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Hey! Super happy to be part of this community :)

Does this count as social media? If so, this is a first time for me.

Thought I'd start by sharing something - at least for me - inspirational. Looking forward to get to know y'all!

Oooh @whtrbt I gather from your website you're a fellow Carlo Scarpa appreciator? :O

Next time you come over we have to go "hunting" for some of his less-known stuff around here :D

There're always more perspectives waiting to be discoverd, even in those same old 10 square kms.

And speaking about the Book Club, sorry if I've been slow, everyone, but I'm getting ready to move to another country, so things are a bit hectic at the moment, and I'm trying to give myself the least amount possible of logistics to do :P

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From "How to do Nothing" by Jenny Odell - recommended to me by @exquisitecorp

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"[Attention is] a lot like breathing. Some kind of attention will always be present, but when we take hold of it, we have the ability to consciously direct, expand, and contract it. I’m often surprised at how shallow both my attention and my breathing are by default. [...] By inviting us to perceive at different scales and tempos than we’re used to, [artwork can] teach us not only how to sustain attention but how to move it back and forth between different registers."

Fermented Radicchio Batch #2 here we gooo! Mixer pepper edition BTW

There's some more time to vote for the next book we'll read at the Merveilles Book Club. Feel free to chime in!

Link in the post above :D

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Thanks everyone for pitching in with your proposals for the Merveiles Book Club. We have some interesting things, most definitely!

Voting is now up at the link below. Feel free to also add other books if you get a good idea :D

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Mostly here (with the hashtag whenever I remember :'D), and I also send occasional reminder emails!

I'm also around on IRC (and occasionally on Slack), but really the idea is that anyone can discuss the book club at any time and anywhere :D

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Still taking proposals for the next book at the book club BTW :D

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I had fermented vegetables for the first time a couple days ago. I was very pleasantly surprised, and figured I could try making my own!

So... Here's a jar of hopefully-soon-to-be-fermented Radicchio di Treviso!

Fingers crossed that it turns out alright :D

Two questions that you folks might know an aswer to:

1. Can you suggest a good iPad SSH client? I see there's Blink ( but the 20$ are quite a steep price, and I don't have access to a computer running XCode
2. Do you know about a portable bluetooth + USB mechanical keyboard? I have seen one ( but I'm not sure whether it's any decent

Input appreciated!

Lovely chitchats yesterday at the Merveilles Book Club :D

Now, though, it's time to choose the next book! This month's theme is: Tiny Books - something for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Propose your books at the link below, and let me know if you have any other ideas, themes, or whatnot that you'd like to see in the Book Club!

Proposals close on Feb 7th, then we'll vote for the book.

The Merveilles Book Club is meeting in half an hour at

Come join us to chitchat about the book we've been reading (The Unreal and the Real by Ursula Le Guin), and say hi to some of your fellow Merveillans!

Can't join today, or feel kind of awkward joining a conversation on a book you don't know much about? Proposals for the next book open tomorrow :D

A reminder for everyone and those that are involved in our Book Club in that we'll meet tomorrow at 20:00 UTC for our Book Club meet-up :3

Link as usual

See y'all tomorrow :D

Partially related: it's high time I reconfigure the stuff I'm hosting to work over IPv6 >_>

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Found out about this web/VM host:

What they did with this data center is very commendable!

Should be interesting for all the self-hosting crowd here in Merveilles :3

Hey, I think this second time worked out great! :D

The book was _huge_, and it really felt like we barely scratched the surface of it (and most people including me didn't fully read it haha), so we've decided to talk about it again at the next meet-up.

We'll meet next time on January 30th at 20:00 UTC, which should be reasonable for most people. Same link as today.

Email with calendar invite coming soon.

Thanks all for coming :D

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We're getting started with the Merveilles Book Club! :D

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