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Currently trying out a window manager called TidyTabs (Windows-only), and I'm really enjoying it. I love how related apps visually stick together and follow each other around. I'm finding that using this makes more sense in my head than using virtual desktops--I feel like grouping windows together is a more natural workflow for me.

The best feature, though? I can right click and close all the apps in a group at once when I'm done with them. 😌

The tiny generative art template is now using Browsersync instead of Python as the local server. Having to refresh the browser every time I change anything gets old pretty quick!

git.sr.ht/~jagtalon/generative

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I tried out Ripcord (cancel.fm/ripcord/) yesterday, and I'm loving it.

It's amazing to see all my Discord and Slack communities in one place, and I like that I'm able to organize and bookmark the channels that I care most about. I think it makes catching up less overwhelming and stimulating.

Tabs are also great—I can have my recent conversations in tabs instead of trying to find them in the sidebar.

Thanks for the wonderful work, @cancel!

I wrote a sorta-minimalist template for my generative art needs. It's not exactly dependency free, but at least it doesn't pull in a ton of NPM packages!

I think it's just right for my needs, and I hope other people will find it useful, too.

git.sr.ht/~jagtalon/generative

I got my copy of Code as Creative Medium! It's a bit intimidating since it doesn't have any code or how-tos, but it gives me some prompts and ideas on what to create/try out next. I'm excited!

I wrote a short blog post on the algorithm for the night sky poster that I recently made: jagtalon.com/2021/02/05/long-e

It reminds me of how simple rules could generate something that _looks_ complex. It’s honestly one of my favorite things about generative art!

I got packing materials and copies of two of my prints ready at home. I have the links up on jagtalon.com/generative-art/ as well so I think I’m ready to start shipping! Kind of terrified though I’ve never done anything like this.

I’m excited to share some art though so I hope things go well!

I initially wanted to put something in the foreground, but I think I'm pretty happy with this! I simplified the algorithm even more, and I'm actually surprised at how short the code is.

git.sr.ht/~jagtalon/long-expos

I'm hoping to get this printed soon. I think it'll look great as a poster!

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I've been working on a poster of the night sky.

I'm thinking I could emulate a long exposure shot of the stars as the background (similar to this unsplash.com/photos/hiTlXbs0-Z), and I think I just figured out how to do it!

I'm excited to see how it's turning out!

I'm starting to make progress! I've been inspired by space music from artists like Jaja, and I was hoping to emulate that kind of music. Here's what I got so far.

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I ended up switching to Sonic Pi instead for creating music. I'm a beginner, so I think I'll need all the documentation I can get! Sonic Pi has a lot of it, and it also feels more approachable since the programs are all in Ruby.

Wish me luck!

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I've been having fun with generative art recently. There's something fascinating about creating art by simply specifying a set of rules for the computer.

So this weekend I've been wondering if I could do the same with music by using Orca (100r.co/site/orca.html)

I've been struggling a lot since I don't know much about music, but it's kind of fun so I'm hoping that I get better at it!

Alright I added some rings. I think I'm satisfied with this one.

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I'm currently working on a 12x18 gaseous giant poster. I've been using JS for my , but for this one I'm using Lisp through Ronin (100r.co/site/ronin.html).

I'm pretty new to the language, but it seems to be more succinct and straightforward compared to the Canvas API. It feels easier to read too.

Currently a WIP, but the source can be found here: git.sr.ht/~jagtalon/gaseous-pl

Thanks for the awesome tool, @rek @neauoire

Also moved personal.jagtalon.com today as well. I'm feeling good about having my blogs running on a cheap VPS!

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Got to move my blog (jagtalon.com) out of wordpress.com successfully, and it looks like everything is in one piece! I moved to a self-hosted WordPress instead since it’s cheaper to host.

It was a pretty smooth transition aside from having to manually swap out VideoPress embeds in my posts.

I’m currently listening to an audiobook of Broad Band. It’s fascinating (and sometimes frustrating) to hear about the history of computing dating back to the 1800s!

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