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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

There are things I see now that seem to be in the wrong sections, and this will definitely change when I introduce other books I have, but it is really good to finally see a lot of these siting next to one another instead of being shoved in drawers, closets, coffee tables, bins, etc. scattered everywhere.

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Trying to organize some of my (this isn't all) in a way that sort of makes sense. First pic has a shelf of mostly O'Reilly/security/network books, then hippie/futurist/cybernetics/vr, then early 2000s hacking/programming/vintage unix. Second pic is hacker history/new cyberpunk diy followed by infrastructure/internet history/vintage hacker abatement. Third pic is dotcom-boom/computers are bad/how our successful 90s company started, and fiction/vintage comms and radio/electronics repair.

Did a noctua fan upgrade on this noisy old FOR.A time base corrector and only broke one silicone standoff. I also learned that I hate scotchloks, but I guess they were quicker than soldering and heat shrink.

Thanks for the help all, it does seem to be some type of impact driver. Turns out it works fine, I just had to apply pressure to the shank when pulling the trigger!

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