BKSTRM

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

BLACK LIVES MATTER
TRANS LIVES MATTER

I have a homepage @ https://chrisbeckstrom.com
another one at https://tilde.club/~beckstrom

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: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
BKSTRM
cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
@jec totally agreed. I'm not going for that transparent "slight analog warmth," I like to SMASH IT!!!
13 hours ago
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cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
@cstanhope I don't mind at all!! BOOMCAT BOOMCAT BOOMCAT BOOMCAT BOOMCAT BOOMCAT BOOMCAT BOOMCAT BOOMCAT
16 hours ago
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cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
my techno battle station
17 hours ago
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cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
@jec yeah you're absolutely right about that!
4 days ago
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cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
just discovered that although my #volca drum will change patches when it gets a program change message, my keys and modular will not ... 😢
4 days ago
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wilkie
wilkie@mastodon.social

children being better than adults is the optimism I need today

September 28, 2022
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cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
@emilioalbertoni @m2m @cstanhope welcome! we are glad you're here!!
September 29, 2022
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Emilio Albertoni
emilioalbertoni@indieweb.social

Hi, this is my first post, I’m trying to leave Meta and I’m looking for a new home to post my music, to meet new people without selling all my personal data and thoughts in change of a bunch of stupid quarrels and ego exhibitions.

A big thank to @m2m to lead me on the right path

Here a taste of my music, I hope you like it

arvavacua.bandcamp.com/release

September 28, 2022
BKSTRM
cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
@Arcana @cel that's awesome. I like to use chopsticks for that 🥢
September 29, 2022
BKSTRM
cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
my daughter was watching terrible gender-norm-enforcing videos... so instead of telling her she couldn't watch it anymore and getting into a big fight first thing in the morning, I used pihole to block youtube on her device.

"daddy it's not working"

"oh hmmm"

"daddy I want to draw on your ipad"

me: "great idea!"
September 25, 2022
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cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
I couldn't install python so I hacked a bash script together using sed to parse thousands of xmls file 😂 it was only slightly painful and I learned A LOT.

and then, I kid you not, within 5 minutes of my script finishing going through 6k files, I was told that we were able to get this data another way and didn't need the data I had extracted

I'm not complaining, I really did enjoy it, and I can't wait to use these skills for work again! It's also pretty silly
September 23, 2022
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cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
@funnylookinhat thanks!
September 22, 2022
BKSTRM
cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
@Blort hahaha yes!
September 22, 2022
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cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
if you happen to have a #volca modular and happen to have a soldering iron, add the midi in mod! just solder a few wires. they are even labeled on the circuit board. it's very very easy to do and it really unlocks the synth. you can use midi to modulate everything!
September 22, 2022
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cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
@funnylookinhat thank you!
September 21, 2022
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cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
socks with sandals is really comfortable. there, I said it
September 20, 2022
BKSTRM
cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
@wakyct thank you! :blobcat_love:
September 20, 2022
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cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
After more than a decade of doing customer support, and after years of asking for more technical work, my new boss has moved me over to data extraction. I get to wrangle plain text files to liberate medical records from greedy emrs! No more support tickets! No more "is it connected to the internet?" no more "turn it off and turn it back on". After years of learning some coding and loving it, I finally get to use those skills at work.

I'm so excited. I felt compelled to share this with the world.
September 20, 2022
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cb@planet.chrisbeckstrom.com
@mxtthxw I like digital too, but a little splash of spring reverb adds soooo much vibe to any track!
September 20, 2022