During the pandemic a group of us wrote
some software to allow people to
sing and make music together in real time over the internet, by
accounting for latency instead of minimizing it. The initial goal was
to support group singing at the
Solstice, after which I reworked the UI to be a better fit for
singing parties. It doesn't get
much use now that it's safer to music together in person, but
geographically distributed groups still sing with it a bit.
I'd been hoping to host it indefinitely, and my usual approach is to
writing very low upkeep software is to avoid dependencies.
Unfortunately writing video chat software directly on top of browser
APIs is enough work that I took a dependency on Twilio's Programmable Video
product. Which they've now announced they're shutting down.
They've given a year for migration, with a final date of 2024-12-05,
but I'm not excited enough about this project to port it to a new
video API. If someone else is, let me know, otherwise Bucket Brigade
will shut down then as well.