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
ParticleCursor.js
A cute particle effect for your website's cursor!
👉 github.com/alienmelon/Particle
Features include...
* Cursor moods 🙂😱
* Flame modes 🔥☁️
* Cursor cuteness! 💘
Demo page here 👉 tetrageddon.com/particlecursor

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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.

#hyperjam

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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

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

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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 “tool” and where it intersects with “game” or “playful media” and how much a tool can say about its maker

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

everest-pipkin.com/teaching/to

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

@jplebreton my grandpa gifted me a bass harmonica that he had in storage and there was a dead spider just shriveled up in the reeds, so can confirm: beware. (But also there's probably resources on cleaning and sanitizing them effectively!)

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.

My cherished personal collection of Mundane Cyberpunk:

Bus Kiosks Evidently Running Windows

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