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interdependence > independence

kimchi season...

better than "we grew everything" is "we grew everything except this part which our friend grew"

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24 hours later...wish granted.

I came around the corner of the cottage on my way to harvest some chard and found the cat looking at a cape cobra (Naja nivea) - gorgeous yellow-speckled face on a base of rusty brown. Unfortunately it had disappeared by the time I'd chased the cat away.

Will have to stay alert today in case it came inside.

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@neauoire step one of green tech - don't replace something that still works. Can't believe how so many people seem to skip that step.

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My neighbours found a beautiful scorpion in their house this morning. I'm taking that as a good sign that we'll have a creatureful summer :)

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I'm going to throw this into the ether and see what comes: I'm interested in trying to build a biocomputer (i.e. a computer using living organisms as part of the mechanics). To start with, I'd just like to try something simple: moisture sensors using soil, or a direction planning device using fungi - something like that.

Does anyone have any experience building a project like this that might be able to point me in the right direction?

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👋 @glyph
Looking at the mycelium form and color, it seems it's working !

Like you posted some time ago, I took a jar, put used coffee and tea, and fragments of pleurotus.

Do I have to keep it in the dark ?
When everything is colonized, do I extract the "coffee cake" and do like in the PFtek ?

Finished my second drawing for the month:

A cream-edged tiger beetle (Cicindela circumpicta). The Cicindelids are my favourite taxonomic grouping of beetles - they're a sub-family of the Carabidae.

I probably had more fun free-styling the mesas in the background than I did drawing the beetle ^_^

Still finding shading quite difficult but I'm really enjoying drawing every day.

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I'm loving all the incredible artwork in the local timeline! So many neat styles, interpretations and compositions 🖤 🔥

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First piece for Inktober 2020.

I've chosen not to follow the prompts this year. I'm simply aiming to draw every day and complete 10 pieces over the course of the month.

Landscape elements inspired by Giorgio Baroni's Inktober series from 2017.

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We volunteer at LifeCycles, a project in Victoria that harvests fruit trees from people's yards and donate them to the various local food banks.

If you have fruit trees and are willing to have people pick them, add your trees to the project.
lifecyclesproject.ca/about-us/

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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.