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So long two twenty-twenty (finally)

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I would usually write an upshot post about the past year on the 31st of December, but this time the cadence was upset by the tragic events happened right before.

One wants to believe 2021 will be better than the last one, simply as it’s hard to imagine how it can prove worse, yet there’s no improvement in sight just yet.

Anyway, there’s this tradition and I want to focus on positive things, which in fact dominated my past year, save for the one mentioned above.

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Papa

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Yesterday, 28 December 2020, about 21:00 Moscow time, you left us.

Another priceless life taken by COVID-19. We’re still deeply shocked by how fast this tragedy unfolded. Less than a month ago you were perfectly sane and strong, albeit somewhat tired.

Then you were hospitalised into the Nikolayev hospital, whose hotline would repeatedly report a “good and steady progress” on you. Two weeks later you were dismissed from the hospital, but no one cared to explain to us you’d suffered 60% lung damage and still had developing pneumonia.

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Ymuse ‣ 0.13

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A new version of Ymuse 0.13, a Music Player Daemon client, has been released.

I haven’t blogged about it since the 0.7 release, so here’s a brief summary of what’s changed:

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Musicellaneous ‣ Poh Hock

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Photo by Poh Hock/Bandcamp.

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’ve managed to find a bit of time for yet another, twenty-third, edition of Musicellaneous (hell yeah)!

And that for a good reason: I’m going to introduce you to the oriental djent funk by the Malay guitarist Poh Hock.

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Ymuse ‣ Go and the Music Player Daemon client

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Now I’m finally ready to tell you what’s been keeping me busy during the last three weeks.

I’ve spent them learning a new programming language called Go.

The process went so well that I even managed to write a new media player application Ymuse. Or, to be precise, a Music Player Daemon client.

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