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2021-11-16 16:43:20: netsurf browser with the framebuffer backend is very impressive. it actually looks better than the GTK one, which is messed up and renders things too small with too small icons.

2021-11-15 16:42:06: I have now created a log documenting my attempts at making fudge: (fudgelog)

2021-11-08 10:37:47: been thinking way too much about a musical morse code system over the past 24 hours: (musigram)

2021-11-07 16:39:48: dutifully taking notes for (novembeat_2021)

2021-11-06 15:23:41: updated my (now) page.

2021-11-01 07:58:41: The (websters1913) dictionary is truly remarkable.

2021-10-30 19:32:01: damn. almost friggin done with #looptober. what an exhausting experience.

2021-10-25 13:26:02: Prof. Jellywhipple's Ultra-Fantastic Computer Music Time Loop #halfbakedideas

2021-10-25 13:07:10: It's been a crazy few weeks. Will need to spend some time refocusing.

2021-10-02 18:38:11: new algo in #sndkit sparse is a sparse noise generator, similar to velvet noise, that produces a random series of impulses at a specified rate in Hz.

2021-09-14 09:01:41: thinking about a building something in the realm of (gesture) that could work alongside (gest). The core principle of gest is line construction using breakpoints and an external clock. This new system, which I think I will call sloop, is more about making lines using slope. It would work by sending it messages: go from here, to there, in some amount of time, and use an external clock. If it reaches there, you have arrived. If a new message arrives before you get there, you are already here, now you have a new there. I think this approach would lend itself well to more open-ended kinds of gestures. #halfbakedideas

2021-09-13 21:35:42: Obfuscated drum synthesis in C (tinydrums)

2021-08-23 21:01:18: I need to remind myself that I own an (arduboy). Arduboys are cool.

2021-08-22 15:27:44: new (sndkit) algo: clkphs.

2021-08-11 23:01:10: lots of work gets done when you are on a mountain

2021-07-26 17:22:50: did I mention yet that gest has a TODO page now? (gest_TODO)

2021-07-24 16:21:27: phew. took me long enough, but I finally got an initial draft for using the monome grid in C directly via libmonome: (grid_tutorial)

2021-07-19 10:49:51: play/pause/stop is not a great interaction, but it does count. thinking of interactive music as a gradient rather than a dichotomy (interactive vs non-interactive) seems like a healthier way to think about things. #halfbakedideas

2021-07-19 10:44:35: initial timekeeping implemented in (zet) this morning. right now there's only a means of clocking in/out and saving the data, and not much else. but it is basically the last thing I'd need in order to replace org agenda.

2021-07-17 17:34:38: creating vocal tract shapes using the monome grid, and then morphing between them using something like (gest). #halfbakedideas

2021-07-17 17:33:27: musical experience that involve harvesting, farming, growth, and caretaking of virtual musical creatures with personality. creatures would socialize with eachother and their interactions would change the overall musical sounds implicitely. #halfbakedideas

2021-07-17 17:31:39: implicit music, or the idea that music naturally exudes from everything. composition is not the act of making music, but of starting with music and working backwards. #halfbakedideas

2021-07-17 17:13:34: feeling good about (gest) today. nearly ready to actually use it.

2021-07-15 11:51:54: lots of activity in (gest). no longer is it one of the #halfbakedideas.

2021-07-09 20:57:57: my little travel pillow arrived today for my feet while sitting in the meditation bench. paired with my foam pad for my knees, I think I can begin trying to test this out for my future portable kneeling workspace. #updates #halfbakedideas

2021-07-09 20:17:10: make time for myself in order to write words and code for (gest).

2021-07-05 15:03:58: conceptualizing the monome grid as a highly accurate low-density monochrome display #halfbakedideas

2021-06-29 17:10:21: new recipe added to the (food) page: (brownies).

2021-06-26 17:38:01: new (sndkit) algorithm: blep.

