monolalia → The Cliplog

What’s a cliplog? A microblog taken straight from the X11 clipboard and updated with a keyboard shortcut. Maybe it doesn’t really deserve a name of its own…

Thu 24 November 2022 16:23:03 UTC

How on earth do you know when something you’re tippety-typing away about is no longer just a note to be kept with other notes and/or in a note-taking application and needs to be moved into a proper P.R.O.J.E.C.T. folder…?

Thu 24 November 2022 15:11:59 UTC

Stop naming ships “Prometheus”! It never ends well!

Thu 10 November 2022 21:32:39 UTC

One criterion, two criteria

One phenomenon, two phenomena

One bacterium, two bacteria

One homo sapiens, two homo sapiens (or homines sapientes if you want to sound clever)

One seraph, two seraphim

One sefirah (sephirah), two sefirot (sephirot)

One …nephal? nafil? eep!…, two nephilim

Come on, YouTubers ❣️

Mon 07 November 2022 05:27:35 UTC

imagine all the endless fields and pastures being returned to nature and the occasional self-sufficient homesteading enthusiast because ScienceMachines can grow food more efficiently in less space... it would be wonderful, sniff (said the person from a tamed, densely populated country)

Mon 07 November 2022 05:26:41 UTC

I hate how even the most “free” cartoon dogs are inevitably depicted with collars. I also hate funny livestock animals. It’s unnecessarily punching down the food chain.

Mon 07 November 2022 05:26:04 UTC

I find it a little weird when people say they’re “owned” by their cats. Unless we’re talking farm/village/outdoors cats, the adorable floofs are ultimately entirely dependent on you.

Yes, I do take things too literally, why?

Thu 20 October 2022 09:31:12 UTC

For some reason new _days_ start in the middle of the _night_. And the _first_ hour of the day is either the _zeroth_ or the _twelfth_ (24-/12-hour clock). Does _anything_ make sense?

Sun 16 October 2022 16:14:21 UTC

What’re the Martian and Venusian counterparts to "terraforming"? Martiforming





Wed 12 October 2022 13:43:24 UTC

Q: Why do stars twinkle?

A: Because they’re these really teensy-tinesy bitty dots. CUUUTE

Mon 26 September 2022 20:16:03 UTC

My finger-eating mechanical typewriter didn’t have the numbers one and zero because, eh, the letters I and O will do. Early leetspeak…

Fri 23 September 2022 10:23:01 UTC

uthors that are more fun to read or talk or listen to podcasts *about*, #1: H.P. Lovecraft

Tue 20 September 2022 09:41:29 UTC

Imagine if Elrond Half-elven had had one full elf parent and were called Elrond Three-quarters-elven

Sun 18 September 2022 10:37:34 UTC

Does anyone else experience confusing menus or an overabundance of title and interstitial screens and intros and logos as an efficient deterrent when it comes to even starting a video game? Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is one of the worst offenders in my library, along with Capcom Arcade Stadium, Mega Drive Classics, Zaccharia Pinball, Atari Vault… maybe all those "simulated arcades/living rooms" but even that could be implemented with far fewer extra steps. And the logo plague is universal…

Fri 16 September 2022 09:32:46 UTC

Someone needs to invent kluntjes that dissolve without stirring

Thu 15 September 2022 11:51:26 UTC

Especially when considering I can swap out part of the charset when transitioning to a different map that may have a different biome or society

Thu 15 September 2022 11:48:18 UTC

So the inverse colour characters on the Commodore 8-bit machines are in fact not generated from the regular 128 chars but are simply characters 129-256 (or 128-255 if you will) and thus redefinable. My dream of a plus/4 Ultima-lite RPG with reasonably sized character tile graphics is not entirely dead

Sat 10 September 2022 13:42:15 UTC

The world becomes less scary when I think of it as just a giant classroom. The lower-brow tough normie kids with their blunt, open contempt and ridicule and the odd seriousness of their silly hostility; the activist kids with their ironic and sarcastic remarks, barely predictable offence-taking, and conditional acceptance; the straight-A overachievers who barely recognise your existence; the fellow outcasts who don’t necessarily like you (or you them) but are the ones who’ll have you…

Tue 06 September 2022 20:13:52 UTC

Elflog: The Rings of Power

Okay, those protohobbits are pretty cute!

