So I had an account at post.lurk so I'm gonna be there from now on

Heh just noticed that there are auto-generated subtitles for this set with @hellocatfood .. in vietnamese

Coming soon!
Hydra meetup #3: code and language
Saturday, December 12th

+ with short talks from IllestPreacha (Kofi), Lupita Quispe, Canek Zapata, and Rodrigo Velasco (yecto)

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good USB to Midi adaptor?

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Together with @alcstrt and @dvd we are working on A Nourishing Network (#ann), a publishing feed that extends the bi-yearly #AMRO festival in Linz, organised by @servus.

Especially in this moment of reduced mobility and physical encounters, we are excited to launch this playful publishing experiment, which will circulate throughout a community that usually gathers in small-sized events and festivals.

You can subscribe to the RSS, Atom or postal feed :) here:


If you subscribe to the postal feed you will receive multiple packages, including extra copies of the essays and means to forward these one step further.

The feed departs from the following questions:

- Another lost occasion for degrowth?
- Re-centralization or blooming alternatives?
- Artdiversity loss: is now Zoom the best art gallery 2020?

ps. You can also subscribe to the feed on Mastodon, by following this account:


I definitely need to get a mixer. The Zoom H6 is great for untethered recording but I need to get those kick drums a bit higher in the mix

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Did another jam on the volca's recently. Also features a pisound for some reverrrrrbbbb and dddelay

Got #Gem working in the #WebBrowser again. Had to patch #GLU to make it use #Regal, then some patching of Gem to make the #OpenGL 1.0 and 1.1 functions go via Regal (I haven't figured out why I need to do that - something RegalGLEW related maybe - didn't need it for GLU).

Instructions at work on Debian Buster (current stable) and Debian Bullseye (current testing), with scripts to set up a Debian chroot if you have a different system.

The example at should be a colour changing spinning cube with simple (Regal-emulated fixed function pipeline) 3D lighting / shading, some browsers may need user interaction with the page to make it work due to Google policies...

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Recently I curated at online programme for Open Data Institute called Rules of Engagement that looked at data ethics

as much as I think I really could sell stuff as #cryptoart (and I really need some influx of non libre money now) , I just can't support the idea of all the energy (aka pollution) cost of those transactions made with "proof of work" blockchains ... :

for any transaction, Ethereum is using more than 30KW/h, so the same as I would use to cut ~10-15 1.25x2.5m wood boards with my CNC to make like 30 chairs or 6-8m of wall shelves

that amount of energy consumed _just_ to pay for the artwork is 🤮

a similar technique to the last one but wanted bass that was a bit more... bassy?

"So much of the music we love - Jazz, House, Soul, Funk, Jungle, Techno - is music of the African diaspora, created in the context of political struggle. Too often the music is exploited and whitewashed for a mainstream audience. We all need these and future waves of afrofuturism to imagine brighter times. [...] All proceeds will go to Young Minds Together, a group of Black girls making music and dance in Rotherham UK, in need of your help to rebuild post-pandemic. "

Trying to work with a particular software library at the moment. It can do a lot, but omg the learning curve and unfortunate documentation. Had to take a break to make this diagram for venting purposes.

A lot of clipping and xruns on this one but I'm happy with where it's heading

The torrent for the final PDF and all the source/assets files of FLOSS+Art (2008), an edited collection of texts about Free/Libre Open Source Software (#FLOSS) and #art #music and #design , is once again seeded!

Big thanks to @hellocatfood who motivated me to do so :)

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