2021-06-26 11:03:04: on a monome 16x8 grid, you can get 10 consecutive 3x3 blocks in a 2x5 configuration. what's left is a narrow 1x vertical strip, and a 2x horizontal strip. interesting divisions for a glyph based interface with controls. #halfbakedideas

2021-06-26 10:03:59: got #libreElec to work today. My Pi4 feels a bit more useful now.

2021-06-24 09:52:46: low-res hard-edged SDFs in btprnt. mainly as a way to compose organic looking geometry. #halfbakedideas

2021-06-24 09:46:27: I want to somehow use my monome grid to build out coarse vocal tract shapes for a physical model like (voc) or tract. 16 diameters with 8 steps of resolution, or 32 diameters with 4 steps of resolution. #halfbakedideas

2021-06-23 10:36:44: new algo in sndkit: tract, a physical model of the vocal tract.

2021-06-21 10:29:25: added a (projects) page. it's dynamically generated :)

2021-06-21 09:54:43: created a (now) page.

2021-06-19 14:56:48: glottis is an analytical model that approximates the kind of sound the human glottis makes, and is now available as a sndkit model. This is extracted from the (voc) project.

2021-06-19 11:00:59: made a quick page for (vocshape)

2021-06-16 09:05:07: okay. I didn't get the PhD position. oh well. #updates

2021-06-15 09:56:05: life decisions approaching. any day now. depending on the outcome, it'll range from major to huge. #updates

2021-05-31 15:47:31: feels good to finally chip away at (voc). down to less than 500 LOC.

2021-05-30 17:26:16: I finally got around to writing down some audio programming tips for people starting out audio_programming_recipe.

2021-05-30 15:46:06: cinnamon rolls today. waiting for Iceland to get back to me.

2021-05-29 10:33:47: I'm back on twitter, kind of. I'm only using it to mirror posts from my mastodon account:

2021-05-24 08:04:41: new (sndkit) algorithm: env.

2021-05-20 16:58:47: Learned how to make baguettes last week: (baguette).

2021-05-08 16:42:06: many examples of #metapost with pictures #links

2021-04-27 10:01:13: the croissant circle of life croissant_circle_of_life.

2021-04-13 19:40:45: I think I'm done trying to be social on twtxt. This is too hard. Enjoy my read-only feed?

2021-04-13 09:06:33: created an overview page on patch hotswapping in (monolith) the #monolithwiki: hotswapping.

2021-04-01 20:51:57: published chorus to (sndkit).

2021-03-31 16:48:27: the 'magic circle' sine wave algorithm: #links

2021-03-30 10:33:14: lol inner joins are slow. learned that the fun way.

2021-03-29 17:40:17: 2-bit audio gives you DC. I like having DC.

2021-03-28 11:23:15: the (sndkit_TODO) page is back online.

2021-03-24 10:22:05: some words today on installing monolith. I still wouldn't recommend it: install.

2021-03-23 20:10:15: 1bitr is a one-bit text-based music tracker #links

2021-03-23 20:07:11: I just want to make cute cuddly characters that sing a chitter. I don't know how else to say this.

2021-03-21 20:43:49: bottled a traditional mead today, but it was the wrong one so a little premature.

2021-03-21 20:42:37: inspired by sigrid's now page. I probably should be doing that more here #links

2021-03-19 10:20:06: ECHO: the music of harold budd and brian eno #links

2021-03-11 15:44:22: how to code a siren, done 6 ways siren.

2021-03-09 16:15:43: using a forked version of ed to do live coding #halfbakedideas

2021-03-06 11:35:49: finally go around to completing my (donutmuffins) recipe.

2021-03-05 18:11:46: added some more words to the (LIL) page.

2021-03-05 16:17:54: added a new algo to sndkit scale.

2021-03-04 09:47:10: my tiny screen can comfortably display a text block of 45 lines with a maximum length of 79 characters. wonder what kind of information is possible to convey with that kind of information density... #halfbakedideas

2021-03-02 17:47:49: my (cinnamon_rolls) recipe is now in a good place.

2021-02-22 18:28:52: an initial recipe for making fresh (pasta). pictures to come.