Tue 06 September 2022 12:00:10 UTC

Uploaded a bunch of Plasma colour schemes. For the 0 people who care. lol

Sun 04 September 2022 15:22:27 UTC

I read that book; was interesting; have little to no personal experience with the male milieus she immersed herself in.

Not sure you can just conclude that that’s what drove her to end her life, even if she described these experiences as eye-opening and harrowing (and felt guilty about deceiving people).

Sun 04 September 2022 14:35:37 UTC

Elflog: The Rings of Power

Sauron’s mark on Finrod, the symbol your wisest could not discern? That looks rather like your brooch, Galadriel. PLOT TWIST!!!

Sun 04 September 2022 14:29:37 UTC

Elflog: The Rings of Power

Giant eagle on FIRE! Middle-earth, continent of badassery and/or miserable brutality. How can you still be yelling when clashing with orcs like that; I’d be sooo out of breath and/or dead. Is that our moon? It ought to be but I can’t tell.

Sun 04 September 2022 14:21:09 UTC

Elflog: The Rings of Power

“Legion” of elves? That seems wildly anachronistic and also out of character. Call it a host of elves plx? Admittedly I have not read any Tolkien in a while. Maybe I’m wrong

Sun 04 September 2022 14:17:58 UTC

Elflog: The Rings of Power

You had no word for death? Didn’t plants and animals die?

Sun 04 September 2022 14:12:58 UTC

Elflog: The Rings of Power

Those are some uncharacteristically spiteful elf children. Go to your rooms!

Sat 03 September 2022 12:59:22 UTC

popterm alsamixer

Wed 31 August 2022 14:10:12 UTC

What I like about Unreal Engine games: those annoying intro logos/anims are deletable files

Wed 31 August 2022 11:51:46 UTC

I kinda feel like inventing a virtual town outside any demographics-based punching up/down/sideways and culture warfare for people to come together and start over with their own “boroughs” or “estates” and just pretend to be a future or parallel reality nation in which we can all live and let live and be individuals

…that’s probably some hippie libertarian 1970s fantasy about the internet as a whole

Wed 31 August 2022 11:50:14 UTC

“How many miles to Babylon?

Three score miles and ten.

Can I get there by candle-light?

Yes, and back again…

If your heels are nimble and your toes are light,

You may get there by candle-light.”

It MEANS “before it gets dark (and you light the candles)” but I rather like the idea of asking if it is a place you can get to by the light of a candle (and possibly neither more nor less than that)

Sun 28 August 2022 22:26:18 UTC

VSCode interprets my ASCII art as Perl code =)

Sun 28 August 2022 20:24:18 UTC

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin

I’m not going to call her his “sex doll” just because he ordered her from his fantasies into his life; longing & smitten-ness are made of more than rutting. Luo/the book?/its author? may have a sexist streak (proof of which this margin is 2small2contain); so do often the publicly fairest, most enlightened humans’ private needs, for social & innocent biological reasons. For them I prescribe self-aware fatalist acceptance; for the book… idk

Sun 28 August 2022 19:52:52 UTC

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin

Later, Mr Luo, given immense powers as an unpredictable analysis-proof “Wallfacer”, requisitions a real-life version of said dream woman. The way Da Shi knows exactly what he means & finds him a woman right out of his daydreams rather outweighs the disbelief I can suspend… (but I suppose there is a type that “does” it, if not in practice then at a daydream level. Sensitive, intelligent, imaginative, utterly open & innocent & petite & delicate & protective-instincts-rousing; a Bambi Pixie Dream Girl)

Sun 28 August 2022 19:38:18 UTC

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin

So second book’s love-unbelieving main guy Luo Ji at the behest of his love-believing, YA-novels-writing girlfriend dreams up the perfect woman and to his own astonishment 1. falls in love with this imaginary creature 2. goes on a road trip with her because she’s just that real to him. … Is that an option? Asking for a friend. Oh, the friend has aphantasia.

Fri 26 August 2022 01:15:48 UTC

Proposition: Oblivion (The Elder Scrolls IV) is really a satire of socialites and eccentrics/people who can afford to be nuts

Sun 21 August 2022 12:32:31 UTC

(Today’s Renoise rookie mistake) No wonder the pad chords were so thin when you can only use an individual plugin instance on a single track at a time…

Sun 21 August 2022 07:04:43 UTC

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin

How (non-)sensical is this whole business of unfolding a subatomic particle’s dimensions from M-theory’s eleven down tosix, three, two…? The Trisolarans unfold a proton to two dimension to inscribe integrated circuits on its now immense surface, turning it into a particle-sized computer that can conveniently be accelerated to near the speed of light… is a two-dimensional object even possible in three-dimensional space? Wouldn’t it have… no substance?

