• How to refer to me: a brief guide 2024-02-17

    I’ve spent a dizzying portion of my online life trying my hardest to have one name for everything. While I mostly succeeded on my own terms, my preferred name does still vary slightly across different contexts. I wish I wasn’t so picky about the details, but since I am, I suppose it would be best to be explicit about it.

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  • Nascent's lessons on rhythm and sincerity 2023-09-16

    Alexander Panos’ Nascent caught my attention earlier this month; it’s one of the most unique, enrapturing listening experiences I’ve had in my life, and now I owe it to the world to pass it forward.

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  • Relentless thoughts 2023-07-14

    Today, I released my new song relentless future (feat. EZGi) and simultaneously announced my “album in progress” Light & Matter. There’s a lot I want to leave up to interpretation or otherwise unspoken, but equally as much that I want to say about it all. So, here are my thoughts, organized roughly by subject:

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  • The six-year comet only I can see 2023-07-04

    Recurring dates have held an almost superstitious position in my life for as long as I can remember. I’ll give some examples: for a few of my teenage years, the 2nd day of a quarter (e.g. April 2, October 2, etc.) had a reputation for being emotionally turbulent in some way. A majority of my published simfile packs were released on either January 1 or April 20 (try to contain your laughter); little traditions etched into the calendar. But there’s one big recurrence in my life: a comet, invisible to everyone but me, that appears in the night sky every six years. It’s a deadline, and it arrives in 10 days.

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  • Well, it's pride month 2023-06-01

    At the time of writing, we’re about 10 minutes into pride month, and I just published a long post about computers. Whoops! I want something gayer on the front page of my website, so here’s a quick infodump about my particular brand of queerness.

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  • The software I want doesn't exist 2023-06-01

    The first time I used Notion databases, I knew that they were the closest realization of my vision for the perfect personal data authoring tool. They’re such an obvious incremental improvement over spreadsheets that I struggle to understand why nothing like them was available to consumers a decade ago. But, alas, Notion is funded by venture capital, the devil’s mark that ensures their product will only get worse over time. The only way I’ll resolve my grievances with this software is if I replace it. But… with what, exactly?

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  • It's not all about being productive 2023-05-21

    There’s more to life than this.

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  • redesign 2023-02-25

    I’ve redesigned from the ground up, eschewing the “digital garden” concept in favor of something a little more home-grown. The “cool stuff” from my monthly notes have been split out into their own section, and the more interesting notes have been moved to a chronological sequence of posts.

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  • Don't forget to do 2022-12-30

    Maintaining a personal productivity system, streamlining your task management, working out a daily schedule… it all adds up! Remember that these meta-tasks are in service of a greater goal. Don’t lose sight of the tasks you’re trying so desperately to keep track of; only doing them will get them done.

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  • New WIP feeling 2022-09-12

    For music producers, new WIP feeling is the emotion associated with elevating a project file from a sketch to the start of a song — a new work in progress. At least, that’s what I call it in my head. I assume this feeling is more-or-less universal among us. Not everything you throw into the DAW works, and finding something that does work can feel a bit like hitting the bullseye on a moving target.

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