It's not that we were doing a better job of this 12 years ago or anything OH WAIT WE WERE
I've updated my @firstname.lastname@example.org performance data for 2022, and generated a 49 hour Spotify playlist of the top track for every artist: https://github.com/Jonty/glastoscrape
It's currently just data being committed, but over the next few weeks I'll start transforming this into a proper archive, and into formats usable by humans.
The stretch goal is to build a @email@example.com archive.
If you're interested in helping, join the @firstname.lastname@example.org slack!
I was researching NOTAMs (Notices To Airmen) and couldn't find historical data.
If you want to know about high drone flights, big cranes, lasers, fireworks - NOTAMs are where they're announced.
These are all things I like, so I built a public archive: https://github.com/Jonty/uk-notam-archive
The main problem is how you get earplug dispensers past bag check.
"Yes these are all for personal use, honest"
If you need hearing protection I recommend:
👂🏻 ACS Pacato 16 reusable earplugs (£10) - https://www.acscustom.com/uk/products/hearing-protection/universal-fit/pacato-16
👂🏻 ACS Pro 17 custom moulded earplugs (£149) - https://www.acscustom.com/uk/products/hearing-protection/pro-series/pro-17
The £10 ones are stellar, but if you go to a lot of gigs it's worth getting custom moulds made
I recognise the @email@example.com audience is probably more likely to take precautions, but this indicates that if people are given an easy option for hearing protection they _will_ use it.
I just wish more venues gave them the option.
Please, protect your ears, you only get one pair
Wrong. We ran out of earplugs within 24 hours of opening.
Every DJ and band had people throughout the audience wearing luminous green earplugs.
If we hadn't provided free earplugs none of the people watching music would have been wearing them.
We installed an earplug dispenser outside each music venue. Each held 1000 earplugs.
I completely expected to finish the event with a lot left over and most people wearing them for sleeping. After all, people wearing earplugs at gigs are generally the minority.
I shout about using earplugs at gigs, because tinnitus sucks. Almost no music venues provide free earplugs, and I have never seen free earplug dispensers.
But every two years we run @firstname.lastname@example.org, and it has music venues. So I carried out an experiment.
Last night I attended a @email@example.com gig, almost exactly five years after I last saw them and sustained permanent hearing damage.
Time for a tinnitus update and your regularly scheduled WEAR EARPLUGS reminder
So I was going to get some actual embroidered patches made of the HP OfficeJet Printer International Space Station mission, but the minimum order is 50. I do not need 50.
Would anybody like an ISS HP Printer mission patch for approximately £3?
The HP OfficeJet printer on the International Space Station has its own mission patch
Someone has written a full tamagotchi emulator for the @firstname.lastname@example.org badge. It sends push notifications to your phone when it needs feeding.
Nobody talks about the emotional toll of tamagotchi emulator development. Every time I incorrectly fix a bug, he dies.