The Darkroom

Jeff's Brain Dump

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Last updated May 2022.

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Nazi punks, nazi punks, nazi punks, FUUCK OFF!!
Thinking about switching to a different guestbook app. Cbox seems to be pretty lightweight. But then I'd lose all the messages from you lovely people 🥺

May 21, 2022

added a CD collection page

May 20, 2022

I changed a lot of stuff to make everything load faster. Good for the environment, too. Apparently the internet is a big contributor to carbon emissions

May 20, 2022

Thinking about making my page more public, sort of like a replacement for my social media?

I'm constantly adding new songs to the music section which might eventually become the main section of the page 🤘

I'm also going to stop using proper grammar since it sounds pretentious in this context. I'm really not like that in real life

May 20, 2022

I'll be settling the CD vs Vinyl debate soon. Stay tuned.

May 4, 2022

I'm still here, added new songs to the music section

Apr 17, 2022

calvin and hobbes strip

Feb 22, 2022

Hey people, just a friendly reminder that when you're on social media, you're the product, not the consumer

Jan 30, 2022

Music section is way better. Added a jukebox-style player.

Jan 26, 2022

Thought of the day (and my new mantra): Instead of thinking "man I should do [my homework] [this job application] [my laundry]" or "I want to [go skydiving] [work out] [write a song]," go out and do what you want to do. Life is short.

Jan 22, 2022

tweet by @melatoninlau

Jan 13, 2022

I wrote some javascript so the youtube videos in my "music" section only load when you click on the thumbnail. This page now loads 10x faster

Jan 5, 2022

Using technology "slowly"

I recently realized something about how I use my phone and laptop. These devices have become an extension of my body, in that using them is as effortless as walking. Too effortless. When I'm bored, I sometimes catch myself swiping across the different pages of my phone's home screen and opening up apps I didn't even need to open. When I had the Reddit and Instagram apps, instantly clicking on either of them when I opened up my phone became an instant reflex, even if I had intended to use my phone for something else just a few seconds earlier. Swiping down to refresh the feed on those apps was also deeply burned into my muscle memory. Even with them off my phone, I'm still trying to kick my reddit habit. Switching back to "old reddit" has helped, since the old homepage doesn't show all-new content when you hit refresh, but it's still too easy to get sucked into the plethora of content, even if most of it is garbage. My lightning-fast trackpad isn't doing me any favors when it comes to tech addiction.

So today I turned down my pointer speed and scrolling speed in the hope that I would take the time to actually read what people have to say, and "savor" it like a good cigar or burger or something, instead of frantically searching for my next online dopamine hit. I was inspired by this video of the early web. Just look at how long it takes for those pages to load.

Speaking of slow loading, I'm going to have to do something about all my embedded YouTube videos.

Jan 4, 2022

Recent projects

arduino project 1
Made this color changing moodlight with my new arduino and electronics kit. The code changes the brightness of the LEDs using pulse-width modulation and sine waves
arduino project 2
This isn't as impressive, but I used an 8-bit shift-register IC to control 8 LEDs, making a binary "counter"
speaker woofers
I refoamed some woofers using a kit from ebay, my first time doing a repair like this
speakers
Here are the speakers themselves. I got them for free from my neighbor's old house (R. I. P.) and they sound surprisingly good!

Jan 3, 2022

Archived Posts

Music

NO SIGNAL. Click a song in the playlist to play the video.

  • Green Lung - Let the Devil In (Video)
  • Solace - Whistle Pig
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel - Heavenly Bodies
  • Elder - Dead Roots Stirring
  • Bad Religion – Watch it Die
  • Mastodon - Blue Walsh
  • Opeth – Benighted
  • High on Fire – 10,000 Years
  • Clutch – I Have the Body of John Wilkes Booth
  • Aaron Parks – Harvesting Dance
  • The Microphones - The Moon
  • Sleep - The Botanist
  • 35007 - Sea of Tranquility
  • Anciients - Incantations
  • The Flaming Lips - She Don't Use Jelly
  • Minor Threat - Straight Edge
  • Dead Kennedys - Terminal Preppie
  • Kyuss - Catamaran
  • Black Sabbath - Spiral Architect
  • Meshuggah - Bleed (Live Video)
  • Pixies - Broken Face
  • John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Part II
  • Hank Mobley - Old World, New Imports
  • Ghost - Body and Blood
  • Death Cab for Cutie - Cath...
  • Chick Corea - Straight Up and Down
  • Pearl Jam - I Got Id (I Got Shit)
  • The Smashing Pumpkins - Geek U.S.A.
  • Kylesa - Scapegoat
  • Earth - Rise to Glory
  • Neurosis - Under the Surface
  • Elder - Lore (Live Video)
  • Thin Lizzy - Emerald
  • Queens of the Stone Age - In the Fade

browse my CD collection >>>

Guestbook

I moved the guestbook to a different page for the sake of loading time and environmental friendliness

Javascript Sandbox