What Im up to lately...
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Wednesday Oct. 13 2021
Ive started playing around with Retroshare. If you arent familiar with it, it is a completely decentralized social sharing platform. You exchange a key with your friends, and then each computer in your friend network acts as a node in the chain, sharing posts and files with the next. You can even download all of your messages, your friends posts, and your forums, and read, respond, and share while offline. Then the next time you connect, Retroshare will upload the data to your network. To me, this is peak resilience, and digital soverignty. Even if all other platforms go censorship crazy, or offline, something like Retroshare will still work. Check it out...
If you set it up, and you'd like to connect, my key can be found HERE.
Monday Oct. 11 2021
I hit my data cap early this month. Off Grid internet can be limiting. I remembered the unused Ting SIM in the drawer, got it set up in minutes.
I spent the better part of a day trying to get tethering set up on an old Google Nexus 5 with Lineage OS. When it started looking like I might have to compile a new kernel, I off-handedly stuck the SIM card into an older Net Gear mobile hot-spot. Poof. Full operation.
Wednesday Oct. 6th 2021
I went for a walk today gathering natural colors from my environment to use in web and art design.
Walked to the end of the lane with my wife and the pups. Beautiful fall evening, beautiful conversation.
My wife is flying out early to head to the South to spend a few days with some friends. Ill enjoy the time alone, but will of course miss her.
I'm working on finishing the outdoor bathtub. I'm thinking of building a fire chamber beneath it, and running a chimney up and out the back, like the design of the wood fired pottery kilns in Japan.
The Autumn leaves are starting to drift downward, and French Press coffee is really good in the fall.
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