Weeknotes 24

February 21, 2021
  • Just when I was starting to feel a bit better, I managed to put my back out. It’s taken me several days to get over that. Spending the best part of 3 weeks in doors ill isn’t great for my strength, I’m looking forward to getting out and trying to do some exercise this week.
  • A- has been watching The Handmaid’s Tale and I’ve been trying to avoid getting pulled into it. It’s compelling and amazingly acted but also utterly, utterly depressing. And there’s 4 series of it. I’ve had to hide at the other side of the room (we only have one room when the kids are in bed) with my headphones on to avoid it.
  • I’ve been really enjoying the new project at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It’s a great team, and I’m enjoying being part of the creative process as well as the technical/implemention one. I wish I didn’t have to do it all from an uncomfortable desk crammed into the corner of our bedroom, but at least the hours spent there have been fun so far.
  • I picked up a Gorilla flight case to hold some of my music equipment. The idea being that I can leave things connected together and it’ll be easier to start making some music once the kids have gone to bed. Bullet point 2 notwithstanding, it has worked fairly well so far. I’m really bad at cabling though, it always feels like a mess.

    A box of synths and other music making gear

    I have a 7” Waveshare screen hooked up to the Raspberry Pi (with pisound soundcard) - that’s running tidalcycles in this photo. There’s a Makie Mix8 mixer, and the Korg Volca Keys. A Korg nanokontrol2 is hidden under the massive apple keyboard.