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from hello

@darius@friend.camp this is just me testing out Notes in #WriteFreely (with a title). Shouldn't look too different from an Article in Hometown!

 
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This post should federate as a Note, and mention links (@matt@writing.exchange) should be fixed. Previously the URLs were relative, which caused problems when clicking the links on Mastodon (rather than on the source URL). Not sure why hashtag links didn't include the base domain: #test

 
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This should be sent out as a Note (we hope), and maybe it'll even include the title I gave it! #testing @matt@writing.exchange

 
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written the night of October 25th 2019 #listenlogging

This list isn't in order but who the fuck cares. I am not sure why I am doing this anymore. I guess seeing the view count keeps being 0 makes me a little less inclined to write. Though I am not really saying anything that interesting other then “this good” or “this sorta ok” etc

Baduizm(s) By Gavin Gamboa + Erykah Badu “Twelve remixes of material from Baduizm (1997), Erykah Badu's debut record” Had been meaning to listen to my friend @gavcloud@sonomu.club new remix album since we hung out in Berlin and finally ran into it again today so got the chance to listen. It was quite good. I was impressed at how experimental it was.

Ran into the following two albums just looking through the stuff BandCamp had featured. They usually do a good job of featuring a diverse selection of sounds and was happy to discover both of these jems though clicking on stuff.

Lewis Cancut – Air Condition

Kamaal Williams

This compilation #chiptune album had some killer songs on it and also some awful ones. I was working so wasn't able to ascertain which were which. I will have to re-listen and look up the artists who I actually liked another time. Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 8

 
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written the night of October 24th 2019 #listenlogging

I listened to the first 3 hours of the Mark Zuckerberg congressional hearing today. It took a lot of patience to listen to so many old people talk about things they didn't understand for 3 hours. Especially so many people in a position of power.

I wanted to write something about this but feel I should probably go to sleep. I listened to some other podcasts too but none of them were very good and there is not a good reason to list them here.

 
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written the night of October 23rd #listenlogging

I didn't do as much listening today as usual. We lost power at 3pm after PG&E decided to save money by turning half of California's power off. Before we lost power I listened to Slavoj Zizek talk about Greta Thunberg

After that I listened to three lectures about geeky music stuff: Corporate Music – How to Compose with no Soul Music Software & Bad Interface Design: Avid’s Sibelius Aleatoric Music: Live Looping & Chance

And finally until we lost power listened through my friend Harrison's SoundCloud likes for an hour or so.

 
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written the night of October 22nd 2019 #listenlogging

I listened to random soundcloud rap for a long time today and was severely disappointment. Nothing that I listened to is worth linking here.

Listened to Dan Hassan interview Katze and Cryptix about tale:net on The Local Gossip (a podcast surrounding the Secure Scuttlebutt community)

screenshot of gnome 1.0 Then listened to 4 hours or so of open source lore on the History of GNOME podcast

I listened to the The Computer History Hour podcast about the Elliott 803 computer and its history for an hour. They were interviewing Peter Onion about how they were making an emulator that showed off the computer in a 3d space and let you feed paper tape into it.

 
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written October 21st 2019 #listenlogging

I finished listening to season two of Limetown, which was almost 5 hours of audio. It was ok but failed at leaving me feeling excited about it for the same reason I don’t watch most hollywood movies.

I took a listening break and ate some snacks and then listened to the first half of this mix by #SdLaika called Meshes that I very much enjoyed.

I quickly started feeling bored by my own thoughts and needed some mental stimulation so opened youtube and somehow stumbled on This Is Water by David Foster Wallace which resulted in me tearing up. I had never listened to anything by them. Actually I didn’t know who they where until they died and everyone online was talking about them for a week.

I had been thinking about language and wondering if I actually understood what semantics meant so I had looked it up on YouTube hoping to find a thorough synopses and came across a bunch of lectures and interviews with Noam Chomsky. I started with listening to The Concept of Language

I went on to Chomsky explaining what anarchism means to them and continued into an interview where they explain world politics through The Alien perspective on humanity, an interview by Tilo Jung. I ended with a bit about politics and that focused on how they would vote for Jeremy Corbyn.”)

After listening to Chomsky for hours I started craving a less male way of thinking and remembered that I had been meaning to listen to #JudithButler for a while now and listened to a whole bunch of recordings. These are the only two I listened to in their entirety.

Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor went for a walk

Judith Butler talking about anarchism

I don't know what Butler said that reminded me to look up the concept of the #kibbutz but something they said did and ended up listening to a number of videos on the matter. an Israeli boy explaining their life on a kibbutz

I then listened to a bunch of snippets of stuff about the communes in Rojava but all the stuff on youtube was subtitled and ended up distracting me from work so of course what I needed was to listen to All The Things She Said by .

Needed to get back up to speed and listen to some more music so I turned to #PussyRiot's КОШМАРЫ / NIGHTMARES and then their cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit and a bunch of other songs that were less memorable by the end of the day.

The final chapter of lecture-y stuff to end the day was #MichaelPollan's “Cannabis, The Importance of Forgetting, and the Botany of Desire” which was very good. The one thing I will mention here is their dumb intro introduced me to the word aptronym. On looking up the spelling for this wort I just discovered Wiktionary's English words suffixed with -onym

 
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