Start a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that brings the RAWK to twee, beardy hipster bands who need a kick in the scrotum. Collect old amplifiers and distortion pedals and solid-body guitars, and take them around to those what need them.
"Here, Bon. (May I call you ‘Bon’?) Have a Les Paul and plexi half stack."
"Messrs. Avett? A Strat and MXR Distortion+ for each of you. You connect them this way."
We could film it and put it on TV, do a big candid camera reveal thing like when Ty gives people new houses. Tears, hugs, screaming neighbors, etc. Merchandise tie-ins, all of it.
The good news: the deadline has been extended until Thanksgiving.
The bad news: the deadline has been extended until Thanksgiving.
Output so far: 77 pages. Big ones, 11x17.
Mental health day or two: coming up.
Spent the morning reading about Fukushima and Chernobyl
a brief aside
- Imagine a word processor where you had to go into a whole different mode to add punctuation, and when you got there, it was so awkward and difficult that you just gave up and stopped using punctuation altogether unless it was an absolute emergency, like maybe 2 or 3 times per chapter. That’s Finale and articulations (accents, staccato, legato, etc.). Horrid. And the music that comes out suffers just like that hypothetical prose would.
- Keyboard skins are a waste of money.
- Projects like this teach humility. I thought I knew a thing or two about music, and it turns out that’s exactly what I know: one or two things. If you round up.
- It’s pronounced joo-el-ree, not joo-le-ree; ree-al-tor not ree-la-tor; shole-vin not shlo-vin. Read the letters in order and you’ll do fine.
- I tried un-hiding some Facebook people this morning. Too soon. Back in timeout they go.
Last night’s dream
All the signs were typeset in Jazz Text Extended.
~ Your Freedom To Use Your Browser Is Under Attack ~
Tumblr’s Terms of Service hasn’t changed yet. So please read and help out!
The Tumblr staff recently requested feedback on updates they will be making to their policies. They specifically mention one of their goals is to prevent the promotion of self-harm. However, their updated Terms of Service includes something a lot less laudable.
Unable to find the required avenues to stop developers from creating and distributing browser extensions that enhance the way you use Tumblr and not getting enough of a response to their scary warning campaign, they now seem to be preparing the groundwork for coming after users of these extensions.
As disheartening and awful as this is for users of Missing-e and similar, this actually has far larger potential ramifications. Tumblr is, by any measure, a major player in this space. What they do will be watched, and, if successful, probably copied.
They want to dictate what you do in your own browser on your own computer, the one in your home, after the data has been received there via the Internet provider you paid for. For the entire history of internetworking protocols, it’s been generally understood that once something goes out on the wire, it’s not under the sender’s control anymore. They have a different view.
Remember how agitated we got when Congress wanted to screw with how DNS worked? It’s about like that, except of course it’s a private company, not the gummint.
This is a bad one, gang.
UPDATE: tumblr has issued a clarification that they specifically do not intend to go after plugin users.