Hi, I'm Fionn! 👋 I work on fun tech projects, create electronic music garbage, and capture the odd photograph with my DSLR.
Professionally, I work as a technical writer — and beyond my 9 to 5 — enjoy contributing upstream to open source projects with code and docs.
I'll be posting bits on the above topics here, as well as personal stuff. Giz a follow ❤️
A second offer! Why does every landlord want me all of a sudden?
Went to view an apartment yesterday, unfortunately it went to someone else, but… viewing offered at 5pm for a different apartment in the same block. Letting agent said if I'm happy, they'll get the paperwork to me early next week.
In other words, I HAVE AN OFFER!
🤞 it's nice, but we're in a housing crisis so I'll accept almost anything at this point
I strongly associate certain songs/albums with the place I was in at the time (both geographically and mentally).
For example, I associate Donuts (J Dilla) with the time I spent working in Dublin. Reminds me of summer, sun, and Workman's (for better of worse).
This album by Danish duo Bremer/McCoy reminds me of the run up to Cork Jazz. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kDibPCAX_sJs_pl2d35T9nBpb-vKds4m8
I'm interested: what music do YOU strongly associate with a place in your life, and why?
Well, this is an exciting step in the right direction! Welcome, Nvidia! https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/nvidia-releases-open-source-gpu-kernel-modules/
(I grabbed mine, it was too good not to pass up)
PSA: Interrail tickets are 50% off for the next few hours. Seriously great deal, especially if you're <27.
Linux audio / MIDI
The application is built in Rust using gtk4-rs, libadwaita-rs, and udev-rs.
Linux audio / MIDI
Working on a GNOME application that allows you to create MIDI input devices within PipeWire out of arbitrary evdev/udev inputs.
The end goal? Create MIDI controllers out of any random input device. That could be a gamepad, a keyboard, a mouse... or any fancy exotic input mechanism.
I want to control Bitwig devices using cheap gamepads for an art project I'm working on, so here we are!
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