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I had no idea there was a Roman god of nocturnal thunder, and it makes me inexplicably happy.

I get the generic noisy terror of the night concept, but this is oddly specific, to the point that "His precise nature was unclear even to Ovid."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summanus

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capitalizing corporations' names is showing them respect, but down-casing their cursed names is adopting them into common language.

i hate this.

Not sure if my arms hurt because of this morning's intense workout, or because I did a few moves to try my damn heavy kettlebell, or because I played the steel tongue drum for an immeasurable amount of time again.

But it feels strangely good.

Time to pretend to do house chores while actually wandering the house doing beats on the OP-Z in every room and forgetting what I was supposed to clean.

I have no idea what my brain did while I was sleeping but I woke up with the utterly silly idea of making an erotic interactive fiction with Twine written exclusively in .

Except the more I think about it, the less silly it sounds. It might be a pretty interesting challenge to use a limited number of imprecise words with no gender to describe scenes that can be understood in different ways depending on what you imagine is actually happening.

Not sure how I managed to miss Woodkid's Goliath but both the track and the video are quite something.

youtube.com/watch?v=5tEfYvY3bA

Reading "Simple and Sinister", the kettlebell training program by Pavel Tsatsouline, who is known for introducing this "ancient Russian weapon against weakness" to the West.

"This program is as simple and sinister as the kettlebell itself. I owe its name to a U.S. counterterrorist operator who used it to describe my system. I have been refining it ever since, making it even simpler while keeping it sinister."

If I get hurt, at least I'll do so having a good laugh :)

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After 40 days of 15 minutes standard musical keyboard practice, I'm getting used to it, but I still think it's one of the most hostile interfaces ever, needlessly complex despite its apparent simplicity and designed to be as physically painful as possible to use.

I know it has a long history and that it's the result of countless iterations, but I hate it nonetheless. I'm sure every musician secretly hates it.

Do you know what it reminds me of? Computers.

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really happy with this tiny song that 'came to me' after hearing that my high school music teacher passed away. rip neal.

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It's #BandcampFriday, and my new EP is out! Spacewave goodness, slow, calm, like drifting through space. chrisroth.bandcamp.com
#music

I’ve got another Russian instrument. A bit less musical than the RAV Vast, but I have no doubt it will help me to make high quality grunts and growls.

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I spent parts of January working on a new kind of search engine. Instead of indexing the unfathomable internet, it focuses on enabling search for neighbourhoods of related websites—webrings, or other kinds of topically similar sites.

The search engine is called Lieu.
Try it out: lieu.cblgh.org
See the code: github.com/cblgh/lieu

Me: Let's do steel tongue drum warm-ups for 10 minutes.

Me, 90 minutes later, emerging from a trance-like state: That escalated quickly.

Music instruments are finger-powered time machines. You start playing, and suddenly you're a couple of hours in the future. But you feel younger, even if your fingers hurt.

I'm thinking about recording a short RAV Vast loop every day to track my progress and spread joy, but I'm not sure if I can handle such a commitment yet.

Though when I remember that in 2017, I designed and posted a new level for my walking simulator / journal every single day, including music, I guess I can do anything slightly less crazy.

Some fellow speakers have decided to publish a magazine, and it's pretty cool: liputenpo.org/2021/02/01/lipu- (my reading speed is painfully slow, so this is perfect for practice!)

tenpo pini li lukin ike.
tenpo kama li lukin weka.
tenpo lon li lukin tawa mi.

The past is looking irrelevant.
The future is looking absent.
The present is looking at me.

("tawa" should probably be "e", but I like the strange interpretations it offers.)

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Not sure how to call the mental space you're into when you're drawing while listening to your own in-progress music in the background.

Two different projects, two different goals, yet both are deeply interwoven, not only because you're creating both, but because they speak to each other and feed on each other through you.

After four days with my RAV Vast, I'm getting the Hang of it.

(sorry for the terrible pun, I couldn't resist.)

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