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My hearing isn’t what it used to be and I do suffer from tinnitus, but I can still hear it. I checked the waveforms in various software—it’s not my hearing.

I hate what the loudness war has done to modern music recordings. I have found so many recordings in my library that truly sound like shit. 😖

I’d done so well! I’d made it so far!

Curse you, Dollarama!

my health 

This afternoon, J took the kids over to a friend’s house to play after school. I stayed home after our errands earlier (to take a nap). Tonight at dinner, 7yo tells me, “You would’ve had a blast, Daddy.”

Me: Who says I didn’t have a blast here by myself?

J: Yeah, 7yo, do you think he would’ve had a blast sitting around talking with mommies?

Me: What’s wrong with sitting around talking with mommies?

7yo: It’s all blah blah blah blah blah! (Mockingly as she tilts her head from side to side)

I used to love making mix tapes. So, the other day I decided to put one together using only the music currently residing my phone. One song per artist. No limit on genre. I created a playlist and then later, I put them together in this.

I’m not a DJ; that requires skill. I did try not to train-wreck.

It’s also been a while since I’ve played around with audio, so it’s a bit of a mess.

First doctor appt since leaving hospital coming up. Family doctor, first visit. Probably a physical and Rx refills. 2 weeks till meeting with the surgeon.

I don’t know how my kids have avoided Baby Shark. I’m thinking of changing that.

my health 

I hope I'll be able to take my ADHD Rx in the future. 😅

I am going to try to finally get around to upgrading this instance this weekend. We have lots going on, but I think I can get it done.

Well, that was eventful.

I'm back at home after being in hospital.

TMW you find a remix—you haven’t heard in probably 18 years—of your favourite song in the entire world… not quite dancing, but grooving along while washing dishes, and your wife walks in and sees you.

Memories of hearing loss:

Josh Wink’s Higher State of Consciousness
at volume

I think I’m down to the final crate of music collection. I have done a poor job of keeping up with all this. Missing so many discs! 😭

Favorite activity:
On Twitter, add QAnon to your name (e.g. with a somewhat disparaging context) or in your bio and watch the fine QAnon believers blindly follow you.

Easy preemptive block list. No, I’m not “afraid of differing opinions”; I’m not going to waste my time with their BS.

She’s not wrong. She’s been to every one since she was born with the exception of the days following her birth.

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🦑 ☕️ Squid Cafe


Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1830

This is Squid Café, a special (to me) Mastodon instance.

It is not focused on any particular niche interest, however, I am a fountain pen user/collector, hence the semi-related "squid" name. (Squid. Ink. Get it?) Also... Cephalopods. Analog/digital photography, science. It’s all good. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow the code of conduct.

Bow to your cephalopod overloards!