Today I deactivated my Twitter account. In a month, my data there should be deleted.
I’ve left because it looks very likely that Elon Musk will buy it soon, take it private, and proceed to “unlock” Twitter’s “extraordinary potential”, by which I think he means to pull as much money as possible out of the platform, my wallet, and my data. My leaving now may deprive him of just a little of that money-making data.
I’ve enjoyed Twitter for the 12 years I’ve used it, and I’ll miss the people I’ve connected with. Good luck to you all.
Featured Image: Detail, Easy Chair by Caleb Gardner, 1758. Public Domain, courtesy of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Earlier, I described how to build a frame for the glockenspiel. In this post, I cover the circuit that will strike each chime.
I’ve successfully tested the glockenspiel control circuit. It’s an Arduino Mega 2560, a Sparkfun Wifi Shield, and 19 repetitions of a simple solenoid control circuit.
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In June of 1998, the Washington County (Oregon) Chorale spent 19 days touring Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Gunnar Serrander of Scan Travel Center in Sweden, we had an unforgettable tour and sang to enthusiastic, packed houses in spectacular sites.
Here are just a few photos from the trip. Sorry for the low resolution – this was the previous century!
Continue reading The Oregon Chorale on Tour in Scandinavia