Trying to get Ambiance working on the MangoPi MQ Pro so that I can set it to as my octoprint server.

I really need to get my octoprint server working. I’m tired of swapping MicroSD cards around and having to walk over to the printer to see its progress and estimated time remaining.

Slow-talking British dinghy guru Roger Barnes extols passage-making in small, inexpensive, open sailing boats — pretty much the nautical equivalent of bikepacking ('boatpacking', anyone?) — especially along the challenging tidal coasts of north-western France.

The way the French, in particular, approach it — lots of long lunches and plenty of wine — looks like more fun (and more reliably adventurous) than conventional ‘yachting’.

Got three more TBeams, flashed them with Meshtastic. Now to solder on the screens and find a 3D printable case. Also shown: the TBeam I already had, which doesn’t have a working GPS but does have the higher gain antenna.


While I was reading about a couple of community mesh networks, a couple of them mentioned using this upstream

Is there an OpenWRT flavor intended for community meshes, that doesn’t require people flashing them to do things like properly create a private key? And is reasonably mature and active? (I used an older one called Commotion but it seems unmaintained.)

I guess if anyone wants a Cr-48 that boots, let me know! Battery is probably no good.

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It kind of works. It doesn’t seem like it can log in to an account with 2FA but “browse as guest” works. ChromeOS is updating now, though I would imagine this CR-48 device is out of support.

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I found the original Chromebook (developer device that Google built and gave away for free) under some stuff in my workshop. Let’s see if it still boots!

If anyone is interested, I’m looking to sell this X210 laptop to make room for other projects. Get in touch via DM here or email me at

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More sanity from my home country: Māori tribal leaders & their advisers call for data sovereignty, to take back control of what is theirs. Cited is "an intergenerational approach to data, as a taonga (treasure)"

Self-hosting is included as a strategy, servers at home & on the marae (meeting house).

This initiative can be seen as a form of infrastructural de-colonisation, reclaiming what has been lost to the digital imperialism of AWS, Microsoft & other 'cloud' giants

@rek @neauoire in trying to understand the geography of your recent logs, I happened upon this site with its neat maps.

I’m hoping to watch a bunch of different classifieds sites that probably have relatively-consistent HTML, and not have to load them manually every day.

Wiring up automation for a new hobby 😁

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Does anyone have suggestions for tracking updates to sites that don’t have RSS feeds? Ideally whatever script would output RSS that my feed reader can then subscribe to.

I'll just say it out loud, because if not here, then where else?

I really want to travel the world on a sailing boat. I've wanted to for a long time, but I've always thought it too difficult, too ridiculous to pursue it in earnest.I thought of it so impossible that I rather tried to make games about it instead of going out and doing it. Or even talk about it. It's time to change that.

Ordering parts for a new project. Going to make my ARM NAS dream a reality with a RockPro64 and a PCI SATA card. Thank you to the folks that have already blazed this trail on the Pine64 forums.

I used the Pocket Ref today to look up what size holes to drill for a certain size bolt. Way better than lining up the bolt and drill bits and trying to pick the next biggest one!

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