101 :: It Was Simple Enough

Yeah Boi! 101 posts!

I thought it might be fun to go back to post 000 from back in the heady days of my late 20’s and review:

its july 2012 and i turn 27 this month. i thought maybe its about time i started a blog..

000: seems simple enough

Good for you. Why don’t you use capital letters tho?

well i say started… i registered this wordpress account around 2010. its a stupid url name, but i thought it sounded pretty emo, and i liked it. (and if you don’t think that’s not a good enough reason to name anything anything, you can go fuck yourselves)

000: seems simple enough

Yeah it’s still a cool name. But it’s pretty difficult to find or tell anyone about. Good job 9 years later you’ll be moving it over to the www.thejaymo.net

as i mentioned ages ago in this post over on tumblr. i HATE writing. it’s probably my dyslexia, but i can’t ever to be bothered to pluck up the inclination to sit down and actually write something. or maybe its my chronic procrastination. right now as i type this i have 30k of words sitting unfinished and unpublished in my google docs. i’m going to try and finish them.

000: seems simple enough

Well .. the good news is 7 years and 100 posts later is you no longer hate writing. It only took you winning Nanowrimo 4 times and a daily 300 word diary for 5 years. But you get there in the end. The downside is now at 35, you probably have half a million words of unfinished / unpublished bullshit on your hard drive not 30k which you should probably do something about…

one of the main reasons i want to start a blog is i have been contributing to the edgeryders platform and (god forbid) i *might* have actually enjoyed sitting down, writing something, and hitting publish.

000: seems simple enough

Getting involved with Edgeryders and going to the Council of Europe changed your life forever. Thanks historical jaymo.

i kinda took a break from a lot of things last year up until relatively recently. that break included spending some time away from the internet. i started a few projects and had some cool ideas – for example i was toying with the idea of doing ‘some kind’ of podcast/audio essays in place of actually writing a blog. but it turned out to be WAY more effort than simply sitting down and writing a god damned post. i have three audio experiments sitting on my computer right now – but i wasn’t happy with them at the time. maybe i’ll edit/recut them and post them at some point.

000: seems simple enough

Short form audio essay podcasts you say? 🤔
Imagine where you might be now if you’d just fucking done it then – Idiot.

Oh, and wrestling with your relationship to the internet? Please

ive decided to also post a public list of ‘things todo’ or ‘things i want to do’ list as a separate page. some of the shit on the list will be personal things – like updating my flickr account for example.

000: seems simple enough

You mean kinda like posting a podcast this week called ‘To Do List?’

BUT for the next year:
one post a week. 52 weeks, 52 posts, doesn’t seem too hard…

000: seems simple enough

It was hard and you failed, but it’s because you hadn’t yet discovered discipline. You’ll continue to thrash around madly indefinitely.


It’s funny that not much has changed at all. The seeds of doing permanently moved were there back then in 2012. Only it was going to be 3m1sec. I wonder if I still have those original files….

For those wondering, holiday was great!

I drank A LOT of this blue juice and somedays in 29 degree heat things got a little … intense

Permanently Moved

To Do List

S2E25
Back From Holiday so settling back in.

Prepare for my talk and a panel at Unsound Festival
Finish Land As Platform
Make an audio comic?
Finish some music
Thank you to everyone who has downloaded and shared my zine!

Links:
Guild: http://guild.is
Unsound Poland: https://www.unsound.pl/solidarity/events
Primer: http://primer.dk
Unseen Audio Comic: https://www.unseencomic.com

Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo

Website: https://www.thejaymo.net/
Podcast: http://permanentlymoved.online
Zine: http://startselectreset.com

Dipping the Stacks

alice maz – minecraft

The Participatory Cultures of Omenana: Reading and Writing on a Nigerian SF Website « Post45

Thoughts on the planetary: An interview with Achille Mbembe : New Frame

Skin-crawling discovery: ‘body farm’ scientists find corpses move

The Ministry

Finally got paid for some work I did earlier in the year.

Your attention is sovereign has been downloaded over 1k times since last Friday. Thank you to everyone thats read and shared it. Really appreciate it

I finally shelled out for Hemingway App. I find it really useful when I’m making the podcast. So I spent most of the last 2 days since I got back pondering the text in my meditation book.

Reading

I read four books whilst I was on holiday

The Calvino Book was inspiring.
Luke Turners book on sexuality a his familiar relationship with Epping forest was fantastic and emotional.
The Space Marine Book I Listened to on audio book and was basically 10hours of war and explosions. Pure Bolter Porn – Loved it.

