Pinned toot

The predominant UI paradigm seems to be mimicking mechanical or electromechanical tools. Word processors pretend to be an extended typewriter, simulating ink on paper. Web browsers - something between an electronic newsletter and a TV. Messengers - an easy to use telegraph.

The use of computers as flexible information processing machines, that could be instructed to peform interesting stuff for you in semi-automatic way, remains sort of beyond the definition of normal for no reason.

Pinned toot

Why #SoundWalk 

We live in a "vision-first" society. Vision is, however, selective. You can only see a fraction of your environment at a time, with the most detailed picture in an even smaller area. Hearing is 360° and continuous.

Opening oneself a bit more to sound and listening can thus be an acccessible way to practice a more contemplative, sensitive, relaxed and less "segmented" percetion of a moment (or an arbitrary continuity of moments).

Memories from a concert 

I could feel not everyone in the audience expected such program - this was visible by how the reaction to Watermelon Man in the very end was much more warm to most of what came before.

But I really enjoyed this journey.

A musician with a long path behind them playing mainly for themselves with total freedom. It was very inspiring.

Would be cool to meet someone on the Fedi who attended the same concert :)


Show thread

Memories from a concert 

A lot of the music was dense, chromatic, very free, I wouldn't say it could even be described as jazz at all. It often had an avant-garde feel to it.

At one point he turned to the synthesizer (much of the concert was on piano), and played like 10 minutes only on drum kit sounds.


Show thread

Memories from a concert 

'been listening to Miles Davis recently.

And that reminded me a rather special concert I once went to. It was Herbie Hancock playing a solo concert in Krakow, PL, in 2015.

In the beginning he said he doesn't really have a plan for the concert - and indeed it was all very free, as if he was playing alone, at home, with no one listening.


Став у чергу до вакцинації, єслішо. / Registered into the vaccination queue.

One of the most challenging parts of time management is learning to lean into anxiety and discomfort.

Yesterday spent over 12 h in a remote voice/video meeting; to my surprise, although it was exhausting, it wasn't that bad compared to a physical meeting for this particular format. I didn't have to speak very often, only occasionally comment, so that allowed me to use wireless headphones and do a lot of house work, fix some things, clean some things, decorate, etc. In this particular case it is better than going 500 km to another city and spending the whole day there + many hours for travel.

ffplay -f lavfi -i life=s=400x300:mold=10:r=30:ratio=0.1:death_color=#C83232:life_color=#00ff00,scale=1200:800:flags=32 # Play Conway's Game of Life using ffmpeg's ffplay. From

Live-editable OS in 70s, Smalltalk 


- smiley as a meaningful symbol in the code, representing turtle (Smalltalk 72 restored from memory dumps and emulated);
- general attitude of embracing experimentation (example on Squeak, a later version of Smalltalk);
- mention of making music on the computer;

And the 1970-s machine had only 128k of RAM.

(p.s. @neauoire I think you might like this).

Show thread

Live-editable OS in 70s, Smalltalk 

[1/n] Watched the full interview about Smalltalk on a 1970-s system. However, a few bits blew me away especially (in video order):

- The "doit" context menu item to evaluate any selection as code, live;
- Interrupting a running program (system?) and introspecting /debugging live;
- Editing the GUI code while it's running; (continued from the above)
- The generally non-imperavitely-looking style of programming;

Here's how the Ardour mixer looks like in a typical game SFX session I do at work.
#Ardour #GameDev #SFX #AudioProduction #FOSS

Ukrainian; courts trying to "block" Telegram channels via copyright (?) 

Я повністю погоджуюся, що ці канали шкідливі. Але що за ідіотське формулювання? І яким чином, на їхню думку, провайдери мають це блокувати? Повне неуцтво і з юридичної, і з технологічної точки зору. Замилювання очей, а не реальна робота над інформаційною свідомістю / грамотністю населення.

Що за «арешт майнових прав, які виникають...»? Сон рябої кобили.

A code validity tip - just noticed that starting my program with `PLTSTDERR=warning` produced useful warnings about programming errors in my code before I actually hit that code path in run time. For instance:

optimizer: warning in: <somefile>.rkt:24:4: for-loop in module: module: optimizer detects procedure incorrectly applied to 1 arguments: hash-ref

(argh, why doesn't Mastodon have Markdown)


Made a (slowly-)interactive ambient piece for a person and a web browser. Based on voices (only).

May have bugs.

It just occurred to me that learning to program in was a good thing not only for me as a musician, but also as a programmer.

It is actually in SuperCollider where I think I have first learned some functional(ish) programming idioms (like map, filter, non-index-based iteration). And the level of expressiveness of the language made me look for similar non-imperative idioms in other languages.

I haven't looked at yet (which SC is inspired by), curious about it.

Show older
La Quadrature du Net - Mastodon - Media Fédéré

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!