Fri 19 August 2022 10:01:37 UTC

“A live action Pac-Man movie is on the way” — didn’t expect to hear that…

Fri 19 August 2022 08:50:01 UTC

So, watched RMC’s video on the VecFever. I hadn’t realised colour vector arcade games like Atari’s Star Wars used CRTs with shadow masks, costing them some of that cleanness and vibrancy associated with vector displays. I wonder if MAME on a high-res LCD isn’t actually closer to what I imagined them like — or the monochrome Vectrex displat, for that matter?

Sat 13 August 2022 11:40:04 UTC

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin

Liking that stuff about the countdown appearing in Wang’s photographs, and only his. Is it just me, or is <genre> fiction is just full of the *Anomalous* now, more so than it was in, say, the 1980s?

Fri 12 August 2022 15:35:01 UTC

Silly putty is making me smile

I’ve never had any before

Thu 11 August 2022 20:28:58 UTC

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin

Why kill yourself because the laws of physics aren’t their usual invariant self at a high-energy-particle-colliding sort of level? Isn’t that… too interesting to throw your life away over?

Tue 09 August 2022 19:41:10 UTC

“Ichorous tentacles constrict”… “Intricate, macabre music playing”… Stranger Things audio description subtitles are quite literate

Tue 09 August 2022 18:08:27 UTC

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin (as Cixin Liu)

Heard and read a lot about this trilogy. So far it’s been 1966 China and the idealistic cruelty of mind warriors with political religions that decide categorically which people, thoughts, and even laws of physics deserve to exist and which must be broken or exterminated…

Sun 07 August 2022 07:37:39 UTC

ow is it that kooks can be identified by their bizarre capitalisation?

Thu 04 August 2022 16:47:00 UTC

Booklog: I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, by Joanne Greenberg (as Hannah Green)

She got up in the very doomed, dramatic way she had and left them, and Lactamaeon, second in command of Yr, whispered, “If one is to be doomed, one must be beautiful, or the drama is only a comedy. And therefore, Unbeautiful…”

“Kill me, my lord, in the form of an eagle,” Deborah said to him in the language of Yr.

Wed 03 August 2022 07:48:53 UTC

“a species so stupendously primitive it hadn’t even developed STL travel yet…”

Wed 03 August 2022 00:16:01 UTC

What do you call a moon of a moon? We could use note values.

Quaver = planet

Semiquaver = moon

Demisemiquaver = moon of moon

Hemidemisemiquaver = moon of moon of moon…

And then also bubble up from quaver to…

Crotchet = barycentre with sibling planets, if any

Minim = parent star

Semibreve = star’s barycentre with sibling stars, if any

Breve = centre of galaxy

Longa = galaxy’s parent galaxy, if any


It wouldn’t get confusing at all

Thu 28 July 2022 10:56:49 UTC

There should be some sort of loungey, living-roomy place-to-hang-out-at for queer/ace/trans/kinky/whatnot types (the types could vary daily) where you could just relax/read/game/draw/crochet/write/code/cuddle/stare off into space, and you wouldn’t *have* to make contact with anyone, but if you did (would?) want to socialise, you’d know you’d have some specific thing in common, at least in a broader sense (in practice this can mean bugger all), and you wouldn’t have to justify or explain it

Mon 25 July 2022 12:33:50 UTC

The battery life of my Orgasmatron is really disappointing (I’m talking about my Dyson V7 Motorhead vacuum cleaner)

Thu 21 July 2022 14:49:03 UTC

Unfortunately the universe doesn’t agree with me. We’ll see which one of us is still standing when this is over.

-- Eliezer Yudkowsky/Less Wrong (sans the context)

Mon 18 July 2022 18:29:12 UTC

Today I learned an “open relationship” is just getting to have sex with other people whom you’re not dating and don’t love. So for me that would be _worse_ than monogamy. But I guess my partner would be welcome to it to take the sex pressure off me. 😕 The priorities of people with sex drives are strange and frustrating.

Polyamory is the desirable one.

