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I find it really interesting how in case of accessibility, what we do to help it is often just a case of personal prefference. Like, I used to prefer spaces instead of tabs for code indentation. Then I found out that people with various degrees of impaired sight really benefit from tabs and switching to tabs ended up being really easy to me.

Abled people around: To help your disabled peers to be able to exist without having to go over obstacles, you often just have to do something you like slightly less. What is a small inconvenience for you can help others in a way you didn't even expect.

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Tonight I've asked Stable Diffusion to generate 250 different pages from the 1987 Radio Shack catalog.

so I'm training this model in Colab after this workshop... it's on epoch 7145 and I have no clue how many epochs it wants to run through. could be done in 5 minutes? could be done in 5 years also.. probably somewhere in between.

dear all booking organizations.. it is highly problematic when you ask for a very specific framed-face profile photo in an application. you don't need it and all it can do is skew your view on the project.

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updated my CV of concerts and such tonight... things definitely slowed down when I left the states (and of course the pandemic brutalized performing arts). but feeling good about some of the things I did do.

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don't think I ever posted these when they were all finally published. Some works by Bengt Af Klintberg that I contributed to from Stockholm: southlandensemble.com/orange-e

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after many pandemic-related delays and 2 or 3 years of emails and (re)coordination, we finally got Insub Meta Orchestra out to Stockholm this year. it was fantastic and here are the two pieces filmed that night: youtu.be/zeEqyqKoPFQ

youtu.be/RKYPz7iDvuA

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Faust workshop - create your own synthesizers and effects, write once, run anywhere! 

Friday, 25 November
19:30
LAG, Amsterdam

Faust is specialized programming language that is used for creating synthesizers and effects (VST/LV2 and more) on PCs, Macs, and Linux computers. Faust is a much simpler and more intuitive to learn than the traditional ways of programming plugins for music making.

In this workshop, I will fist try to answer the following questions:

* What is faust?
* Why is it useful?
* How does it work?
* What's the catch?

radar.squat.net/en/event/amste

#faust #synth #music #workshop #amsterdam

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When you buy a dodgy Electric Piano from Wish. Haha. Heeeavy! #funny

looking forward to be checking out some of the lectures at the AI in Music conference tomorrow. Jonathan Sterne keynote in the morning!

musaiclab.wordpress.com/musaic

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93% of Paint Splatters are Valid Perl Programs
mcmillen.dev/sigbovik/

> In this paper, we aim to answer a long-standing open problem in the programming languages community: is it possible to smear paint on the wall without creating valid Perl?

> We answer this question in the affirmative: it is possible to smear paint on the wall without creating a valid Perl program. We employ an empirical approach, using OCR software, which finds that merely 93% of paint splatters parse as valid Perl.

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well, this is definitely what I will get myself for the holidays (although maybe I could get it from the EMS library): adlibris.com/se/e-bok/wild-sou

Amy Cimini's new book on Amacher, "Wild Sound"

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#2701 Change in Slope 

Squinting at a graph is fine for getting a rough idea of the answer, but if you want to pretend to know it exactly, you neeed statistics.
xkcd.com/2701/

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