i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!

these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.

(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))


I went to my barber today after 18 months. In glad he's still in business!
It's a gorgeous day with the cherry blossoms out.
I just saw a bride-to-be getting photos done with her maid of honour.
I picked up a coffee from one of my favourite coffee shops.

Fuck this pandemic.

I miss normal life.

I encourage everyone to chip in on this crowd fund campaign. Louis Rossman, well-known Right to Repair lobbyist wants to get laws passed in his country USA for Right to Repair.

This will greatly benefit projects like coreboot and riscv-related projects.


Right to repair means: access to schematics, boardviews and other such info necessary for repair. Presently, hardware/logic info is highly restrictive. This law would be a huge legal precedent for future rights.

Has American society somehow missed the perfect opportunity to resurrect drive-in restaurants and movies?

It looks like we'll get sunshine and dry weather all week. I guess it's time to take down all the downspouts and prep them for painting!

My daughter has blossomed into a full grown "actually."
I am doomed. :ablobsmile:

Important note: I did not sift out the fines from the grinds, so total time to brew was even further reduced.

I'm all for ceremony, but only to the extend that it improves my experience somehow. Sifting fines is highly suspect.

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This morning's coffee turned out excellently!

So far I am appreciating this no-bloom, single-pour method as presented by Tales Coffee.
Faster brew times, better coffee. What's not to like?

TP-Link Archer C7 radio died again... Lasted quite a while that time. Seems to work after a reboot of the radio for an indeterminate amount of time afterward. As short as 12 hours, as long as a couple weeks?

This afternoon's coffee is a pleasant cup!

I'm trying the single pour method from Tales Coffee.

I'll try it a few more times and see how consistent it is.

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It looks like web development is heading down the same roads, because more and more of what we do on a computer is web-based. With all this business of compounding layers of javascript and nonsense to do the same things but slower and more complicated, it really does seem to me that more than half of what computer work entails these days is a complete waste of time, and I think this is on purpose.

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Like, mate, you sit in a comfy chair in an air conditioned office solving fun little puzzles all day, if you deserve eighty grand a year then the bloke who has to get up at dawn to empty my bins should be on at least half a mil.

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> do a change
> run unit tests to check nothing broken
> everything is broken
> revert
> still broken
> bisect
> someone broke unit tests a week ago

Oh haha also there's a big red thing in the footer of that very site saying it won't work without javascript. If a site works fine without javascript but lies and says it won't then what it really means is that with javascript turned on it works the same way but slower and crappier

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i think i would wear a hat if the hat was extremely large, so large that i could kinda live inside the hat. maybe thats how snails started out

My coffee is over extracted this morning. The brew stalled at the end and I dumped out the last dregs before they filtered through.

This was ~94°C water, 30s bloom and 100g pours over 30s.

I guess I'll go back to 50g pours over 15s for more consistent results.

I also just saw a single pour, no-bloom technique I'm curious to try.

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