Mon 18 July 2022 14:33:40 UTC

lol when I lie on my back and pin my wrists down with dumbbells I feel affixed in place enough to follow a train of thought insteaf of constantly trying to find the best way to curl up and sleep

what an ingenious depressed shut-in life hack

Mon 18 July 2022 09:19:56 UTC

enabling 2FA is a great way to ensure I won’t bother logging in to a website ever again

Sun 17 July 2022 09:11:47 UTC

Meat eaters! Your food is already vegetarian. Why not cut out the middle man?

Sun 17 July 2022 09:11:10 UTC

I dreamed I had a fake PhD that would expire unless I called into a game show Monday morning and won

Also sleep paralysis and hot flashes and chills all night, fun

Sat 16 July 2022 00:56:23 UTC

Today I learned you can mount a directory, not just a filesystem (fstab: what where none bind) :)

Wed 06 July 2022 02:03:50 UTC

Fox is to vixen as dog is to ðiggen

Tue 28 June 2022 21:18:06 UTC

So just for fun (this is fun for me) I tried to come up with a non-jokey Latin phrase for “Don’t let the bastards grind you down”:

Non patimini beluas pessum atterere vos = Don’t let the brutes/beasts grind you down/into ruin

Nolite pati beluas pessum atterere vos = You don’t want to let the brutes/beasts grind you down/into ruin (if you’re attached to the “Nolite”)

NOTE: This might be gibberish. Don’t use on actual Latinians.

Mon 27 June 2022 18:06:16 UTC

I just invented guidelines for life

1. That banning/mandating/regulating (something) would make life nicer in some regard is not sufficient reason to actually do so.

2. Don’t be heartless. Maybe not everyone’s fighting some hard battle you’re just not privy to, but it’s more common than you know, and it’s not just the people you like.

3. You wouldn’t treat anyone else this badly, so why are you doing it to yourself?

4. You can change and be things you currently aren’t. You aren’t in any “hardwired” way cursed or excluded from life.

5. It’s easy to be a saint in paradise or a devil in hell. Would you be equally good under all circumstances?

6. If life gives you lemons, you can still just go explore the universe.

7. Consider how much the media get wrong about the stuff you know. How much do they get wrong about the stuff you don’t know? And how much might “your side” get wrong about “the other side”?

8. An it harm none, do as thou art told. (Okay, that one’s a semiprivate joke)

9. The truth doesn’t care about your feelings, but stuff’s not true just because it hurts.

Thu 23 June 2022 10:15:45 UTC

Is that GTK file picker that constantly goes into autocomplete/search mode tripping up anyone else all the friggin’ time?

Tue 21 June 2022 17:46:08 UTC

seriously, "humour me" in Dutch is "do me a lol"? ("Doe me een lol")

Wed 15 June 2022 18:56:23 UTC

Finally understood “Aunt Flo”! Flow! Duuuh…

Wed 13 April 2022 13:06:27 UTC

Watched Dune at last. I’m… really disappointed? “Desert power” *rolls eyes*… how anachronistic (for the world of Dune)! People sound mundane, present-day-ish, and largely uninvolved. Nothing has colour. There's little grandeur or sense of a rich cultural heritage — just this grey desaturated utilitarian military flavour to all but the spice-blue eyes. Of course the David Lynch movie had the opulence cranked up to eleven for House Atreidis and the Corrinos, but it did at least show off more of the Dune universe and made it quite clear that it was a very different age and world. Edric’s (the Guild navigator) visit to the Emperor with his news of Ix (the meaning of which would be lost to anyone unfamiliar with the book) certainly helped “weirdify” Dune as well. Oh, well. It can only get more interesting as the story picks up pace in future movies. Right?

Wed 30 March 2022 01:26:09 UTC

The haptics of styorofoam and Cotton balls (cosmetic) are to me as nails on chalkboard are to others and I literally fear touching them

Sat 26 March 2022 18:43:35 UTC

New thingy:

Adopting a cat in Berlin

A little bit of research for English-speaking expats

Fri 18 March 2022 13:19:05 UTC

Oh em gee, look at the prettiness coming to my "problematic" first computer love! Back in the day (mid-80s++) I wouldn't have believed it possible. Most games used had bad colour clash or character-cell-based movement or used only four colours in the "active" area...

Thu 17 March 2022 10:27:46 UTC

OKCwestions, pt. 3

Q: Would you like to see companies embrace gender(-)neutral German?

