Published on 2022-11-22 17:37:55 UTC
I've been pooping on cryptocurrencies from the start.
All are ponzi schemes and always were. Crypto are
collectables at best.
Where's my medal?
get a good video
Published on 2022-11-03 18:25:53 UTC
Get A Good Grip Before You Start is now has a video:
I remastered and remixed the song as a 24-bit WAV, you lucky
(Yeah, I know mp4 compresses the audio again).
mvp volca drum
Published on 2022-10-21 12:13:46 UTC
I love the more modern Korg Volcas, but I particularly love the Drum.
It is dependable, flexible kit which I have no trouble making sound
Doctor livesey I presume
Published on 2022-10-18 18:50:24 UTC
Phonk Walk. I can't get it out of my head. Please send help.
newletters next big thing
Published on 2022-10-14 10:49:43 UTC
Is it me or are many podcasts and youtubers now trying to get their followers to sign up for newsletters? Seems like a hard way to placate advertisers. Next up: the fourth revile of Zines.
team she hulk
Published on 2022-10-08 01:07:13 UTC
Brilliantly written social commentary, She-Hulk.
Could not have summed up the gg crowd better.
Published on 2022-10-03 11:40:49 UTC
Published on 2022-09-29 13:13:03 UTC
Jesus, not Coolio. Too soon.
dad jokes are the sum of all fears
Published on 2022-09-26 23:41:58 UTC
I am not very good at subtraction, but what’s the difference?
Not your grandfathers nukes
Published on 2022-09-19 11:28:05 UTC
Earth humans need to lean-in to small and micro modular nuclear reactors. They all walk-away safe and most feature fuel that is its own long term storage solution.
Clean, safer energy for all.
Regain the Joementum
Published on 2022-09-18 14:56:55 UTC
Biden has a GenX problem. Many feel like his policies have hurt them.
Biden needs to make the case that the opposite is true.
This will be a gas and groceries election.
dulce et decorum est
Published on 2022-09-13 19:00:39 UTC
I want Ukraine to regain its stolen lands and independence.
However, I am heartbroken for the Russian troops being killed by the
cruelty and malfeasance of their leaders. Most of these troops are
conscripts and many just want to go home.
This is a sick, sad world in which the political games of a few
destroy the lives of a younger generation and the future.
words mean things
Published on 2022-09-13 00:00:47 UTC
DOJ issued ONLY 40 subpoenas last week, so things may be getting
better for Team Former President.
yes to debt forgiveness
Published on 2022-09-12 22:48:32 UTC
I took student loans against a degree I did not finish. I paid that off.
I took more loans for a degree I did finish. I paid those off.
I strongly support student loan forgiveness. I encourage you to do so as well.
We will win we debt is forgiven.
to boldly go
Published on 2022-09-09 19:54:05 UTC
Loving S3 of ST:Lower Decks. It's my kind of Trek.
elizabeth regina rip
Published on 2022-09-08 17:56:27 UTC
This is the end of the Elizabeth Regina period.
She almost outlasted me.
reflective with moving picture
Published on 2022-09-02 13:28:20 UTC
You’ve heard the song on SoundCloud, now watch the the hastily produced video of Reflective:
youtube is the tictok of my generation
Published on 2022-09-02 02:30:55 UTC
Whelp, Soundcloud is a little poopy right now, so I guess I need to start a Taskboy Music channel on YouTube:
haidt to believe it
Published on 2022-08-31 15:31:36 UTC
Hey @pzmyers, thank you for saving me a bunch of time going down an unproductive rathole:
My spidey sense was tingling after one video of Haidt. Your comments confirmed my suspicions. Everything you said 10 years ago still tracks, but even better.
shocked shocked to find propaganda on social media
Published on 2022-08-26 12:35:48 UTC
Of all the scandals you will read about today, the US govt abusing social media to promote its agenda ranks in my concern only just above Finland’s hot PM.
Published on 2022-08-26 11:41:52 UTC
Finland, if you think your PM’s behavior is provoking a crisis, may I introduce you to the former president of the US?
Take the win. Even your scandals are awesome.
