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I’m Rob, formerly of now living in .

I love listening to , particularly and and am a who loves , can’t wait for the new Monkey Island game and will definitely play Death Stranding one of these days.

I play and , build for money and keep and a .

Recently I’ve been learning on Duolingo. Tha beagan Gàidhlig agam.

food 

the wee lassy at the bakery was behind a perspex screen and i was wearing a mask so she couldn't really hear my order properly. i ended up with a different type of bridie than i'd asked for, and a totally different cake made almost entirely out of cream. reader i still fuckin ate both!!!!!!

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The Grammy Awards are finally introducing a video game music category in the 2023 ceremony.

Music's most prestigious awards ceremony will finally have a Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games honour:

gamedeveloper.com/audio/grammy

Development Teaser: I'm working on a self-hostable #bandcamp alternative - implemented as a static site generator written in #rust

As a small tech tradeoff and an experiment I'm integrating a soft paycurtain: Albums can display a price tag, (including a user interaction for setting a price for "name your price" albums), payment directions are given (Liberapay, SEPA, etc. as configured), but the payment itself is not technically enforced, i.e. the listener is asked to affirm by themselves - by clicking a button - that they have paid for what they want, and only then given the download link. I'm open to experiment further with this when I've released faircamp (current codename) to the public. I could also imagine an option for integrating a hard paywall based on entering a token that could e.g. be made exclusively available to your backers on an external platform (ghost, patreon, steady, paypal, ...).

Been fleshing out the first prototype all day today, and having a blast! ✌️

Australian Politcs 

A seriously nice visual piece from the ABC exploring the recent election in Australia abc.net.au/news/2022-05-25/ele

Dutch news today. We still have more bycicles per 100 people than guns in US per 100 people

:GoRide:

cool fact: the original luddites didn’t oppose technology but rather the bosses using new tech to disenfranchise workers! the bosses then had the luddites murdered in the streets and their arguments were replaced with “tech bad 🤢” to prevent others from carrying on their challenge to industrial authorities

ADHD awareness month is apparently May but on behalf of all ADHDers can we move it to mid-May as we forgot it was on.

Sia has just released a version of Neneh Cherry’s 1989 track Manchild yet, whilst it’s pretty good, I still prefer the original. I did a quick Wikipedia check on the track to learn that it was produced by Nellee Hooper with verses by Robert Del Naha, both associated with Massive Attack. Given the personnel, no wonder the original is hard to touch!

For sale, music creation, synth 

Before I put it on eBay: Korg wavestate synth for sale, in fantastic condition, with original box and manual. AUD$600 plus delivery.

Now available! :mastodon:

My in-depth comparative review of eight Mastodon apps for iPhone

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transponderings.blog/2022/05/2

So when I'm thinking "more diversity" I say "more fairness," and when I'm thinking "down with capitalism" I say "down with greed."

'cause heck, you get WAY more people to agree with you that way.

Start banging on with the playground mums about smash capital they look at you like you've got three heads, but start with how greedy billionaires are and how much greed hurts the world and ten minutes later they're cackling "eat the rich" right along with you. People already know greed is bad.

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I love how in Watership Down, the writer made up words for the rabbits to use to talk about things about their environment.

Hrududu: An onomatopoeic term that refers to any motor vehicle. A tractor, car or any motorvehicle.

Tharn: Petrified with fear, i.e. "deer in headlights".

Hrair: A great many; an uncountable number; any number greater than four.

wiki.xxiivv.com/site/pastoral.

Really excited about this Madrid based, open source, SVG alternative to Figma for #ux #design
penpot.app/why-beta.html
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you might see these at voting booths in Higgins tomorrow.
Katie Allen’s work, Greens colours.
grow a spine, LNP. bottom of the barrel stuff.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/anjsharmaaa/status

in a way it's good that Nick Cave won because it spares us the total agony of having to pick between Ready to Die and Illmatic #AlbumBowl

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