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Hi all, I'm new at mastodon in general. I'm a lisper (mainly common lisp, novice schemer, love all the lisps). I work with Igalia's compiler team on WebAssembly formal spec and WebAssembly support in Firefox (c++). Free Open Source Software proponent, and free open knowledge for everyone. I am also a logician, used to work on set theory years ago.

Thanks @phoe for introducing me to functional cafe! Looking forward to fun times talking about any #lisp dialect.

I spent a bit of time actually adding some content to this learning orca site.

I also added most of the examples from the repo & made some snippets runnable like you suggested @neauoire

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When I began using computers, there was this thing called RSS.

That allows me to read things from your blog/site, without open it. It was good, because there plenty of implementations, and therefore I can read in multiple platforms and get away with things I don't want but could have on your website like tracking, ads, unwanted pop-ups, the ugly design of your blog and focus on what I (and you should) want on your blog/website:

your content, your message.

Please, have a RSS Feed

I started making an ORCA tutorial site. I also rigged up enfer to work in the same browser page ^___^

@neauoire <3

Tested out an idea to get PILOT working in the browser today ^__^ its kinda hacky but it works @neauoire

Trying to find a way to side step midi & UDP at the same time so I can just run pilot & orca in the same web page together 🤔

Does anyone here have experience mocking/virtualizing midi instruments?

Found this:

but feel like I might end up just doing some disgusting navigator.requestMidiAccess() patch and injecting a fake midi output

I love the keybase exodus haha and I am going to follow suit. I actually only used then as a way to link/prove my Identity across services... But I realized I could just have links to and from a central website which basically functions the same. It doesn't have any cryptographic elements to it but at least you can sort of confirm it's the "same" metasyn 🤔

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XXII A calm, eerie presence lingers in the light and shadows here. Different tones travel in the wind.

ORCΛ on the top of HN! nice @neauoire

i've been thinking lately about making a little tutorial A-Z site for all the different orca functions. i realized i could iframe in the web version of orca to show what an example looks like, but now am realizing that as someone new to orca, you kinda of need to have a synth attached to it to get a feel for what it might do.

i looked into pilot and seeing if could hack it to work in a browser, but feels like it might not be a great fit per se

Learned how to play Donsol today. Its so hard! Does anyone know what the win-rate generally is? I don't feel like I'm making terrible decision but also just keep losing haha.

@neauoire i went to go check out something on your wiki and saw you did a huge re-write! do you have plans to bring back some of that content/routing or is this the new world?

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Today I bought an elektron digitakt to get that hardware sequencing but would still love to get an orca brain added to control some more textural and generative stuff

Over the last two years I've been transitioning to a dawless setup for electronic music. I was trying to go full computer less but then found orca... I'm struggling to figure out how to get the best of orca and use a keyboard to live code while also not feeling locked to a computer

I've seen a few mobile orca kits that we're cool but I'd love to collaborate or find out more about building a minimal orca setup 🤔

hello! im xander (metasyn): i live in sf, am a machine learning engineer, queer anarchist, and musician. my interests revolve around linguistics, AI, music, synthesizers, and cycling. let's connect ✨🌱


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