A: Not until there actually is such a thing as gender-neutral German. In my maybe not so humble opinion, the current incarnation with the "gender star/colon/underscore" is no better than the generic masculine. While it frequently works out in the singular (apart from the "*" confusing the normies), plurals like "Ärzt*innen" or "Professor*innen" really just inject an asterisk into the feminine form: "Ärzt" doesn't mean anything, and "Professor" isn't the intended masculine plural form either. Using the asterisk as in set theory or like a DOS-/UNIX-style wildcard won't help with that either; the wildcard doesn't work like that. And the nerd and pedant in me is bothered by that. I think the slash thing or mentioning both was better even if it took up more space ("Ärzte/Ärztinnen", "Ärztinnen und Ärzte").

Sun 06 March 2022 01:59:39 UTC

I started thinking about how, when you close your eyes, your eyes nonetheless remain active and awake behind your eyelids, and somehow that's freaky, and now I'm afraid I'll never sleep again

Tue 01 February 2022 15:22:09 UTC

If the Doctor (Star Trek) and other holograms were indeed "photonics", they'd be visible in the dark. But no, they merely reflect light like the rest of us. Yet they probably don't even glow in the infrared! What a scam. "Photons be free" indeed.

Fri 21 January 2022 17:07:04 UTC

I would like to propose the existence of a shameful "kink" among the privacy-minded: a secret, tortuous longing for the final blissful peace-bringing surrender of every detail of your life to Amazon, the government, Google, several other governments, et cetera. YOU WILL EXIST IN NAKED SUBMISSION TO A STATE OF GRACE ONLY NORMIES HAVE KNOWN

Tue 07 December 2021 01:17:22 UTC

When I forgot my meds I can see that my life is really just moving toward growing (or, well, equal... not much left to grow) isolation and suicide

Wed 22 September 2021 20:37:17 UTC

mew and mew. life is few. life is far. mew and mar.

Mon 13 September 2021 21:41:31 UTC

dysphoria sucks balls

Mon 16 August 2021 22:30:31 UTC

Finally pretty damn sure that the barely-remembered old bell the intro The Beauty and the Beast rang in me is Le carnaval des animaux by Camille Saint-Saëns. One of my earliest musical experiences, but long buried except for a sense of glassy sounds radiating into darkness…

Mon 16 August 2021 21:53:15 UTC

Tonight's Gemini updates:

Some leftover pixel art from my Amiga days collected in one image.

Untitled German poem in German

Fri 13 August 2021 14:56:30 UTC

I feel so incapable of doing/tackling/starting/accomplishing anything I could cry, except I can't seem to do that either anymore

Tue 10 August 2021 00:07:05 UTC

New quickie thing about successfully faking a wallpaper when using Kwin without Plasma.


Wed 28 July 2021 15:25:32 UTC

ATTN: If you are currently making a sitcom about roommates, please don't end it with everyone moving out and/or getting married. That's just sad, to see everything dissolve.

Tue 27 July 2021 17:28:28 UTC

Does it bother anyone else on this planet to see SOCAL, OB/GYN or COVID when it should be SoCal, Ob/Gyn and CoViD? At all? Never mind MAC (for the computer).

Sat 10 July 2021 22:06:09 UTC

I'm devastated! But it does look interesting.


Thu 08 July 2021 15:33:13 UTC

There's a new intrusive thought in my mind tempting me to regard all this surveillance capitalist glitz and clutter as OKAY. they just want to KNOW you and SELL you things. you're less LONELY that way. and they give you all these TOYS to keep you happy and coming back in excchange for knowng more about what a cool person you are. ... I may need saving urgently

Fri 02 July 2021 21:36:26 UTC

NERD_tree reminder to self: use 't' to open file in new tab

Mon 28 June 2021 19:52:02 UTC

"noauto,x-systemd.automount" is just the best for network shares in fstab. no delaying the boot process by waiting for wi-fi to become available, but silently automounted when first accessed! thanks to whatever I read to learn of that… already forgot

Sat 26 June 2021 21:29:11 UTC

Today I learned of lesspipe! How did I not know that…

Wed 23 June 2021 12:28:29 UTC

"Two-Edge: Rats and Spiders". ElfQuest minific. (Content warning: alludes to physical and emotional child abuse)


Mon 21 June 2021 22:01:09 UTC

I don't dislike "Visual Novels" on principle. Like text adventures They often have far more interesting and, uh, non-normie stories than the more luxurious video games. But imagine reading a book that has only one sentence per page, with some of the pages containing nothing but “…”. That's what the *gameplay* is like. Goes for dialogue sequences in JRPGs, too. PLEASE. We CAN read more than ten words at a time without needing to click for no reason whatosever. Yes?

