Did my favorite hike for the first time in a long time. Really wore me out, but it was a wonderful trip.

While I was sitting at the top a cloud rolled in quite quickly, and then left just just as fast. (Some panoramas from the interior of cloud movement - click for the full width.)

@tehn Just wanted to say that I check your Log on most days. It’s one of *very* few links I’ve been checking regularly that is off a network.

You too can have a robot wheel box at $3,250. Seems to have a listed 4 hour operation time.

Something about this kind of automation makes me uncomfortable.

Show thread

I found it. Apparently it is called Gita. It's insides, are in indeed, hollow.


Show thread

I'm guessing its insides were full of motor, computer, and battery, but maybe it has a chamber for carrying stuff? I'm having trouble imaging what else it could be useful for? But I fail to see how it's am improvement over a backpack, if that's the case.

Show thread

There looked to be a cluster of cameras on the front - as one would expect, but no obvious screen, and I didn't hear it make any speaker-based sounds, so if it's some kind of "pet" it didn't have any obvious indicators as such. I suspect the woman was carrying some sort of homing device. She also had a leash for the dog in hand, so it was hard to tell.

Show thread

I saw a woman walking her dog with a large orange self-balancing robot rolling after them when I got coffee today. (Maybe a bit smaller than a yoga ball? Pretty big.) I'm unclear on what its purpose was? It's motor was also quite loud, but it seemed to handle fairly uneven sidewalk with ease. I suspect it was a prototype.

grey boosted

Cabal, the open-source & p2p group chat I've worked on with friends, is in a quadratic funding pilot experiment run by Open Collective!

What that means for us, as an example: for every 10 USD donated, we get a total of 83 USD

boosts appreciated 🖤

Probably of interest to many folks here for many different reasons:

"The story of how St. Bride’s School came to release not one but eight full-length text adventures between 1985 and 1992—most with female protagonists, all cleverly written and well-reviewed—is one of the strangest in the history of gaming."


"The network self is changeable but continuous as it maps on to a new phase of the self. Some traits become relevant in new ways. …There’s no prescribed path for the self. The self is a cumulative network because its history persists, …even if the way in which its history is relevant changes. Recognising that the self is a cumulative network allows us to account for why radical transformation is of a self and not, literally, a different self."


First try with rye. Swapped the 25% whole wheat I’ve been doing for rye. Slightly flatter loaf, but tastes pretty good. I appreciate why it’s a popular flour to include. Seems to help with crust texture and adds a little bit of bitter interest.

Made some olive bread yesterday. Good enough to make some more today!

Show older

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.