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Not sure I’ll be able to play a Civilization game ever again once I’ll finish reading the Dawn of Everything. I mean, I’ve always found the series problematic on various levels, but now it just feels like crass imperialist propaganda that tries very hard to not appear as such while being unaware of its own nature.

No context Monty Python song (it's been my alarm clock song for a few years.)

youtube.com/watch?v=SJUhlRoBL8

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My good friend @rpginabox is launching an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the ongoing solo development of his engine. He's been working on it for years, and it already includes plenty of cool features.

You can use it to make all kinds of voxel-based games with a retro vibe. It's meant to be easy to use, suitable for kids and non-programmers. It offers visual tools, though you can also use the dedicated script language for advanced stuff. And it's made with .

indiegogo.com/projects/rpg-in-

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I'm playing way too much video games at the moment, even if I still make music regularly. I have ideas for many projects, but little motivation.

What I see is I crave video games because they make me feel either numb or elsewhere.

Music, on the other hand, can make me deeply emotional. Raw, physical joy and awe.

It's almost as if I were afraid of existing in the here and now, as if I feared it was too much, even if it's clearly what I should explore further.

My brain is weird.

I’ve spent the morning cutting grass and scrubs with my scythe and my sickle. I feel like a multiclassed barbarian/druid.

Joke apart, this was a really great workout. I’m glad I had calluses thanks to weight lifting, without them my hands would be bleeding right now. And my upper body is exhausted.

But enjoyed it very much. I don’t want to ever use a petrol mower again, it doesn’t even compare. Silence, precision, the feeling of not wreaking havoc upon nature… This was different.

More Meute on a roof, because why not? I'm also pretty impressed by how good their sound engineer is, this is a high quality mix.

youtube.com/watch?v=VASVraoqGc

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Just discovered Meute, thanks to a coworker. A German marching band playing techno, and wow, that's pure headbang material, whether you know the original tracks or not. Their concept of replacing machines with humans to add some warmth just works perfectly, not to mention they have killer uniforms.

youtube.com/watch?v=7FVC11hQNW

My good friend @rpginabox is launching an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the ongoing solo development of his engine. He's been working on it for years, and it already includes plenty of cool features.

You can use it to make all kinds of voxel-based games with a retro vibe. It's meant to be easy to use, suitable for kids and non-programmers. It offers visual tools, though you can also use the dedicated script language for advanced stuff. And it's made with .

indiegogo.com/projects/rpg-in-

This is the worst title translation and ugliest cover I’ve seen in a long time, so I hope I won’t regret getting a copy in French. I couldn’t bring myself to finish Debt in English, so I thought I’d make the read a bit easier this time.

I’ve been trying to make acid techno for many, many years. Software never quite worked for me. I lacked the noise, the nasty plastic bits and the horrendous programming workflow. Now, this is not a TB-303. It’s way cheaper, slightly less terrible to use, with more options and a broader, grittier sound palette, and, uh, lots of yellow. But it’s fun, unpredictable, and so analog it’s recommended to let it warm up for 15 minutes before use.

Got a scythe and a sickle. I'm now fully equipped to play the druid in my garden.

Falling down the rabbit hole of scythes. Not for D&D cosplay, but because it seems to be the logical step to complement and eventually replace my mechanical lawnmower. It’s fascinating ancient tech, with plenty of interesting details.

Just made some spaghetti with a cheap manual pasta machine and the "help" of my four-year-old. I’m baffled by how simple and delicious it was. For some reason I always thought it was a long and complicated process. The dough is pretty easy to make, all you need is to get the water/flour proportions right (300 g of flour and 130 ml of water in my case.)

Next time will be experimental, with various spices and ingredients from the garden in the mix :)

I find the process of learning to play a physical instrument absolutely fascinating. The joy of discovering your fingers can suddenly create something new that you had no idea you could do the previous time you played is incredible.

Slowly expanding your vocabulary, building increasingly more complex patterns, figuring out how they fit together, letting everything flow without thinking about it... That's a really rewarding experience.

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Am I making one-hour-long ambient tracks now? Yes, apparently. I've discovered a forgotten hard drive full of nothing, and filling it with massive audio files recorded by myself sounds like a great idea.

This is bad, I haven't played video games in three days because I'm making music instead. Please send help.

I was pretty sure I'd do absolutely nothing productive today, but it seems I've made a track.

Once again, no idea what genre this is. Somewhat lo-fi hip hop, but too much bass to not remind a bit of dubstep, though not dubstep either. It's pretty slow, at 70 bpm, but it sounds oddly faster. Or maybe I'm too used to it now... Anyway, that was fun to make. I'll probably still rework a few things.

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