20kbps and I

Why. Why not a more reasonable bitrate, like 128 kbps, or even just 64. Why not nice music that more people would want to listen to. And why even bother making low bitrate a thing that should become a category of netlabels or a subgenre of netaudio. And then the obvious answers. haz ran out of harddrive space. An anecdotal explanation, which at the same time might serve as some kind of founding myth for a proclaimed lo‑bit movement.

Web OPL (Adlib) Musicdisk

This is just to announce that I have published a web‑musicdisk in a long put‑off effort to port a 16‑year‑old replay routine for my own Adlib tracker to the browser. The musicdisk runs in WebAssembly, features OPL2 emulation (that I did not write), and is open‑source.

Even Further―Open-sourcing the Album

The year will be 2020 soon, the 'traditional' way of publishing music―i.e. finding a record label that is willing to organize distribution of physical media and promotion―will soon definitely be obsolete. Heavy-hitting artists that have a long history with 'major' labels and the traditional music business, not always to their favour, are moving towards a new era of self-publishing and self-promotion.

Further Beyond Serendipity

Just a short announcement of my new album Further Beyond Serendipity. I had not really been doing anything netaudio‑wise after Suicide Bag Safely Locked Away (thx to YIKIS for a nice article with links to my 'music videos'), which was released in 2013 on 20kbps, the netlabel which has been run since 2002 by Gert 3000, one of my oldest friends.

Rearrangements―a Quaint Bucolic

When you set out on a long journey, there may come a time when you have to step back, take a rest and reconsider your initial plan. The routes might not work out the way you had them laid out. Or you might not be able to walk them in as short a time as you had estimated. Nevertheless, you are much closer to your destination now than to the point where your journey started.

Hail Satan? Is out on Torrent

At long last, 'Hail Satan?', director Penny Lane's documentary on The Satanic Temple, has been released on bittorrent.

DXM, ein Katalysator

Dextromethorphan ist ein Morphinanderivat, dessen Patent 1954 publiziert wurde. Die Erfindung aus dem Hause Hoffmann-La Roche sollte als nicht abhängigkeitserzeugendes Hustenmedikament die gebräuchlichen Opiate Codein und Dihydrocodein ablösen, deren Suchtpotenzial bereits erkannt worden war.

Of Summers Past and Present

An onslaught of attempts at gaslighting notwithstanding, I have managed to cross the fifty-percent-line of my path towards a BSc in mathematics, and am, at the point of writing, at sixty-five percent. The bulk of what is left in order to reach Clear will consist of writing my bachelor's thesis

Dehaut vergeht nicht

Drei Tage die Woche arbeite ich im Büro, zwei im Home-Office. An Büro-Tagen habe ich jeweils einen Hin- und einen Rückweg von einer Stunde. Ich gehe morgens von meinem Haus zum Bahnhof, fahre eine halbe Stunde mit dem Zug und dann ein paar Minuten mit dem Bus zum Büro.

On Chordal Bipartite Graphs

It was on the 11th of January that my studies took me to Hagen again. This time, participating in the seminar from home using Adobe Connect was not an option, so I booked a room and got on a train. Normally—when in a seminar at an intramural university, that is—there will be one or two presentations per session, and the seminar will last for several sessions.

Born-Again Mensan

It was 19 or 20 years ago that I went up to Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen to take my first admission test for Mensa International. I think they still used Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices back then. (Not anymore.) My membership did not last long. The only event I attended was an annual gathering followed by a group visit to the Swiss Museum of Transport.

A Song from Afar

I do not know how exactly it was that I first stumbled upon the songs of the 60s/70s Indonesian band Dara Puspita. Due to their prominence in Indonesian pop music history, it is hard not to come across them at one point or other when taking a tour of Indopop. There were other all-female bands around the time, but without a doubt, Dara Puspita were the most successful of them all, and their recognition in the western world, as limited as it may be, sets them apart from most other musical groups, which were known only within the archipelago.

