Thankfully, we have Animal Crossing: New Horizons to pass the time, eh?
Work wise, a lot of the work I’ve done the last few months is on larger and long-running projects. I can’t really speak of them yet, but I’m excited about them!
I got myself a new looper pedal for my pedalboard, it’s a very nice addition, as it allows me to play two loops at the same time, amongst other things. For those familiar, it’s a Ditto X4
I’ve also been working on a playlist generator for Spotify. Although Spotify’s curated playlists can be nice, I realised that sometimes my partner and I want to listen to something more familiar. We have a shared playlist, but we found the shuffle feature in that playlist to not always create a nice listening experience.
Inspired by radio formats and sitting in cafés, I made a small tool that creates a new playlist composed out of “clusters” of tracks fitting the same mood. Unlike shuffle functionality, it will often play a few tracks by the same artist in a row, more akin to playing an album for while. The tracks are picked from a couple of mood-specific playlists, which are mixed according to user preference (so for example, today I want a mix with 10% whacky, 40% upbeat, 50% relaxing).
Things I liked a lot recently:
Without elaborating too much, here’s a small list of shows and other entertainment I’ve been enjoying recently:
- 🕹 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- 📚 Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Series (currently reading Maskerade)
- 🎶 The new The Strokes album, The New Abnormal
- 📺 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7
- 📺 Bojack Horseman
- 🕹 The Sims 4