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I’m Jason, and this is my

I am a hacker, father, husband, filmmaker and kind-of musician. Politically I’m an anarchist and my pronouns are he/him.

I like making things and I love to see and talk to people about the things they make and do. I don’t have much artistic ability and as a result I deeply respect those who do.

I don’t understand competition, favor collaboration (even if I struggle doing it sometimes) and know humans can thrive without authority.

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Greetings and salutations! This is your captain speaking.

In the following posts (the locals call them “toots”), I’ll give you a quick tour of the ships features. If you need more information or have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask.

You’ll notice a row of icons containing a house, a bell, three people, a globe and a magnifying glass. I’ll explain each of these in turn next.

Spent another hour or so before work today working on , and made good progress again (got basic image uploading working).

I woke-up thinking about how art is the greatest communication technology we’ve created (I’ll probably write a blog post with more on that soon) and this made me feel like ArtAds could actually be a more important project than I originally thought.

This put some enthusiasm into the work.

Started working on ArtAds (jasongullickson.com/artads.htm) this morning.

Decided to go with Python/Flask because I want to start with the API first and I don’t want to get hung-up by language issues (I work with Python everyday so it’s easy to remember everything). Haven’t done much (non-cloud) DB programming with Python and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I could get that going.

This is a good idea on several levels (even if there are a few issues with the implementation).

hackaday.com/2021/06/07/ryobi-

There is the safety and convenience aspects for the builder and operator, but beyond that there are efficiencies of scale available when standards are applied. If batteries like this were available in several capacities by different manufacturers using a standard connector and form-factor prices and availability could improve and put more EV’s on the road.

Anyone got anything fun planned this weekend?

Looks like it will be pretty hot here so I plan on spending at least some of it hiding in the lab working on finishing the prototype for korn-e:

github.com/jjg/korn-e

(I should probably add more to the README)

My friend Pete turned me on to this site and I’ve been listening to these “mixtapes” all day:

mkepunk.com/make-me-a-mixtape/

Global Pandemic has me spending so much time indoors I’ve become mentally conditioned to assume the TV is a window. When the weather is bad on a movie I’m surprised when it is sunny outside.

Revisiting “The Good Life Lab” has me re-examining what parts I can apply to my life to get more of what I want.

In broad strokes this could be called “freedom”, but that’s just a starting point for more specific desires like non-alienating work, greater physical and intellectual endurance, more creativity, more fun, more collaboration, etc.

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I think I’ve been finding excuses to be lazier. Maybe that’s too judgemental (or at least carries a negative connotation), but I think I’ve justified doing less of the things I could do myself by claiming that my limited time is better spent elsewhere.

But when I reflect on that honestly, what am I spending the time on? Lately (the last year or so) it’s been consuming a lot, and I think I’m neglecting my own CCC philosophy (create, consume, curate in equal portion).

@JohnnyPistolWhip so my friend got a bunch of these old (acetate?) records donated to her Restore and is wondering if they are worth pricing out individually.

Do you know if there is a market for these things?

@jjg I’m bad at being social and making friends. My FB friends list is mostly made up of family that doesn’t suck, people I met before I was 20 and my Gen-z rapper babies. 😃

My ability to make things has diminished over the last few years. I’m not sure if it’s a problem with my creativity, or my concentration/endurance or something else, but I just don’t seem to be able to make as much stuff as I used to.

I’m not sure what caused this but it’s a bummer and I’d like to reverse it. Seems like now most of my enthusiasm comes first thing in the morning and evaporates by the time I get out of bed 🤣

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Man, sometimes I wish I could just turn off my brain and enjoy life for a bit 🤣

Pretty sure I need to buy these and cram something cool into them…

…although maybe I should do something with The Neuromatic 2000 first…

swapauction.wisc.edu/Listing/D

@jjg This would be pretty cool. I am torn between anarchy and benevolent AI overlords. Lol.
Capitalists will breed empathy out of us if we don’t push back. American narcissism is a deliberate construct of capitalist marketing and consumer misery. Fuck all that. Lol 🏴🏴‍☠️🏴

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The Neuromantics

People who like to think about what they talk about.