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Happy Halloween

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CW: COVID booster

Got my second booster on Saturday. At the same Tektronix location that I got my first booster which was neat. Unfortunately I got sick from it again, the ordinary and expected fever-like symptoms. Was non-functional for about a day and a half.

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Just had the strange experience of (re)watching Night Of The Living Dead (1968) with commentary by a shark girl vtuber. (Gawr Gura).

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A lot of this particular mix (#296) is sourced from the Restless Dreams: A Tribute To Silent Hill compilation on No Problema Tapes. It's an uneven comp on the whole I think, but it has some very good pieces & is worth flipping through if you like dark ambient (and/or Silent Hill).

Restless Dreams: A Tribute to Silent Hill, by Various Artists

63 track album

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I moved my record & book shelves a small distance yesterday and now I'm paying for it. Sore all over. Had to remove everything from the shelves, move them, then put everything back. It took hours.

Looks nicer now though.

MTT 295 / Half Awake & Half Asleep

MTT295 Spectrogram

Electro (& other) at 120 this hour, a little cryptic & eerie following this month's theme. This mix features five tracks from Brokntoys (including relatively new pieces by Barking and Champagne Mirrors) and two from Bass Agenda. Plus, of course, a bunch of old and weird tunes.

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A video breakdown and re-creation of the Good Looking Records sound I saw linked on reddit. Watched today & really enjoyed it. I'll have to watch Groovin' In G's other Renoise videos.

LTJ Bukem (Good Looking Records) Production Breakdown (Renoise/Logic X/Emu e5000/Digitone)

Yo! Went super deep on this one! Really enjoyed getting stuck into all these amazing old-school DnB tracks from Goodlooking records!

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Mix will be up mid-day tomorrow (Friday). I spent all day working out a tracklist, finally settled on one a few hours ago & ran out of energy.

Couldn't make it good enough to meet my standards in time.

Shadowrun Returns on FreeBSD

Writing to report that the Harebrained Schemes Shadowrun games (Returns, Dragonfall, and Hong Kong) all run under FreeBSD. I got them working by following the Linux Binary Compatibility chapter of the FreeBSD Handbook (using the CentOS base system linux-c7 as instructed by 10.3) and then installing the linux-nvidia-libs package to support my graphics card. After that I was able to directly execute the Linux binaries downloaded from GOG. (This configuration is, of course, not officially supported by anyone. I got it to work but I can't guarantee that it'll work for anyone else.)

I like these games a lot. They're an interesting combination of tactical combat RPG and '90s Shadowrun novelization. The second one, Dragonfall, is my favorite of the trilogy, I think it has the best balance of those elements. I've had a rare crash or two while playing Dragonfall but otherwise all three games run flawlessly for me.'s avatar image // / 109111887121695531 Origin link. Source file.
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The latest episode of the Backlisted book discussion podcast is about Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky brothers. Listening to it now. I very much need to get to Roadside Picnic, it's been on my to-read list for a long time.

171. Arkady & Boris Strugatsky - Roadside Picnic — Backlisted

Roadside Picnic, first published in 1972, is the best-known work of Russia’ s most famous modern science fiction writers, Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, together the authors of 26 novels and scores of short stories.