Hello Recompilers, It all kind of happens at once, doesn't it? Last week I was futzing around trying to get solar power at home and thinking abstractly about what kinds of reasons are worth leaving quarantine for. This week... well things are happening. The right wing has lost its short-lived monopoly on street protest. Reading: … Continue reading Newsletter #147: George Floyd. Regis Korchinski-Paquet. Tony McDade.
Hello Recompilers, Another week! Maybe things are opening up where you're at, maybe they're not. Maybe you're itching to carefully go interact with the world, maybe you take one look at the actual numbers and say nope. Myself, still in this cabin! Fixed and broke my solar again. Turns out you shouldn't use butt end … Continue reading Newsletter #146: Our Masked Selfies are Training Facial Recognition
Hello Recompilers, Whenever I hear people making fun of how every ad starts "in these uncertain times..." I think about my little introduction blurbs to this newsletter and cringe a little. But here we are! Another week! Of uncertain times! Today I broke my solar setup (for those of you following along) by forgetting to … Continue reading Newsletter #145: Dystopia or Utopia?
Hello Recompilers, I hope you're all healthy and happy, wherever you are. I'm sitting in a cabin listening to the rain and birds, wishing I had better internet connectivity but glad for what I do have. Like this fresh loaf of sourdough a neighbor baked for me. Reading: May 5th was the national day of … Continue reading Newsletter #144: Justice for Missing and Murdered Native Women
Hello Recompilers, Happy May Day! Well, day-after-May-Day. I spent my May 1st installing 400 more watts of solar panels, moving my input voltage to 24v from 12v. Hopefully this will give me enough power to get back to work! It's an odd time to try to celebrate the coming of spring and the international labor … Continue reading Newsletter #143: Happy May Day!
Hello Recompilers, Sorry this week's newsletter is a bit late! My life has become an interesting and unplanned experiment in off-grid living, and nearly a week without sunshine left me unable to access to my computer. I hope wherever you're reading this, you're doing the best you can, mentally and physically. We've stepped into an … Continue reading Newsletter #142: Starting Your Pandemic Garden
Hello Recompilers, It's hard to keep up with everything that's going on, and sometimes it's not even healthy to. For myself, I've been holed up in my cabin in the woods, trying frantically to make it sustain me full time--I'm spending more time reading about solar charge controllers and propane regulators than COVID, at least … Continue reading Newsletter #141: Our Cyberpunk Times
Hello Recompilers, Every day feels like a week, yet at the end of every week it feels like so little has changed. A lot of hope fled from the world in the past few days, when the last progressive candidate gave up in the US. I've found it useful for me to list out and … Continue reading Newsletter #140: A Few Things to Find Hope In
Hello Recompilers, How's everyone holding up? I hope you're able to stay safe and help everyone else stay safe too, while still getting done what needs to be done. I know personally I'm struggling to be useful while maintaining social distance, but I try to remind myself that my main job right now is to … Continue reading Newsletter #139: If We Work Together We Have a Chance
Hello Recompilers, Every week feels like a year right now. I hope you're doing your best to keep busy and to keep safe. I hope you're doing your best to help other people keep safe, too, either by helping directly on the frontlines of this or just working your best to not become a vector. … Continue reading Newsletter #138: We Keep Us Safe