Reminded again at how underrated the Reactable is for music performance, no thanks to the heavy setup + commercial inaccessibility
Thanks to those who liked my little #remix of RAC's track during his Twitch livestream earlier; not aiming to be top dog, but just wanted to at least show a different interpretation 🎵🎹
I dunno if this is bad, but if I had foreseen the turbulence this year would bring, I might have switched gears from job-seeking mode to self-starter mode, and just go all ham in self-learning and creating different projects of various types to show off online, instead of stressing over my job on top of coping with the pandemic
@angristan *English*-dominant mainstream social media platforms at least
I don't think non-English platforms like VK and Weibo would be as dominated by US trends
@Gargron feel like a lot of Twitter refugees might be in for a rude awakening if many of the non-US instances' admins also just end up banning their controversial content
Or would they all get funneled towards controversial instances that would accept them but are quite isolated from most of the fediverse?
Interesting #PassTheMic campaign going on now, where celebs hand over their social media accounts temporarily to people who are deemed more deserving to broadcast their perspectives regarding the pandemic (frontline workers, healthcare staff, health experts, etc.)
I feel like a lot of bubbles would remain untouched though... chances are the people with vehemently opposing views/conspiracy theories likely wouldn't follow these celebs anyway?
Interesting seeing how various chat shows have basically morphed into vodcasts in this pandemic, trying to maintain the same entertainment quality sans the present studio audience. And now they have to play on a similar field with the vloggers + podcasters who probably have years of experience over them
Don't confuse this current #WFH arrangement with more typical remote working circumstances
Ideal remote work normally doesn't involve the entire family being stuck in the house nearly 24/7, fighting for privacy + Internet access
Heck it may not even require you to be at home or office, maybe a nice nearby cafe or library or study area with Wi-Fi
Don't want this experience to be sour grapes for those struggling with WFH, and end in imposing mandatory office work upon thriving remote workers
Is it bad that I feel regret jumping into my first corporate job early this year, instead of staying jobless but being able to fully engage in my music production/performance and other personal pursuits
I'm really envious of all the musicians being able to participate in virtual festivals or host their own online concerts during this time
So a redditor seems to have uncovered evidence suggesting that online protest groups to "reopen [US state]" are part of astroturfing efforts, i.e. created solely to manufacture artificial grassroots sentiment to push the idea that people of those states want to reopen out of lockdown. Not quite sure who exactly orchestrated this?
Fun to see Jelle get such a big break in a collaboration with an actual racing league, especially in this pandemic that has essentially killed a lot of live sporting events!
Similar and more recent TED talk (2019) advocating for the 4-day work week with the same pay: with the right arrangements that didn't compromise overall productivity, it's argued that both employers and employees benefit both in and beyond the workplace
me trying to figure out life while sometimes making #music
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