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CW: Critical Role C2 E31 spoilers

I'm rewatching Critical Role's second campaign right now and I've been waiting for this episode.

I like the storytelling and worldbuilding of these tabletop RPG shows but the most memorable moments are when things go completely sideways.

E31 has a fantastic and hilarious scene where a player during some downtime goes to deface a temple in a large city and then spends 30 minutes escaping guards. It's tense and unexpected and chaotic and very very funny.'s avatar image // / 106846521595553014 Origin link. Source file.
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Renewed my one domain name out to 2030 this morning. Now I feel like I really have to do something worthwhile with it.'s avatar image // / 106841536423118017 Origin link. Source file.
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Taking photos is frustrating. I don't have a tripod (my hands aren't steady) and the only camera I have to work with is a digital Fujifilm from 2004. Most come out blurry. I'll have to pick up another camera someday.'s avatar image // / 106825648064078460 Origin link. Source file. This is a reply.
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I managed to play Timeblind's Time Dilated By Matter and Cascade Failure by Vaccine so I'm v. happy.

Posting a bit early so I can go to sleep.'s avatar image // / 106815663757550700 Origin link. Source file.
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I'm 14 episodes into Critical Role campaign 2. I watched thru about episode 50 last year so this is a rewatch. Really enjoying it, I love the hijinks the CR players get themselves into.

I wanted a fantasy to escape into, something dramatic but also reassuring, and this works for me.'s avatar image // / 106798808347160728 Origin link. Source file.

I missed most of Quakecon due to an internet outage.

MTT 234 / No Carrier

MTT234 Spectrogram

Fast and noisy breaks, electro, and IDM this week. North of 140. Features a couple new tracks from Paradox and Parand. This one is coming in a few days late due to some technical difficulties.

This mix features some profanity so please consider your surroundings when listening. (One F-bomb is dropped by Parand near the end of the mix).

This mix is no longer available for download from this website. It is however available at mixcloud.'s avatar image // / 106797801465602555 Origin link. Source file.
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I'm back online after an extended multi-day internet outage. It stinks that my mix release schedule was interrupted but this was honestly a good time for it to happen.

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Spent my day doing a bunch of webpage stuff. Didn't really mean to use my time that way but that's OK, it was fun.

Will have to change gears back to music tomorrow.

Electrokid's 2002 mix The Robot Within

Electrokid's Robot Within. Released in 2002 (I think, that's the date on the file I have anyway). 62:52 in the truncated 256kbps version, 77:27 in the full-length 128kbps version. Nonstop propulsive breaks, electro, and IDM. 21 tracks all perfectly arranged.

This mix is a big part of why I'm here, why I'm a DJ. I found it in the early 2000s through a review Ishkur wrote on his old website. The mix completely floored me then; it still does now. Looking back I think I must have internalized a lot of the selection and decisions in Robot Within because I have - consciously or not - been trying to sound like it for a long time. I know it's the first place I heard Movement Through Thought, for one.

Robot Within holds up very well today and is still one of my favorite DJ mixes. I strongly recommend giving it a listen over at Electrokid's website. (And Ishkur's review has the tracklist).'s avatar image // / 106764572974057770 Origin link. Source file. This is a reply.
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I might write an article about just the B-side of this record some day, break down the construction of the song in finer detail. Some day when I feel like I have the skill and confidence to do that.

Florida Electro Artists Vol. 2 on Frajile Recordings

The Florida Electro Artists Volume Two compilation released on Frajile Recordings in 2001. Catalog number FRJ1-006. Side A by Factor E (remixed by Jackal & Hyde), side B by Resident Alien (Exzakt and James Wolfe). Design by Clutch. Mastered by Steve Smodish at Echo Beach Studios. Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM. Flac, 16bit/44.1khz, 86M. Tracklist and credits are from the sleeve artwork and discogs. Track durations, file size, bit depth, and bitrate are of my stored recordings of the vinyl.'s avatar image // / 106752779788591179 Origin link. Source file.

Trying to write a couple paragraphs about a record I like. Writing is really difficult.'s avatar image // / 106741736531650672 Origin link. Source file.
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I love mixing mid-2000s Florida breaks and electro so, so much. Old Exceleration and Frajile in particular. A lot of good memories with those records.

That was how I spent my evening, a few cups of tea and mixing practice.'s avatar image // / 106739672214400322 Origin link. Source file. This is a reply.
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I didn't post this to the fediverse at the time because I thought it was kind of beneath anyone's notice. It's not a complete program and won't work outside of a particular set of circumstances. But maybe it could be useful to someone as an example, or as a seed to plant in another environment (Pelican or some other Python-based site compiler).

Discord & Rhyme Episode 50: Steely Dan

the Discord & Rhyme Podcast

Discord & Rhyme Episode 50 covering two albums by Steely Dan.

Taking a moment today to link to the Discord & Rhyme album review podcast's two-and-a-half hour episode 50 which covers Countdown To Ecstasy and Aja by Steely Dan. Discord & Rhyme is always good, but this episode on Steely Dan in particular helped me understand a difficult band. (And it's been cheering me up a lot over the last year). Warning for profanity; maybe don't listen to this at work or around kids.

Important questions are answered during this podcast. Questions like: Is Steely Dan for dads? Is Aja "slick" or "smooth"? Did Steely Dan enjoy 2006 in film? And many more.'s avatar image // / 106707329835072135 Origin link. Source file. This is a reply.

I keep forgetting to use hashtags when doing these posts. Ah well, I'll remember eventually I guess.'s avatar image // / 106699439293389283 Origin link. Source file.
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I've spent the last few days digging around for old car audio bass CDs on digital vendors like beatport and juno.

Some of the old DM Records (Bass 305) catalog is on Junodownload, and Traxsource has a bunch of old Pandisc CDs (Beat Dominator, DJ Laz, etc.). I think a lot of this has been up for a while and I just didn't know where to look.

blogofile_gitview: A Static Git Repo Browser

I'm a person who often stops (or never starts) work on projects because another related project hasn't been completed. I often think to myself "I can't work on X because I haven't finished Y yet". One such project that's been holding me back, a pretty basic requirement for some things I'd like to do, is that I don't have a satisfactory place to publish source code.

I recently solved that problem. I figured out how to serve Git repositories over so-called "dumb HTTP" and then I wrote a clone of Hiltjo Posthuma's stagit as a plugin for my static site compiler Blogofile. I'm calling that plugin blogofile_gitview. Read on to see why I'd do such a foolish thing.