Cleaning up my bookmarks and moving them over to my website. Lotta old stuff to remove, lotta questionable stuff to remove too. :shrug:
I had hoped to do more writing this month but that didn't happen. Didn't quite work out.
Got some fun web stuff done though. That was nice.
The volume levels in this one are all over the place, sadly. That's what I get for A. not touching the gain and B. trying to mix together some wildly different stuff. Different decades, mastering techniques, production methods...
MTT 257 / A Peculiar Strategy https://djcev.com/2022/01/mtt-257-a-peculiar-strategy/
IDM, a couple of tracker mods, and some twitchy drum & bass to close. This #djmix features long tracks by Brothomstates, Metamatics, Plaid, and Scape One.
Took the train into Portland today for the first time in six months or more.
Downtown felt quiet. That could've been due to the time of day, and I was only there for a few minutes, but still felt a little odd.
Saw a lot of changes. Shops closed, buildings that were in progress are now finished. World keeps moving I guess.
The python cryptography module requires rust to build. This makes me sad.
This website provides a few different feeds, or syndication URLs, that readers can subscribe to. My static site compiler Blogofile generates RSS and Atom feeds for the main blog and each blog "category"; these are refreshed whenever I upload my site and are limited to the 10 most recent entries (for file size & bandwidth reasons). These feeds can be found in the list below:
- main RSS, main Atom.
- articles RSS, articles Atom.
- notes RSS, notes Atom.
- tracklists RSS, tracklists Atom.
Clients, Feed Readers
I've noticed some traffic coming to my site from a neat modernized feed subscriber called Fraidycat. This seems like a good option if you're on a platform that supports it and you want to follow a lot of stuff.
Upgraded to FreeBSD 12.3 yesterday & spent some time wrestling with third-party software.
I got tired enough of waiting for ports to compile that I switched back to using binary packages.
Posting this mix a bit early in the day so I can go to sleep.
MTT 256 / Slow Particles https://djcev.com/2022/01/mtt-256-slow-particles/
#techno , house (maybe?), a tiny bit of #electro . Kind of relaxed up until the point where I woke up while recording. This #djmix features tracks by Fanu, Marco Bernardi, Mikron, Patrick Wacher, Supreems, Underworld, and more.
Electro, house, techno; relatively warm music this week. 120 rising a bit to 125. Mostly old tunes, though there's a new-ish short piece in here by dbacon (Dave Paton) and a new-ish nice ambient track by Neotex (Neocortex?) on Trnch Music.
This mix is no longer available for download from this website. It is however available at mixcloud.
Used up the last ballpoint pen I have this morning, so I switched back to mechanical pencil. I have an old set of Pentel 120 A3DX pencils that I like a lot. Way better writing experience compared to cheap Papermate ballpoints.
Backup day. A combination of rsync and
pax | split aimed at an old FAT32 formatted 1tb pocket-size external hard drive.
It's about time to invest in a second backup device. Another external hard drive, probably.
MTT 255 / Chilly At The Bottom https://djcev.com/2022/01/mtt-255-chilly-at-the-bottom/
Posting early so I can go to sleep.
I've been watching old episodes of Elvira's Movie Macabre today. Less watching, more listening while pretending to program. Movie Macabre aired a bunch of neat low-budget '70s horror films, something I wish I knew more about.
Spent a bunch of time today and yesterday fiddling with my website. I seem to be unintentionally recreating the features and some of the look of Blogger in the late 2000s. Not sure why.
Watching Demon City Shinjuku again for the first time in ages
A. I'd forgotten how good this movie looks, B. This was definitely written by Hideyuki Kikuchi, and C. Mephisto's monologue (the dub version) is still glorious.
Late Night Sounds
MFS & Tresor techno-trance classic. Came to mind a few moments ago while flipping through tracks.
Picked up a couple new singles and EPs today, spent some time mixing, came up with a pretty hilarious run of tracks. From old dubstep to new techno-breaks to Torsten Profrock. Snares on 12. Good times.
Happy New Ear!