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Names are important. Names are like nice-looking packages that might or might not correspond to their labels.

I think we should all ask ourselves “Am I being sold the wrong package here? What actually lies inside of it?”

noblogo.org/on-reflection/the-

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“Sextant” is an original composition for piano, double bass, timpani, and percussions. I wrote it on June 23 and 24, 2021.

The essence of the piece is given by the ostinato on bass, coupled with a reassembling of piano “blocks” of a partitioned leading theme, which cyclically repeats itself.

Such a series of 7/8 music quantums is followed by a second theme, in 6/8. Said theme is first played by piano and percussions; then, again, slightly variated, by contrabass, piano, and percussions.

Then, the first theme enters again, with a new reassembling, which then drives the track to its conclusion.

“Sextant” is available on , here:

eidon.bandcamp.com/track/sexta

A video is available on youtube, here:

youtu.be/r0if_qNbKGk

The video features pictures that I took at the St. Hubert's Galleries in Brussels and at the Hortus Botanicus Lovaniensis (the Botanical Garden of Leuven), Belgium.

More information and pictures are available on my Noblogo, here:

noblogo.org/eidon/sextant

If you like this music, and if you would like to support me, then follow me on Bandcamp or download my compositions from it.

Music and pictures by and © Eidon — All rights reserved.

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If I had some time, it would be interesting to design a metafictional RPG around transactional analysis.

"People play games by taking on roles in the game. Three roles - the Persecutor, the Rescuer, and the Victim - appear in all games. Anyone who plays one of the roles will eventually play the other two. Since the particular manner in which any one person performs these three roles are the daily building blocks of the script, giving up these roles will also facilitate the abandonment of the script."

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Every time you go back to a story, you experience it in a slightly different way.

I've recently re-watched the anime saga of Fate/Stay Night (Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works, and Fate Zero). I've enjoyed very much the chance to meet again its heroines and heroes, though this time my attention has been caught by the characters known as homunculi.

Homunculus is an interesting concept. The term was introduced by Thonis van Leeuwenhoek, known as the Father of Microbiology and the first to observe spermatozoa. He was also the grand developer of preformationism, in turn derived from ideas of Pythagoras and Aristotle. Preformationism states that all beings are the development of preformed miniature-versions—the animalcules. Homunculi were human animalcules—genotypical counterparts of men and women.Modern people tend to ridicule concepts such as preformationism.

Still, cum grano salis, the idea is quite ingenious. Before genetics, before books like “The Selfish Gene”, someone had hypothesized the existence of genotypical beings—the idea of a pre-physical domain, beyond the veil. It's not for nothing that Leibniz himself found the concept of great interest and visited van Leeuwenhoek to discuss with him.

Homunculi is a borrowed word in Fate / Stay Night. It refers to artificial beings created by the von Einzbern, a family of mages. Born not of a woman but of an alembic, these beings are characterized by a limited lifespan and absolute devotion to their masters. Used as cannon fodder, as source of mystical energy, as lab rats, these beings are sentient and self-conscious—they think, they suffer; they love.

Therefore, they are the unsung victims of abuse and selfishness.The short lives and the deeds of these human beings—perhaps more fit to be called human than ourselves—has been my focus in my second tour around the Fate / Stay Night saga. My attention was on them, to me the true protagonists rather than appearances of this play.

And, among them, the character with whom I sympathetically bonded the most has been アイリスフィール (Irisviel, the rainbow veil).

Some other time I'll tell you why, in case you're interested. For the time being, it shall suffice to say that I wanted to be the one to sing of these heroines and heroes, and in particular to sing of her, Irisviel.

The Irisviel track is by Eidon and © Eidon (Eidon@tutanota.com). All rights are reserved.
I still hope that one day and everywhere all wrongs shall be reversed.

See my blog for this post about Irisviel: noblogo.org/eidon/irisviel.

Irisviel is on Bandcamp, here: eidon.bandcamp.com/album/ii

The picture shows a snow creature created by Sandro.
(c) Sandro Eidon (Eidon@tutanota.com)

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La navigatrice Pia Klemp refuse la médaille de Paris pour ses actions de sauvetage des migrants en Méditerranée. Elle rappelle que la police de Paris vole les couvertures des gens contraints de dormir dehors et reprime la solidarité envers les migrants.
blogyy.net/2019/08/20/la-navig

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30 years ago, a Finnish student announced his hobby operating system (won't be big and professional like GNU) to the Minix community.

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Happy Birthday, Linux!

30 years of age.
31,479,666 lines of code.
10.4 changes per hour.
1,031,305 commits.
Almost 25,000 contributors.

Countless freedoms ❤️

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Introduction 

Hi to all :) I'm an Italian guy in his 20s, my main account is on bida (see profile).

Here I plan to post in English, and maybe sometimes in Spanish, but not in Italian unless it's in response to other posts in that language. I don't think I'm gonna post often here, but who knows.

On mastodon I usually toot about stupid bullshit that goes thru my mind, anime/manga, news... I don't really have a specific topic tho. Oh, yeah, unlike most people here, I don't know shit about coding and the like :blobcatgooglyshrug:

Let's see if this introduction will be respected lol - Cheers!

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It was not a bad period after all. A pity it ended up so badly.

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"Police are warning students and universities not to access Sci-Hub, an "illegal website" that allows users to download scientific research papers normally locked behind expensive subscriptions."

Very bad indeed. That name again: Sci-Hub. Remember it so you can avoid it. Ahem.

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anyone done any foley/synch work on Linux? I'm interested in possibilities of establishing session workflow with editing facilities - so import export of formats that are compatible with video/film/picture editors (whatever they are using).

would anyone share their experience and links to possible floss software tools?

#foley #audiovisual #filmWork #videoWork

plz boost!

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Recording of my talk "Automatic parallelisation of legacy scientific code using source-to-source compilation"

uofglasgow.zoom.us/rec/share/V Passcode: mCHXFY8&

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