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Am a heavy music consumer, and may post track links w/background. I do a lot with intellectual property, migration, and computational statstics, which I think are important topics with a lot of room for curiosity and creative exploration. I make soap, bike everywhere, often sleep in tents, and am generally an introverted hippie.

Left my guitar capo elsewhere ⇒ Amateur musician achievement unlocked.

It works great---the song I'm working on is on fire today.

Trivia: Nintendo bona fide got its start making these cards. Gambling dens, many run by gangsters, needed a constant stream of sealed decks, so it was good money for Nintendo.

The common hanafuda games are about making high-scoring sets. In Japanese the singular for one of these winning combinations is "yaku", plural "yakuza."

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Here's my Nintendo Entertainment System. It's more complex than the standard (aka French suit) Western cards and has fewer associated games. I want to design more.

Just obsessing over , a labor of love cataloging the uncountable number of games you can play with a standard deck of cards. [I told you all about , yeah?]

Just incredible how 4 suits, ace, 2-10, JQK, is exactly the right level of complexity to spark so much imagination.

Here's Victoria Borisova-Ollas's "Kingdom of Silence". Her kingdom is more "The final frontier" than "4m33s".

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∙ The Dominican llorona's father

∙ Finnish concerto for birds & orchestra

∙ From a Pulitzer-prize winning piece on US slavery

∙ Speculative fiction by Miguel

∙ Quarantine song

∙ Collected songs where every verse is filled with grief, performed by a string quartet.

∙ Vespers for violin, by my fave NY hipster composer

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∙ An Armenian Violinist; Google will veto your efforts to search for her

∙ Requiem by an Armenian composer

∙ For solo violin, string ensemble, and electronics

∙ 3 pieces by Caroline Shaw

∙ A song from 2011 that is now a protest song

∙ A Dominican llorona

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I'm putting all the music recommendations I've posted in the last few years in one place, for those of you who like them.
There's so much good music in the world.

There's some pop and not-pop. If not-pop intimidates you, I wrote an essay for you here:
Core point is circa the middle of the page, in the largest font Medium would let me use.

Breaking: A team of medieval scholars discover, buried in the archives at Leiden, the coveted Doomscroll.

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It is Halloween 1st, and I want to personally thank all the witches who were obviously working their asses off all summer for tonight's banger opening.

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Using emojis as a way to communicate your political standing on the fedi reminds me of Indian political party symbols

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Did you know the Antifa CEO makes 200x what the average Antifa employee makes?

uspol, but musical 

I've had in my head all morning:

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I can't judge, but I wonder how many people read past the first sentence of _Anna Karenina_.

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Looking for a Haskell tutorial that gives a "Hello, World" example within the first few pages---most save it until about chapter 8. Suggestions?

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