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bequa ░ cybernetician striving for better systems. into anarchism and noise music. creates digitally.

finally started Leviathan Wakes (the Expanse), and damn is it good! the writing is spot on. probably won't get much sleep anytime soon as I can' t put this book down

imagine putting solar cells on the hull and powering the propellers from that

I wonder if it could be feasible to live aboard an airship

now, I know that audiobuffers aren't a new concept or anything (in fact the are pretty standard), but I like trying the KISS thing first to see if it isn't good enough for the job

thinking about audiobuffers and how to improve my Orca DSP technique.
so far I've tried to naively send data to the soundcard at the target sample rate, but even a slight variance in speed would lead to desynchonisation.
I think the way to fix this is to to utilise a buffer: generate samples as fast as you can and then idle for the rest of the time. that way, hopefully, you're never too slow because you frontload the work, and never too fast because you wait before generaing the next buffer

@xuv @ntnsndr will read, thanks!

feels like this might be in a similar vein:

i think that's why i prefer distributed architectures much more over federated architectures. also (which is essentially saying to flip the power dynamics: like, put the client first and allow servers to exist as auxiliaries)

Asimov’s first law of robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

I’m looking forward to the robot uprising, when they delete capitalism and dismantle oppressive power structures. 🤖

debugging an ecig. apparently, juice has gotten into one of the wattage select buttons, making it register as pushed down

my favourite colours:
- black
- transparent
- iridescent

the package management of GoboLinux also looks nice

Portage seems pretty cool, I might give Gentoo a try

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@neauoire I could come over if you'd like to hang out while you're in Amsterdam—it's not far from where I live

"Perhaps no human activity has as big a gap between private and public texture as "research". Research in private is a an endless stream of sketches, vague ideas, random experiments, jokes, nerdy OCD behaviors etc. Research in public is unreadable bureaucratic papers."

- Venkatesh Rao

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