I wrote papers on this back when I played lead gamelan for Trouser System Six, obviously Marmalonse Gibe commonly gets all the credit for the transition to reductive hydro-blues but if you listen to songs like "TKTKTKKTTTTLLT Green Bent pt. 4" again and focus on the rear left speaker, there's a kind of plaintive wailing where one of the tracks got detached in between heads, and that was a trick I discovered with the Fostex 300R while I was utterly sublimated on Tipp-Ex

@yoz hurried addendum: please understand that I specifically mean UNDERPANTS, *not* the American word for elongated trouser systems

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Giddily excited to announce Dropbox’s IGNITE engineering apprenticeship program. A six month program at our SF HQ to give folks a first step in a software engineering career. I’m pouring a lot of energy into making this a tremendous opportunity to learn and grow, with plenty of hands-on mentorship and support.

We’re especially excited to find engineers from social groups that are underrepresented in our industry.

dropbox.com/jobs/listing/13097

Dreamed that I was working at a startup with Kylie Minogue and I found myself mansplaining Stock Aitken & Waterman at her

I'm fascinated by bizarre bug stories.

This one (retold by my ex-Linden-Lab-colleague Mark Ferlatte) happened in the mid-2000s.

The chain of decisions that made this possible could make a book-sized history of computing.

But if you only take one lesson: please, validate your inputs.

in The Matrix they gave Neo all these real-world superpowers but they should have been incredibly useful computery ones

like the one I want right now: the power to INSTANTLY INVALIDATE ANY CACHE

then it really would have been The Matrix Reloaded

yes, Mastorarians, I am still here and wracked with guilt

"Tales From the Romeo and Juliet Phase Space" (by @tophtucker) is both a great demo of and also tragically, thrillingly beautiful: beta.observablehq.com/@tophtuc

See enclosed video for a quick demo.

You're amazing, iconoclastic, a bit silly.
You were a total visionary about the internet.
You're massive fun to be with.
(Also, you married Bob & me. Ta much.)

Well done on jettisoning the mortal body. You'll always be an inspiration.

Thanks for everything, John Perry Barlow.

okay let me put it another way

Jon Bois is probably the best storyteller on YouTube.
Most of his videos are about sports, but you don't need to know anything about sports to enjoy his stories

Tonight is a good night to watch his story about the Eagles youtube.com/watch?v=ZymSrDfLhW

I don't know much about American football.
I can't remember who taught me to hate the Pats, but it was Jon Bois who taught me to love the Eagles, and this is how: youtube.com/watch?v=ZymSrDfLhW

After a decade on MacOS, I'm thinking of trying Windows 10 for my next laptop. Recent UNIX & Docker support sounds good enough for backend dev work, and I'd like more games & hardware choice. Anyone else made the switch recently? Opinions?

Today I learned that ESG'S "U.F.O.", one of the most sampled tracks ever, was only recorded because (legendary Factory Records producer & dingy echo specialist) Martin Hannett had 3 minutes of master tape left. Thanks, Martin!

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My Grandad's advice for safe driving was: "Always remember you're controlling a potentially lethal weapon". I think it helped me to take driving even more seriously.

Perhaps it's good advice for us technologists too...

"Always remember you're programming a potential platform for bullying and harassment".

"Always remember you're designing a potential system for mass surveillance".

"Always remember you're deploying a potential tool for mass social unrest".

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