working on uxn feels like a cross between a zachtronics videogame and your cool friend's new art project

song of the week: "do not fold"

plastic-idolatry.com/erik/sotw

(wanted to write something fast, short, and weird using the garageband drums + guitars.)

once again feeling the urge to run esoteric operating systems that make "normal" computer usage virtually impossible

« After three years of silence, I have decided to speak up and share the story of how I was manipulated and harassed the past several years by an idolized figure in the Scala community, Jon Pretty. »

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"Why Lichess will always be free"

This is our unbreakable promise to you, our users:

- Lichess will never have ads
- Lichess will never sell our user’s data
- Lichess will always be 100% free of charge

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the song i wrote for this week is an ominous synth homage to horror movies:

"obelisk" (2021)

plastic-idolatry.com/erik/sotw

I'd like to remind you this is literally the plot of Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

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about to buy a new floppy drive on ebay for my mac se/30. (need floppy drive to reinstall OS in english and put other software on it.)

this is another procedurally-generated song; the slicing and reassembling the breaks is done semi-randomly by a python program, along with the distortion.

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this week's song-of-the-week entry is some especially loud/glitchy drum-and-noise:

plastic-idolatry.com/erik/sotw

(based on a one measure 808 break)

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for my song-of-the-week club this week i wrote a very simple piece of aleatoric music using the WebAudio synthesizer API:

plastic-idolatry.com/erik/sotw

(plays a bit better in chrome although it does work in firefox too)

the piece is called "this is fine"

just wrote another MOSAIC Strict module. for some reason this format is really working for me right now:

poly.hedron.club/mosaic/

"i want the internet, and computation as a whole, to explode into an uncountable number of highly heterogenous domains that can never again be re-united, and have this quality be so obvious that
nobody ever even tries. i want there to be domains outside of yours, and for them to be taxing but rewarding to access."

timeflayer.com/

(arguably i should try to adapt a preexisting thing like orca but making my own thing is half the fun)

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