I make machines to make music.
They're made of silicon and ceramic flakes on the inside, wood and aluminium on the outside.
I like electronics, 3d sound, modular synths, VR, cycling, transcendental meditation, infodiving, anti-gravity racing, strong beer, the white noise of the sea, the grain of wood, and weird plants.
Longing for Singularity.
The Western Electric Type-B, 100-point, 6-wire telephone crossbar switch (1970). An invention from a century ago, back when switches had coils and magnets, not ifconfig, ethtool or netfilter, it was where the idea of the keyboard matrix, matrix ROM and LED matrix originally came from, the same topology is also used for interconnection in multiprocessor computer systems. #retrocomputing #electronics
i built a tool for quickly scrubbing metadata from images and selectively painting / blurring faces and identifiable features. it runs on a phone or computer directly in the browser, and doesn't send info anywhere:
Lineup for the Algovoids coming tomorrow :
thanks a lot for all your replies! Didn't expect RSS use to be so widespread :D
For those crazy enough to try:
Don't build a workstation, build an ecosystem.
Scope aggressively and specialize. Learn to say no. Less is more.
GUIs are a black hole of productivity, don't sucked into them.
Make sure offline rendering happens on day one.
Do NOT multi-thread the audio rendering component.
Choose standards you intend to support very, very carefully.
Question every DAW design pattern or paradigm. Don't ever do anything by default.
Make sure everything can work headless or without a GUI.
Emphasize extendability. When in doubt, just build a canvas.
Manage your dependencies. Don't go crazy with packages.
there's no, or very few people who completely understand the system a macbook made in 2020 is, but with these computers we can really understand what's happening in the hardware at any moment. <3
no seriously, how good is that???
Tiny transformer inside: Decapping an isolated power transfer chip http://www.righto.com/2020/05/tiny-transformer-inside-decapping.html
Interesting, this appears on Hacker News exactly when I need to shop for one... The BOM cost is too high, though, not suitable for my sacrificial board. #electronics
"The 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work."
Today I went to the park to meditate after two months of #lockdown .
It's been quite surreal. The world outside is so hi-res.
Last time I went there the trees were black sticks creeping at the sky, now everything is green and lush, lotsa godrays between the leaves, excellent lens flares, the smell of grass. Still confused about it :/
just found and fixed a memory leak in my code. soooooo satisfying, after having that code run with that bug for almost a month.
It's like finally tidying up your room and being able to access everything nice and easy :)
Hello folks. For the curious out there, seems springer is letting us download books for free for limited time. This would be the list:
Real demo of the alv structured editor tweaking parameters in a little jam:
And documentation on the project (with source and detailed description on the various navigation features):
Odroid is revising the Go Advance for the next batch coming in May. Key changes: USB C power port, added WiFi, added L2/R2 shoulder buttons and a black case option.
can you point a reliable supplier for #mechanicalkeyboard switches and/or keycaps?
Shipping to Italy/worldwide.
I want to start experimenting, and of course I need to do it from the most essential parts
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.