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finally managed to record a full session:

+ pilot + MIDI controller demo from scratch to... something! 👀

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Also in this apartment and with this router Steam Link just doesn't work on WiFi, *at all*. Meanwhile all other devices are fine. I don't trust the router that's in here at all.

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This is very weird... All speedtests are telling me my network is running awesomely at 1Gb/s, but I'm downloading files from Github (hosted on S3 at AWS) and another page with speeds bumbling about between 100 and 300 KB/s? It feels like this happens every evening too -.-

Today I am releasing the first version of my livecoding system, alive!
This is a release-candidate, since it has only run on two different PCs so far, and I need more data to trust that it works at all. There is now a Windows build that should make running it there a breeze.
Let me know if you tried it and whether it did or didn't run! ;)

Info, installation instructions, and tutorial in the docs:

This bugs me soooo much, and it clearly exposes how hostile the platforms using this kind of language have become: a button labelled "see less often" without an option of "turn off" was *not* designed with the user in mind. It couldn't exist without a complete disregard for user wants and needs.

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So this one was worth a cross-platform RT from hellsite:

"thinking about how software companies slowly chip away at the idea of consent by turning every "no" into "not right now," every "stop this" into "do this less often," every "i don't want that" into "maybe later""

great, so the supposedly free CircleCI plan just caps out after an hour of trying to get this windows build to work, so now im back to square on. Fuck this, I'm just going to do it by hand then. Its not like i change binary dependencies every day anyhow -.-

oh my god, why is it so hard to get any CI provider to download two archives (zip + tar.gz), extract them, run six commands and give me the results back on windows?!

Managed to get alive dependencies installed in a reproducible way on windows! This is great news, it means I will be able to distribute a ready-to-go binary version soon. This should lower barrier-of-entry significantly for Windows users. Installing Lua and Luarocks there is hell, meanwhile on Mac and Linux its just in your package manager...

Started writing some developer guides to give more concrete, exemplary information to go with the technical documentation:

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Hello merveilles!
I was thinking about doing some little livestreams on my YT channel in the next days, soldering, chitchat and the like, maybe some music as well, but it looks like I need at least 1k subscribers to do so. (I don't have a webcam, so mobile is my only option :/ )
I'm just 22 subs short of 1k, if you feel like you want to support my channel, go and subscribe!
It's over at

Got some decent error handling / reporting in alive now :)


Finally faced the biggest blocker in alive: error handling / rolling back changes when an error occurs halfway through an update.

And I did it in two hours! Super happy. I can't believe I've been procrastinating this issue for two weeks.

TIL that my avatar is also an ancient pythagorean symbol for monism... I am ok with that.

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