Andrés Cárdenas

🇨🇴 Autodidact. Thinking out-loud about Free software, privacy, Football & Rock music.

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El Mixtape was originally meant to be shared monthly, but as life gets busy and (once again) has to be post-poned, I notice it turns more personal, natural, and I’m hopping, polished. I like the idea of a switch from monthly to “when is ready”

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You know what really grinds my gears? Having to train AIs by solving captchas to log into basically every web service these days…

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Having lived in one of the warmest regions of Colombia all my life and now approaching my first autumn in Europe, wearing coats is something new for me, but as I get used to the extra pockets, I realize that now I can carry my whole CD collection with me by plugging a pair of good headphones and a DAC to my old and reliable iPhone SE.

Not that this kind of setup wasn’t possible before or that it’s really necessary (since any streaming service does the job just fine), it’s just that high quality audio on-the-go on an iPhone has always required an ugly dongle fest

If autumn brings the pockets, I might as well use them 🤷🏽‍♂️

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Hetzner understandably increasing their prices has led me to give up on my dedicated server and migrate to a cheaper VPS option. Among the services I had to move was Wiktoria’s blog. There were no issues really, other than the hassle of setting up a MySQL server exclusively for Wordpress. I wish it was as simple as it was to move my website: Copy, paste & GoBlog…

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Haven’t found the time to give the new Porcupine Tree album a listen but just recalled that time I thought I could “rank their records” 😂

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🎧 Music Charts: August 2022

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🎧 Music Charts: August 2022

Top Albums


Journey To The Centre Of Electroscope
Electroscope


George Best
The Wedding Present


Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento
Meridian Brothers


Reset
Panda Bear


Tired of Liberty
The Lounge Society


Chairs Missing
Wire


The Albatross Guest House
Bright


Fire Doesn’t Grow on Trees
The Brian Jonestown Massacre


Double Nickels on the Dime
Minutemen


Suburban Lawns
Suburban Lawns

Top Songs
Top Artists

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↩️ Reply to: https://hacdias.com/2022/08/15/evjibwnnjd

One of the reasons I didn’t add a Listens section earlier was Jekyll was taking too much to generate all the pages in my website, adding the scrobbles would’ve made it unbearable. So what I started doing was manually filtering through the listens and highlighting the best albums, if they’re worth listening to, they deserve a post, right?

I think to be able to browse your Listens by artist, see your top tracks by that artist and then all the albums, would be amazing. But if you listen to a lot of music this approach would probably deserve its own website I guess.

Oh and the deleted post is actually the same post with a correct URL. I recently switched to Jan-Lukas’ GoBlog and it seems I hadn’t setup the correct URL path for notes.

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↩️ Reply to: https://hacdias.com/2022/08/14/bsxtksxyal
👍‍ Like of: https://jlelse.blog/micro/2022/08/2022-08-14-nztyu

I think there’s value in Likes. For me they’re just a way to let the author know I enjoyed their post. In my case they’re not mean to be public so I keep them unlisted.

Inspired by your Listens I added a similar section on my website, but it gets one post per month or whenever I mark a song as “Loved” on my music player.

As for TV Shows Watches, it might be a good idea to post only about completed seasons?

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🍿 Watched American Valhalla, 2017 - ★★½

When Iggy Pop was in Medellin a few years ago and I couldn't go I thought my one chance to see the legend had passed me by. I was wrong, I got to see Iggy last weekend. During the concert he said “I am old and probably gonna go soon” and that might be true, but man, at 75 he stills rocks.

Being on an Iggy high, I watched this. It documents the making of Post Pop Depression, a great collaboration album from the man and Joshua Homme, who is also directing here. Good watch for fans.

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🎧 Music Charts: July 2022

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🎧 Music Charts for July 2022

Top Albums


Music for Films
Brian Eno


Inside Problems
Andrew Bird


They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days in the Glittering World of the Salons
Swirlies


This Nation’s Saving Grace
The Fall


Ghost Power
Ghost Power


Light Up Gold
Parquet Courts


Perfect From Now On
Built to Spill


Down Tools
Mush


The Days of Wine and Roses
The Dream Syndicate


Pompeii
Cate Le Bon

Top Songs
Top Artists

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Just got my first ever Pull request (for a translation 😅) accepted on GitHub!

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↩️ Reply to: https://wa.rner.me/2022/07/14/so-what-did.html

Never posted much on Twitter but this is a huge argument to finally getting rid of it. It’s been a while since I even logged in. I do follow my Timeline via RSS and Brid.gy does its thing crossposting… but with these numbers it’s like shouting into a void.

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All you need is GoBlog.

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↩️ Reply to: https://jlelse.blog/micro/2022/07/2022-07-17-veffx

Loving the improvements, Jan-Lukas. I have already imported my Notes and Articles into my instance, knowing that eventually GoBlog will be my home.

Before reaching out to you I wrote an article on how there’s no easy to install IndieWeb-ready blogging system, but there is, so I had to scrap it. Thank you for discouraging my blogging 🙃

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Sonic Boom releasing a new album in collaboration with Panda Bear is the news of the day!

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Andrés Cárdenas