Published on 2022-08-25 14:54:53 UTC
For those people who are thinking about buying an RPG tile from taskboy games, now is the time. All titles that are not PWYW will be getting a 9% hike soon.
pity learners of english
Published on 2022-08-20 11:06:19 UTC
English pronunciation is drunk:
power | owe
our | pour
Live girls live there and read books that they have already read.
Worf in a jamb
Published on 2022-08-19 12:17:54 UTC
Lt. Worf against doors: a war without victory.
you cant even handle the funk
Published on 2022-08-19 00:30:54 UTC
Sharing this to remind you all Stevie Wonder is a National Treasure
and a legit musical sui generis.
halloween is on my mind
Published on 2022-08-15 14:35:26 UTC
No, I can't answer your phone call, I am planning this year's
Halloween yard display, obviously.
Call back in December when I'm not busy.
korg does volca a solid
Published on 2022-08-07 01:13:52 UTC
Dear @KorgUSA, your volca FM2 is just amazing. The effects and velocity
control are much appreciated! More please!
Published on 2022-08-03 21:20:58 UTC
Alex Jones is a garbage person.
He's not the only garbage person, but he is an examplar of the type.
lots o meter
Published on 2022-08-03 00:21:55 UTC
It literally never occurred to me that the previous president would
even try to keep campaign promises, so I was surprised that someone
tracked this at all:
syntax highlighting survey
Published on 2022-07-29 14:27:07 UTC
As an informal survey, help me understand how popular syntax
highlighting (SL) is for programmers.
If you prefer using your editor without SL, 'like' this tweet.
Reply to this tweet if you prefer SL.
it is full of snakes
Published on 2022-07-25 18:00:53 UTC
When you complain how Leftist Sanders or Warren is, kindly recall this
The US is a Right-wing country and has been for many decades.
The Overton window needs a shove Left.
better know a sheriff
Published on 2022-07-20 20:52:33 UTC
Hey! Sheriffs are elected officials.
Maybe you should get to know yours?
Published on 2022-07-12 01:40:20 UTC
To all the young synthheads out there experiencing glorious analog
tape warble for the first time, this section of the ESQ-1 manual is
Published on 2022-07-06 17:59:18 UTC
Wait, you are looking for a desultory ambient desktop synth jam?
I got you covered, fam:
its a mans job now
Published on 2022-07-01 18:28:21 UTC
Condoms and vasectomies are still legal, so I guess the conservative SCOTUS intends to put the burden of birth control entirely on men? Interesting choice.
the hammer to fall
Published on 2022-06-25 13:30:49 UTC
What's happening now could be seen clearly in 2016.
This SCOTUS is terrible, but the institution is solid.
You want a better SCOTUS? Vote in your local elections.
Published on 2022-06-24 22:16:23 UTC
Don't get mad. Vote.
If you've got the money, CfRR has a matching program:
slow news day
Published on 2022-06-24 14:43:05 UTC
Well, it's the end of June. Vacation time for many Americans. I'm
sure it's going to be a very slow news day.
*RSS FEEDS INTENSIFY*
Published on 2022-06-22 14:32:08 UTC
linux limits techno masterpiece
Published on 2022-06-21 13:24:21 UTC
The Linux kernel supports a MIDI sequencer interface, but limits the
number of MIDI events (in song tick mode) to just 68 years worth.
B...but my EDM masterpiece jam is *69* years long!
but we must read dear leaders tweets
Published on 2022-06-01 11:52:57 UTC
As a private company, Twitter is under no obligation to publish its user’s content.
Unclear why Texas GOP wants to infringe on the rights of corporations.
This timeline needs a copy editor.
Published on 2022-05-26 23:30:36 UTC
How many times can VMWare sell itself? Impressive. Must be experts at mergers by now.
great job everyone
Published on 2022-05-25 00:46:30 UTC
theres a name for that
Published on 2022-05-16 13:37:53 UTC
Engineers: know a little, assume the rest of the junk in your head is true.
the chewy defense but for capitalism
Published on 2022-05-13 11:43:35 UTC
Today’s Inflation is mostly caused by supply chain issues (and typically wildly market speculation), both of which are bigger deals than those paltry stimulus checks.