Mon 21 June 2021 18:21:24 UTC

I just discovered by accident that Konsole previews colours (RGB triplets and named colours). That's great!

Mon 21 June 2021 15:58:01 UTC

OKCwestions, pt. 2

Q: Should there be stricter laws regulating harassment/bullying online?

A: I don't know what the existing laws are and what would need to be added that'd be specific to it being online. Do we want to force website owners to implement filtering and censorship and abolish pseudonymity? There're so many well-intentioned paths to hell.

Wed 16 June 2021 21:24:16 UTC

d e p r e s s e d

Sun 13 June 2021 22:55:29 UTC

Welcome to my to-watch list, 50 Shades. It is time we met

Sun 13 June 2021 13:55:10 UTC

Drabble? Microfiction? Stream-o-Conch? Something of the sort. Julie, the warden, and I (or me) -- gemini://

Thu 03 June 2021 16:38:05 UTC

fifty degrees in the shade / under the post-bloom cherry tree / The evacuation of the nation / to SLACKSTATION for a fee

Mon 24 May 2021 22:11:45 UTC

Agents of SHIELD: If it weren't for the whole being-evil thing, I could think of much worse than being mind-controlled by a parasite that gives you a purpose, inhabits the pleasure centres of your brain, and takes some of that stupid decision-making out of your hand. #porn

Tue 11 May 2021 11:26:00 UTC

New logo – converted from ASCII with a script I wrote. Sometimes I DO STUFF!

Sun 18 April 2021 16:21:41 UTC

Q: If you had to guess, do you think humans will go extinct in the next 1000 years?

A: They're resourceful little buggers. They will hang on for way longer than that, even if it might not be by the billions. Think about what this would require: billions of individuals from a resourceful and technologically inventive species ALL gone with not even one "Adam and Eve" combo remaining, and be it in abject misery, in highly artificial surroundings, in the last patch of uncontacted tribal territory on earth, in an underground bunker, on Mars, or in the Google AI's petting zoo.

Fri 16 April 2021 17:22:22 UTC

Is aphantasia destiny?

Thu 01 April 2021 21:48:46 UTC

I wrote about out-of-body experiences. Might not be what you think. Might be a letdown or skary or both. gemini://

Tue 30 March 2021 12:39:05 UTC

Plasma 5: Making Kickoff’s “Computer” more useful, gemini://

Tue 30 March 2021 11:18:26 UTC

Reworked yesterdays Commodore TED/264 retrospective a tad, as I am wont to do…

Sun 28 March 2021 08:52:02 UTC

I’d like a gemini browser to automatically generate a different colour scheme for every server/host/idk – like Lagrange does it for the headlines, but for everything…

Fri 26 March 2021 09:28:53 UTC

Been working on a little ASCII-art-to-Unicode-art converter. :) A simple project but it's nice to have something actually useful taking shape.

Mon 22 March 2021 22:40:15 UTC

That it hurts doesn’t make it true

Sun 21 March 2021 09:00:10 UTC

First version of a new cursive script with German-specific extensions ready — addressing, I hope, some of the flaws of þe olde Sütterlin. Now it’ll need “flow optimisation”…

Wed 17 March 2021 19:50:26 UTC

There is no Do, there is only Trine! With Uncle Hamish and Olivia and me in like a couple mins --

Thu 11 March 2021 09:26:07 UTC

“Oxenfree Thoughts” uploaded — gemini://

Wed 10 March 2021 22:58:34 UTC

Been over a week that I merged XDG_CONFIG_HOME and XDG_DATA_HOME, still no issues :)

Thu 04 March 2021 12:40:02 UTC

Learned some C with ncurses. 1985, here I come! <3

Thu 04 March 2021 11:09:51 UTC

Yoiks, was operating with about 20% of my mind on the Trine stream and finding it enormously funny that nothing made any sense…

Tue 02 March 2021 18:04:24 UTC

Booklog: The Child Garden, By Geoff Ryman

...people photosynthesise with purple skin to save scant food, die at 35 (another side-effect of wiping out cancer, who'd have thought!), and have knowledge, memories, desirable behaviour and skills imparted by viruses -- yet it doesn't feel half bad, because it also means there's no need for locks, police, fear of walking alone in the dark; everything just seems to be running itself without having guns pointed at it; life's... not easy, but informal

