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Day 19: A song that makes you think about life.

The Middle - Jimmy Eat World

but I'm going to link to the Doubleclicks version because I like it more.

youtube.com/watch?v=gotIAnSjFF

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Day 18 - A song from your birth year

According to a random list on the internet, the first song alphabetically from the year I was born that I kinda like I guess is:

gonna make you sweat (everybody dance now) - c+c music factory

youtube.com/watch?v=LaTGrV58we

mental health, d&d, joke 

This is the weirdest D&D alignment chart I've seen yet.

Day 17: A song you'd sing as a duet with someone on karaoke.

Confrontation - Jekyll and Hyde

Would and have. I love this musical and this is probably my favourite moment of it. The song works equally well with two people, or one person playing both Jekyll and Hyde, snapping back and forth as he argues with his own reflection.

youtube.com/watch?v=oECK1dNbuh

Also Curiosity is fine, the dust storm was planet-wide but Curiosity gets both its power and heat from an RTG, which unlike solar continues to work fine in a dust storm.

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Seeing some news going around that the Opportunity mars rover had been lost. Decided to do some fact checking.

tl;dr: It shut down to weather a dust storm in early June, and has not yet powered back up. It might still yet, or might not. Even if nothing broke during the storm (in which the main danger was cold), it needs time to re-charge from its solar arrays until it can power up again.

space.com/41647-mars-rover-opp

So I went for a wiki walk today (started at mircrobial mats and segued into early life) and TIL that there exists a kind of self-replicating object ("life form" is debatable) that is smaller and simpler than a virus. They're called "viroids" and they're basically just free-floating strands of RNA that use the host cell's machinery to replicate. They only consist of a few hundred nucleobases (A,C,G, or T), aka a few 10000s of *atoms*, or ~50 bytes of genetic information.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viroid

Day 16: A song that's a classic favourite.

I'm going to take a strong interpretation of the word "classic" and give you my favourite classical(ish) piece:

Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin

It's jazzy, it's orchestral, it has lots of interesting variety and I love it.

youtube.com/watch?v=ynEOo28lsb

Day 15: A song you like that's a cover by another artist.

I mean...that's most of my songs.
Ok, let's go with this:

The Final Countdown - Van Canto

youtube.com/watch?v=dyGqdHck91

Ok, I think I'm ready to call this finished:

I spent the last two weekends writing a Gameboy Color demake of Crypt of the Necrodancer! You can play it here: ekimekim.itch.io/crypt-of-the-

It was done for Gameboy Jam 6. I've gotten into a habit of making actual Gameboy roms (the jam is meant to be "gameboy-like" games) and it's a ton of fun! Source code is here: github.com/ekimekim/gb_necroda

30 Day Song Challenge 

Day 13: A song you like from the 70s.

Oh man, choices. I think I'll pick one that almost made the cut for several other days:

Ballroom Blitz - Sweet

I love this song, it's just so much fun.

youtube.com/watch?v=cN9jTnxv0R

...in fact if I look closely at the photo on that page, I can definitely see several of my friends, and maybe my brother? I couldn't find myself but I think I should be in there somewhere.

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Ha. Now that I read this wiki page, it turns out all the photos are from Cumberland Gang Show, which is the one I was involved with. It's definitely one of the larger shows.

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Day 11: A song from your preteen years.

This is a long story. Growing up my family was heavily involved with the local Gang Show, which is a revue-style show put on by Scouts and Guides. When I was young, I listened mostly to original music written for that, mostly by my dad. I don't think I could find that on youtube, so I'll link to one of the classics associated with the show worldwide:

Crest of a Wave - Ralph Reader

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_Sho
youtube.com/watch?v=7oA-EpVsrG

30 Day Song Challenge 

Day 11: A song you never get tired of.

What's Going On (aka. HEYYEYAAEYAAAEYAEYAA) - He Man / The Internet

I've listened to the 10 hour version of this unironically. I've listened to the infinite jukebox version for days at a time. I love this song to bits, and in particular the He Man rendition.

youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5LpwO-An

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30 Day Song Challenge 

Day 10: A song that makes you sad.

Fuck, would you believe the first two things that came to mind I've already posted here? (White Wine in the Sun, Red Like Roses)

Ok, let's go with third thing:

Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Bioshock Infinite

Yes, obviously the song is not _originally_ from Bioshock, but this is the context I know it in and the context in which it makes be cry every time.

youtube.com/watch?v=9F1l6xXLSI

long, nothing to see, messing with a bot 

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