People telling you direct aid to needy people hurt your 401k are shilling for plutocrats.
more than I need less than I want
Published on 2022-05-08 21:58:32 UTC
This has been said of firearms, but personally I have
more Raspberry Pis than I need, but fewer than I want.
I am sorry steve
Published on 2022-05-05 15:37:44 UTC
YouTuber @steve_shives has been reviewing Star Trek: Picard and having
seen the last episode, I just wanted to say, as one human to another,
I'm sorry we did this to you, Steve. You didn't deserve this.
Published on 2022-05-03 15:30:04 UTC
1) the 9th amendment makes it clear we have rights not spelled out
in the Constitution. Unclear how Roberts missed this.
2) slavery was blessed by the CON until it wasn't. CON is meant to be
a living document.
-- IANAL af
things I support
Published on 2022-05-03 11:32:15 UTC
Yes to women's reproduction rights.
Yes to student loan forgiveness.
-- Your old college debt free gentleman caller
Published on 2022-04-29 12:46:11 UTC
Remember when in Raiders of the Lost Ark the Nazi's open the Ark and
learned forbidden secrets that melted their faces off?
I have one of those: in my town, Dunkin Donuts delivers.
Published on 2022-04-29 11:19:03 UTC
“Masks don’t help!” is exactly the wrong conclusion to take from this study:
Once you get covid, masks do not improve your chances of survival. Who thought the would?
I love reaper daw so much
Published on 2022-04-28 01:36:29 UTC
I bought reaper DAW about 2 months ago and I delighted with it.
It's powerful, fast, and loaded free, powerful plugins.
It's emacs for audio stuff. Can't recommend it more.
to make a large fortune start with a small one
Published on 2022-04-14 13:08:59 UTC
If you read this propublica project on the 400 richest USians and are not enraged, could I borrow a couple million from you? I left my fortune in my other tuxedo.
the forum of all fears
Published on 2022-04-07 20:21:32 UTC
I’m going to politely suggest that perhaps public internet forums and the police are not the best combination.
Also, we really need to ban Dirty Harry films. They are having a bad effect on our society’s most vulnerable.
And the musics breaking
Published on 2022-04-06 00:36:21 UTC
Published on 2022-04-04 21:15:34 UTC
Is Roxy Music for people who think Fleetwood Mac is too "edgelord"?
Published on 2022-03-30 11:49:17 UTC
I would like to ask the question again:
Are we certain Elon Musk is the genius we need right now?
messing about with reaper
Published on 2022-03-27 12:21:29 UTC
More relentless electronica? Yes!
This one made with Reaper controlling a Behringer Crave and Volca Keys.
Published on 2022-03-09 20:29:54 UTC
If I told you my Wordle start word was "iotas," would you think less of me?
I feel fine
Published on 2022-03-01 13:21:43 UTC
Anyone else getting Kayne-Kim vibes from Putin-Ukraine right now? It’s probably just me.
Published on 2022-02-22 18:00:58 UTC
Had an intense fight getting Behringer Crave to accept the clock
from my Arturia Keystep, which was sequencing a Pure Data patch on my
Raspberry Pi, but by Shub-Niggurath, I got something recorded:
Happy Superb Owl Day
Published on 2022-02-13 12:47:08 UTC
Happy Superb Owl Day, everyone.
I wish your family nothing but the best of nocturnal raptors.
laws are inconvenient
Published on 2022-02-04 20:13:46 UTC
The RNC endorses mobs storming the capitol with violent intent.
Looking forward to their reaction when progressives of color do the same.
Coin Op drops
Published on 2022-01-29 20:45:04 UTC
Another song already? Indeed, so.
Please like, subscribe, comment, share, join my channel, check out my patreon, follow me on instagram, friend me on myspace, friend me on livejournal, get the RSS feed for my friendster page, IM me on AOL…
fear AND greed together in one chart
Published on 2022-01-28 20:03:33 UTC
I’m sure this graph has been know to traders for a while, but I can’t think of a better illustration of investing:
Published on 2022-01-24 19:00:24 UTC
After avoiding them for most of my life, I have fallen into the Kraftwerk rathole.
