Checking In: 2023-08-13

Checking in for 2023-08-13:

  • Getting my energy back. Managed to not have to take a nap yesterday. Also feeling my desire to work on things coming back. Last night I was playing around with doing some cross-assembly from my Linux machine to the Atari 800 emulator. Managed to load some code that I created using ATASM over to Atari800 emulator.
  • Spent way too much time on Social Media yesterday but I think I needed it. Got a lot of it out of my system so I can focus on what is important now.
  • Detroiters was a delightful find. It's a shame it was canceled but frankly I think it said what it needed to say. Worth checking out, especially if you're Detroit-adjacent. Also, Mort Crim was an absolute hoot in this show.
  • I'm livid about music labels suing the Internet Archive. Much like the publishers that sued the Internet Archive these folks won't see another dime from me. There's plenty of other folks to support that aren't busily trying to take down an important resource. But, whatever. Greedy fucks will burn the world to a crisp and salt the earth in order to keep their monopolies on culture.
  • Rick Beato mentioned about certain artists still blocking their music and how they're making themselves and the artists they represent irrelevant. If you think I'm being byperbolic just think about the last time you heard someone talk about Harold Lloyd. He maintained control over his films and basically suffocated them from the public consciousness. You'll hear about Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton before you hear anyone talk about Harold Lloyd. By keeping a tight grip on artists music and making it impossible to share (or worse, putting up major guard-rails to funnel folks into controlled listening and viewing experiences) you've doomed your work to irrelevance. I can only point out how foolish control can be. If these publishers and artists want to damn themselves to this fate I'll grease the slide for them.

That's all for now. More as I know it.