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zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

So, #scificlub on Friday? I forgot again.

So far I'm having a blast at the new job. Suddenly everything is comfortable and the stress is gone. I'm pretty happy about that.

I've also been having fun messing around with some mini volca synthesizers that I got recently as a gift. I'll post some videos once I figure out how.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Sci-Fi club no. 25: Slow Sculpture

I couldn't help but be reminded of Roadside Picnic when I read the story and again when reading your comment. There are some parallels in the societal commentary going on.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Sci-Fi club no. 25: Slow Sculpture

I agree and I actually grazed right over that point when I read the story without really digesting the implication. I also find it a bit questionable if that's really true of bonsai. In a general sense, I do like the bonsai metaphor though. I find it interesting that this seems to be the focal point of the story but has nuts to do with sci-fi, in a Hugo winner.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Sci-Fi club no. 25: Slow Sculpture

Can you elaborate about the moral?

I agree about the science being BS. It was a little odd, too, since I think this even appeared to be BS at the time of publishing, and it doesn't seem to be essential to the story.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 4, 2017

It's pretty nice actually. Printed to actual size with all the fold-outs reproduced. Print quality is pretty decent.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 4, 2017

Decipher it, duh.

No, not really. It's a cool little oddity with some interesting bits of history in the accompanying essays as well as a source of inspiration from all the crazy illustrations and text.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 4, 2017

Guess who got the Voynich Manuscript for Christmas?

Well, the version you can buy on Amazon at least.

I realize everyone's probably still tied up with holiday stuff. We'll take it easy until everyone's back in the swing of stuff.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Dumbest User Interface of 2016

I love that this lists all the reasons I hate those things. It's one of those devices that annoys you by the virtue of it being clearly poorly designed, rather than by the actual inconvenience of it. Why does the screen change so many times when nothing changes? Why is the error sound the same as the success sound? I mean, holy crap.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 28, 2016

Ever read any Icelandic sagas? I read Njal's saga a while back and enjoyed it a lot.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: My Album is on a Top 10 List of 2016

Awesome man! Also listening to it now and I dig it.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 14, 2016

This weekend I reconnected with a drummer from an old band and we jammed out some ideas for an atmospheric bass-heavy music. I'm actually pretty excited about seeing what we can do with it. I need to learn how to use my little synth unit now and come up with some stuff to go with it.

Also calculated the driving route I take to go to practice with my existing band when picking up people to carpool. 100 miles. Twice a week.

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