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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.

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hello friends and future friends ^^

I am xj9. I am a activist (or ). my first love was art, but I got lost along the way. I am a web tech consultant by day and a and networking researcher / dev by night. I love to read (sci) fi and manuals.

I would like to spend more time gardening and creating art. ideally I'd spend all of my time exploring nature with my partner in a converted school bus. backpacking together is an ok substitute for now 😊

Lifestyles of the low-tech and autodidactic.

Yes! Just got message passing working in some aysnc Rust code I've been looking at πŸ™Œ My small victory for the day.

It's using an actor model: actors register with a broker and are then able to send messages across channels (all mediated by the broker). I've worked with mpsc in synchronous systems before but the async broker stuff is new to me. Fun!

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is not many weeks away. looking forward to it :>

Had an epic space battle dream in the early hours of this morning. I was on the battlefield, which was the interior of a massive cylindrical habitat, experiencing the action in the first-person. Can't remember what the combatants looked like but it had Starcraft vibes.

Suddenly the view switched to space and I saw two vast swarms of needle-ships blossoming from either end of the habitat. Each blossom inverted (like tracing a torus) and flew back into the habitat - destroying the enemy within.

Happy with how this one turned out.

Pretty soon I'll start composing sketches with background elements. I think that will help bring them to life.

Working on another sketch.

I'm trying to convey qualities of fabric with lines. The parka is made of very soft, flexible fabric, whereas the trousers are made with heavier and stiffer material.

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Trying to build the ultimate Raspberry Pi computer (Zero Terminal V3)[video] -

Last mushroom photo for a while, I promise.

First flush harvest from one bucket: 768.6 g (~1.7 lb).

'Embedded Software Engineering 101 ("ESE101") is a series that will teach you embedded software engineering.'

I've really been enjoying Chris and Elecia's podcast. Looking forward to working through this blog series when the opportunity arises.

Such weird dreams last night: a continuous, linear narrative sequence stretching through the entire night.

It started with @rek and @neauoire arriving on Pino - a few of us from the Town were there to celebrate. Then we all went sailing together. Then we went on a trip to Paris (?).

The rest of the episodes were of us exploring Paris, attending a theater production and hanging out. I even bumped into an old friend along the way. Too strange.

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@neauoire @dokoissho i also want to point out Zach Mandeville's writings as some of the most inspired stuff to come out on these topics, in particular three essays:
* the future will be technical
* song islands
* music visions

his server seems to be down atm, but i think zach will have it up within a day or so :)

I'm in code-reading mode at the moment, working my way through a Rust application and learning about the actor model.

This is proving to be a very rewarding exercise; gaining an understanding of how an application works purely by reading the source (no docs).

I'm taking notes as I go - essentially writing high-level docs - then I'll try to modify or extend the functionality as another way to interact with the system and learn.

cc: @tty @cblgh @notplants @ephemeral

i think you'd all probably enjoy this a lot! kinda late for eu folx but i imagine it'll be worth the sleep deprivation.

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Holistic MycoRenewal:
Building a Web of Connection During Crises
With Maya Elson

"This seminar seeks to empower people interested in working with Fungi to rejuvenate or decontaminate soil and water."

"In this online seminar, Maya will explore basic Fungal Biology, as well as cover techniques for mushroom cultivation, biofiltration, and bioremediation with Fungi and bacteria."

Tickets: $10.

First flush of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) developing nicely. This is one of 6 clusters emerging from straw in a 25 L bucket.

I'm expecting 1 - 2 kg from this first flush. I'll update with another photo and weight at harvest time.

My art is being screenprinted for the first time and it's happening in Japan. Scuttlebutt - making dreams come true πŸ–€

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I've begun transcribing the ship's logs of our passage from Japan to Canada, we'll release more daily. Be warned, some of this might be distressing to some people.

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information β€” 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.