@tdfischer yeah, definitely! It's funny how noticable it becomes if the rules change just a tiny bit

it's a nice change from feeling like The Only Gay In The Village (which I know I'm not, but it does feel isolating in irish trad music a lot)

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we played for an irish dance in salem, or-- there were actually queers present, who seemed to be regulars at the dances, and their numbers steadily grew over the course of the evening πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŽ»

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had my first official music gig since (a) 2+ years of pandemic (b) 2.5+ years of moving to portland and thus no longer playing for irish dances. it was sweeeeet

@tdfischer i think hungarian does this too. Weird shit going on over there!

mine is an older kit so there are some improvements in the ones available now! the source repos for the software are very active, and the devs and discourse are very responsive. very cool project

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I just noticed there are some zynthian kits in stock again, I got a pre-assembled and slightly used kit on reverb and I am a major fan of it-- solid device for my use case. If you're into portable raspberry pi-based music stuff, check it out!


controversial opinion but i don't mind gnome, been forever since i used it and they clearly undid some of the mess introduced with The Big Change that everyone hated

i also have a plain raspberri pi 4 + HiFiBerry DAC thing with a case that i've been messing with because arm64 and more memory, and it is turning out nicelyyyyy. added a fan to the case and overclocked the processor. tbh i just LOVE having something that sounds almost exactly like a real grand piano, have had to take off my headphones to check that my amp is not on accidentally because it ~feels~ real

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Adjusting 5 billion settings so the piano sounds amazing on a tiny amp, and now this is one of my horcruxes. I fucking love open source hardware

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sometimes you just need an audio device with knobs instead of touchscreen sliders

@fern don't worry! and feel free to ask questions

@quirkystreets i should add, the docker-compose setup was alright and somewhat annoying-- I had to use an older version of minIO, which converts backblaze b2 into an aws s3 compatible bucket system. you might not need this, but i felt like it was worth it because i didn't know how much data casual use would generate, and it seems easier to manage backblaze data lifecycle stuff than dealing with more elaborate cron scripts

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