Last night, while baking bread with my neighborhood friend Carlo Maria, I pried apart my Raspberry Pi 2 case in order to show him the extraordinarily small size of the thing. Unfortunately, I had forgotten that the MicroSD card, containing a carefully compiled collection of software, as well as a not-insignificant amount of original Pure Data programming for my most recent performance project, "Postsexual/Detasseled", protruded just enough to snag part of the plastic case. Consequently, the thing snapped somewhat in two. It must be short-circuiting in some way, since now it just heats up not unlike an incandescent lightbulb.
I expect that I can recreate all the conditions necessary to continue my work inside of a week of leisurely applications of Head->Desk(). But the feeling of loss is still very real.
Carlo Maria reminded me of the hero's journey; that I must travel to Tartarus, etc. In that spirit, I will use this opportunity to generate just the kind of content I envisioned for this new webpage. I'll do my best to document putting together the system of software I use for my RasPi instrument.
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