A good time to finally delete all accounts. Twitter.inc must suffer. For that to happen, us and everybody we know needs to GTFO. Same goes for facebook, btw. There have been better, decentral, noncommercial alternatives for quite some time now. We just need to start using them.
Just a quick announcement: Instead of taking care of this blog as i should, i recently procrastinated my own mastodon instance into existence. Or more specifically, it's actually a pleroma instance. Or for those who still don't get what the fuck all that gibberish is supposed to mean: Mastodon and Pleroma are two compatible server implementations of the ActivityPub protocol, which quite a few decentral social platforms are based on, mastodon being the most popular of those at this moment.
Also in the works is a Hubzilla instance, which is supposed to bridge the gap for me between Mastodon/ActivityPub and the incompatible Diaspora network. In the long term, my aim is to go fully independent of the big commercial platforms. I'd be delighted if a few of you dip their toes in the warm fediverse waters too, simply because the corporate web sucks so hard at this point anyway and i'd like to accelerate its death a little bit.
If you want a user account on elefant.onetwoxu.de, just tell me via the contact form… but be aware that this piece of shit might not be 100% stable yet, definitely needs a bit of fine tuning and you're basically becoming my guinea pig if you dare to register. That thing could explode at any moment.
Thus, until i have that stuff under control, i'd rather recommend you register an account on the music-themed linernotes.club instance - or any other inctance whose user base, themes and policies appeal to you. Mastodon allows you to move your account somewhere else at any point, just in case stuff didn't work out for you.
Arrived at my new cave, retained most of my sanity. Finally able to relax. Ass on my couch and music's running again, too. This week i'm plowing through all the good noise i've missed in recent weeks. Probably way to much to post here, so what i don't manage to get crammed in here will probably end up on a new Verspannungskassette-Mixtape. The blog machine should be rolling again by next week.
…12XU is taking a break right now and will continue to do so for another 2-3 weeks. This is for the simple reason that i'm relocating to some small and cozy shack just across the Rhine river, a few miles deeper inside the busy Ruhr area. Now i need to get some shit done and since getting shit done ain't exactly my forte (and also to protect my own mental health, which has become a rather fragile motherfucker in recent times), i'll take all the time i need and let this blog hibernate for the time being. To satisfy your addiction, you might wanna check out some other higly recommended places in the meantime. 12XU will resume regular activity sometime around late February, or early March at the very latest. See you noise cowboy!
The old 12XU spotify playlist is long dead, so now i'm undertaking a second, more serious attempt with songs roughly divided into three playlists of new shit, older crap and classic diarrhea. Since the spotify catalogue appears to improve over time - more than half the songs i imported were available this time, hurrah! - this might even start to make a bit of sense.
To start with, this is based on an automatic import of 12XU Radio's playlists, which i then tried to purge of false matches. So please be prepared for a few duplicates, redundancies and other scary stuff i might have missed.