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Nice to meet you! My name is Gueorgui, and I'm a photographer, designer, and engineer living and working in London, UK after living in Russia, France, Germany, and Japan.

In my work life, I'm running a tiny creative studio called A Possible Space ( together with my wife.

I'm interested in the intersections of art, tech, society, and in working for an ethical, sustainable future.

A brand new story read by @Tingyi: “The Neighbourhood Surprise”, by Sarah van Dongen 📖🎤❤️

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@Tingyi did a reading of this illustrated book we found recently for our friends back in Taiwan, thought I'd share with y'all here as well :)

Do others struggle with similar things? Sometimes I feel that I like the tools more than the actual work that these tools are for, and that just isn't right...

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Sometimes I feel like going into software engineering as a career might have been a mistake. I love computers, and I love setting up my environment and tools in just exactly the right ways, but when it comes to pushing actual work forward, including on my own hobby projects, I struggle so much...

A random example: I'll spend hours getting emacs to use the right lsp server for clang and utterly enjoy the process, but doing the actual exercises from K&R drains me and brings me no joy.

Wow freenode went bust -> I guess I should restart my IRC client and change the servers it connects to -> hmm let's see the weechat docs -> hmm why is my weechat still at v2.3 while 3.1 is out? -> why are there so few armbian package updates available on my A20? -> wow the board firmware and OS are so out of date ->

Hello Merveilles, it's been a while 👋 How are you all?

Wanted to share with y'all this beautiful version of The Real Folk Blues that the legendary Seatbelts recorded during the pandemic. Made me tear up a little.

Day 79 of : ooof, fell off that wagon for a while there. Getting back to it, hopefully with enough momentum to finish the thing. Today, learned about TabViews and the environment.

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Finally, spring. It feels like we are slowly starting to come out of the long winter — the sun is out more often, and that glum London chill is starting to slowly lift. Something inside is stirring and shifting as well, reaching towards the warmth, more willing to take risks, be vulnerable, and ask for help.

After what feels like a lifetime of winter — with a whole lot of love, struggle, support, and hard work — finally, spring.

Thank you, @Tingyi ❤️🌻

Legendary Russian rock band Kino just had a reunion live show (though using existing recordings for vocals, as vocalist Viktor Tsoi passed away in 1990). It's on YouTube and it's excellent:

Little traces of @Tingyi around the house. Seeing them daily, and being charmed all over again.

I'm really struggling to organise my time to work on projects these days (SwiftUI and Chinese).

I've been working on them after work before but that wasn't sustainable as I tend to be tired in the evenings and want to have more energy for family things.

Now I started trying to wake up early (~6am), but I often fail to go to bed early enough, and to wake up early enough, and so only manage about one productive hour or so, while I need at least two.

Carried a full grocery load, two pizzas, and a little dessert bag today. Continuing being amazed by this machine. @Tingyi 🚲

I've tidied up the mess of cables in our devices corner (printer/scanner/wifi router/nas/fibre modem/server/smarthome thingamabob) and I am so proud of myself. Everything is in the right place and clearly labelled ✨✨✨

Day 77 of is a review day and once again I'm skipping the challenge task because I'm up to my neck in other projects haha

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Is there a web app somewhere that I can input arbitrary chinese lunar calendar dates to, and it will generate an ical feed for my calendar app?

I know Mac/iOS contacts app lets you save lunar birthdays, and that shows up on the calendar, but what about non-birthdays?

Day 76 of : Wrapping up the study of VoiceOver. Overall impressions: what a powerful, easy to use, smartly designed system. My only request would be for the iOS simulator to support it, instead of having to use a real device.

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We just watched Pixar's Soul and it was a really wonderful, touching, meaningful film. Highly recommended. cc @Tingyi

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