They made synth noises into real music, which at the time, was no mean feat.
pattern matching for fun and profit
Published on 2022-01-24 18:41:04 UTC
What’s my secret Wordly weapon? Perl.
perl -lane ‘printf(“%s (%d)\n”, $_, length($_)) if length($_) == 5 && /^..ol.$/‘ words
zmodem kermit terminal
Published on 2022-01-24 14:28:22 UTC
The last time I really felt anything like a “cyberpunk”, I was playing one of these:
I am arguably part cyborg today, but nothing now compares to dialing up some rando’s compy with a modem to play games.
America god shed his grace on thee
Published on 2022-01-24 13:29:53 UTC
If you’re outraged by a news pundit’s latest tirade over a brand either putting on or taking off go-go boots from a cartoon spokesman, you need a break from the news for a few weeks. Your priorities are broken.
taxes as a marker of normalcy
Published on 2022-01-22 13:06:24 UTC
I have fired up the old HP 4655 scanner which can only mean one thing:
The start of the 2022 tax season for FY2021!
Why aren’t you all applauding?
Published on 2022-01-20 22:29:33 UTC
Gossamer is a bit of minimalist electronica featuring the Dexed (DX7) soft synth.
Give it a listen, won’t you, fine chums?
seven bit ascii 4 life
Published on 2022-01-18 15:25:01 UTC
math is hard tardis edition
Published on 2022-01-16 13:27:53 UTC
A man in the 1930s talks about working in the 1880s.
I was born about 100 years after this gent.
This messes with my sense of temporal distance.
Rituals are what you make of them
Published on 2022-01-15 03:47:14 UTC
We’re doing our yearly Harry Potter weekend now.
Friday night: Leaky Cauldron
Saturday night: Hogwarts’ Great Hall
Sunday afternoon: Three Broomsticks
We dress kitchen differently for each and pretend we’re wizards, Harry.
Rule of Law day
Published on 2022-01-06 17:29:52 UTC
I propose a new federal holiday for January 6 call “Rule of Law” day that commemorates a new victory over anti-democratic forces.
noise cancel culture
Published on 2021-12-25 15:15:50 UTC
Using the airpod noise cancellation feature for the first time and I am freaked out. I had a short bout of partial deafness before, so this is a little triggering.
Dots and lines
Published on 2021-12-23 02:55:41 UTC
Just a lovely deep dive into the vector displays of old coin ops.
Your eyes are liars.
Reflective is on soundcloud
Published on 2021-12-18 18:42:34 UTC
Posted a slight remix of Reflective to Soundcloud just in time for your holiday celebrations:
Scare your way to solvency
Published on 2021-12-17 12:39:10 UTC
Of late, I have noticed that The Atlantic has co-opted the fearmongering of Fox News, but clothed it for liberals, fanning concerns about civil war in the US.
I sure hope their subscription numbers go up.
Published on 2021-12-12 17:38:50 UTC
Thank you to all my Birthday Well-Wishers.
You deserve an update on where I am at.
The New Forty
Published on 2021-12-12 12:52:20 UTC
I do not know if life begins at 50, but I will be happy if it does not entirely end there.
Camel Cosmo Chic
Published on 2021-12-09 14:01:31 UTC
Stop objectifying camels, you fiends!
You are giving younger camels an impossible standard of beauty.
To quote The Last Remake Of Beau Jest
Published on 2021-12-08 20:05:19 UTC
I’m going to miss being in my forties as of Sunday.
Life really is shorter than a butterfly’s fart.
John McWhorter Has Questions
Published on 2021-12-01 16:49:14 UTC
John McWhorter clearly wants to help his community, but still ends up defending white privilege in a mind-boggling way.
However, his objections are made in good faith, are well-articulated, and require an answer.
Quacks gonna quack
Published on 2021-12-01 13:26:56 UTC
If you have long thought that Dr. Oz was a snake oil salesman and attention seeker, you were correct.
