October art thread: the 10th 

I'm done!! I did remake the table at about half the size, which makes everything in the grove look bigger, which I love

The inspiration for this was the AI Neural Network art prompt list of landscapes, I didn't follow along with the daily prompts but the one "Fortuneteller's Grove, toad boulders" really spoke to me, so I made that

I love the lights so much, it'll be hard to make anything unlit now ✨

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Using Sibelius* and wanting to add a reminder to come back to touch up a certain part in the future. It's not obvious how to do this, but to look it up online I'd have to search for "How to add a note in Sibelius"... sigh...

*Notation software is suffering. MuseScore can't do what I need to for this piece otherwise I'd use it. I'd love to see something like a FOSS GUI editor for LilyPond within an SVG document (is there a way to embed a LilyPond renderer in InkScape?)

🎃 to this seasonally appropriate duet for five-string that I recorded last year, "Jack O'Lantern Breakdown" by Herbert J. Ellis, written circa 1900. 🎃 youtube.com/watch?v=kgwQx5JYu0

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @mellium - Co-op creating Go-based XMPP resources

🌟 @karrot - FOSS platform for sharing real life resources such as food

🌟 @sylvia_ritter - Psychedelic detailed artwork inspired by animals and FOSS

🌟 @mayor & @magicians - Banjo musician, especially 19th/20th Century pieces

🌟 @spectravideo - New PeerTube instance with responsible moderation and federation

🌟 @david & @dadegroot - Pro photographer, photos of Australian wildlife

@cb This is great! I've been meaning to do something like this with forever and you've given me some good ideas, thanks for sharing the script.

I'm working on a script that generates code for #tidalcycles - my goal is to press a button (or #emacs keybinding) and have a ready-to-go techno track I can mix and perform. Like collaborating with the computer. This isn't machine learning or anything fancy, just randomization within parameters. I'm really happy with how it's turning out! Here's an example of the music it generates.

Code is here https://git.chrisbeckstrom.com/chris/tidal-autotechno/src/branch/master/auto-techno.py

Looked at again this morning g for the first time in a while and was surprised to find it in better shape than I thought. Now immersing myself in typescript matters so I can write some tests, etc.

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I forgot about but I am going to spare myself the "start late, do a couple of things I'm not happy with, miss a couple days and immediately go into a combined guilt and procrastination spiral, and bail after a week" cycle this time around.

I might try with little 16-bar banjo tunes like I did 3 years ago, that was actually pretty great

Ghost Hunters show where they cook and eat the ghosts after they catch them

It also only occurred to me that Patreon probably has an API and/or Oauth provider, both of which they do… if my glance at the api docs is correct then one could in theory build a tiered content publishing platform and populate it directly via Git workflow, which would be pretty goddamned slick. Whenever I think about setting up a patreon a big thing that puts me off is thinking about how much time I’d have to spend wrangling content.

There are probably already such platforms out there, it just never occurred to me to look

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@Pixley @alex our local pick-your-own place is a fourth-generation farm with 100+ heirloom varieties and they employ, like, *all* of the local teens during the fall and has formed all kinds of partnerships with local businesses (when most of the crop got ruined by hail a few years ago they reached out to a brewery and now you can also get hard cider made with their apples, and in the winter you can get cider donuts at the local ski resort, etc.) and it's wonderful

guess I'd better go buy some wax-coated red delicious from chile though

I just realized one could set up a pretty sweet publishing workflow with [insert your favorite git non-controversial CI/CD platform here], like, on PR run lilypond to generate PDF/png/midi/whatever and upload it somewhere.

I have a private repository full of mostly 19th/early 20th century banjo music, a lot of which is half-baked and good-enough-for-personal-use , but having a publishing branch *might* give me a nudge to take stuff the extra mile

It's rockstar-before-there-was-a-such-a-thing-as-a-rockstar Horace Weston! :horaceweston:

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: If you make music on an , Patterning 2 is on sale right now ($14.99 instead of $19.99)

On the one hand I don't like to dunk on sincere/earnest makers on youtube who take the time to share projects they have spent a whole lot of time on

On the other, how do you get obsessed enough with calliopes to *build one* without knowing how to pronounce the word

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The Hon. Mayor of Banjotown's choices:


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