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Posted on 07-06-18 03:22:26 AM, in What are you listening to now? (last edited by hydra-calm at 07-06-18 03:26:04 AM) Link
Let's see...

Tons of Organ Tapes, as per usual. He's becoming one of my absolute favorite artists.

Beverly Glenn-Copeland, whom I have no idea how to describe, so I'll just link Ghost House here.

God - Possession -- nasty hybrid of jazz and grindcore by Kevin Martin of The Bug fame (but from much much earlier).

The new Object Blue is going to be amazing -- not out yet, but Chipping At the Kingdom has an upload.

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Posted on 07-06-18 04:07:41 AM, in Happy birthday Link
Happy it's still around! Hoping for many years more...
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Posted on 07-06-18 05:12:58 AM, in Have you ever thought about being another gender? Link
Addendum: pretty much every time I read a manga with some kind of crossdressing character I wish I could follow through on this stuff.

Still probably not trans; still want to try.

Guess I see it more as detachment from the self than anything.
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Posted on 07-06-18 03:23:28 PM, in General Anime Discussion (last edited by hydra-calm at 07-06-18 03:24:59 PM) Link
I've been watching Zeta Gundam off and on. Old-school mecha is nice.

Still on the assumption manga discussion's germane, I've read a bunch of Shimanami Tasogare over the past couple days. It's essentially about a gay high-school student in the aforementioned Japanese coastal town -- more to it than that, but hard to make sound natural. Very, very good stuff though, if pretty exhausting to get through...

I'm also caught up with Dead Dead Demon's Dedededestruction again. "Misfit internet kids trying to live and get along with each other in post-apocalyptic, slowly disintegrating, militarized japan w/ a bunch of parallels to the current political and social climate" is a pretty easy sell for me when it's done so well. I guess that's kind of a terse, incomplete description, but it's the bit that makes the rest of it work, at least for me.

I was pretty sick of anime and manga for a while; I'm glad I'm finally finding some decent stuff lately between these and Houseki No Kuni.
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Posted on 07-08-18 03:28:03 PM, in New stuff you got Link
Kraftwerk! More krautrock is always a good idea.

In my case, a cheap ($7 or so?) FX2LP-based logic analyzer. The crimp job on the jumpers is so overzealous I've had to throw half of them out, but the thing works pretty well otherwise, and the sigrok driver seems mature enough. Once I get some decent jumpers and clips, I'm sure it'll save me headache next time I have to use I2C for something.

Also got an Orangepi PC2 (allwinner-based single board computer) coming, but the jury's out on that.
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Posted on 07-13-18 03:58:03 AM, in Obligatory desktop screenshots thread (last edited by hydra-calm at 07-13-18 03:59:57 AM) Link


Too lazy to tune the size so the status bar looks like it should.
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Posted on 08-10-18 02:39:41 PM, in General Anime Discussion (last edited by hydra-calm at 08-10-18 02:50:11 PM) Link
I've started a couple new manga. The first is Eden: It's An Endless World, which is set in near-future dystopian world where a pandemic called the Closure Virus (autoimmune-induced hardening/cracking skin, paralysis and death essentially) kills about 15% of the world's population and causes massive political upheaval. Draws a lot from gnostic mythology. It's almost too violent for me at points, but the art is phenomenal and it's pretty thoughtfully written for something of this type.

I also read Nijigahara Holograph, which is pretty much impossible to describe in a format like this. It's required multiple re-reads and I still don't feel I fully get what happened.
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Posted on 08-23-18 10:35:11 AM, in What are you listening to now? (last edited by hydra-calm at 08-23-18 10:54:55 AM) Link
Originally posted by Rambly
i'm gonna start posting in this thread. i wasn't before because i was embarrassed about my musical taste (either it's too weird or conversely not weird enough/too uncool) but fuck it i like music a lot it's my #1 hobby

i've been obsessed with Velocity : Design : Comfort by Sweet Trip lately. i wasn't convinced by the album art or title but i sampled a track (DSCO) anyway and fell in love. it's filled with blippity bloops and it sounds delicious and maybe some people are tired of shoegaze but look they just make really goddamned good shoegaze and the addition of electronic elements actually doesn't sound forced. my favorite i think is Sept or maybe Pro : Lov : Ad or To All the Dancers of the world... or maybe even Fruitcake and Cookies, or International, or... okay if i don't stop i'm just going to end up listing off every track it's a good album i love it 10/10 it's one of my favorite albums ever ugggghhh

otherwise i've been enjoying:
"on (reload mix)" by aphex twin. yeah yeah whatever i like blipity bloops shaddap

i've been enjoying polvo. they make cool guitar sounds and can write good riffs a lot i think. thermal treasure is prolly their best song but i think i like exploded drawing more than today's active lifestyles

i really like MASS OF THE FERMENTING DREGS which is like just japanese noise rock stuff. for some reason the first time i listened to them i wasn't that enthused but i listened to delusionalism and that song basically blew me up or whatever. it's good

i've also given laughing stock by talk talk and black foliage animation music by the olivia tremor control honest appraisals again; i think they're both better than i remember. for some reason they grew off me since 2012 but i think i was being harsh on them for dumb reasons

oh and finally i love the n64 bomberman games' soundtracks but that's nothing new (i tried to pick a song that wasn't redial or zip or monogenic for bomberman hero. those songs are great but i think everyone's familiar with them by now)

i could keep going on forever there are so many songs i love and i'm constantly trying to absorb new stuff. well except for this past week where i've kinda taken a break



Laughing Stock! I'm not sure I could praise that album highly enough. V : D : C is great too, though I haven't listened much in 5 or 6 years.

