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Hey, seriously: UX developers I am begging you, please stop following trends without reason. If a bunch of apps are following some new HIG that has real research and backing behind it, go wild. But stop assuming that companies like Google or Apple are actually designing their UXs with logic in mind and using them as a reference point. They're not.
To be REALLY clear here: they're not. They literally aren't. the constant UX redesigns we see from these companies is a result of their corporate…

Well, my friend Scott just came over and recorded a hammered dulcimer part for this song and blew my fucking mind. Put on some headphones and give this one a listen. I am seriously humbled at the moment.

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More work still on this track. I've re-recorded all the parts. I'll still have to do the vocals one more time. I didn't realize how tired my voice was until I listed back to this while mixing.

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About to drive 2 hours each way to Chicago to take my 13 year old to see GWAR. It'll be a night for sure.

Just finished recording a friend playing bodhrán on this one. This is the super quick edit, but I'm liking where this is going.

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If you want to head down a rabbit hole of a sick fiddle player; Tomas Callister is fab. Mec Lir and Ímar are cracking bands.

Hopefully the playlist works, I've no idea if it will 🤷 I can't see one there

#tradmusic #trad #music

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Reminded of this incredible song from Barrule and Eilean Vannin.

One that the #Gàidhlig and #Gaeilge #Irish speakers will enjoy as it will be like an ear puzzle!

#Vannin #IsleOfMan

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This is using all parts of the pipes to superb effect. The Eagle's Whistle

#UilleannPipes #Irish #Trad

A couple years ago I built these PA speakers. I originally covered the speakers with this brass colored aluminum grate. I just replaced that with some black netting yesterday.

I was not expecting apt to be thinking out loud while updating.

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In 2021 I really wanted to focus more on drawing characters, and especially my OCs. After a loooong time not drawing, it was especially hard to draw human figures, and I can't draw a comic without characters!
I think I'm a bit better now but I struggled so hard at the time and those are some of the least worst drawings of my OCs Jonah, Juliette and Jasper, the protagonist trio of my comic project ❤️💜💙
(here's the bi palette again 😘)

#MastoArt #CharacterDesign #illustration #CreativeToots

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FOSS discourse, RMS mention 

being Richard Stallman does not scale

Have to tell y'all about the wild flashback I just had to feeling like teenager. 

Then 13yo starts turning up Bikini Kill.

I had to stop myself from turning around and saying "Dude, turn it down! I'm talking to Moth's mom!"

I swear that I actually drove away thinking to myself "Sweet. She let us go." Like I wasn't a grown ass middle aged man.

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Have to tell y'all about the wild flashback I just had to feeling like teenager. 

It doesn't help that none of the kids' friends are using their given names, and not all are out to their parents. So every time I meet parents I have to try to remember what name to use front of which parents. Now I'm standing in the driveway. I have to actually remind myself to step out from behind my car door.


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Have to tell y'all about the wild flashback I just had to feeling like teenager. 

So I'm taking the kids and two of their friends to Indiana Beach, an amusement park. My 13 year old has taken to my taste in music.

At this point it's me and three teenagers in my little hatchback with the windows open and listening to Black Flag, and Screeching Weasel. I'm picking up the last kid and their Mom comes out to the driveway. I get out to meet her. And I already feel like I'm in trouble.

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Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.

I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.

The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.

Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!


I meant to add this photo of recording my friend on guitar the other day. Does this make my guinea pigs official studio mascots?

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It amazes me that so many human behavioural geneticists seem completely unaware of the massive body of research on non-human animals showing how heritabilities and genetic effects are often strongly overestimated, unless you use complex breeding designs and careful experiments.


Got to record my friend Scott playing guitar on this set of reels that I wrote. I am very much jealous of his ear for harmony.

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