E-paper is one of my favorite technologies. There is something that I find incredibly magical about this surface that looks like paper and ink just changing on its own. Such an underappreciated technology.

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Seriously, if someone writes an epub reader for the Watchy that will probably get me to wear it regularly. :-D

Mutual Aid Idea 

Someone you trust in your community at least once a week temporarily steals all your electronics, kills your network connection and locks you in a cozy spot with your ereader/current book and some snacks and beverages.

Housing situation update 

I'm not a fan of renting. I hate the fees, the hoops to jump through, the playing by someone else's rules, the money just going out the window... We sold our house and are renting because we really don't know what we want to do medium/longer term ATM. Selling when the market is hot and renting until we figure it out is I think the best move but I still hate renting.

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Housing situation update 

The house we got is more than we wanted to spend. We can afford it but I'm not thrilled about it. We are making a good chunk of change on the sale of the house so it will be fine.

The positives are it is also a pretty cool spot but maybe a little less so than the one we wanted. The house itself is more spacious and nicer. It's literally right on the awesome bike trail that runs through the area and minutes from great beaches.

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I need to get some of these added to the homebrew page on my gemini capsule.

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I don't often wish I had a 3D printer but sometimes I run across fun stuff like this F-Bomb thingiverse.com/thing:4809254

Have a PSP? Want some cool homebrew games? Here's a quick video tour of what I have on mine.

Gemini 

It seems to be working pretty well for me. I've been writing a lot and enjoying myself. It's been working so well that it has helped me resist the urge to tinker. There are things I *could* do but the simplicity allows me to do a lot of it by hand so easily that complicating it just does not seem like it would pay off.

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Gemini 

"I've been trying to find a space to keep track of my thoughts on various things for a few years but I always seem to spend time fiddling with tech and not actually posting or writing."

I was saying I'd start a blog for YEARS. I never actually tried that hard. I didn't want to fiddle with a web server, site generator etc. I did want a selfhosted site to write about things I enjoy but not badly enough to do all that. Gemini is so simple that I don't mind the little bit of fiddling.

Everybody stop being so fun and interesting, I'm busy right now!

Discovered today that the stylus from my Thinkpad Yoga 12 works on the remarkable. Not super useful but if the remarkable's pen runs out of tips then it could be used in a pinch.

The watchy somehow keeps track of the steps and updates them when it wakes up once every minute. Not sure how it's doing that when in standby mode but pretty cool.

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I didn't sleep well and woke up at 5 something this morning unable to fall back asleep. Read for a couple hours before finally falling back asleep. I normally sleep well. That's how my week is going. Making coffee number 3 now.

I'm Native Hawaiian and been repeatedly homeless in my own land, like so many others. While American and other foreign billionaires own countless mansions &unoccupied multi-million dollar condos here. Zuckerberg's1300 acre ranch, Larry Ellison owns Lana'i. Fuck colonialism.

Yes, the language was banned, and in 2018 a Hawai'ian professor Kaleikoa Ka'eo was arrested for speaking Hawai'ian in court despite Hawai'ian *technically* being an officially recognized language.
splinternews.com/judge-issues-

living sardine-packed 20-to-a-house. And then be arrested for speaking their own language. It'd be an outrage, right? But that's just everyday life, in US-colonized Hawaii. (2/?)

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Imagine a Native American community with a Disneyland-like resort built over their villages & ancestor's graves, made to do bastardizations of sacred dances, in 'sexy feather headresses' & entertain the rich tourists for starvation wages, 12 hrs a day 7 days a week 1/?

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