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This is in no way intended to dismiss the considerable talents of Greg Lake and Carl Palmer, but there is something very funny to me about a craigslist post for an ELP tribute band looking for a keyboard player

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Concept: a band called 'Cygnus' where all the members dress up like the humanoid crew members in 'The Black Hole'

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Counselor: Gen-X midlife crisis hotline, how can I help

Me: I’ve been comparison shopping practice amps again

I have made a weird musical instrument. It is some kind of electronic just intonation kalimba I guess? With stars?


This is galling me enough that I'm going to take the time to write a drop-in replacement that I can't imagine would be more than a few hundred uncompressed bytes' worth of code

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Me, optimizing a Vue.js app built by somebody else:

"Aha! No need to bundle the entire, enormous lodash library when we're only using one function from it, I'll add "orderBy" as a standalone function and that should cut way back on the resulting bundle size"

lol and lmao

Good morning, it's feeling like a "wallowing in my 28 hour early-to-mid-nineties playlist" sort of a day

Making the weekly dump run with both windows all the way down and blasting Deep Purple mk. II? That’s the good stuff

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The cletus fork of mastodon lets you post yokel only

Working on household projects in the driveway with the best music from the best summer of your early adult life a million years ago? That’s the good stuff

programming horror story in 6 words 

Stack Overflow is down for maintenance

Adrian Belew released a new album in 2019 :ahhhhhhh:

I *swear* I had looked to see what he was up to more recently than that

Why didn't anyone tell me about Muse until right now ಠ_ಠ

This morning’s vibe.

This is definitely one of my better scores; I don’t remember where I found it but I only paid a few bucks for it and it’s like-new.

Possessed of an *extremely strong* urge to listen to Ultra-Lounge Vol. 9, Cha-Cha de Amor

I hate these kids and their zeppelin tribute jerkoff display

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I'm not sure whether or not I'm annoyed by the idea I had this morning, which is a "mix tape" script/web service/whatever that takes a youtube playlist and splices it into two big contiguous files; one for "Side A" and one for "Side B", to share with your hipster friends.

...My working theory being that playlists are cool and all, but you lose something with the ability to shuffle and skip tracks; mix tapes are all about the carefully chosen sequence of tracks, and also about being forcefully exposed to stuff that's meaningful enough to your friend to put on a tape for you

To give a sense of the level of intimacy of this show:

At one point there was a "that-doesn't-sound-right" noise and after he finished the song, J said "I'd like to ask my wife if she can get my other amplifier out of the car"

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