2021-02-19 21:20:49: making great progress getting interactive sound and video working on android. it's a setup I wish I had 5 years ago.

2021-02-16 09:36:07: feels good to be using tmux again more regularly. ansi-term in emacs is well, special.

2021-02-15 12:13:57: new monolith wiki page on FM: FM.

2021-02-10 22:01:18: added biramp to sndkit: biramp.

2021-02-09 14:07:24: a decentralized community (zet). individual zet feeds could be managed using something like git/git submodules, then built locally into self-contained SQLite files. zet items would be referenced by their zet nickname and UUID. #halfbakedideas

2021-02-09 10:35:57: put text in a box and center it: (boxit).

2021-02-09 10:02:52: links -g is an underappreciated jewel.

2021-02-09 10:02:33: trying to get myself to reach for (links) browser instead of firefox for locally testing my wiki. For the most part, it really doesn't need the heft of firefox. When links -g is used, it really really doesn't need firefox.

2021-02-08 20:09:01: to date, 138 pages in my wiki. wowee :)

2021-02-01 17:07:53: with (zet) and (zetdo), I find myself constantly needing to type out UUIDs. thing is, they aren't the easiest thing to type. might invent an intermediate typer-friendly intermediate UUID format that can then convert to the regular UUID format. #halfbaked

2021-01-30 10:57:25: new algorithm in sndkit: phasor generates a normalized periodic ramp signal, typically used for table-lookup oscillators.

2021-01-28 18:06:05: don't get me wrong, I love the power of emacs. but it's a very complex piece of software, which is inherrently brittle. not a problem in the short term, but for some of my more long term tools it's a consideration.

2021-01-28 18:03:14: if I don't need org-agenda, that's one less dependency on emacs, which I have a love/hate relationship.

2021-01-28 18:02:31: if I could figure out a way to integrate scheduling tasks in (zetdo), and maybe clock in/out, I think I wouldn't really need org-agenda anymore.

2021-01-28 18:01:19: a supplementary component to (zetdo) called something like "due", which schedules items in the TODO and dynamically creates schedules similar to org-agenda. #halfbaked

2021-01-27 20:07:28: I really need to feel less guilty about not doing bullshit. I decided not to do bullshit work, and it ended up being a nice day.

2021-01-27 19:56:26: it really feels like I spend a few hours every day trying to will myself into doing what other people want. I suppose everyone has that to an extent. It's just really hard to do things that I know are stupid, when there are other more important things to do. Really winds me up.

2021-01-27 19:48:42: today was one of those "do what you want to do, not what you're supposed to do" kinds of days for me

2021-01-27 19:47:19: SQL(ite) and zettelkastens as a medium for non-linear story telling. #halfbaked

2021-01-27 10:57:06: a dynamically generated page for food recipes: (food)

2021-01-26 09:23:34: added recipe I use for brown sugar cinammon poptarts: (poptarts) #food #breakfast #baking

2021-01-24 11:06:02: Writing a "tweet" is low-friction, and the medium forces you to chunk out ideas into (mostly) self-contained thoughts.

2021-01-24 11:04:27: I'm finding the microblogging format to be really useful for working out ideas.

2021-01-19 17:01:42: the stern-brocot tree

2021-01-19 17:00:53: user-defined order in SQL #sql #links maybe something that can be adapted to (sqlite)?

2021-01-19 16:56:35: cistercian numerals #links #notation

2021-01-16 21:38:28: created (zetdo) today, a small TODO app built on top of (zet). It seems like it could replace (or maybe enhance?) org-mode for some of my needs.

2021-01-15 09:04:47: decided to publish the initial words I wrote up for this granular delay I created, available at the (loom): bugz.

2021-01-12 14:58:04: rounded rectangle recipe in #cairo #links #vector #graphics

2021-01-09 13:17:40: Just copied over more samples today from my sample collection from one drive to another. Things are in more than one place for the first time in a long time, maybe ever in some cases? Feels nice.

2021-01-03 13:10:40: lagrange is a gui desktop space for browsing geminispace. it builds and runs on alpine linux! #links

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