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$ nvim hi.s
$ as hi.s -o hi.o
$ ld hi.o -o hi
$ ./hi
$ echo $?
$ uname -a
Linux localhost 4.9.186-18806637 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 3 14:52:04 KST 2020 aarch64 Android

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so around a century ago, there was a comic strip called The Outbursts of Everett True, where the titular character saw people being rude jackasses and decided to deal with this harshly and folks a lot of these still hold up perfectly in modern times

but i am delighted to announce

somebody's found the comics about mask-wearing

and They're Good, Folks

(uncaptioned, feel free to help out with descriptions here, i'd appreciate it)

problem: make thinks it succeeded, even if my program generated a silent output



AMP=$(sox $1 -n stat 2>&1 | grep 'RMS.*amplitude'|awk '{print $3}')

if [ "$AMP" = "0.000000" ]
echo SILENT!
rm $1
return 1
echo $AMP
return 0

actually all the bytes are bugs and my program shuffles them around (the registers are the cocoons where they pupate)

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ya see buddy, the problems right here, ya got a case of the creepin X, scribbling all over ya buffers like a 3 year old with a crayon

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tell me I'm silly to think I can turn a raspberry pi into a low latency audio DSP. tell me it's a waste of time. tell me to go make some music instead

because I'm reading about assembly optimization techniques and Linux thread cpu affinity and thinking it might be doable...

once again I am teaching my computer to sing and dance for me

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While we're on the subject of decolonising music history/teaching: the first piece of music made by manipulating tape recordings is from Africa. Halim El-Dabh wrote "Ta'abir al-Zaar" ["The Expression of Zaar"] in 1944.

You can find out more about him from his website:

Note that he was spotted by the US government as a talented composer and recruited to a US University, so there's not a good excuse for ignoring his work, and yet he's not often discussed.

when I'm depressed, I sometimes think that noise is entropic, that it is just a sloppy imitation of music

when I'm thinking more clearly, I see that music is entropic, it turns a few of the things that make noise work into specimens in a flea circus, and as they die and lose meaning it must harvest more

listened to some richard ramirez tapes from the nineties and realized I can make something vaguely similar in csound - let's see where this takes me

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where are the movies about autistic polyamorous transbian programmers

trying and failing to find the Ratkje movie, "Voice" for purchase or even just to watch

if you listen and it isn't dissonant, we have established that intervals are a shorthand for crafting harmony and can't determine or explain it

it's a massive fuck you from psychoacoustics to traditional music theory

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