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In the unlikely event that anyone missed me: sorry. Christmas and then work got crazy (I mean, seriously, we lost all the code for a while) and then … well. Twitter feels like shouting into a void. Mastodon like talking with people. And sometimes I'm not up to talking with people, just shouting into a void…

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Urgh. Weekend mostly wasted. Wanted to work on music, or try to get new PC working, but just too ill. All I can do is sleep or lie here. Hate this.

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This young kestrel does absolutely not care about people, she landed right in front of me and snacked a mouse

The again, there's:
"… That is what it means to be a Shanir, to walk the knife's edge."
Jamie shuddered. "But I don't want to fall either way!"
A rich, rumbling chuckle answered her. "Which one of us does? For us, alas, good is no less terrible than evil. We can only trust our honor and try to keep our balance. I commend you to both."

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As much as I love LOTR, you can keep it if I can have P.C.Hodgell's Kencyrath series. Honestly. Lord Torison calling out "hold on tight!" to the ghost of Marc's dead little sister on the ride to Tentir, even though he can't see her and she's bound to her bones he recovered at his saddle. But you know that in the right light her shadow would be riding behind him… ::sniff::

… (Except: slight glitch which I could solve if I had a third (!) ADSR envelope. LOL.)
Still stalled on the new PC. Can't boot from Ubuntu, which definitely should work with Secure Boot, apparently. Bad DVD drive? Not even looking at it today.

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Well, half way through the last, extra day of my week off. I'd planned to spend the bulk of it working on my next bit of music, but that didn't happen, partly because I've been so bloody ill. And today I'm in the sort of foul mood that you shouldn't create in.
But I have just spent the last hour or so weaving cables between my neutron and almost all my other modules to create a sound that is almost exactly what I wanted. 'Baby' has proved herself, which is good, 'cos the money has dried up…

Off sick. Rewatching Avengers Assemble. The whole superhero thing is dumb. It always was dumb. But Whedon, for all his flaws, nails the central idea that makes me love superheroes anyway: That what we need are good people who we can trust to do "the right thing", when in the hands of other people, that thing might be very wrong.
It's a dumb idea. But it's also a very moving one.

Grr. Clearly I'm out of date on computer hardware. Getting very frustrated trying to get Debian onto this new machine. I'm just seeing "this disk is not bootable". But it boots fine elsewhere. I have EFEI in "legacy boot mode" and TPM turned off. Will try again tomorrow…

I see mastodon.social has updated. I can tell because I can't post using Tusky on my phone ¯\(°_o)/¯

Bits to frankenstein a new PC have turned up. Can't really find the time to build it yet, which is frustrating.
Only a Ryzen 3 -- was eying up a Ryzen 5 16gb bundle, which would have been nice, but rising costs mean there is no money, so that wasn't going to happen.
Still, I'm currently running an Athlon 2 -- and making music on it! -- so, very happy.

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It's finally time! the 0xC.pad is available *now* from me (assembled) & four other vendors (as a DIY kit)!✨

➡️ s-ol.nu/0xC.pad/buy

It's a 12-key macropad with hexagonal keycaps that I designed as well. It runs on an integrated ATMega32U2 microcontroller and QMK out of the box.

This is the very first time I'm selling something I built with my own hands, so I'm super excited (and a bit nervous)! I'd really appreciate a retoot for this one ❤️

I have just coined the phrase "in my own personal head", and at work too, but it's Friday, so.

I'm really bad at drums or rhythm in general. I'm tempted to build myself a cajón -- it's literally just a wooden box, easy and cheap, and even I should be able to hit something with my hands. Good for practice at least, and I like the sound(s).

But then I recall that my family would have to put up with drum practice…

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Shattered Pixel Dungeon is a libre rougelike game with beautiful pixel art graphics and addictive gameplay.

shatteredpixel.com/

I have spent more time than I'd like to admit trying to beat it :D
It's really fun though, despite obviously being frustrating due to permadeath.

The game runs on desktop and mobile alike and has been constantly developed for years and years, getting better all the time!

#Gaming #Libre #FOSS #OpenSource #GNU #Linux #Andoid #RougeLike #FreeSoftware

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Let's remember a time before HBO removed a bunch of Sesame Street episodes, back to 1973 when we could go down to Mr. Hooper's store and listen to Stevie Wonder bang the hell out of Superstition.

May we all be the kid grooving their mind out on the fire escape.

youtube.com/watch?v=hVIIvk3Vau

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Have just tripped over a Swedish band called _Carbon Based Lifeforms_ on YouTube. Apparently they are 'Psybient'. Don't hold that against them, though; they sound rather good.

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Okay, it's … Kraftwerk-esque. Not the same tune. And I don't hate it this morning. ::shrug::

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