My last 100 twtxt entries, HTMLized.
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2023-01-19 07:32:37: I don't use twtxt anymore, but I keep accidentally adding logs to it because the command I use to use (say) is so similar to the shortcut I use to make (zet) messages. So, some of my logs make no sense because they are out of context.
2023-01-16 06:04:07: I think I'm going to create some boilerplate code for (gestku) that isn't ad-hoc. I think I'm ready for this. Gestkus need less code because of how quickly I want to make them.
2022-03-18 10:03:59: Note: this seems to be for male chorus, and isn't the arrangement that I hear in the sixteen recording.
2022-02-15 10:29:51: going back to vim. #updates
2022-01-02 21:17:30: trying to justify using tinyscheme, lua, and LIL at the same time.
2021-12-12 10:46:27: Fossil Repo containing a version of the TH1 scripting language https://fossil.wanderinghorse.net/repos/th1-sgb/index.cgi/wiki/th1-sgb #links
2021-12-12 10:45:53: the bright sessions. a science fiction podcast https://www.thebrightsessions.com/season-one #links
2021-12-12 10:45:22: fake english word generation for Go and CLI: https://github.com/nwtgck/go-fakelish #links
2021-12-12 10:44:55: a zero dependency shell script that makes it really simple to manage your text notes https://github.com/nickjj/notes #links
2021-12-12 10:44:20: Ask HN: most interesting, mildly impractical, well-written books on software? https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29306651 #links
2021-12-12 10:43:44: old school dinner rolls https://smittenkitchen.com/2021/10/old-school-dinner-rolls/ #links #food
2021-12-12 10:43:17: a close look at a spinlock https://blog.regehr.org/archives/2173 #links
2021-12-12 10:42:52: decentralized P2P messaging platform that works on a LAN. https://briarproject.org/ #links
2021-12-12 10:41:55: I don't know how to browse the web anymore. https://manuelmoreale.com/thoughts/i-don-t-know-how-to-browse-the-internet-anymore #links
2021-12-12 10:41:16: Article on designing 21st century instruments for teaching music theory (aka ditch the piano): https://historyofmusictheory.wordpress.com/2021/11/01/should-we-burn-the-pianos-introducing-a-collaborative-project-focused-on-building-new-instruments-for-theory/ #links
2021-12-12 10:40:15: twigl: shader code editor https://twigl.app/ #links
2021-12-12 10:39:40: cylob: some interesting work with vocal synthesis. https://cylob.bandcamp.com/album/placeholder #links
2021-12-12 10:38:41: breakdown of a synthwave track https://synthctrl.com/blogs/blog/gunship-tech-noir-breakdown #links
2021-12-12 10:38:06: cool fractal video https://vimeo.com/3288925 #links
2021-12-12 10:36:44: squinewave: a sine-square-saw-pulse oscillator with hardsync: https://github.com/required-field/squinewave #links
2021-12-12 10:35:57: DX7 Technical Analysis https://ajxs.me/blog/Yamaha_DX7_Technical_Analysis.html #links
2021-12-11 06:03:41: introducing: the (trikuf). code samples included. #halfbakedideas
2021-12-10 15:05:39: trikuf: 3x3 tiles that comply with geometric square kufic rules, as seen in (kuf). #halfbakedideas
2021-12-10 12:48:23: timeline of audio formats https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_audio_formats #links
2021-11-30 21:31:27: I think the forth-lisp works if you think of it as a forth by default that pushes and pops s-expressions. #halfbakedideas
2021-11-30 17:22:11: building a Forth that sits alongside a LISP. If it's not an S-expression, it gets interpreted as a word. #halfbakedideas
2021-11-30 17:18:19: oh boy, I'm looking at (minilisp) and I have to say I'm inspired to try and hack on it somehow #halfbakedideas
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.
2021-08-11 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
2021-06-26 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 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: https://twitter.com/yesthiswaspaul.
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 http://tex.loria.fr/prod-graph/zoonekynd/metapost/metapost.html #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?
2021-03-31 16:48:27: the 'magic circle' sine wave algorithm: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/pasp/Digital_Sinusoid_Generators.html #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 https://github.com/zserge/1bitr. #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 http://ftrv.se/now. #links
2021-03-19 10:20:06: ECHO: the music of harold budd and brian eno https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Dm-ne-iSY #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.