planet cb


I'm a music maker, synthesizer builder, techno lover, amateur coder and sysadmin, Linux fan, neurodivergent, sometimes graphic artist, homebrewer (mostly kombucha), friendly atheist, anti-capitalist, LGBTQIA+ ally, spoonie, obsessive personal wiki maintainer


I have a homepage @
another one at


:pride: :emacs: :doom_emacs: :algorave: :antifa: :linux_penguin: :bob_ross:

#music #synthdiy #tidalcycles #algorithmicMusic #kombucha #techno #electro #neurodivergent #modularsynth #emacs #coding #linux #floss #mentalhealth #analog #electronics #maker #privacy #freesoftware #bash #vcvrack #rack #puredata #techno #electro #experimentalmusic #doom #emacs

Pronouns: he/him

fyi it's midi channel 1, midi cc 40-50

hey #volca modular owners - you may know it is possible (and relatively easy) to add MIDI in to the synth, which sends notes and gates... but did you know you can also send MIDI CC's to control all the knobs too!!?!?

I just added a midi input and the external sequencing and creative possibilities are blowing my mind
a circuit board with some wires

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I've long preferred tabs but I've never thought it mattered that much.

Today my mind has been changed, tabs _do_ matter!

Github comment from MarcoZehe on 4 Aug 2020: The main reason I would like to see this change is for refreshable braille displays that are used by blind programmers a lot. Each space wastes one braille cell and takes away valuable braille realestate. Do if the default indentation of a project is 4 spaces per level, a 3rd level indentation wastes 12 braille cells before code starts. On a 40 cell display, which is the most commonly used with notebooks, this is more than a quarter of the available cells wasted with no information. If each indentation was represented by only one tab character, there would be three cells occupied by a tab character each, and on the 4th cell, the code would start. That's less than 10 percent occupied on the same length display, but all cells contain valuable information that is easily discoverable and immediately comprehensible.

I've put together a survey about the Small Internet (, , individual webpages, small community sites) and I would love your input. If you are a small internet user, please spend a few minutes and fill in your thoughts. I'm especially interested in the open response questions. This will help inform an upcoming conference talk I'll be giving at

Also, please boost this on fedi as much as possible and feel free to re-share on other social networks and in other communities. The more responses the better.

means: As slow as possible

trump, compassion, prejudice, advice request
@celesteh I know it sounds bad. And maybe it is. Honestly I just want to have less hate.

Abortion Privacy.

This guide is rather basic, and is clearly aimed towards normies, but it’s a good starting-point for folks who might not already be privacy aficionados. Merely researching reproductive care could soon be a crime in your area, and basic digital opsec will help you stay safer.

@douginamug yeah I am, sort of! It's a nice way to do cool things with services without having to learn a bunch of code and API stuff. however, for some reason it crashes on me a lot, and I don't know enough about node and js to get it working. when it works, it's great!!

love this dude
from "The Big Lebowski": Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man

I've been making some aggressively-DIY stickers for my ipad case
a laptop-looking case that has a bunch of homemade stickers on it, including: black lives matter, "my other os is emacs", "good vibes", and a quote from "The Big Lebowski"

@phocks not just you! recently it's been happening with our nearly-five-year old. seems to go in cycles, like for 2 weeks it's terribly difficult then for 1 it's only moderately difficult. solidarity!

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. ~ Anne Lamott

work (in progress?) experimenting with some unusual color palettes

also... this might be a self-portrait??
a very busy line drawing with loud and garish colors, of electronic music gear and plants, anthropomorphized with cartoon eyeballs

@pixouls nice!! I love mugwort! Although it may or not be a good idea since it's technically invasive (at least in the US), mugwort transfers very easily, so you could potentially dig some up and plant it in your yard or some other space away from a road. And if you brew kombucha, mugwort is an _excellent_ addition!

Here's an alien planet mountain landscape #mastoart #procreate
A digital painting of mountains, in the sky are two moons or planets

Gates' Law: Every 18 months, the speed of software halves.

Open to be blessed

If you liked this sketch, good news! It turns out that if you draw on the internet you draw in real life

sensitive media
It's the shark, now painted in color, on an aqua blue t-shirt. The shark is grey and white with a pink mouth and red high heels