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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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Wendell Berry is a good human, also, been reading about Doughnut economics.

"We need a 'new economy,' one that is founded on thrift and care, on saving and conserving, not on excess and waste. An economy based on waste is inherently and hopelessly violent, and war is its inevitable by-product. We need a peaceable economy."

Quote from In the Presence of Fear: Three Essays for a Changed World.

I just saw the golden orb weaver spider that lives in my garden get eaten by a bird 0_o

The bird spotted the spider at the center of the web and made multiple attempts to reach it - bouncing back off the web each time - before eventually finding a way through and grabbing the spider.

I'm so glad I just happened to be looking out the window at that time. I would have gone to visit the spider and wondered where it had gone.

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sundaysites.cafe is a really cool idea & *such* a great vibe
»If you want to build a Sunday Site
1. Write HTML and CSS.
2. Don't use JavaScript. Figure out ways to achieve something similar with HTML.
3. Automate as little as possible. Keep it manual until it hurts.
4. Sign your site with a link to your user page.
5. Have fun!

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What if..

mastodon, except without federation. Each instance has the space to develop its own deeply unique culture, separate from the rest of the internet. And while travel between instances is possible, it's more akin to going on a journey to a far away place, and finding yourself immersed in their local instance's culture, vs simply seeing other instance's members aggregated in your local timeline.

Details for the second gathering of the mycology reading group are up on Hyphal Fusion.

We're choosing between three papers this time - one on the fungus-farming strategies of leafcutter ants; one on the impact of climate change on interactions between saprotrophic fungi and soil invertebrates; and one on analysing fungal networks.

hyphalfusion.network/t/mycolog

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Once, in a vision, I beheld my home world: a planet populated by Tolkienesque elves. I understood in that moment that these were my people and that I have come to Earth to learn. One day I will return to my Elven home world and we will celebrate our reunion and love for one another.

It was a deeply comforting vision.

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Any resemblance is likely not a coincidence #ghostintheshell #gits

I already knew about that for a while but thought I'd share

youtube.com/watch?v=LPvxjc3fzV

mh (isolation) 

All these months of isolation are taking a toll on me. I can count on one hand the number of hugs I've received in the past 10 months. I don't have an intense baseline requirement for physical intimacy but gahd dayum, this is not healthy.

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Pretty much exactly a year ago I started my course at the FabAcademy. Today I mounted the last keys, and next week I am presenting my final project!

The keyboard looks amazing, now all that's left is actually use it ;)

I've set the somewhat ambitious goal of reading 100 mycology journal articles and textbook chapters this year.

3 down, 97 to go.

mycelial.technology/fungi/read

It's a rare day of mid-summer rain over here and I absolutely love it 🌧️ 🖤

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I don't think people realize why its important to remove white supremacists from your board/forum/web community.

- They are extremely motivated.
- They have a tradition of recruiting via meme(in the classic sense).
- They have centuries of effective propaganda.
- They will take over. Slowly at first then suddenly.
- They will always create more moderation work for you. They will never stop pushing.

Every society struggles with this. And it's not some conspiracy.

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Growth spurts of development, across the board! Breadthreads, a community-wide content moderation discussion, BDFL turned youtube boat-builder, tooons of technical rabbit holes!! It is the Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium's Newsletter, Winter edition—of which I am the current editor :3
opencollective.com/secure-scut

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@glyph how single-celled mycelium becomes seemingly complex mushrooms blows my mind??

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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.