Today I connected with the programmer of the oldest Swedish MIDI-software that I've found so far. \o/ Force Ten for ZX Spectrum.

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The ABCs of #climate change by the journalist who put the Sixth Extinction on the map: "Climate change isn’t a problem that can be solved by summoning the “will.” It isn’t a problem that can be “fixed” or “conquered,” though these words are often used. It isn’t going to have a happy ending, or a win-win ending, or, on a human timescale, any ending at all. Whatever we might want to believe about our future, there are limits, and we are up against them." @elizkolbert

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Seven years ago, a fellow named "MIDI_MAN" compiled 130,000 unique MIDI files by browsing a ton of sites, placing them into directories, and generally assembling years of MIDI music.

Now that collection (1gb compressed, 3.5gb uncompressed, 130,000 files for real!) is at the Internet Archive at this URL:

Video of machine music 

Tuesday electro with . Two sids, one 808.

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Last year I did an episode of my radio show "Open Sources" on early sound synthesis outside of the so called "West". You can listen back to my selection here :unwanted_smile: :

What's worse in 2022? Supporting MySpace or Spotify?

Watching yet another documentary that reproduces the photographic myth of the northern lights. It doesn't look like that to the naked human eye. Video killed the northern light, uh, star!

music promo 

I just bandcamped another old release of mine. Pay-what-you-want for a varied selection of computeristic chipsie glitchy rock pop jazz.

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Any IBM-PC #digipres / #retrocomputing / #emulation folks out there who might be able to help me resolve an issue?

I have some unique old music software (not extant anywhere else) that installs image files for a GUI ... but when I launch the software in emulation, it always shows a text interface.

Trying to determine if this is because the software can't find a video card in the emulator ... or if the GUI code was removed from the software.

Could use help from someone with low-level skills.

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When in Rome, make an invitation on a PET. :) Playing live with MASTER BOOT RECORD and Arottenbit in 2 weeks.

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Internet Archive has many contributing Citizen Archivists, and one of them is Marcin Wichary (who is fascinating in his own right) who has uploaded hundreds of Typewriter-based knowledge and documents. They're in a collection here:

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Come sapete, il 18 dicembre a Milano, ci sarà il RAVE PER FAMIGLIE.

Un evento con musica, workshop segreti, giochi di ruolo, intrattenimento per bambinǝ, distro, etc.

L'idea è organizzare un evento di fine anno, accogliente sia per chi vuole tirare tardi con la chiptune, sia per chi vuole un pomeriggio easy, magari con prole.

Sto cercando di organizzarlo in modo orizzontale, coinvolgendo persone, realtà, talenti.

Segue una serie di toot per definire gli ultimi dettagli. Boost graditissimi!

Here's a tool to find your Twittër followers and followees (!?) on Mastodon:

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Now that birdsite appears to be withering, I see some weird and sometimes dark social media projects promoting themselves. Collecting some below this post.

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Me and @ChartreuseK have been working on a retro webspace for the past couple of months, it's designed to be accessible through most older browsers and to load reasonably fast even over a dial-up connection, it has both an email server (accessible through quite a few older email clients) and a Public FTP that contains quite a few different utilities and whatnot for older machines

You know what? Today I got a useful recommendation from mister YöuTube. Wow! Hania Rani. Arpeggiatic music, but hand played, with vocals, and ... yeah. Dive in.

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it's #BandcampFriday :bandcamp: !

feel free to support my work which is ALL published under conditions of #CreativeCommons or #PeerProduction licences, #NameYourPrice and lately fully open source!

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