My RPi4 arrived yesterday and I'm slowly getting it set up as a desktop machine.
Quite a few frustrating moments so far but that's usually the case when I'm starting from scratch.
I much prefer i3-gaps but had a lot of trouble trying to build it from source and eventually gave up. A bit annoying, since I had success yesterday with Debian 11 (Bullseye).
Vivid biofluorescence discovered in the nocturnal Springhare (Pedetidae). This is the first documented biofluorescence of an Old World placental mammal.
First time making onigiri!
They're not the prettiest onigiri but I guess you've gotta start somewhere. Kinda ended up going pyramidal rather than triangular haha...room for improvement.
Also: salty! Delicious but salty! Went perfectly with a cup of green tea.
A small packet of koji (豆麹用) arrived today (aka Aspergillus oryzae).
I believe I now have everything I need to attempt making tempeh for the first time; just need to setup my incubator and run it for a day or two to dial-in the temperature control.
There's an indigenous plant which grows in a patch of dune strandveld near my home. I've gotten to know it slowly over this past year.
Once pollinated (by sunbirds), the bright pink flowers develop into dehiscent folicles. I brought one home, not quite ripe, & set it on my windowsill to mature.
A few days ago, after weeks of seeming inactivity, poof: an eruption of silky hairs. Each bundle of hairs is attached to a small brown seed.
I'll plant the seeds in some sandy soil.
I've been mesmerized by this developing flower for weeks. Now the pace of change quickens; the climactic moment approaches.
I just made my first successful 'secret handshake' using the Sunrise Choir Rust SSB implementation and I am HYPED!
Felt the call to go for a walk on this windy summer's afternoon. I visited a nearby park, thinking that I might spot my first Laetiporus ('chicken of the woods') of the season. My intuition proved fruitful; I did indeed find the mushroom I was seeking.
Shortly thereafter I walked past an oak tree where I had previously met an owl. Sure enough, there was my feathered friend - enjoying a nap in the shade.
Hyphal Fusion Network
@notplants & I have created a mycology forum to provide a friendly & inclusive space for sharing in-progress experiments & cultivation logs - species & strains under cultivation, substrate recipes, environmental conditions, harvest quantities etc. - with the idea that we can improve our craft through detailed note-taking & generous sharing.
We hope the forum will be inviting & accessible for all cultivators, regardless of skill level or expertise.
[ sowing seeds of symbiosis | weaving webs of wu wei ]
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.