Show more

The new Fragrance, from Monty Python

It’s

Hmm, apparently nginx tried to restart at some point in the last however many hours, and my config was borked due to some troubleshooting I was doing the other day (which is weird, because I thought I had already done a `nginx reload` but πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ) back online now.

*and* cleaning them, which was another thing that always gave me pause about the instrument; it was always in a "I'm glad I own it, but don't really want to pay for lessons or to have it reconditioned" zone but now I'm a little bit fired up, and encouraged by Hohner's official service videos. youtube.com/watch?v=mDjJIluEX-

I miss my grandpa, and have only a couple of vague memories of hearing him play.

Show thread

Something reminded me earlier today that I have my late grandfather's Hohner chromatic harmonica, and then while looking for something else I (perhaps subconsciously) looked in the drawer where it's been sitting the last however many years. The last time I gave any thought to learning how to play it was just before YouTube became a thing, and *now* there is an embarrassment of riches online when it comes to learning harmonica. /

@mayor Meta - this clip is a good reminder that YouTube does compress/degrade your content; this video was somewhat potato quality to begin with, but I came across the original file today and the version on YouTube (which I imported to Peertube) looks terrible. I mean, it should go without saying, but πŸ‘ Don't πŸ‘ Use πŸ‘ Third πŸ‘ Party πŸ‘ Services πŸ‘ As πŸ‘ Your πŸ‘ Primary πŸ‘ Means πŸ‘ of πŸ‘ storage

Show thread

very long post about classical music, communism, and Bad Takes about putting livestreaming behind paywalls, COVID-19 

Shout out to anyone who samples and releases a Soundfont for free, but Ogg Vorbis seems like a deliberately obtuse format to use for samples. I can't even get it to work in OS X.

I wound doing a find/exec with ffmpeg to convert all of the samples to WAV, then doing a find/replace for all the converted sample file names in the .sfz file. Then converting it to a monolithic .sf2 file with Polyphone so I can use it in Auria Pro. Works perfectly!

Shout out to (normally just February every year) for spinning up an April challenge, because how better to spend the time? rpmchallenge.com/

Show more

The Hon. Mayor of Banjotown πŸͺ•'s choices:

Banjotown

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!