealies plz
Is just like fahwenheit 451 uwu
finally pulled the trigger
ordered a modulaire maritime accra 4u 84hp case and my first three modules
got modulaire maritime's "victor alpha" mixer, alm busy circuit's "pamela's new workout" sequencer, and antumbra's "knit" voice (6hp version of mutable instruments' "plaits")
the rules i set myself are:
- this case is the limit
- outside of this order, only second-hand or diy stuff
- only order from europe to minimise shipping
while i wait for things to arrive, i guess i can just stare at the modulargrid page, lol
Having Emoji - Eurorack Modular System from GaeelModularGrid
the real tragedy of the effort towards better handling of digital Arabic text is that even our loftiest goals are a compromise. most systems can't even do the super basic A in the first image correctly. few can pull off B, allowing letters to stack and bend, preserving some of the flourish and nuance of the script. the second image -- which is still text! -- is just not on the table. it's the kind of thing we're leaving behind to exist on computers.
Today's work is not good for my adhd
I'm trying to fix issues with a remote automated build system, which takes anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes to complete or fail, and doesn't notify me either way
That's plenty of time for me to get completely distracted
this t-shirt is on the dryer and i'm giggling to myself each time i walk by
doomposting with a slightly positive bent
we're not living through an unprecedented epidemic. there have been plagues and epidemics ever since life has roamed the earth.
we're not living through an unexpected epidemic. with highly urbanised populations travelling around the globe, it's inevitable that world-wide pandemics will hit us. if anything, it's strange we haven't been hit by epidemics like this more often.
to continue with the doomposting a bit, it's obvious to me that the governments we live under (at least the government i live under) is either unwilling or unable to properly deal with this kind of situation.
as i approach the one year anniversary of lockdown one, and have been living in the almost exclusive company of my boyfriend and two cats, my brain is putting things together.
my mental health is taking a toll, i almost cried this morning looking at a stock photo of some beers and a plate of fries, thinking about how much i want to be able to just hang out with a bunch of friends, shoot the shit and enjoy the company of human beings.
and as per the opening statements in this post: this situation is neither unprecedented nor unexpected, nor do i have any reason to believe that future pandemics will be dealt with properly
i want to start preparing for reasonable worst case scenarios. the mind can easily drift to horrible apocalyptical scenarios, but i don't think that's reasonable not useful to think about. however, i don't think it's unreasonable to expect that a significant proportion of my future will be spent in pandemic lockdowns, in a bubble of whoever i happen to live with
my boyfriend and i are considering trying to get a bigger place to move in with some other friends, to at least have a face to face social circle bigger than our couple and some furry friends, and even if this is the only pandemic we have to live through, i don't think it'd be too bad to live in a home with some close friends, right?
is this something you're also thinking about? are you also considering changes to make future pandemics more livable? have you already made changes that made your lockdowns more bearable, or even enjoyable?
lol, forgot my password here, and i don't know how to reset it, so i just... reinstalled the whole thing and copied over the content
Not posted here in a while so here's a life update!
Got a new job at Goto Games. I'm in charge of building a new client for one of their online Contract Bridge games. Not the most exciting proposition, but it's turning out to be quite fun, and it's part of a really friendly team in a stable company with an excellent culture and benefits
Also, we adopted Bounty, the stray cat who's been hanging out in our yard recently. Vet says he's a healthy boy, and he's settled into the flat nicely. Aside from some little skirmishes with Patoune, who doesn't enjoy as much roughhousing, the two get on quite well.
Lancer TTRPG (spoilers if you're Nico)
Okay, just wrapped up my first Lancer mission, which ended with my players fighting against a paracausal defense system, projected by a blinkspace entity that appears in random places around the galaxy under mysterious circumstances.
And now for a few missions, I fully intend to stay 100% clear of paracausal shenanigans. Like "here's a taste of how weird things can get, now let's do some down to earth political intrigue for a while"