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Been thinking I would like to share my tech/crypto/policy experience and skills with climate focused groups, like a 'yell if you want advice' thing.

So, yell if you want advice? Happy to chat via DMs, Signal, XMPP, email, etc. Responses may be choppy.

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Today:
1. Decide to pivot.
2. Meet someone very enthusiastic about what I'm pivoting from.
3. Beer.

Currently feeling inspired from somewhere "deep", but simultaneously that feeling is disconnected from practical measures, as well as often being depressing. Somewhat overwhelmed tbh.

Started looking into 3DS Homebrew and now I need a stiff drink.

Amazed at the ability of ancient greek letters to cover both emotional significance and global pandemics :O

Back to thinking about re-designing my "publishings".

Is the potential mass audience of instagram (/flickr/pixelfed/etc) worth the attention, or are enough people interested in more "artisan" approaches, eg small-scale newsletters (/snail mail/etc)?

Maybe I should just stop worrying and do whatever's intersting. Yeah, probably that.

Some good things today:

- Tried out Hugo and Netlify for the first time
- Egg mayo sandwich and coffee
- Spent time looking at the week ahead
- pleased about getting to do sound effects for the school play
- First ice on the pond
- Wearing a scarf indoors

half-frozen pond
someone spent a long time
raking leaves

I'd forgotten how nice it is to get immersed in writing something. Anything at all. Just that crafting from one sentence to the next, miles away from the world.

I try not to love material objects, but there's one little gadget I have that "sparks joy" as Marie Kondo puts it. My 14-year-old Nintendo #dslite.

This ancient thing can't connect to the Internet, is many many times less powerful than my smartphone, lacks modern features like Bluetooth, but I get such pleasure from handling it.

Time to move off Google Drive for photo backups... Any recommendations for cheap, fast remote storage for 250GB+ of files?

Trying out 'Grow Home' from Ubisoft with , less than 2 quid in the Steam sale currently. Nice, calm blend of Roblox-style polygons, Zelda-style climbing, and A Short Hike style island exploration so far.

store.steampowered.com/app/323

In the European Week for Waste Reduction, the FSFE launches its new initiative #UpcyclingAndroid to help people overcome #software #obsolescence and to keep using their phones with #FreeSoftware:
upcyclingandroid.org

#ewwr #digital #sustainability

One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books.

"The tiny incidents of daily routine are as much a commentary of radical ideals as the highest flight of philosophy or poetry."

- Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea

Genuine question - what do you find most confusing about technology today?

Missed a month, but Beamspun is back. Some quick links on trees, nature, art and tech for your full moon weekend:

buttondown.email/beamspun/arch

Merry lunar eclipse all... The next edition of Beamspun comes out shortly, covering art, tech, seedheads and the re-dreaming of society.

beamspun.exmosis.net/

Links for future editions welcomed.

Converted groundlake.org/ to sans-serif today. Took hours to take the serifs off each letter in turn, but probably worth it in the end.

"It's that time again... Black Friday has come early."
"Black Friday Sale. For Two Weeks Only."

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