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chronic illness, social isolation 

Here's a much more vulnerable ? I've been dealing with chronic illness and, as a result, social isolation for the last six years. It's done a number on my brain I think. I'm now living independently for the first time in my life at age 31. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

I like following folks. If you're making tiny things with , , , Doom; if you're a , if you're , perhaps say hello? I'd like to see what you're up to! ๐Ÿ’–

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Hi! My name's Jaron. In my spare time I like to make music and sounds with synthesizers. Here is an to some of my stuff.

Analog Analogies has friendly tutorials.

Anodyne Institute is a fictional place with musical home movies.

Mundane Space Adventures is a whimsical sci-fi universe.

Thanks for visiting!

Winter Quarantine Brain
"A rare sunny day. Why, I think I'll visit The Abandoned Coen Brothers Chase Bank Grain Solo, which is just down the street from The Sickly Neon-Sherbert David Lynch Arby's, where I did previously partake of wet overpriced meat in a time called The Before."

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"So where did you grow up?"

"Cool Minnesota ๐Ÿ˜Ž"

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ICYMI, I now have a proper presence in Gemini space: gemini://
Since a couple followers were curious about it, Gemini is a newish, deliberately very simple internet protocol that people are doing cool stuff with:
Much like the web you'll need a client program to browse it, which you can find links to on that project page.
My page doesn't have a whole lot right now but the project log I've started there is not available anywhere else.

The preamp for my record player seems to pick up a local radio station. It is an idyllic Sunday, Brian Eno's ambient Music For Airports on vinyl. The trees are casting shimmering shadows throughout the room.

And quietly, bleeding through the airwaves, is Alanis Morissette.

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If you are doing a hobby/fun/learning project where zero or very few other people are ever going to have to look at the code, I recommend using the programming language that causes the most dopamine to be released in your brain when you press the keyboard buttons.

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Here's something new and cute!! :D
A cute particle effect for your website's cursor!
Features include...
* Cursor moods ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ฑ
* Flame modes ๐Ÿ”ฅโ˜๏ธ
* Cursor cuteness! ๐Ÿ’˜
Demo page here ๐Ÿ‘‰

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I used to hang around after school in grade 4 just so I could play with the little Mac in the classroom. It was probably a Classic or Plus? I must have been 9 or so?

Methodically, I would explore a little more of the menus and apps each day. Some things didn't make any sense at all, like Chooser.

This is very strange seeing it all again 30 years later. This is probably where my love of dithering came from.


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@californialandscape this is only about ten miles north of where I grew up. This bot is constantly wild to me.

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Mt. Elsinore1 Riverside located at 33.601898,-117.343903. Altitude: 1077m

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i've put together a list of hundreds (!) of open source, experimental, and tiny tools for interactive, web, and game development

this rose out of my weird tools games class, where we have been talking about walled gardens, the politics and aesthetics that tools carry with them, the edges of โ€œtoolโ€ and where it intersects with โ€œgameโ€ or โ€œplayful mediaโ€ and how much a tool can say about its maker

(but i also thought this resource might be particularly useful now ~)

My week can be summarized with this pleasant string of text:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Tomato Ketchup

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i am "frequently saying the wrong age by like a year or two" years old

web search: is it ok to play kentucky route zero if you're a dumbass

I'm sure it's been done, but how is there not a massive subgenre of music referred to as psychedelicate

note to self, albums on the brain 

Hey you've been thinking about this music and so you should listen to it this week.
- Flying Lotus, Until the Quiet Comes
- Beach House, Teen Dream
- Muslimgauze, Syrinjia

Missed opportunity: wishing everyone a Happy Null Year for y2k.

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