Words Mean Things Part MLVII
Published on 2021-11-30 13:15:22 UTC
Dear Financial Times,
Referring to a COVID-19 vaccination as a “jab” may be clever writing, but you are not likely to assuage the fears the unvaccinated. Please grow up.
Collect all 21million tokens
Published on 2021-11-23 13:35:25 UTC
I can see why they went with calling it “bitcoin” because “tech-bro beanie babies” was too on-the-nose.
steely eyed dust spackled drifter type
Published on 2021-11-16 01:23:04 UTC
Look, I am getting tired of you all asking me “Joe, when are you going to make theme music for a spaghetti western movie?”
I make music for own self, you jackals.
Published on 2021-11-09 14:16:26 UTC
I can’t talk right now.
I’m initiating a VPN session.
That sounds familiar
Published on 2021-10-20 16:19:31 UTC
Before you send me another prediction of Christian doom, please see if said doom is already on this list:
That is all.
I stan WWDITS and STLD
Published on 2021-10-16 02:12:08 UTC
I stan What We Do in the Shadows and Star Trek: Lower Decks.
That is all.
Power Is Their Policy
Published on 2021-10-13 12:18:20 UTC
Dress for success
Published on 2021-10-04 12:01:50 UTC
I thought you wanted to get rid of the Patriarchy and income equality, Dogg? Coveting the plantation owners will not lead you there.
Published on 2021-10-02 01:29:45 UTC
You know there is still a backup pope kicking around, right?
Put the WEE back in Halloween
Published on 2021-09-27 23:18:21 UTC
Isn't there a holiday coming around this time of year? What am I thinking of? Columbus Day, maybe?
Published on 2021-09-24 17:22:31 UTC
The 14th amendment, written in the aftermath of the Civil War, is one complicated grab-bag. Can’t even understand sec. 2 to save my life.
Published on 2021-09-23 16:43:50 UTC
to boldly support the powerful against the weak
Published on 2021-09-23 11:21:23 UTC
Another day, another celebrity whining about cancel culture. Because in America, shame is dead.
Sure is hard to figure out why people elect not to hear your hateful, stupid words. Must be a conspiracy.
Published on 2021-09-19 16:12:21 UTC
Totally hand-rolled a paging system for my son using a RPI +16x2 LCD + piezo buzzer.
Server built with mojo lite. client is python run from cron.
crimes against grammarity
Published on 2021-09-14 12:15:38 UTC
_dolly in; camera out_
me: Guys! It’s not Random Access Memory! The access is…
_Police enters stage right to arrest computer science_
happy nine eleven
Published on 2021-09-11 12:11:16 UTC
So, I still think W, Rumsfeld, and Cheney should do jail time for lying to us and killing people for oil, but I am an old person, so whatevs.
all the young dudes carry the news
Published on 2021-09-10 12:07:04 UTC
The last time I expected to get information from TV news was in the few weeks following 9/11. However, TV news had stop providing that commodity by then and I have never expected anything factual from those talking heads since.
Published on 2021-09-03 18:33:36 UTC
Bushcraft, but it's near my backyard shed, so "shedcraft"?
you can say booger
Published on 2021-08-23 23:51:51 UTC
No, I’m not crazy! I’m telling you rock and roll was considered to be dangerous, outsider music at one time.
This is what leadership looks like
Published on 2021-08-17 12:06:05 UTC
Ripping the bandaid off is hard, but leaving Afghanistan now is the right move. It would have been a better move 11 years ago. The best move would have been not to invade at all.
Now, let’s practice some national building at home for a while.
imagine a beowulf cluster of cookie clickers
Published on 2021-08-15 20:49:29 UTC
Ricardo, when I play this again, I will dedicate a Raspberry PI to it, which seems both environmentally sensitive and delightfully absurd.
the only way to win is not to play
Published on 2021-08-15 20:39:51 UTC
I beat cookie clicker (hint: set the cookies to Number.MAX_SAFE_INTEGER).
I won cookie clicker when I closed the browser window.
Buy low sell high
Published on 2021-08-15 14:12:51 UTC
I literally have a spreadsheet open next to cookie clicker that computes the cost per cookie based on buying the next cookie generator. I’m a value investor.
