January 2021....means One musical sketch a day for the month of January once initiated by @CUCKOOMUSIC It will be hard, but I'll try to make to the end..

My sketches can be found here: youtube.com/watch?v=xL4CiarXlT

Just released my tiny plugin to disable core block patterns. Useful for letting users select their theme while preventing them to use the default core block patterns.

Check it out here:


- One can buy the "This Is Not a Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook", but afaict it is not available @XRebellionUK's website as a download?

- Why are designs from @XRebellionUK not available under a @creativecommons indicating allowed &prohibited use?

Just donated to the Internet Archive. Help them preserve digital cultural artifacts! See archive.org/donate/

If you're going to watch (or have watched it already) Netflix's "The Social Dilemma" read this piece conversationalist.org/2020/03/ by @mariafarrell It puts in words the nagging feeling this docu gave me. Via @aral (thanks).

Check banabila.bandcamp.com/album/to It's a great compilation of electronic, ambient & 'world' (for lack of a better term) music curated by en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_B. Bonus: your purchase will support 2 organisations trying to make things less bad for people in Yemen.

Great, Murphy's Law: pandemic and our @PhilipsNL television of 3yrs breaks down. Apparently not within warranty...I guess the next tv (or any applicance) will not be a Philips one.

Update: The Spanish label, agreed this was not their work and I got my dispute solved. Hoorah!

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Funny, or actually not 😞. I got a copyright claim on one of my tracks called "Let's Dance" youtube.com/watch?v=WObmxe8U56 made during . By a Spanish(?) label representing 'Autumn Comets' for a piece of footage which according to Archive is in the . So I have opened a dispute. Apparently Google's automagical algorithm cannot read nor understand a video's description. This will be interesting.

Each time I use my books I have to change stuff because the syntax has changed. Once again I wonder about the benefits of Ansible for a self-employed geek like myself...

I work in IT which is the reason this house has:

- mechanical windows
- mechanical door locks
- no Alexa/HomeKit/Google
- no Internet connected thermostats, lamps, or whatnots
- a dumb TV
- wall switches for lights

even ignoring all the myriad other issues with switching everything in society to apps because they’re new, i wish we would talk more about how cruel and inefficient it is to require everyone to purchase a several hundred dollar device + pay monthly to take part in society

"Discovered" Nadia Struiwigh's work and really enjoying it.

Sounds perfectly match my mood now.

If you like and soothing/relaxing sounds sometimes with a bite, this might be your cup of tea (or any other beverage you prefer)

Check it out:
Lenticular(2017) shop.cpurecords.net/album/lent



Only 2 days left for So far I've missed 2 days and produced a jam each day. In my case this includes a movie. Usually I had roughly 2 to 3hrs max for everything. So it's all quick 'n dirty :)

Today I was inspired by our more autumnal than winter weather.

Check it out:

It's getting harder to keep coming up with interesting jams for Tonight's one therefor was 'just' a re-edit of some old piece I made with . Was fun though especially with searching for footage. I think the end result is not too shabby :)


Quite happy with today's jam. Conceptually it's a lot better than yesterday's one. Check it out, it's called

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Astronauts"


In case anyone is interested 🤔 I'm participating in under my musical tinkering nom de guerre "Musicamatica".

Have a look at my experiments thus far containing music I made using hardware such as Korg Volca's and lots of Creative Commons / Public Domain videos from Openbeelden.nl

My channel: youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7e

Finally got some tome to fix an old radio cassette player with a new belt, discovered how to change a walkman's play speed and attempted to fix another walkman with a new belt, but failed because it still doesn't output any sound.

Nowadays applications ask for certain permissions: Firefox ask permission to use notifications or the camera, an Android app wants read permission for your address book etc. What I find annoying is there is never an explanation on WHY they need this permission.
How on earth are less technical inclined people able to make an informed decision without this explanation? As a developer I can make an educated guess, but without my background, I'd have no clue at all.

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