so have you heard of this cool new thing called RSS? it’s like podcasts but for articles. you should check it out!

Has the meaning of collaboration changed? It seems to be used as a synonym for commission a lot now. As in: ‘paid opportunity to collaborate on x’ with the subtext being ‘I will pay you to do labour that I can’t do, and be open to some feedback’. I dunno, collaboration seems more about joint labour towards an outcome to me.

It really is like something got unblocked with that piano piece. But reality is that it was opportunity that did the unblocking.

I'm sure I'm not the only person that is sick of the following:

"Click here to download x software."
"Just run this simple installer software to install the software!"
*installer downloads the originally desired software and installs it*
Me: "Come on, there are at least four steps there that don't need to be."

Giving a talk about some of my current thinking in/about music and that of Michael Finnissy tomorrow afternoon (AU time) at my work's grad symposium. Also getting the first premiere of a piece of mine in years, in the evening: a new piece for piano and electronics that I posted about recently.

Finished this version of the piano piece. Not overly happy with it, but need time to ponder and reflect. updates:

- We've added - a complete Trello trade-free alternative.
- We've added a simple and useful online sketch whiteboard. Draw together with others and share your drawings.
- We've added another one geared towards learning programming and creating animations.
- We moved to the original Do not worry, they are linked so it does not matter which one you use.

As you can see we are adding new trade-free services. Thanks to the people who donate to TROM. Now we have 27 trade-free services that are well maintained. So if you can, please donate to TROM here to keep these services alive and relevant, and add more in the future.

We will make some "info" pages for some of these newly added services, soon. Enjoy! #tromlive


Ugh today is a painful day. Nearly a week on but something (maybe going to the market this morning) is making today painful. Counting down the minutes until I can somewhat safely take more pain killers.

Working on a piece for piano and electronics (MaxMSP on laptop) for performance this coming Friday. Not great timing, but in my defence, this week has been a rough one. I'm not used to writing notated music - it appears in retrospect that I've been taking a bit of a haitus. But it's been even longer since I've composed directly into notation software. Simply don't have the time to hand-write and then use something like Lilypond to engrave. But jeez it takes a bit of head-wrangling to get the brain to treat the virtual paper as if it were real paper. One of the images shows part of my early prompts that the pianist then recorded to form part of the electronics. There's a heap for me to reflect on with this of course.

Medical, drugs, dog 

Had some small surgery today. My dog is channeling my recovery from the anaesthetic.


So freaking high from anaesthetic comedown right now.

Warning: someone is spamming cryptocurrency on Fedi 

Just had someone try to "send" me cryptocurrency through a Fedi account without my knowledge or consent.

To "collect" what is "sent", people mentioned would have to sign up to their service. I did not do this, and never will.

I am not at all comfortable seeing my username on their list of recipients, it makes it look like I use cryptocurrency.

For the record: I don't use any form of cryptocurrency/token/NFT. I never have and never will, ever.

Please don't have anything to do with this, "sending" tokens like this is effectively just spamming people. I have reported it as spam.

This is not at all nice for those of us who want to stay as far away from cryptocurrency as possible.

#Cryptocurrency #PSA #Fediverse #Spam

I am SO out of practice with Max/MSP. My goodness. Trying to build a nice big multi-channel partially generative thing to be part of a piano+electronics piece but really s-t-ruggling.

When you think you’re feeling a bit unwell for a few days but really you just need to give your house a good vacuum. Why winter allergies, why?!

web0 manifesto

“…web0 is web3 without all the corporate right-libertarian Silicon Valley bullshit.”

Sign your name and join me in starting the year as you mean to go on: without tolerating any bullshit.

Happy New Year! :)

#web0 #SmallWeb #SmallTech

Daily link: for band camp kids only 

Extremes of Conventional Musical Notation

(also Extremes of Old-School Text-Heavy Websites)

I tried to get a self-hosted going on but there's no decent app for iOS to stream from it (and/or the subsonic aspect just wasn't working for me. But really wanted to try it out, so I've been uploading some old demo tracks/sketches/ideas/completed misc works from 2012, to see how Funkwhale works for me. Love it so far, asides the mobile streaming. I'm a bit nervous about sharing this collection of just because there's so much unrefined music, but what the hey. It's the first part of a collection of such tracks that will end up spanning most of the last decade. I think, also, that it's important that musicians and artists don't only show finished/refined work, 'cause it makes for an unrealistic set of expectations in the world.

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