My mic stand has finally become what it was always meant to be: a clothes drying rack.

permacomputing · Wiki about permacomputing, a radically sustainable approach to computing inspired by #permaculture ..


I've opened up the repo for my controller - a tiny and cheap 14 bit midi controller based on the . It includes the hardware design, the firmware, a 3d-printable enclosure and a SuperCollider package for an easy to use interface.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Arthur C. Clarke

"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced."

Barry Gehm

"Any technology, no matter how primitive, is magic to those who don’t understand it."

Florence Ambrose (Freefall, Stanley)

"It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done."

Terry Pratchett

Locrian mode lullaby. Don't think I'd try to use that to get my 5-yo to bed...

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Getting a sense of the different modalities of the diatonic scales by playing children songs in the different modes. Occasionally quite freaky...

Enjoying a lot Nicolas Carter's Music Theory book! Explains in an easy and logical way many of those things that have been buzzing at the edge of my awareness for years, and that I never bothered/got round to properly understanding before.

Been spending the last couple of days in a slideshow writing trance, preparing for workshop in Fulda, Germany in the end of the month. Holy fuck, I’m so, so impressed with ! Paired with , and it’s a dream setup.

No amount of fancy terminology can ever erase the fact that wine is grape juice gone sour.

What is futurism? Futurism is the present as it exists today, projected, one hundred years from now. That’s what futurism is. If you have a population of X billions of people, how are you going to have food, how are you going to do this… nothing has changed. All they do is they make everything either bigger, or they change the size—you’ll live in thirty story buildings, you’ll live in sixty-story buildings. Frank Lloyd Wright was going to build an office building that was one mile high. That was futurism.

Really enjoying writing my first ever presentation in latex/beamer. Using this guide and the vimtex neovim plugin ( makes it a breeze.

My one comfort is that this is made so much easier by virtue of excellent tools: , and . With these I can still derive some nerdy pleasure from the process.

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Sun is shining, birds are singing, kids are playing on the grass. What better to do in this situation than catchin up with much overdue accounting 💀?

OK. Just a friendly and timely reminder: health care is not a product. People in need of health care are not customers. I know this is very difficult for the more market-oriented politicians, so let me repeat: health care is not a product. Patients are not customers. There you go. Not so difficult to wrap your head around, is it?


i have thought about this hacker news comment nearly every day since november ninth twenty seventeen


About #TechBros and other forms of #technocentrism, especially #TechnoSolutionism.
Something I have a hard time understanding is why they’re so obsessed with the outmoded tech of #currency (including that of the #crypto persuasion) when they’ve been influenced by #SciFi in which #SocialSystems often went #BeyondMoney.
Different biases from mine.

what's everyone's favorite Desktop Operating System

Retoot for Exposure

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