twtxt feed

twtxt feed

My last 100 twtxt entries, HTMLized.

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2020-08-09 09:53:57: here is how to build a classic table-lookup oscillator: (osc)

2020-08-08 15:28:04: being able to render TeX math equations to PNG files is pretty empowering, because it allows me to write about more technical things here that would otherwise be more difficult to communicate in plaintext.

2020-08-08 15:21:33: figured out how to render a single TeX equation to a PNG file today: (render_one_equation)

2020-08-08 10:04:24: I never thought I'd ever say this, but I am officially done with Csound. I've been using Csound since I was 16 years old, but now I feel like throwing my copy of the Csound book in the trash. Good riddance.

2020-08-04 12:33:52: an extendable text editor inside of a Blit that tries really hard not to edit text. #halfbakedideas

2020-08-04 10:29:12: at the end of the day, I do like the stiffness of the tactile grey switches, even if it means I don't get to type as fast, or as long. they just feel great to me. #mk

2020-08-04 10:28:11: I rotate out my (planck) keyboards weekly. going from brown switches to tactile grey switches is always a bit of an adjustment! #mk #thumpthumpthump

2020-08-03 20:21:50: somehow get (weewiki) pages rendered in (btprnt). maybe build a btprnt backend for links browser? #halfbakedideas

2020-08-03 20:18:05: The master plan is to export the (worgle) bits of (monolith) to a (weewiki), then begin adding user-level documentation that is able to dynamically reference bits of source code as another wiki page.

2020-08-03 20:13:57: (worgle) -> (sqlite) -> (worgmap) -> (weewiki) is kinda working?

2020-08-02 15:46:45: a copy of the btprnt program can be found at the (btprnt_program) page

2020-08-02 15:44:15: while eventually I hope to get all of literate org parts of (monolith) posted online as a self contained (weewiki), I've decided to post little pieces as self-contained documents. here is a copy of (trigvm), the toy VM used to power a rhythmic computer-sequencer controlled entirely from the (monome_grid)

2020-08-02 15:21:32: some example graphics added onto my (btprnt) page.

2020-08-02 09:24:37: this rhythm machine I'm working on for (monolith) has finally given me an opportunity to crack open and use Hacker's Delight. This morning I needed to find a way to count the number of active bits, and there's a whole chapter dedicated to it :)

2020-08-02 09:19:54: The Content Creator at Innsmouth Trail #lovecraftian #halfbakedideas

2020-07-31 13:03:29: penning out the structure of my current (music_software_ecosystem)

2020-07-31 08:58:43: a microblogging creative coding platform like dwitter, but for sound. users would be encouraged to remix, the output of one persons code would become the input of the new code. only text would be stored on the server, with audio rendered client-side. to save on time, there could be caches of frozen audio for remixes. #halfbakedideas

2020-07-29 19:51:25: the natural color system: when in doubt, these are some pretty good functional colors.

2020-07-29 17:19:40: a music sequencer, but for producing continuous gestures instead of discrete steps. have it be clocked with an external source so it can play well with others. perhaps build a notation system around it. #halfbakedideas

2020-07-29 11:04:47: (txtvm), a text-based toy VM, used to run tiny domain-specific bytecode programs using only printable ascii characters. #halfbakedideas

2020-07-29 06:39:06: a 1-bit synthesizer and sequencer for the (arduboy) #halfbakedideas

2020-07-28 16:12:43: I really want (btprnt) to be integrated into (weewiki) somehow. Both can speak (janet), and I already figured how to embed PNG images inside of an HTML document. In small doses, it could be fun. #halfbakedideas

2020-07-28 16:05:43: collecting my half-baked ideas over at (halfbaked)

2020-07-28 12:24:00: the idea would be to build and share tiny 6.5 bit programs encoded as printable ascii characters. this could then in turn be read by a virtual computer to do things like paint a picture or compose a piece of music. #halfbakedideas

2020-07-28 12:19:44: a 6.5 bit fantasy computer, whose bytecode representation can be represented entirely as printable ascii characters. The first 6 contain standard data space, with the 7th bit used to represent one of 32 values. #halfbakedideas

2020-07-28 11:36:16: links web browser is surprisingly good, especially when you can get it in graphics mode: (links_browser)

2020-07-28 11:25:17: @<eli_oat> thanks for reading my wiki! janet is pretty cool right? happy noodling.

