At a training session at work today, I learnt that one of my core values is "stewardship". Probably explains why I love Jimmy Maher's game history blog so much - here he is reviewing some unusually highbrow 90s multimedia CD-ROMs https://www.filfre.net/2021/06/the-best-of-voyager-part-1/
Absolutely fantastic piece of #game #journalism on the lost phenomena of cover discs, shareware and game demos, by Edwin Evans-Thirlwell https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02-26-the-joy-of-treating-demos-like-a-finished-game
A final bunch of #counterpoint exercises. I've been composing one of these a day pretty solidly for six months, so gonna take a break. I want to try 3-voice writing, but I'm not sure if I should do that within the constraints of the 18th Century method I've been following so far... #classical #Music #composition #practice
Jimmy Maher yet again digging up some forgotten late 20th century #digitalculture - I love it https://www.filfre.net/2021/06/bob-stein-and-voyager/
And so passes Stack Overflow...
I'm listening to some French late-Baroque music that I never knew existed, by composer-theorist Rameau, and it's... absolutely slamming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnC9bVczc0E&t=391s
Not so proud of how my country rolls over for the super giants. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/03/microsoft-irish-subsidiary-paid-zero-corporate-tax-on-220bn-profit-last-year
I used this cool invasive species recording service to report a rhododendron growing where it shouldn't in County Wicklow! #stewardship #invasivespecies #plants #wilderness https://records.biodiversityireland.ie/record/invasives
I don't buy off Amazon, ever, cause I don't like 'em! Matt Stoller reports https://mattstoller.substack.com/p/amazon-primes-free-shipping-promise
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