My friend farmer Jess told me to read the Carrington book. I now feel much chided that I had absolutely no idea who this amazing woman was until a few weeks ago. The Hearing Trumpet is a Magical Gem of a book. Having the protagonist be a 93 year old woman with ‘opinions’ makes the voice of the novel even more amazing. EVERYONE should read it immediately. Im going to be ordering her complete works very soon.

Music

Black Midi didn’t win the Mercury – I think they should have. But then again I really do like a bit of self indulgent curl up and die skinny punk boy energy.

Remember kids:

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100 :: Zine & Holiday

So putting out a zine. .

Start Select Reset Zine #001 (PDF)


You can find issue one at: 

http://startselectreset.com
or
http://www.thejaymo.net/zine/

This first zine is a collection of transcripts on the attention economy, social media, and device use that have emerged as a recurring thread thought making permanently moved in the last 18 monts.

Future Issues will include original/new texts alongside the show transcriptions on or related to similar topics. I’d also like to collaborate with folks too – please get in touch! I’m aiming for one every two months or so, maybe more frequently. Who knows

Holiday
I’m actually on holiday right now. Writing this blog post on my pixel 3. However. Guttenberg is kinda cool on mobile. Wouldn’t want to do this all the time. But I have this week notes blog as a template now so its alright. Here’s a picture of me right now.

Permanently Moved

Start Select Reset Zine

S2E24
I would like to use this opportunity to ‘Direct Your Attention’ to three separate things this week:
1. I’M STARTING A ZINE! You can download it here:
http://startselectreset.com or http://www.thejaymo.net/zine/
2. Trust Support’s ‘European Stack’ Residency [Berlin]
3. The Terraforming Post Grad @ Strelka [Moscow]

Links:
SSR Zine: http://startselectreset.com 
M1k3y’s Zines: https://m1k3y.com/pdfs/
Trust.Support: https://trust.support/posts/europeanstack/
The Terraforming: https://theterraforming.strelka.com

Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo

Dipping the Stacks

The Brazen Vessel – A Book Review | John Beckett

Depression, anxiety rising among U.S. college students | Article [AMP] | Reuters
Neptune in Pisces innit

Does Free Will Exist? Neuroscience Can’t Disprove It Yet. – The Atlantic

How the UK Security Services neutralised the country’s leading liberal newspaper – Daily Maverick

The Ministry

I’ve been working on LAP this week and also just took a look at this 20k word ebook I wrote in 2015 but never did anything with. Might clean it up. Do a hard edit and try and put it out before the end of sept.

Reading

Music

I’ve been listening to some old synth wave tracks I made ages ago. Over and over on the beach.

Remember kids:

099 :: Social Media Planning

I’ve been doing a lot of life admin this week. Crossing T’s, dotting I’s, sorting out tax rebates and chasing invoices etc.

It might sound vein or narcissistic but the main thing I’ve done this week is that I’ve put a lot of thought into my social media strategy. But then again its 2019 and I grew up on the web as a teen. The web is also how I got the name Jay in the first place. Was because my real name was already taken on a local PHPBBS forum. (I got the name Jaymo because I played a lot of Pokemon when I was in my old punk band. and I was slow. Like slowmo)

Anyway, I drew a big diagram with all my various spots around the web. Highlighted services I’m paying for etc and decided it was all ridiculous.

I’ve always always resisted centralising my content around thejaymo.net But as time has gone like 15 years or something I think that might have been a bit of a poor decision on my part.

Anyways. The crazy spider diagram I ended up with will be a lot less crazy if I centralise.

I may end up Migrating this current free wordpress blog to http://www.thejaymo.net and paying for a redirect for one year or something. It’s only $13. The question is, what do I do about all the folks reading this via RSS? It’s only 25 people or something according to Feedly. So I assume that if I let you know when I pull the trigger – you might come with me?

Whilst I’ve been doing a lot of work with with Ruderal.com domain. I think it might be better if I actually just move everything to thejaymo.net as part of the centralisation.

I also spent some time looking into how I convert / move a personal gmail account to G-Suite and its…. intense 👀

I’m not sure if its worth doing or not. Basically for a lot of time and hassle plus 4 quid more a month I’ll get unlimited photos/drive space. I might ask around with other folks and see what they do.

