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A Raspberry Pi internet radio receiver, that allows you to browse and play more than 2000 online radio stations using the analog controllers of an old radio.

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This thing is called a 5D optical data storage crystal. It's a little piece of fused quartz, etched to remarkable precision using a femtosecond ultraviolet laser.

The "5D" part of the name is just a marketing gimmick (it only has three dimensions, obviously), but it's impressive anyway. Using current technology, these little things can store 360 terabytes of data. Once written, these crystals can survive temperatures up to 1000°C, and could theoretically last for billions of years.

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Wrote about Solarsails - our solarpunk themecamp.
Bamboo, repurposed junk, solar panels and optimism.

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"This website highlights our on-going exploration of some practical aspects of simple, land-integrated living. The emphasis is on simple technologies and skills that address basic needs such as food, water, shelter, etc."

cc @neauoire @rek

Finally picked up my Merv letter and stickers. Thanks @somnius , so nice.

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Gathering notes and resources on low-bandwidth and low-energy websites. Will append to it as I find more information.


New Zealand is back to Covid lockdown for "3 days" wish us luck~ :D

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I have been following many of the larger web decentralization projects and I wanted to write down what Web 3.0 might look like.

Putting together my thoughts here without referring to specific underlying technologies. All the tech exists for what I write here, or it is coming online very shortly:


Wallets are going to be coming after the entire internet. They are the new browsers. The wallet wars will soon commence.

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@neauoire @dokoissho idk what you mean by obvious so i'll just list some stuff
* this chart of activitypub projects by @lidia_p & friends is an ace overview gitlab.com/lidia_p/fediversetr
* ssb's ecosystem of projects ssb.nz
* dat's ecosystem of projects dat.foundation/explore/project
* bbs the documentary is old school, long, and interesting youtube.com/watch?v=nO5vjmDFZa
* fidonet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FidoNet
* webtorrent youtube.com/watch?v=kxHRATfvnl

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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.