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 tidepool.org.
I would like to spend more time growing food and building hardware to support that, and I hope to find inspiration here in the Merveilles.town community.
How to live with the climate crisis without becoming a nihilist
The case for climate rage: https://popula.com/2019/08/19/the-case-for-climate-rage/
help I love her
Pia Klemp, the German ship captain who rescued migrants in the Mediterranean, as she refuses a medal from the mayor of Paris.
Finished building an air quality monitor and wrote it up on my blog: https://gerritniezen.com/building-an-air-quality-monitor #theFoundry
Building an air quality monitor https://gerritniezen.com/building-an-air-quality-monitor
Recently started using tmux after reading this guide: https://medium.com/actualize-network/a-minimalist-guide-to-tmux-13675fb160fa
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.
Desoldering GPIO pins from the Raspberry Pi felt like removing splinters at first, but now it's more like pulling teeth. #theFoundry
I tried desoldering the Ethernet and USB ports on my Raspberry Pi(to build a NODE mini server https://n-o-d-e.net/node_mini_server2.html) without success. Then I discovered Adafruit's Diet Pi tutorial: https://learn.adafruit.com/diet-raspberry-pi
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 https://solokeys.com . 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.
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.
Got the little OLED display on my TTGO ESP32 board with LoRa working: https://gerritniezen.com/getting-started-with-the-oled-display-on-a-ttgo-esp32-lora-board
Getting started with the OLED display on a TTGO ESP32 LoRa board https://gerritniezen.com/getting-started-with-the-oled-display-on-a-ttgo-esp32-lora-board
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