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Interesting interview with Roger and Brian Eno about their latest album.

Roger And Brian Eno Reveal How They Made Their Tranquil New Album Together – All Songs Considered

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Way too messy lecture-streaming setup.

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@Burk Nice! Thanks for writing this up. I’ve been using youtube-dl for a while but I hadn’t considered pairing it with automation before.

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Both Linn and the kids fell asleep on the couch in front of the tv, so I guess I’m treating myself with a white lady and some short-stories.

Nice work this week, Henrik. Nice work! patting myself on the shoulder

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Great article my Aaron Parecki. I’m starting an online version of a course that’s usually on campus next week, and I will use some of these tips to improve my lectures.

Tips and Tools for Improving your Remote Meetings and Presentations on a Budget

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@alans I agree, there should be olympics for those kind of thing. That’ll show the parents who said we where wasting our time when we played Tetris. :)

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@manton Great idea!

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@gabz Put some protective film or something over the display as soon as possible.

I got an 11 a few mounts ago and it is an amazing phone in every aspect except the screen’s none-existing scratch resistance. It almost appears to get scratches but light photons.

Other then that, a truly great phone!

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For some stupid reason I was certain that Drafts for the Mac was a Catalina app only. Not only was I wrong about that, the Pro Subscription from iOS is also valid on the Mac. So happy right now!

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I usually enjoy assembling IKEA furniture but the Flekke Day Bed was almost more that I could manage. Now it’s finally sort of done.

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With hindsight, the discussion at the 45–50 minute mark of Episode 57 of the Incomparable is unintentional comic gold.

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@kaa Fastelavn buns are something similar to what we in Sweden call Semla, right. If so, they are awesome and I not only don’t judge, I highly endorse you eating the whole thing. :)

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@jemostrom I deliberately used an iPad for much of the work early in the fall semester and I think you and I have similarly things to do at work. Let me know how it works out for you!
Personally, I’ve had some issues with the Files app in conjunction with OneDrive. And an annoyingly subpar app for our learning platform. Other than that, most things worked quite well.

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The second part of my Christmas gift for myself arrived today; an Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff. Glorious sound!

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@jonmolina iPad for work or for play?

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Thanks Aaron. So far I’m happy with it, though I think I realised what I compromised on by buying such a comparatively cheap polyphonic synth (as compared to say a Prophet 12 or something). I would like a whole bunch more modulation, both sources and destinations.

My other synth is a DSi MoPho, which is monophonic and its modulation matrix is annoying to program but gloriously flexibel.

So far I don’t have any Volcas but several of those where on the table for me when I decided on which synth to buy. The Volca Modular har more of a Buchla approach to things, rather than a Moog style approach to things, right?

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@odd That sounds like a reasonable approach to things.

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@petebrown and @macgenie I see, thanks! I’ve never used any kind of pressure cooker so this was new to me. Reading the list of the things the InstantPot can do makes me want one.

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@macgenie This is probably a stupid question because I’m a total newbie on those kinds of appliances, but what makes cooking a soup in an InstantPot different to doing it in a regular pot on a stove?

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@burk I wholeheartedly agree on the Outlook ratings. We use Office365 at work and I stay as far away from Outlook as I can on the Mac (I use Apple Mail and the artist formerly known as iCal instead) whereas once I tried Outlook on iOS, I got hooked on it. Both on the iPhone and the iPad.

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Waking up with a cold, Ace Ventura’s hair and Johnny Cash’s voice. I guess it could be worse. It could be the other way around.

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@macgenie Same here, but also with the sense of annoyance over all these people – not just Billy – who want to be ”the next Steve Jobs” or who want to make their company ”the Über of [insert whatever]”. So annoyance over start-up culture in general, I guess.

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@furstenberg You are kind of selling me on the director’s comments. So far I don’t think I’ve ever watched a movie with the director’s commentary track, but maybe this will be the first. Thanks!

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@odd You are right, off course. The problem is that I find the ignore part hard to do.

And that’s probably why I feel especially negative toward the idiots on ”the left”, rather than on ”the right”. The stupidities of ”the right” is fairly simple to ignore. Just don’t read their fringe publications. Ignoring stupidities from ”the left” on the other hand would require me to ignore so much mainstream press.

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A late Christmas present (from me to me) arrived today. It’s a Korg Minilogue XD. I’ve just started playing with it and it sound great.

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Now I’m unwinding from the day by playing some Mario Maker. Though right now I’m probably winding myself back up over this hellish course. (Not the one in the photo.)

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Today the film and television students made a tv production of a floor ball game. It was an outside broadcast production, so they had to set up all their gear in the arena. I was there as a handler, for the first time on one of their outside broadcasts. It was quite a lot of fun.

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Great find at the supermarket today. Perfect start to the year of buying things on plastic discs.

Today I’ve been at home with the kids. It’s been a “study day” at their preschool, which means that the staff have meetings and courses so the kids need to be at home.

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@hjertnes Are you serious about that, that you think that everybody who listens to country music is racists?

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Stayed up way too late tonight watching tv. After an episode of Netflix’s Messiah I started watching the Fyre Festival documentary and it was really fascinating. So many tasteless, clueless idiots.

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A week or so ago I ordered some electronics stuff that arrived today. Yay! I’ll get back to making the Raspberry Pi music player soon.

As for today it’s been a day of nothing but administrative tasks. The nice part was that I got to work from home which I always try to do at least once a week and it’s a nice change of pace.

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I am probably the odd man out here, but when I talk about my problems with the ”culture war” destroying my will to rewatch The Last Jedi, it is mainly not because of Evil Right-Wing-Alt-Right-Nazi-Incel-Hobgoblins, it’s because of their opposite yet still strangely similar counterparts telling me that if I don’t love this movie, it’s probably because I’m a misogynistic racist who hate people who aren’t skinny.

It’s gotta be possible to find a movie okay but not great.

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@furstenberg The Last Jedi will probably grow on me to once I rewatch it. The problem for me is that it got caught up in the stuped ”culture war” that we seem to be fighting on the internet every single day.

Was it that the commentary helped in expressing his intentions with the movie, or where they just fun/interesting comments?

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2020, the year when I start buying plastic discs again

Yes, DVDs and blu-ray still suck but having to say ”no, we can’t watch that movie on this tv because it doesn’t have an AppleTV connected, so let’s go to the other room and watch it there” is worse and there are solutions.

2020 is the year when I start buying plastic discs again.

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@adamprocter Probably, but it still worth it to have those days where you feel like you’re hitting it out of the park.

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@adamprocter Good work! Those kind of days are so rare and so great, as opposed to those where you feel like you have at least ten things more on your todo list that should have been done that day.

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Today was another day of mostly administrative work. I did have one two-hour lecture on Mastering Music for Streaming Platforms but other than that I was mainly at my desk.

I did manage to complete scheduling and room booking for the next course that I am in charge of, even though it doesn’t happen until April. That made me happy and I now feel that I have many administrative things under control.

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As I’m moving back from Christmas into normal work weeks, I need to get back into micro.blog as well.

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@ronguest Thanks Ron, that’s very kind of you.

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@odd Håller med. Och sen är det väl där den stora ideologiska trätofrågan är, alltså hur vi bekämpar fattigdom.

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