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I have a joke about BDSM but first I need your enthusiastic consent.

There are refinements to be made before it is a real professional-quality instrument, but I feel like the approach has been validated and I now have little doubt that it's an achievable goal. For the most part this one plays in tune and with excellent tone, which the crappy webcam mic doesn't really let you hear. But so exciting....

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Literally as soon as I started playing shakuhachi ~20 years ago I started thinking about 3d printing them, but hadn't taken any real steps in that direction until recently. David Brown, who makes the finest shakuhachi I have ever played, has been kind enough to share his expertise, measurements, and techniques with me, and a couple months ago I started working on a set of programmatically-modeled shakuhachi. My 3d printer is still in shipping limbo, but due to a friend's generosity I have one!

How should we deal with people who are as mean and horrible as Mark and Patricia McCloskey? I can think of a lot of fun, possibly legal, revenge pranks to reward them for being such horrible humans.

Reference:stltoday.com/news/local/metro/

Maybe I should start a foundation focused on (legal) pranks against horrible people. That actually sounds like fun. Talk me into it?

I am ready to dispense opinions for public consumption in response to responses made to this post.

I just realized something really scary.

The way that fb and the horrible birdsite display their news feeds: an infinite scrolling list in rough order of what they think will cause you to react... is based on my early work with (and arguably invention of) collaborative filtering in the early 90s. It was a good idea, but in widespread adoption has seemed to cause some terrible, real problems.

I'm really sorry, everybody.

Just innocently watching Matthew Berry's show Toast of London from 2012, and it's a surprise joke about Boris Johnson:

As a lifelong meditator, which practice I recommend to pretty much everybody, I was really pleased to see Rashida Jones and Nick Offerman do this bit.

Seems like due to his incompetence, greed, and venality, Donald Trump has now murdered more than 100,000 people, mostly Americans.

I'm still sad that nobody has ever noticed the ringer on this shelf.

I was telling a friend about the book _Trout Fishing in America_ and I realized that Chuck Tingle is the modern day Richard Brautigan.

Procedurally-modeled 1.3 shakuhachi. Critical measurements thanks to David Brown.

Sourdough crêpe with saucisson, sour cream, and homemade habanero kimchi and sriracha.

Voting is always tactical. Of course winning politicians will pretend not to realize that. For those of us with political opinions beyond the Overton window, voting is *harm reduction*.

Pig in blanket made with crêpe from sourdough starter castoff. Mustard, sauteed onions, hot sauce on the inside. Playing with this stuff is more fun than having the daily fresh sourdough (which, don't get me wrong, is also great).

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