Released a new Natanas album titled "Tupla is taking over. Suicide." find it here: natanas.bandcamp.com

β€œOf all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.

The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
- C.S. Lewis

I had been working on a folk album for some time. I have released it.

Filbuth - Holographic Metempsychosis

Recorded live primitively, at Natanas Studios in Wyoming, with acoustic instruments (analog drums, 12 & 6 string guitar, alto & tenor recorder, irish whistle, picolo, pan pipes, acordian, hurdy gurdy, regular & chomatic harmonica, acoustic bass, mbira, glockenspiel), except the keyboards on track three. Inspired by the changing seasons and a dose of Hermetics.

namtaraum.bandcamp.com/album/h

$3.00 goodwill find: classic iPod 30 pin connector clock radio. Funny thing was that I went there intending to buy this item, since they always have them there.

Now the proud owner of a 256gb solid state iPod Video with RockBox installed. I managed to destroy the replacement battery I bought but the battery it came with seems decent so far.

I wanted to digitize a moleskine to pdf using a sony digital camera. To photograph the pages, I need to hold the camera in a portrait orientation. This script expects to be run in a directory you’ve copied your pictures to, then generates an optimized pdf file:

#!/bin/bash
but it works
mkdir /tmp/t
for x in *
do
convert -rotate 90 $x /tmp/t/$x
done
img2pdf /tmp/t/*JPG -o /tmp/t/$1.pdf
pdf2ps /tmp/t/$1.pdf /tmp/t/$1.ps
ps2pdf -dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook /tmp/t/$1.ps ~/$1.pdf
rm -rf /tmp/t

inspired by @jirka 's latest phlog, a script to sort lynx bookmarks (you need to save the header, up to the UL in a seperate file): gopher://1436.ninja/0/Twitpher

yeah, I went ahead and ordered a battery too. $10 for piece of mind.

Flying to North Dakota tonight for a week in the north. When I return home, I will have an Apple iPod 5G, an SD card adaptor from iFlash, a nice device opening tool, and a 256gb SD card waiting for me. The hoped for result is a nicely built, solid state RockBox device.

In retrospect I likely should have ordered a battery too. The eBay listing claimed it was good. You can always trust eBay sellers, so I am probably fine.

Speaking of music I have made, check out this jaunty little tune:

natanas.bandcamp.com/track/sil

Recorded live (well as live as I can do with me on all instruments). A 110 year old opera sample is the vocal.

Performed a major site overhaul to namtaraum.productions today. No more cookies, javascript, or CSS positioning that would weird a text browser.

@twovoyagers - your tip about the for i in *... helped a bunch as I used it to convert -resize about a hundred images. Greatly reducing the load weight of the page!

My music label website was down this morning, the gopher site was still up. I ssh’d into the VPS and it was responding super slowly. tmux was not coming up when I did get in... odd. Ran df and found the hard-drive was 100% full. WTF. It turned out /var/spool/mqueue was taking up >33% of the drive. Too many files to rm * on. I had to rm -rf the directory and recreate it. A reboot later and all is well. Now to figure out WTH happened.

Now tooting from tootstream in st on openBSD. Everything is beatiful and the Fujitsu Lifebook P1120 is very responssive with this OS. Installed X11 and dwm (just to run st and have a higher res terminal experience)-- looking spiffy.

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