It's not that we were doing a better job of this 12 years ago or anything OH WAIT WE WERE

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I went to "just quickly fix this bug" and I regret to inform you that music services still have horrendously bad metadata in 2022

I've updated my performance data for 2022, and generated a 49 hour Spotify playlist of the top track for every artist:

Spare standing ticket to at Brixton Academy tonight that I can't use. Face price, or make me an offer.

DM me if you're interested - can transfer it to you via Ticketmaster

I've got two tickets to at Electric Ballroom tonight that I can't use - anybody want them?

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 archive.

If you're interested in helping, join the slack!

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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:

The main problem is how you get earplug dispensers past bag check.

"Yes these are all for personal use, honest"

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Please back my kickstarter to covertly install earplug dispensers in gig venues

If you need hearing protection I recommend:

👂🏻 ACS Pacato 16 reusable earplugs (£10) -

👂🏻 ACS Pro 17 custom moulded earplugs (£149) -

The £10 ones are stellar, but if you go to a lot of gigs it's worth getting custom moulds made

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I recognise the 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

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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.


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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.



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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, and it has music venues. So I carried out an experiment.


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Last night I attended a 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 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.


Can't stop thinking about the stranger who asked if I was intentionally dressed like Todd from Bojack Horseman

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