2020-07-27 09:24:23: goodbye blogging? hello wiki-ing and micro-blogging? a new blog post suddenly appears.

2020-07-26 22:29:07: built a little script for looking up IDs in twtxt tweets: (twtxt_search). Going to use it as a way to look up and reference specific tweets in my wiki.

2020-07-26 21:11:46: parsing expression grammars coming in real clutch right now. punctuation can now exist after wiki reference tags. Thanks (janet)!

2020-07-26 18:38:21: I'm so close to being able to get my literate programs written in (worgle) converted into a self-contained (weewiki). #literateprogramming #worgle #weewiki

2020-07-26 16:24:11: testing #hashtags

2020-07-26 16:23:18: I've been actually thinking about introducing a '#+RELAX' tag in (worgle) that would explicity turn off strict mode, allowing literate programs to be written more casually.

2020-07-26 16:21:29: weewiki uses a custom org markup parser written in ANSI C to render the HTML. No emacs needed! my hope is to introduce a user-defined callback that can process these to allow for custom meta-commands.

2020-07-26 16:18:52: a new fix to (weewiki) will ignore all org-mode command strings by default. Now things like PROPERTY tags won't show up in the output.

2020-07-26 11:32:18: some future plans for my (norns)

2020-07-26 09:55:19: first night on the new tatami mat + futon was a success. very comfty.

2020-07-25 17:56:17: @<hjertnes> are you using emacs as twtxt client or something? does it render the org markup for you into links?

2020-07-25 14:37:10: @<lucidiot> very cool idea! may have to try something like that at some point...

2020-07-25 13:18:30: updated the print style of the feed. date + message are no longer on separate lines.

2020-07-25 10:47:08: It turns out that fts5 is enabled by default on SQLite! My twtxt2sqlite generator has been updated to use fts5. Now I can do full text search on all my twtxt tweets. I have implemented a related-tweets box in the (twtxt_playground) as a proof-of-concept. More info on fts5 can be found at

2020-07-25 09:06:53: attempting masto verification with this link.

2020-07-25 08:58:14: updating my wiki index, so some pages are not going to be featured there anymore: (MIDI_sucks) (sample_curation) (howyousay) (sixtycolumnrule)

2020-07-25 08:45:35: documenting my experiments with twtxt/weewiki integration at the (twtxt_playground)

2020-07-25 07:49:31: Inline Janet means I should be able to make calls to functions defined in the config file. For example, the ref function is how I usually make wiki reference links. This link right here should take you to my automatically generated weewiki index of all the wiki pages.

2020-07-25 07:43:06: Wow! Inline Janet code does work. What a happy accident. Will use with the upmost restraint.

2020-07-25 07:39:02: Technically not org, but weewiki org. So this means that I might be able to run inline Janet code? Hello from Janet.

2020-07-25 07:36:40: I actually think my org markup might work here. Testing a link.

2020-07-24 21:39:49: here is the script I use to convert my twtxt feed into a SQLite database: (twtxt_sqlite)

2020-07-24 21:13:16: I'm using a wrapper around txtnish called (say) to make it easer to tweet stuff.

2020-07-24 20:52:27: a new twtxt/weewiki feature: any word starting with '!' will translate to an internal weewiki reference in my HTML renderer. Example: here is my (wiki_index)

2020-07-24 13:17:49: a unique thing I do with my twtxt feed is convert it to a SQLite database. This, combined with the Janet + SQLite scripting abilities available in SQLite, could provide interesting metrics and insights over time.

2020-07-24 12:57:37: there are also things like using #hashtags, which could be a useful tool to coordinate with weewiki somehow.

2020-07-24 12:56:03: in particular, twtxt provides timestamps. weewiki doesn't really track the passage of time. it only wants to be a key/value database with org markup.

2020-07-24 12:15:51: my hope is that I'll be able integrate this more with my wiki somehow. I think they are a good pairing.

2020-07-24 12:13:57: all I have to do is hit "say", write a few bits of things, and then hit ENTER. much easier than using txtnish directly.

2020-07-24 12:11:18: made a script that simplifies making twtxt entries. let's see how well it works...

2020-01-17 16:59:28: building a http server into weewiki has been more useful than I initially expected

2020-01-04 10:56:06: coss a toin to ur witchr

2020-01-04 10:55:43: when did I dream of mangos. wut?