Tue 02 March 2021 18:02:49 UTC

Booklog: The Child Garden, By Geoff Ryman

It plays on all the senses without ever feeling indulgently hedonist or 'purple'. It'll manage to gross you out *adoringly*. Huge genetically engineered antarctic miners (polar bears) who you'd expect to be an oppressed underclass are a rugged wealthy separate culture that'll take the mickey out of us squishy mind-controlled normies; the eradication of cancer let tumours replicate the host body so well as to produce immortal deformed-looking copies...

Tue 02 March 2021 18:02:18 UTC

Booklog: The Child Garden, By Geoff Ryman

Been finding it hard to booklog; it's still what I'd love to have written but so dense with ideas to process and integrate into an internal coherent model -- melancholically playful, whimsical when it should be creeping you out; a dystopia you (sometimes) half want to live in...

Mon 01 March 2021 22:34:00 UTC

Have merged XDG_CONFIG_HOME and XDG_DATA_HOME into one, since developers barely know when to use which as it is. Nothing's fallen over dead yet, not even Akonadi…

Fri 26 February 2021 18:26:36 UTC

Not sure what to do with Gemini, really. You put stuff out there and then that's that; silence. Might be in a bad mood though

Tue 23 February 2021 20:51:31 UTC

No more dead links; + some a first few old texts posted to the Gemini thang.

Fri 19 February 2021 22:00:40 UTC

Soundlog: Risk of Rain 2 (OST), by Chris Christodoulou

…whose name I surprisingly got right on the first attempt. I forgot I was slightly obsessed with this album! If a psychedelic prog-tech sort of thing sorts like your jam, jam to this.

Fri 19 February 2021 13:36:24 UTC

Soundlog: Resonance, by cEvin Key and the Subconscious Electronic Orchestra

Five guest musicians (Edward KaSpel, IAMX, Otto von Schirach, Traz Damji, Soriah); bodes well.

Fri 19 February 2021 13:26:36 UTC

Soundlog: Resonance, by cEvin Key and the Subconscious Electronic Orchestra

Out now! :) :) Advance tracks were brilliant, Anger is an Acid quite likely to remain my high point of the album...

Fri 19 February 2021 12:42:23 UTC

It's time for that old outburst of anger again, because I can't view a single German website without losing my temper any more. YOU. UTTER. FICKING. AR$€HOLES. DESTROYED. THE. FREE. OPEN. DEMOCRATIC. LIBERTINE. INTERNET with your regulations. That "Datenschutzerklaerung" and that "Impressum" demand a level of self-exposure (self-doxxing, really) and legalese-compliance that a decently-sized business may be able to deal with but not an intimidateable individual with a need for privacy and a hunger to find the other weirdos of the world. BURN IN HELL YOU SHITS.

Thu 18 February 2021 16:02:27 UTC

Booklog: The Child Garden, by Geoff Ryman

I’ll have to talk fragmentarily about this book while I’m reading it. It's the sort of colourfully imaginative but grounded-feeling life-as-an-XYZ-sort-of-creature-detailing "soft" sci-fi I'd want to write if I wanted to take up the responsibility of writing sci-fi, that is to say, to presume to be able to speculate with some level of plausibility.

Thu 18 February 2021 09:45:23 UTC

I will consider forget-me-nots now

Mon 15 Feb 2021 13:56:13 UTC

It was a lovely day, that day I walked away... test test

Sun 14 Feb 2021 21:06:11 UTC

Advantage of attempting to teach yourself piano: nobody’s going to stop you from using harpsichord, organ, or synth bass sounds when you get bored

Sun 14 Feb 2021 19:00:35 UTC

No, wait… wild poppies.

Sun 14 Feb 2021 18:53:07 UTC

Drew! The prettiest wildflowers are cornflowers.

Sun 14 Feb 2021 18:11:28 UTC

Hurray! Huzzah!

Sun 14 Feb 2021 18:00:08 UTC

Was that double post an accident or did I just not clipboard correctly?

Sun 14 Feb 2021 17:58:34 UTC

Let's see if this works..

Sun 14 Feb 2021 17:56:23 UTC

Let's see if this works...

Sun 14 Feb 2021 17:51:46 UTC

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