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.


$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:

but it works
mkdir /tmp/t
for x in *
convert -rotate 90 $x /tmp/t/$x
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:


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.

Pretty sure I have lost (or am losing) a capacitor in my Sony PEG UX50. A sound coming incessantly from the speaker is the symptom. Dammit.

Use WSL on Windows 10? I do at work (have no choice of OS on my work laptop). If you install VcXsrv (vcxsrv.sourceforge.net) you can run xorg apps in individual windows that behave as native Windows programs.

Experiment: I think the antiX install on the CF currently in the Lifebook P1120 is going to get slim removed tonight so I can try out the instructions here: github.com/patrickhaller/no-wm -- let's try X11 without a WM, just for chocolate-doom and DOSbox. Since the drive bay is easy to get to, I am going to try out openBSD and some other OS's on this computer as well.

...and just like that, the lack of an ATI Rage Mobility M driver for Windows ME kicked my ass. It doesn't help that the Fujitsu oddball Mobility M has as much memory as an M1, is not AGP or PCI (according to WinME). This may end up hosting Linux after all.

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