I knew synthesizers were going to take over my life. I’m so obsessed with everything about them. I’m close to printing a PCB board and designing an ultimate portable unit that plays sounds I programmed explicitly to my taste in music. And that’s just one small branch of my synth obsession. Software and hardware synths seemingly provide infinite sound creation possibilities.
I’m finding it hard to rationalize sleeping. My vague memories of being overtired and spacey aren’t powerful enough to dissuade my ongoing sabotage. (Yet.) The world is on fire and burning around me, but I’m happy because I have access to synthesizers. I’m a shoe-in for dying happy, (and probably prematurely.) It seems fair from a right now perspective. Heh.
I don’t have enough spoons to care about the precarious state of law and order brought on by blatant corruption and Putin’s giggling denials of meddling in world politics. Jeffery Dahmer was too literal when he took too much, eh? I can only shake my head at the irony of our present political Mexican Standoff. My only strategy is to seek and cherish joy (that doesn’t harm others) until the end.
I’ve also been playing a lot of PlayStation 4 games. Mostly VR that involves flying and sea exploration. I’ve reinforced my complete lack of desire to ever get in the ocean. While I love swimming with whales, the few times I’ve explored in a shark tank were terrifying. Being stalked by a massive great white shark is creepy as hell. You don’t see it until it’s about to attack teeth first. Just shadows you’re not sure you saw from below, then boom.
In VR you’re acutely aware of the size, too. All that time watching Shark Week didn’t give me an accurate awareness of their hugeness. Or how fast they can come out of nowhere. It made me scream (while also aware I was sitting in a chair in my
playroom home office.) I had to regroup and catch my breath. Then I did it again (because I’m a doof.) Both activities are triggering my desire to begin a coding project.
Gaming usually fills me with ideas of games I’d rather play, then to designing them, etc. I’ve been thinking about creating a game that utilizes cryptocurrency mining in a useful way (in addition to generating currency.) A collective AI of sorts that relies as heavily on human creativity as computing horsepower. It’s hard to extract myself from that thought path, though. Disturbingly difficult. I don’t think I could pull it off without an extremely tolerant babysitter.
That kind of ruins it for me. I guess I’d settle for a version of The Oasis(Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation). We have the hardware, right? Perhaps we should crowdsource/opensource it with an always freeware, no sellout caveat. I’m in. We could also elect an ethical leader to negotiate on its behalf. I nominate J. K. Rowling. It’s all just a simulation, anyway. We may as well have fun.