Items of Interest, November 9, 2021

I have added the new user oscillator Unity from tSoniQ to my wife’s KORG NTS-1 micro-synthesizer, which I’ve been using more than her lately. Will play with this some later this week.

Risk compensation is bunk. Tim Requarth at Slate.

Yesterday, I suggested that it might be a good time to delete your Reddit account if you have one, because Reddit is trying to join the planet-burning cryptocurrency scam in order to monetize upvotes. It doesn’t make a lick of sense but then neither does their own motivation for building cryptocurrency into its interface. For me personally, cancelling Reddit was low hanging fruit. I had an account but often didn’t use it for months on end and when I did, it was only for a handful of niche subs, most of which had to do with synthesizers of some sort.
Discord is not low-hanging fruit. It is practically infrastructure. So seeing them push bullshit polls that seem designed to sell people on some sort of bullshit ‘web3’ scheme (BTW I hate that cryptobros are using that as one of their buzzwords. Web3 was supposed to be Web 2.0 but better, not Web 2.0 but with your every utterance being monetized by a third party as part of a global MLM/money laundering scheme that also destroys our natural habitat) is a problem. It won’t be easy for me to cancel Discord.

Sherpa‘s black and white edition of the Incal cycle by Jodorowski and Moebius is a thing of beauty.