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"96 percent of the universe is composed of dark matter and dark energy, and we have virtually no idea what they are."

Turns out modern science perfectly explains my mood when I wake up. Also, good morning.

I'm thinking about moving into a yurt, and the idea doesn't even feel weird, even if it probably will to everyone I know. Staring at a skydome could be a nice change after a lifetime of staring at a screen.

"Any fraction of infinity is zero." Also, good morning.

I discovered that I can read books quite easily while using my stationary bike. 30 minutes of calories burning while learning about quantum physics. I feel good at multitasking for the first time in my life.

It never occurred to me that Japanese jazz fusion was a thing. I'm very glad it exists.

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@thomasorus Updated Auger's CSS and html, and it looks fantastic! Improved accessibility, reorganized the template for better reading, redid the list item style/design, fixed the line height problems, and now the favicons replace the <li> bullet. So much cleaner. Works great on mobile now, thanks blessed merveilles html doctor.

The Roots playing J Dilla is freaking good. Yes, I'm in full instrumental hip hop mode at the moment.

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New hobby: do 30 minutes of stationary bike every day while analyzing the beats structure of a J Dilla’s five-hour long instrumental mix.

I have no idea why, but I felt the sudden urge to order some stone pearls and elastic cords to make necklaces and bracelets. I have zero experience in craft jewelry and I find the lithotherapy trend kind of ridiculous, but, I don’t know, making my own aesthetically pleasing low-tech wearable things just sounds like something I have to try.

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I do not know where this comes from, someone shared it at work.
But pretty funny and informative at the same time

On Monday, some coworkers started a daily workout challenge with an app where you click a link to join, then press a button every day if you did the thing. Which was 2 minutes of doing the plank through the day.

So far, on 13 people, I’m the only one who (effortlessly) checked every day. This makes me think I’m really a creature of habit. Dedicating small but regular amounts of time every day for learning, practice or workout is second nature. It feels weird that many people find this unusual.

A classic weight lifting exercise is the farmer walk, or farmer carry. It's pretty good for balance and also simultaneously activates more muscles than you can count. You basically hold weights and just walk, usually for forty steps or so.

Does it sound too easy? Here's an alternative for real athletes. Carry a 3-year-old for half an hour until they fall asleep, walking in circles in a small room, without tripping in the dark over one of their many toys.

Apparently it's Friday, so here comes the result of my latest musical adventures.

It's a nearly 11-minute long live steel tongue drum session with unquantized beats and lo-fi textures. It's a bit broken, a bit moody, a bit groovy... And I hope you'll enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.

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I have no idea how I ended up reading the whole CNN investigation on the many mysteries surrounding James Brown's death. (looking for funk beats structure maybe?)

It's surreal and fascinating, like a complete season of True Detective:

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I'm realizing the reason I'm currently drawn towards lofi aesthetics isn't nostalgia (I've never been fond of whatever nostalgia is.) It's because dust, stains, old machines and their noises, quirks and rotating gears, feel more human than the corporate-cold devices we're using nowadays.

I used to think about "analogue warmth" as a sound, but it's more like actual human warmth compared to the arcane perfection and glacial hollowness of modern devices. My smartphone sometimes feels alien.

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