As for me, the trip to my new school was a ton of Melvins (especially Bullhead, I love the lurching drums and the mixing of the vocals on Lysol/Stoner Witch bothers me), the JK Flesh EP from earlier this year (Justin Broadrick of Godflesh fame making nasty Downwards-esque industrial techno), and God - Possession. Not much new happening, really. I need to get out of the current rut I'm in; some new stuff would be nice.

I missed Polvo on first pass -- I've spent a ton of time listening to Today's Active Lifestyles. I think Action Vs. Vibe is a personal favorite. A lot of the old live videos of them on YT from the early 90s are great, worth digging through what people like Vacantmoon have put up if you get a chance. There's also this weird version of Thermal Cupid from much later.

This also reminds me that the only live video on YT of Slovenly is very good.
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Posted on 08-28-18 11:14:03 PM, in Welp, summer's pretty much over ... Link
I don't think I've -ever- liked summer. Public pools as a kid were gross, the heat meant I was inside all the time and didn't talk to anyone, etc. -- in HS I'd go completely nocturnal every time. I wish society would collectively shift schedules into the night when it got over 30C -- I think it'd improve everyone's lives. Managed to do a bit of something with it this time at least...
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Posted on 08-30-18 06:15:55 PM, in Sooo... Mastodon? (last edited by hydra-calm at 08-30-18 06:16:21 PM) Link
These days, I feel it's a fundamental problem with the format too, though I think it's also the desire for spaces to be 100% pure, rather than livable in a practical sense for everyone. Also, Mastodon tends to brand itself (or at least people brand it) as A Platform, not a tool used to communicate with other activitypub software. I think framing it as software would make people more inclined to excise bits they didn't like from their own community, instead of demanding they be removed for everyone. Instance and user blocks already exist for this.
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Posted on 09-01-18 02:00:21 AM, in Sooo... Mastodon? (last edited by hydra-calm at 09-01-18 02:05:44 AM) Link
I'm of two minds... The guy absolutely is garbage and probably doesn't deserve much clemency (or attention at all), but I think that mobbing (vs. using the moderation/privacy/self-protection tools built into the software) is a short-sighted way to go about getting rid of him. Obviously you have far, far longer experience with this than I do, though, so I might be being an idiot. I guess there's also the fact that he wasn't really "driven off" in an absolute sense anyway, since he could always spin up his own instance and let whoever chooses federate with him or not.

I guess it's just that I've seen dogpiling someone like this go wrong pretty often, since it's easy for those with bad intentions to whip people into a frenzy and send them after someone. Or for people to get out torches and pitchforks for a minor infraction out of mutual fear of the behavior. Definitely not saying that's happened here -- as I said, he probably doesn't deserve much. My issue is about the precedent and the similarities to patterns of behavior on Twitter.
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Posted on 09-01-18 10:49:42 PM, in What are you listening to now? (last edited by hydra-calm at 09-01-18 10:50:42 PM) Link
Guess my taste is regressing a bit -- I spent the past few days listening to a lot of Isis - Panopticon. Haven't seriously listened to Isis much since 10th grade. Even Oceanic isn't the masterpiece I took it for back then, but it's nice to lose myself in for a while still. Dredges up memories of New Mexico. Also, lots more ATDI, but I know I've extolled their virtues many times.

Other than that, lots of Cable Regime, a very harsh drone album called Death Tone (same person behind Elemental Disgrace, Hive Mind -- I might have posted about him before), and this W3C track (I don't really like the rest of the EP).

Not much new has been jumping out at me lately, sadly...
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Posted on 09-01-18 11:13:05 PM, in Jul Pub Link
My dreams tend to either be terrible or absolute nonsense (possessing someone like a demon to go get treatment for tetanus in my actual body, greasing locks with marmalade to open them, suffocating by opening a box with "no air", i.e. vacuum inside). Good, halfway coherent ones seem to have mostly disappeared with age... Or I've just gotten worse at remembering them.
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Posted on 09-01-18 11:16:30 PM, in New stuff you got Link
Cute little metal-case unmanaged ethernet switch (netgear GS105). And a TM4C123 evaluation board, for a very stupid reason. I'll probably never use it after this year...
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Posted on 09-01-18 11:17:54 PM, in Post your work station thread (last edited by hydra-calm at 09-01-18 11:18:37 PM) Link
Ooh, I can participate now! I'll just link though, since I'm lazy.
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Posted on 09-07-18 09:20:20 AM, in What's on YOUR mind? Link
Yes, and I should use them more. Tea blogs, music, news etc. all on one static HTML page is nice.
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Posted on 09-07-18 11:31:44 PM, in What are you listening to now? Link
At the Drive-in - Doorman's Placebo.

Don't change your tune... in hearing tests again
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Posted on 09-08-18 02:03:31 PM, in What are you listening to now? (last edited by hydra-calm at 09-08-18 02:06:35 PM) Link
Oh, also, I rediscovered Chiko Hige x Kaoru Sato - Le Chant De La Honte! the other day. Post-punk/??????? full of dizzying spatial tricks.
This new Bloodz Boi track is good too, if you're into that sort of thing.
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Posted on 09-08-18 02:35:38 PM, in General Anime Discussion Link
I know I already have, but I'm going to strongly recommend Haibane again -- it's one of the best-written shows I've ever watched.
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Posted on 09-09-18 11:47:49 AM, in Favorite Album(s)? (last edited by hydra-calm at 09-09-18 11:48:05 AM) Link
I somehow missed Earth 2 in the scrollback. That album is absolutely wonderful stuff... Earth was pretty eye-opening for me as a teenager -- I think Bees Made Honey was the first remotely drone type album I heard and Earth 2 followed pretty quickly from there. Like Gold and Faceted feels like time is stopping...
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