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Good morning! I'm Gerrit.

I'm into decentralized networks, open source hardware, modular design, distributed manufacturing, appropriate technology and solarpunk.

I spend most of my time liberating data from diabetes devices like insulin pumps and blood glucose meters, writing open-source software for

I would like to spend more time growing food and building hardware to support that, and I hope to find inspiration here in the community.

An aspirational documentary to discover what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best that exists today:

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Pia Klemp, the German ship captain who rescued migrants in the Mediterranean, as she refuses a medal from the mayor of Paris.

The power of vim: I tried opening a 47MB JSON file in Sublime Text, but gave up after 10 minutes of it still loading. Tried vim instead using

cat unformatted.json | python -mjson.tool | vim -

and was viewing pretty-printed JSON in seconds.

The most unrealistic part of Le Guin’s The Dispossessed is where an academic publisher pays an author for writing papers.

Recently started using tmux after reading this guide:

I never really understood the power of detaching from sessions until I closed my terminal, opened it later, re-attached and everything was just as I left it. :tealheart:

Desoldering GPIO pins from the Raspberry Pi felt like removing splinters at first, but now it's more like pulling teeth.

Are there any modern, open-source text editors out there that are not owned by Microsoft?

I tried desoldering the Ethernet and USB ports on my Raspberry Pi(to build a NODE mini server without success. Then I discovered Adafruit's Diet Pi tutorial:

Spent the rest of the evening gleefully destroying the ports into tiny little pieces with a side cutter.

I've got an open-source Yubikey-like USB key from . While it doesn't (yet) replace password managers entirely, it's pretty magical to be able to authenticate myself on GitHub, Fastmail, GMail etc. by pressing a button.

Stop using coins for scale. Nobody knows what size are the coins in your strange country. Just put a USB A plug in the photo.

Kindness and cooperation is human nature.

Humans are soft and weak, we wouldn't have gotten anywhere without helping each other, cooperation is our biggest strength.

Competing with each other and fighting for resources is only hindering our progress. Fetishisation of competition is capitalist propaganda.

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