what do Buddhist monks and boomers trying to email you a file have in common? 

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Particle physics, new discovery, CERN 

The LHCb experiment at CERN found a new kind of composite particle at the Large Hadron Collider and I got to write about it for home.cern:


No, you don't need to learn modern C++ to do audio programming. You don't even need C++. Most audio DSP code is just arithmetic with the occasional trig function. I've gotten by all these years using nothing but conventional C, most of it conforming to standard ANSI C.

No, you don't need to learn JUCE to do audio programming. It's a massive complexity to deal with that makes the wrong things easier to do.

If you *need* stuff to work in a DAW, just pick one specific architecture format to study, preferably an open source one like VST3 or LV2. If you're not interested in building graphical UIs, LADSPA is the simplest one I've come across.

Otherwise, if you *need* stuff to work in real-time, consider building something like a native PD/SC plugin. Those environments are more extendable than conventional DAWs. They also tend to be simpler plugin formats.

But really, you should just cut out realtime/plugins and do offline processing with audio files. Less code, easier to understand, and easier to debug.

Holy shit


The maintainer of harfbuzz got fucking black bagged by Iran and they're threatening his friends and family

The plural of "index" is "indices".
The plural of "vertex" is "vertices".
The plural of "mutex" is "deadlock".

-- @agmlego

Everyone asks 'what's the coefficient of the parabola, but nobody asks HOW is the coefficient of the parabola.


Isn't it a bit sad when facebook shows you a photo posted by your (old but most recent) crush, and you ask yourself "please remind me, why did I fall in love with her?" ?

tired: running wayland because it's better than x

wired: running wayland so i have an excuse for not doing screen share in work calls

email, irl events 

Don't you love when you must give your email to an outdoor sport center, due to coronavirus-related laws, and they send you emails about some kind of live music show? never clicked an "unsubscribe" link this fast.

@FirstProgenitor that's fuckn weird, it's the best kind of portable storage

"what we're gonna do is tell this young child that they're gifted"

'what's that gonna do?'

"fuck 'em up"

I sat on the bench, in the most sun-starved corner of the park, enjoying being forgotten for another year and two jumbo burritos to myself.

I gobbled them down much too quickly and suddenly I was truly completely alone.

Shrugging I wiped my hands, then picked up my bag.

The weight shifted oddly and then it meowed.

"Meow?" I asked my bag.

The kitten meowed again.

I choked back a sob.

The universe had given me a friend for my birthday.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Caturday

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