An Encounter with the Mainframe

This is not an overview of the history of IBM mainframe systems. This is not a walk-through of installing Hercules and getting a copy of z/OS to run either. Anyone who wishes to emulate a mainframe running z/OS can follow one of the guides that are available on the web. I wanted to do a write-up of the things I learnt that were less (or possibly not) obvious to me from the resources I turned to when I started setting up my emulated mainframe system and finding my way around it.

A Trip to Hagen and Back

The train ride takes about six hours from where I live—about half as long, that is, as it took when I was still alternating between Switzerland and Austria. Not that Graz had been on my mental map of the country much before I ended up moving there—that map consisted of Vienna and, due to Mozart and someone else I knew who lived around the town, Salzburg—, but Hagen was on my map even less.

My Path to Complex Analysis

In some ways my first ‘proper’ course in mathematics, 1340 Funktionentheorie has been a pleasure to work through. As my first two oral exams at the University of Hagen are approaching, I wanted to wrap up the content or rather the gist of the course in a short post that should serve the following purposes.

On It Goes

First things first, there is a FULL DISCLOSURE of my exam results, including scans of certificates and, where available, problem sheets and my answers over at the self-tracking section. Documentation of my studies has to be all‑out. First things first, there is a FULL DISCLOSURE of my exam results, including scans of certificates and, where available, problem sheets and my answers over at the self-tracking section. Documentation of my studies has to be all‑out.

First Exams Getting Closer

Now that the first exam is only seven weeks away, it is time for a résumé of the past months of studying. The distance learning university is operating in two-week long cycles. For each of her courses, the student has two weeks to absorb the content of the Now that the first exam is only seven weeks away, it is time for a résumé of the past months of studying. The distance learning university is operating in two-week long cycles. For each of her courses, the student has two weeks to absorb the content of the

Simple Answers—A Christmas Aphorism

Q: Why do people like their religion? A: It provides them with simple answers. There are questions that arise only after you put yourself in a religious context, no doubt, but essentially, religion is about answers to fundamental questions, not about questions. Q: Why do people like their religion? A: It provides them with simple answers. There are questions that arise only after you put yourself in a religious context, no doubt, but essentially, religion is about answers to fundamental questions, not about questions.

Start of First Term

The first term has officially started, so after venturing into position paper territory without having a fatwa issued against me – the perks of being insignificant –, I decided it was time for a little status update. Thanks to the study materials being released early, I The first term has officially started, so after venturing into position paper territory without having a fatwa issued against me – the perks of being insignificant –, I decided it was time for a little status update. Thanks to the study materials being released early, I

My Atheism

For some time now, my homepage on the public internet has featured my declaration of belief in Modern Satanism. What may have appeared to be a relict to some is actually of recent date and has survived several updates. There is, of course, a contrarian gesture For some time now, my homepage on the public internet has featured my declaration of belief in Modern Satanism. What may have appeared to be a relict to some is actually of recent date and has survived several updates. There is, of course, a contrarian gesture

Beginning Ascent

There was an article recently about how the Dan Plan had failed. The Dan Plan, TL;DR, was one individual's resolution to carve his way into professional golf by putting in lots and lots of effort. While Dan McLaughlin did not make it to the PGA Tour as had been his There was an article recently about how the Dan Plan had failed. The Dan Plan, TL;DR, was one individual's resolution to carve his way into professional golf by putting in lots and lots of effort. While Dan McLaughlin did not make it to the PGA Tour as had been his

Incl.YTPMV

The other day I found out that an old keygen tune of mine had been used in YTPMVs. (For a definition of YTPMV, see Know Your Meme.) There are quite a few of them, surprisingly, and that's for a tune that I never even uploaded anywhere; except, of The other day I found out that an old keygen tune of mine had been used in YTPMVs. (For a definition of YTPMV, see Know Your Meme.) There are quite a few of them, surprisingly, and that's for a tune that I never even uploaded anywhere; except, of