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?
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 #datahoarding. 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 https://natwelch.com.
When I'm not writing code, I like hiking, fly fishing, reading, writing, and listening to and making music.
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! :)
https://blog.lidskialf.net/2021/02/08/turning-an-old-kindle-into-a-eink-development-platform/ fun hardware hacking revitalizing old kindles!
Oh, dang… “Today’s open-world video games resemble gig economy platforms, with endless task lists to conquer”
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/lisperati1000-raspberry-pi-project is neat. I couldn't use it tho, would totally mess up my back at that angle.
I'm enjoying journaling more again. How I journal has gone through lots of iterations, but rewriting https://github.com/icco/etu has made it a great platform for me to write. Still not back to the level I was at in 2018, but here's hoping.
https://etu.natwelch.com/pages is a read only list of stuff now in the journal / wiki / memex.
I have a cli editor, I wanna build a mobile app, but that's in the future.
uspol + tech corps
Cloudflare is garbage. It hosts tons of hate websites. Has since it was founded. https://who-hosts-hate.com keeps track of all of the horrible websites they host. Stop giving them money. They don't even make a good product.
ah ha. Of course as soon as I post this I am able to find it. https://swling.com/blog/2020/11/a-review-of-the-lab599-discovery-tx-500-qrp-transceiver/
My memory is failing me. I feel like I saw a ham radio or some other device that looked like https://www.torsoelectronics.com/t-1 but wasn't for music... but it could have been anything else. Anyone know what I'm talking about? All I can remember is a photo of it in a messenger bag in an empty field.
Software developer & Author living in NY.
Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.