Archive for the ‘Other Things’ Category

native-land.ca

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Native Land is an online map of Indigenous territories, language groups, and treaties.

I remember seeing this a couple of years ago, but since then they’ve added Australian locations. This’s something I’d wanted to do myself using Open Street Map, but hey!, here it is already.

🖙 native-land.ca 🖘

m~u~s~u~c

Friday, July 31st, 2020

I forgot to mention that I salvaged what I could of my old music blog, after the Tumblr mistake, and put it up at musuc.ryliejamesthomas.net.

It’s using a blogging tool called TextPattern, which I’d never used before, but I like it a lot more than WordPress. Feels really simple, gotta get your hands in and customise it, nice and DIY. More work (and the reason I took so long to mention it is that I wanted to get it setup right), but not to hard to tailor it to what you want to use it for.

I’ve been thinking about tying it to a wiki—either its own or my regular one—so artists and songs would have pages with bits of other info.—or even making it entirely wiki-based. But happy enough with it as it is now.

Roland TR-8 Pattern Sheet

Monday, July 27th, 2020

I made a simple template for recording patterns made with my Roland TR-8 drum machine.

Might add a section for recording the knobs (empty circles you mark?), as hand-doing those is a bit of a pain, and so-far that’s been most of the what I use the note space for anyway.

Example Short 23.976

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

An example of a film using a frame rate of 23.976, from Netflix.

Meta

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Boring post, but over the last few days I’ve gone through the blog and updated old links, fixed some yucky CSS, and reformatted all the posts to use the no-longer-new WordPress layout mode.

Whoops!

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Been meaning to move a few of my Tumblr blogs over to my own web space for a while, and the other day finally logged in to start backing them up and start the transfer.

Wanted to tidy things up and delete some old blogs I wasn’t going to keep, and ended up deleting my whole account D:

So, for now, that means my illustration blog, my music blog, my facesheadsbodiesperson one, discarded diagrams, and the old antiphons thing, etc., etc. are alllllll gone.

Wayback machine only grabs the first page, if it grabs anything at all, so it’s basically useless here.

Will post updates as I slowly recreate some of them. The music one’ll be first, ’cause that’s the only one I still used.

Five songs I always have to listen to more than once

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Hot Rain – Edith Bliss
TV Eye – The Stooges
Security – Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons (cover of the Otis Redding song, via Thane Russal)
Modern Love – David Bowie
トキメキがいたくて – Chieri Ito

Four faces from Diesel

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Krapp’s Last Tape.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Oculus Medium

Monday, January 30th, 2017

This is the first thing that’s ever made me want a VR setup. Add and subtract stuff real quick. Has nice stereo sounds. Good amount of clumsiness. You can go inside!