2020-01-04 10:52:33: dusting off the ol' arduboy

2019-12-23 17:05:23: despite all the tools I've made, it is still a chore to update this thing. some things you just can't automate

2019-12-06 20:38:56: steam controller is a fascinating little thing

2019-11-30 14:09:40: made a PR to the linux-surface kernel today. it's only udev rules, but I still feel accomplished

2019-11-08 14:53:54: so glad USB phone tethering exists. no way am I going to stumble through wpacli to connect to coffeeshop wifi

2019-11-08 14:52:17: It really looks so much better not having html extension in my wiki.

2019-11-07 10:22:42: attempting to build arm-none-eabi cross compiler from source. why have I never thought of this?

2019-10-27 16:00:07: Can life be measured in bytes shaved off?

2019-10-27 15:45:56: the mind-numbing task of undoing bad C++

2019-10-19 12:22:17: mincer ported to patchwerk. missed ya buddy

2019-10-17 10:26:17: Dreamed of mangos last night. So many mangos. Not sure why.

2019-10-16 10:33:38: that moment when the gbz80 tutorial tells you that mul and div operations do not exist...

2019-10-15 16:39:37: embedded scripting languages are all fun and games until you break their garbage collector

2019-10-15 12:11:56: weewiki org parser is getting a little bit better. fun bits are long gone, and now it is just tedious bugfixing.

2019-10-10 12:58:18: finally hacked ijanet up to behave like the scheme REPL. very excited about this!

2019-10-09 18:47:56: thank you sean costello for teaching me how to make planetarium music

2019-10-09 15:14:36: physical models are wild animals that are never meant to be domesticated

2019-10-08 14:09:21: after a month hiatus, I am getting back into some low level norns work. 8x8 bitmap fonts look real good on this thing

2019-10-05 22:37:51: gameboy color speaker replaced using ds lite speaker. sounds quieter than I expected. but better than no sound at all. this, combined with the new case I got for it, makes it almost feel like a brand new device :)

2019-10-05 14:31:31: should also note that I have been traveling a lot recently, so the heavy speakers do not travel with me. it is difficult to get re-acquainted with them for this reason.

2019-10-05 14:29:03: even though I have these nice hs7 studio monitors on my desk right now, most of my monitoring has been done using my minirig mini. There is just something so irresistable about writing music for something so cute and tiny.

2019-10-05 13:11:57: listening richard devine's new album sort/lave today. of course the sounds are top notch, but I really am enjoying how 'composed' it all feels. it really demonstrates true mastery of modular environments.

2019-10-04 10:05:24: postcard sized art is such a lovely scale for the visual medium. attempting to imagine the sound/temporal version of that

2019-09-30 10:29:10: planck keyboard feels 98% natural to me now. I'm using stiff tactile grey cherry switches on them, which feel great to me, but my fingers need to build up strength for long-term use.

2019-09-30 10:24:43: lol build broke. see ya later rx.

2019-09-30 10:21:28: rx pixel editor looks seen on HN today looks interesting to me (and the sort of thing I've wanted to build), but the vulkan support seems like overkill. Also, my graphics cards drivers are broken on Alpine, so the program probably won't run. trying anyways.

2019-09-28 20:56:50: when composing, it can be hard to know what is good or crap, so you just have to power through it

2019-09-28 17:05:29: added paragraph blocks and code blocks to weewiki HTML output. things look decent.

2019-09-27 16:13:37: it is time to add a test suite for orgparse/weewiki.

2019-09-26 13:13:23: statically generated my twtxt feed here: learning how to be social on this thing comes next.

2019-09-26 12:45:13: gears seem to turn okay.

2019-09-26 12:42:23: seeing if auto-publisher works out on other computer

2019-09-26 12:38:57: testing auto-publish

2019-09-26 12:32:39: testing out auto-generation of twtxt wiki page now

2019-09-26 12:29:35: Tweeting from MBP now.

2019-09-26 12:20:52: Tweeting from GPD pocket now

2019-09-25 17:26:23: Maybe it's just me getting older, but there is something very satisfying about seeing big chunky text on screen. Currently using an Atari font on my computer. Once your eyes get used to it, it's actually quite lovely.

2019-09-25 08:27:50: the best vacations are the ones in your mind

2019-09-25 08:26:22: trying out script. not instant upload, but that's probably for the best

2019-09-25 08:12:38: right now, it's a three step process for me to tweet and upload. gotta make it just one.