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Hey all, happy to announce that NODE Vol 02 is out featuring 180 pages of articles and interviews about P2P and open hardware projects, with an updated Open Source Directory and new Meshnet Atlas! Download a digital version for free or preorder a hard copy

I think I need to wire a new fuse holder into it but this RadioShack phone is pretty awesome looking even if it doesn't power up yet. I just got the power cable for it today as it uses a 5-pin DIN connector. I'm not even sure if this is supposed to work without the two (yes two!) lead acid batteries inserted but we will see.

I gave a talk about the Networks of Philly project (, which discovers and documents cool in Philadelphia, at @iffybooks this past Saturday. For anyone interested the slides are available here in a few different formats:

Hey Philly friends, come to the Bar Raccrawl this Saturday May 14th at @iffybooks and hang out with some local friendly hackers. More info here

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Hello, I’m Grimmware and I like to read books on magic and occultism and then translate those systems into code for Plan 9 from Bell Labs. I try to apply a rationalist credulity to magical and archetype systems, and I’m a big fan of using divination systems as a psychological prompt for learning and growing. I like operating systems, retro computers and digital electronics.

In my work life, I do defensive systems security and visibility.


Had a blast meeting @pixouls tonight at @iffybooks during their reception. Can't wait to go back!

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Today’s our first day in the new space! We’re open 12–9 PM, with a reception starting at 6. The address is 319 N. 11th St. 3E, Philly.

Here’s the color we painted the floor:

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Walking around Philly with 5️⃣ wi-fi access points in my bag.

Who wants to join my TV news team? Just put the proper XLR 4-pin connector on this old EiAJ-14 cable and finally have a working power supply and lens for this bad boy.

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This weekend (Sat & Sun, 12–6 p.m.) we're running a tutorial on how to build a sub-irrigated planter. Free zines and seeds!

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Iffy Books is a new little bookstore in philly seeking to share knowledge of hacking, free culture, gardening, zines.

Today I went with my friend to set up a Wemo D1 clone with another non-techie friend and we were able to get this chip to display a website! It was my friend's first time learning html and css, and as a designer it was a lot of fun for her. I enjoyed being able to learn a new board to use with the Arduino other than the circuit playground.

The guide zine is available for free (along with the zines for all the other workshops) if you want to try as well. It's still a work in progress since today's session was also a bit of debugging, but great fun!

You might see that there is actually a use of some work by #varia on there! @rra

Iffy Books will be soon to join Mastodon too (after a little persuasion :) )

I'm also very excited to learn about efforts to implement a mesh network for Philadelphia!

#IffyBooks #mesh #meshtastic

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