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as somebody who worked in tech but got fed up w it, i'm loving the return to basics i see, open protocols, no ads, personal static sites, linux, low-res, webrings, small communities... appropriate technology and "Small Is Beautiful"...

Really enjoying reading Leviathan Wakes at the moment! It's the first book in the Expanse series.

It seems to be one of those rare books that is almost better if you've already seen the series. I have such vivid mental images of the characters and scenes, which I think is probably testament to the quality of the casting and overall production of the series.

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I'm working on an introductory #book about #decentralisation protocols. 🦄

It serves as a taster for different technologies, and provides you with a path forward to deepen your studies if you're so inclined.

I'll cover #ActivityPub, #Hyper, #IPFS, and #SSB. Each chapter is a brief intro and a hands-on project using #JavaScript.

The book will be CC licensed. If that sounded interesting, add yourself to the interested readers list at:

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“It’s not a problem of getting people to express themselves but of providing little gaps of solitude and silence in which they might eventually find something to say. Repressive forces don’t stop people from expressing themselves but rather force them to express themselves. What a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, and ever rarer, thing that might be worth saying.”

- Gilles Deleuze

so many great responses! thanks to you all.

i'd like to sing with a group on a weekly basis, join a club and ensure i'm touching plants / moss / stones every day. daily neck stretches is another one that came up - i think that would be good for me.

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What are some of the daily practices which help to keep you feeling balanced and healthy?

Three of mine that come to mind are practicing qigong each morning, going for a bike ride or walk in the afternoon and taking a cold shower in the evening.

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Fermenter in progress: cabinet and tempeh making. We are testing the new shape and volume of the fermenter by making tempeh with it, in order to get the best parameters for the fermentation to be always successful. We are very excited about how it is going so far!

This paper did not disappoint! Highly-recommended if you're interested in fungus-farming ants (or just ants more generally).

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Locating, collecting, and maintaining colonies of fungus-farming ants - Sosa-Calvo et al. (2015)

"The purpose of this paper is to describe methods developed by generations of attinologists for locating, collecting, and maintaining in the laboratory live colonies of fungus-farming ants."

"Our goal is to accelerate the study of the many very poorly known and increasingly threatened species of this fascinating and biologically important group."


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