Permanently Moved

Words Words Words

S2E23

Writing, How much effort a creative practice requires, The need to tell our own stories, and be supportive of one another.

Links:

‘To be a writer you have to write. And the more you write, the better you’ll be. That’s the only thing I can think of doing, and yet, so often it feels like a vanity to be producing more and more words’
@huwlemmey // https://huw.substack.com/

Orbital Operations Newsletter // http://orbitaloperations.com/

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life // https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12543.Bird_by_Bird
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You can subscribe to Permanently Moved in itunes: permanentlymoved.online/itunes or search in all your favourite podcatchers.
Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo

Dipping the Stacks

Google Patents – This is a trove of ‘neurocapital’ patents owned by one of googles companies. Here’s some examples of patent names:

Reader communication with contact lens sensors and display device
Contact lens with capacitive gaze tracking
Contact lens employing optical signals for power and/or communication

How Indie Artists Actually Make Money in 2019

Biohackers are pirating a cheap version of a million-dollar gene therapy – MIT Technology Review

Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend: Alaska’s universal basic income problem – Vox

The Ministry

As per the afore mentioned thinking about social media I was doing this week, I updated the branding for Permanently Moved (for widescreen players) and completely overhauled my Youtube Channel. I made a lulzy banner too. Hahaha

I also added engagement cards to the end of each of the videos. I figured if Iwas going in to every video to add a cover image I might as well… One person has already clicked one in the last 24 hours to watch/listen to a different video so … already worth the time and effort I suppose?

Reading

I’m still reading Extra Lives. It is quite an interesting book… But it hasn’t aged well since the #Metoo , #crunch worker condition and G*m*rG*te that have happened since its publication.

Music

I’ve been listening to Julianna Barick all morning on recommendation of Sarah Shin from Ignota/New Suns festival.

Its loop electronica / new age-y / magic-y. I like it

Remember kids:

098 :: Double Donald’d

I was hoping to round out this week with a DIY repair success. This morning I tried to replace the broken USB port on my Blue Yeti Microphone. My usual approach to these things being ‘Its already fucked, if I break it then it’ll be fucked some more’.

Reader. It is now double fucked.

Lessons learned.
1) Always blame your Tools: Cheap soldering iron will do for guitars, amps etc. But not fit for purpose on a tiny pcb.
1.a) Invest in a variable temp soldering iron thats more than 30watt.
2) I got the part too hot and a coper tracer popped out the laminate which i think means its double fucked.
3) Invest in a desoldering pump.

My Iron is only 30 watt so it took too long to melt the solder and I really damaged the board

I think tomorrow I’ll sheepishly go to the computer repair shop and say this has been ‘Double Donalded’ by me. “I have the part, can you repair it twice over for me?” Even if i bought better tools Im not sure I can repair the tracer without a microscope.

If they say no.. well then it was already broken *shrug* it just makes life more annoying/expensive RE future projects.

Permanently Moved

301 – 1922 – The Internet Isn’t All One Thing

S2E22
Half articulated thoughts on Waldenponding, literal content and UX verticality, the demands of the attention economy and why return to the Isles of blogging. 
Links
Against Waldenponding
Innocence lost: what did you do before the internet?
Rethinking How I Use Internet: 5
Isles of blogging
 
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You can subscribe to Permanently Moved in itunes: permanentlymoved.online/itunes or search in all your favourite podcatchers.
Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo

Dipping the Stacks

Now Therapists Have to Figure Out Astrology, Tarot and Psychedelics – The New York Times

Why We Love to Hate Gallery Dinners | Frieze

Do Plants Have Something to Say? – The New York Times

GrimDark: Loose Canon & Warhammer Race War Aaron Dembski-Bowden Guest Blog – Boomtron

The Ministry

I am going to be in Copenhagen in Jan talking about Land As Platform for an hour.

The panel at unsound on interspecies solidarity is taking shape.

You can see a list of talks i’m giving for the rest of the year here: https://www.thejaymo.net/works/

Reading

I read 3 more Warhammer books this week LOL. But I also finished Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe. It’s an incredible book on aboriginal farming and economy. It also demolishes the racist ‘Hunter gatherer’ history of Australia. So So Good.

I’m about to start reading Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter. It’s supposed to be really good.

Music

Everglow have a cool catchy single out. Even if k-pop isn’t your thing. It’s worth watching because i bet it’ll look 99% better than any movie you have seen this year.

Remember kids:

I feel personally attacked by this meme.