Took Friday and Monday off. Normally I'd take these days off for my birthday and go to a museum or something. Instead I'm trying to get my second book out the door.

... Taking time off of work to do work is something I always feel weird about.

@glyph this message originally angered me because of its wording. A possibly nicer way to say this would have been to remind folks of the instance rules, specifically around as listed in

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@birdstare oooh, that sounds tasty. Mapo Tofu Taco Salad?

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Learning that people suffering from the storm and blackout in Texas were using the guide in our book Recipes for Disaster to build a rocketstove with which to heat food and water, we've put the directions online here in their entirety:

Please circulate.

@flaneur hi! nice to meet you as well.

Yup! I wrote even :D

My current title doesn't involve SRE, but I'm still deep in that world.

@flaneur On 1. right now we're going to use Github. We're talking about other platforms, Patreon & OpenCollective for example, but right now we're keeping it simple.

2. I don't know anything about fedstoa. Where can I read to learn more?

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"The guru is not exposed as a liar or a lech, a joker or a thief, but “only” a child laughing in the sun. The seeker’s mistake did not lay in identifying something special in this person, but in believing — hoping — that this specialness had something to do with knowing the truth. Instead, the numinous boils down to an ordinary state of radiant and childlike joy."

I realize I've been tooting for a while on Merveilles and never wrote an intro. so sorry for the delay... of 12 months or so?

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I'm Nat, or icco. I've been building software since the early 2000s. I love building cli and web tools, and spend a lot of time . I try to do everything in the open, so all of my personal code in FOSS, and most of my thoughts are public on subdomains of

When I'm not writing code, I like hiking, fly fishing, reading, writing, and listening to and making music.

My work ( is looking to start donating small amounts of money to open source projects that sanctify or save time.

As a common theme of merv is journaling and time tracking, I'd love to hear suggestions from you all.

@aadil oh wow, we're almost at 500! I had no idea.

I wonder what the monthly active count is. @somnius do you have access to extra data like that?

@tehn I really enjoyed this, thanks for sharing.

@aadil is there a way to o see how many people are on an instance?

@dogstar I listen to NPRs up first podcast while making coffee in the morning, and limit myself to that. I'll research something if it sounds interesting, but since I'm focusing on making breakfast, I'm usually only half listening.

@dualhammers I tend to need to do something, or the depression just gets worse. But you're right, a bit of rest is a good idea.

One of those days where I'm just too overwhelmed to do anything.

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Anyone interested in an NSynth Super?

I might be building one for a family member, and it would make sense to buy components for couple more to get up to MOQ on the PCB etc. EU shipping only.

I could probably provide them fully-assembled but also as some kinds of kits if anyone wants that. Let me know in DM or reply, RTs appreciated too! :)

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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.