i'm in new orleans now, today i helped put in a raised garden bed next to @liaizon 's treehouse at litter bay

a short excerpt of the collaborative ambient a/v set i did a couple weeks ago at the phase space show!
there was much reaction diffusion, symmetry, gurgling noises and hunching over synthesizers.

more handpan noodlings.
not sure how to explain it but i feel like i finally found 'my instrument' :)
i love playing synths but it feels important to me to have an acoustic instrument to build a close rapport with, i have dabbled in many but never felt quite at home.
we have some random instruments around the house that we use for sampling but i never felt so connected to any of them that i wanted to play them every day.

photos of me and a video feedback entity from my collaborative a/v performance with @andrei_jay and our friend irfan who isn't on fedi.
we had a fun and transportive show at phase space this past weekend. we ended up having it indoors, which we have never done before but luckily the basement turned out to be big enough and it worked out. i am still so tired though, and am taking my time to gather and edit the documentation. i will try to post a video or sound recording soon...

my practice setup in the basement, with handpan and modular, for our NEW DELUSION set for a show we are having at our house tomorrow. if it keeps raining we might have to have the show in the basement too, but if the weather clears up we will have it in the garage. 🤞

i have attained decent confidence in typing on my split keyboard with the dvorak layout and blank keycaps, which i use at my desktop computer daily. i also wanted to be able to use a similar layout with my portable computers, so i created this layout for the "preonic" ortholinear keyboard that i've been using with my raspberry pi. i figured labeled keycaps would be helpful since i will be using this one less often, and it turns out they look pretty nice too.

our first big harvest of mushrooms that we grew in our house. we are making home made pasta to go with them for dinner 🍄✨

a small recording of my handpan. i am waiting for a stand that i ordered in the mail, to hold it up while i play, it's a bit too big to hold easily on my lap.

we are beginning to get some growth on our mushroom blocks! blue oyster and shiitake.

finally received my custom built handpan a few days ago! it is really fun to play (and i am going to play it at a show next week along with a contact mic and granular processing with my modular synth).
beyond that, it looks really nice. like a hand-hammered cosmic turtle shell.

self-e w/ eye contact 

i shaved off my hairs!
feels fresh. 🌱

today i finally got a customized controller set up for one of my video devices: r_e_c_u_r by @cyberboy666 (github.com/cyberboy666/r_e_c_u)
it's made from a 5x5 key mechanical macro pad running QMK firmware.
before this, i'd been using a full sized computer keyboard turned sideways. this is so much more compact!
i need to write up more details on the scanlines.xyz forum soon.

tested out the portable pi setup with this solar powered battery pack. at current consumption (about 10 watts) it says i have over 40 hours of use left :) i can fully recharge the battery in about 2 days of good sunlight.
also, i am having fun playing with in during the battery test.

it's a pretty sweet toy, the screen is animated by a lenticular filter.

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it was nice to be out on the water today. now i am in a strange house where i am cat sitting in the woods next to this lake, and it's a bit weird because i don't know the people whose house it is.

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