I also have a row that computes the wait time to a target cookie amount based on my current production rate.
Cookies are life
Published on 2021-08-15 12:08:34 UTC
Just discovered cookie clicker:
This game is as legit a game as simcity and I will fight anyone who gainsays me.
modeling relationships is literally SQL
Published on 2021-08-12 01:12:09 UTC
I was mostly skeptical of graph DBs and I am happy to learn I was right to be.
Just learn to manage your schemas, people. SQL is your friend.
calling c from python
Published on 2021-08-07 13:18:52 UTC
As a Perl hacker, the easy with which shared C libraries can be accessed directly from python code makes me insanely jealous:
making money with perl
Published on 2021-08-05 21:06:17 UTC
Since this makes me feel good about my questionable career choices, I choose now to believe in the insightfulness of this article:
Linux is my hammer
Published on 2021-08-01 20:13:47 UTC
This is a project box with three raspberry PIs running webcam software so I can spy on critters eating my garden.
Fear my opposable thumbs, varmints!
Published on 2021-07-30 19:18:10 UTC
BeerWorks Last Call
Published on 2021-07-29 11:58:10 UTC
BeerWorks is going out of business.
A staple brewpub of the Boston area, BW employed me in the mid-90s.
Great beer; better people.
summerttime summertime sumsum summertime
Published on 2021-07-25 22:48:37 UTC
1 2 3 1 2
Published on 2021-07-13 12:36:36 UTC
When your child asks “what is 5/4 time?”, play them Take Five followed by The Ocean or you’re parenting incorrectly.
epistemology for email
Published on 2021-07-08 12:28:00 UTC
Ransomware finally has me spooked.
Going to try out using gpg with gmail via a browser plugin today.
Published on 2021-07-03 22:04:19 UTC
Mitch outsources duty again
Published on 2021-06-27 13:56:53 UTC
“And so we [Congressional GOP] cannot be frontally attacking him [Tr**p] right now.”
Craven McConnell was never not craven.
Bay State is the Best State
Published on 2021-06-26 14:38:41 UTC
The New York Times is reporting that 71% of adults in Massachusetts are fully vaccinated.
Will this start a migration of people who want to live where government works and crazy people are the minority? It should.
I am Andy Ritcher
Published on 2021-06-24 17:53:30 UTC
“My ambition will be looking for situations in which to do my part. Not necessarily to grab the world by the throat and scream my name into its face.”
It turns out, I am Andy Ritcher.
old school values
Published on 2021-06-17 12:33:11 UTC
“I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy with the last answer I gave.”
I love Joe Biden and I already know I will regret saying this in public.
Published on 2021-06-07 22:35:41 UTC
I bought the Essential Hall & Oates this summer. It was a the right thing to do.
do you want to play a game
Published on 2021-05-16 02:16:50 UTC
My 16x4 LCD display works on my RPi3.
I still think digital watches are neat.
This is also my first tango with I2C.
when fiction becomes fact
Published on 2021-05-14 13:50:32 UTC
we can work it out
Published on 2021-05-12 15:55:04 UTC
Millennials, Gen Z, and even Boomers,
Happy Hump Day from your friends in Gen X.
yes my editor is ed
Published on 2021-05-10 14:33:29 UTC
I still use telnet for debugging ASCII network protocols like HTTP and I VOTE.
The choice of headlines is editorial bias
Published on 2021-05-06 16:09:13 UTC
Google news, which I browse in place of Twitter, has now become too outrage provoking.
I guess it’s just you and me, RSS reader.
Been a long time since I rock and rolled
Published on 2021-05-04 17:22:36 UTC
It is come to this. Nines.
No one warned me this could happen.
Charlie calls it right
Published on 2021-05-02 14:15:57 UTC
When you have lost Berkshire Hathaway, you have lost the war.
Published on 2021-04-27 20:49:36 UTC
I have an 8GB raspberry pi with the hostname 'tinygiant'.
Published on 2021-04-26 16:45:46 UTC
I had a little dropbox malfunction. Sorry about the spam.