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Mycelial technologist - coding & cultivating a decentralized, multispecies future.

Academic background in anthro / ethnobotany. Living in permaculture contexts on-and-off for the past four years.

Currently contributing to PeachCloud - a Pi-based Scuttlebutt hardware project.

It's a pleasure to be here and I look forward to learning beside you all.

I plan on taking the intensive maintenance course at the Bristol Bike Project as preparation for the build.

I actually just learned about them a few days ago. Looks to be an amazing co-op with all kinds of rad programs: earn-a-bike, after school bikes, womxn's night etc.

thebristolbikeproject.org/main

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Building a bike is on my to-do list for 2021. This video is a very useful reference. It details the steps necessary to convert a geared road bike to a fixed gear.

youtu.be/sInijI1vr34

All the girls in Montreal are smashing skateboards in the street.

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Commensalism: a biological partnership such as disease where one partner benefits and the other neiter benefits nor is harmed.

I'm working on a project with epidemiologists about disease in livestock, with a focus on the complex network of transfer from human, air, other animals and other livestock. Borders are fluid.

I've been designing a benign computer virus as an artwork exploring disease transfer, but the legal landscape seems fraught...has anyone any experience in this area?

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i guess it makes sense to have a gemini/gopher server with specific "hours of operation"?

unlearning the "always online" paradigm

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mushroom art 2018-2019
#pixelart
if you like this kind of art, consider supporting me by buying me a coffee for only $3: ko-fi.com/maruki

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@glyph ppl often bypass the journey in favour of the destination, i feel that way about taking a plane vs sailing.
"YOU'RE MISSING EVERYTHIING!" I scream at the sky.

Contrast this with the cyclists who strap their bike to an SUV and drive to the mountain when they want to ride.

I remember climbing a mountain in Argentina during a thunderstorm and an SUV-cyclist drove past. I broke out in hysterical laughter, thinking to myself: "you're doing it wrong!".

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Like...who rides 2,100 miles (3,380 km) just to reach the start of a 2,745 mile (4,418 km) race?!

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I Just Want To Ride - Lael Wilcox and the 2019 Tour Divide

Lael is a total badass.

youtu.be/AEEGIt6FC34

Joined a couple of friends for some log cultivation work this morning. We inoculated several oak and poplar logs with Ganoderma lucidum (reishi) and installed them in a patch of forest.

Mycelium on hemp hurd was used as the inoculum and the holes were sealed with beeswax.

Installation site was chosen based on shade and ambient temperature (a degree or two cooler than the exposed areas of hillside - at least subjectively).

Logs partially buried to wick moisture from the soil.

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Great article !

jsomers.net/i-should-have-love

A cool citation :

Imagine a flashy spaceship lands in your backyard. The door opens and you are invited to investigate everything to see what you can learn. The technology is clearly millions of years beyond what we can make.

This is biology.

–Bert Hubert, “Our Amazing Immune System”

health 

Received some blood test results this morning. The cause of my year-long illness is responding well to treatment and I should be back to healthy levels within 2-3 months. This is really good news. It has been a challenging year.

I can't wait to feel back to my old self: vibrant, sharp, motivated and immersed. Thankfully, that state is now within reach. Lots of growth and fun lies ahead.

Fell into a vortex trying to print kanji to an OLED display today. Failed hard!

Working with micro-controllers can be so frustrating.

My laptop power adapter cable just put on an impromptu fireworks display. That was exciting 0_0

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Merveilles

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.