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few things are as genuinely calming as sitting in front of a full-screened, dark terminal containing a personal project, with music in the background

okaiiiiiii os installed, some of the basics are back on, fervent wishes of better backups are at 100%

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Tasks in the pipeline & actively worked on for the past months include:
* a protocol specification & radical rewrite to make cabal implementable in any language with sodium bindings
* enabling cabal to work natively in browsers (without extensions)
* rewriting the desktop ui to work in both desktop clients, the web, and on mobile

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Cabal, the open-source & p2p group chat I've worked on with friends, is in a quadratic funding pilot experiment run by Open Collective!

What that means for us, as an example: for every 10 USD donated, we get a total of 83 USD

boosts appreciated 🖤

StackOverflow got acquired.

That doesn't have to be bad, but should also be a reminder that centralized systems like that *can* be bought - and that may or may not be in the interest of the users/contributors...

quick & dirty lifehack:
* view <a long article> in browser's reader mode
* save as html
* load html into calibre
* convert to epub or mobi
* send to e-reader

"The logic is striking. A demand for pork drives industrialized farming of pigs, which increases disease transmission. The constant emergence of diseases drives the implementation of new technologies like AI pork farming. These technologies go on to make pork cheap, driving even more availability and demand, as people start to believe pork is a necessary part of their diet. AI is not the balm to any problem -- it is just one piece of the every-hungry quest for scale."

-- "Blockchain Chicken Farm"

if all goes well i should have everthing running again next week, albeit with some minor data loss (lieu should be unaffected:)

oh and the machine is second hand, of course

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found a replacement server! discovered there had appeared an entire class of small form factor machines since i had previously looked at setting up a server

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PSA: Lieu will be down for the next little while, as it appears my server has taken a turn for the worse :[

Half the internet is down today because everyone uses the same CDNs and it's all incredible brittle. At work different parts of our seemingly simple product is down. All these services allow you spin up a business cheaply and quickly but the idea used to be you'd then setup in-house infrastructure, that's gone now, you just use external services for everything.

A lot of small farmers reuse old clothes washers to spin and dry their greens. We don't have space for such a thing on our small urban plot, so I made this stupid thing. Total cost: $0.00.

from left to right: Magda, Ana, me and Greta of the MNT Reform team in Berlin. (and Tina the dog)

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.