A round-up of social media posts from the past week, with some editing. (The first of many? We’ll see.) Inspired by Disquiet.
Drum & bass
Track of the week: Repetitive Future, from the Ability II Corrupt LP by Response & Pliskin. It’s an atmospheric track, 14 minutes long, that starts with a liquid break and evolves into something like Tangerine Dream’s Phaedra.
I made peace with Rekordbox and got back into home DJing, recording two new drum & bass mixes. One is a Mastodon exclusive, for now; the other you can listen to here.
- DJ KOS – Neo's Real Future
- ASC – Cosmic Energy
- Eusebeia – Recognition
- Overlook – Midnight Sun
- Jem One & SR – Stronger
- Garbage – Milk (Completely Trashed Remix)
- ASC – Force Majeure
- The Vagrant – Redemption
- Elementz of Noize – Nobody Here
- Audio – Bad Seed
- Response & Pliskin – Anima Morta
- Dead Man's Chest – Foundation Days
- Earl Grey – Infinite Loop
- Acid_Lab – Duppy Conqueror
Star Wars and lawn bowls
I did it. I watched all of Star Wars. Afterwards, for Oulipo.social, I retitled the films to avoid the letter E.
- Part I – Much Ado About Jar Jar
- Part II – Two To Jango
- Part III – Sith Hits Fan
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Rascal 1: A Star Wars Story
- Part IV – Star Wars: A Star Wars Story
- Part V – Plot Twist
- Part VI – Furballs 1, AT-AT 0
- Part VII – Midichlorian Stuff Stops Zzzing
- Part VIII – Viva Canto Bight
- Part IX – Skyfolk Go Upward
Now, with that marathon complete, I’m going to watch something that’s very short and very Australian.
[92 minutes later]
Watched Crackerjack (2002), the best and only Australian comedy I’ve seen about a bowls club. ★★★ Here’s one of the funnier moments:
Ye gods, thought Moist, back in the here-and-now, no wonder Groat sucked cough sweets all the time, the dust in this place could choke you!
He rummaged in his pocket and pulled out the diamond-shaped cough lozenge the old man had given him. It looked harmless enough.
One minute later, after Mr Pump had lurched into the room and slapped him heavily on the back, the steaming lozenge was stuck to the wall on the far side of the room where, by morning, it had dissolved quite a lot of the plaster.
Snapped up this secondhand book from 1993 called Understanding Hypermedia.
The Internet Archive has made a scan of this book available to borrow online.
Learning to use logical properties in CSS. These let you control the layout in a way that’s independent of text direction, e.g.
margin-inline-start instead of
(This site’s design is now mostly converted to logical properties. It was satisfying to put
dir="rtl" on the whole page and see the design flip.)
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Works on lots of stuff: margin, padding, border, text-align, float…
Other computery bits
Cursed file storage solution: YouTubeDrive
Appropriate Uses For SQLite:
SQLite does not compete with client/server databases. SQLite competes with
While upgrading Ruby: I wonder how many hours in total my computer has spent installing OpenSSL from source again and again.
Enjoyed following this tutorial for Videogrep: How to Make Automatic Supercuts.
Here’s a supercut of the word ‘number’ from a Numberwang! compilation.