I'm Tessa,
aka `jakimfett`.

Ætherperson, Architect, Engineer, Poet, Scholar, Pirate, Storyweaver

I've also been known as:
* The Flavel Fixer
* Captain Jak
* LightningGoggles
* BOfH and PFY
* "cevin"
* Pirate Ninja Samarai Nightclaw Shaman half-Ork Germanish Humanoid
* and occasionally, Todd, Ryu, or Beast.

(thank you!)

assorted.tech <-- me_irl

I will fix your computer/phone/car/house/etc if you ask nicely.

Ways you can support me and my family with your extra $0.71 or more:

Via GoFundMe ():

Via Patreon ():

Via Ko-fi ():

(original post was toot.cat/@eryn/102304536734854)


Or by getting me something I need from my Amazon () wishlist:


All additional funds get poured into making affordable housing a reality for my tribe, my people, and ideally my planet (and others?).

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capitalism, ko-fi, multi-level marketing & meta, boosts appreciated 

So, if I share this link:


...and you click it...

...and use the page to buy "Ko-Fi Gold"...

I get a kickback ($3) and you get a discount (10%).

(for those of you just tuning in, Ko-Fi gold is Ko-Fi's premium-tier upgrade.)
(basically, you're limited to 8mb of uploads, can't offer commissions, and can't adjust certain parts of your profile until you cough up the about $5 per month)

It's pretty much straight forward a win/win for the site, because an additional user is using their platform, and each gold user is a relatively small resource sink.

We, the creators of content, provide the system the power it needs, through our payments of gold.


Uploads are up.

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Ran out of fuel partway through cutting the air pipe for the forge.

I'm building a set of tools, mostly from scratch, if you want to follow along.

The Ko-Fi funds this activity, and your boosts and shares keep me fed.


Here's some of the pics from today.

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thorn valley, ongoing update, boosts appreciated 

Let's talk about real estate for a moment.

Last year, we acquired land.

Land, like creatures, cannot be owned, only taken care of for a while.

This land is high-desert badlands, with environmental factors like the double-digits-below-zero winter cold, water scarcity, and the lack of a centralized power grid.

This winter, we're focusing on software for the hardware, and formalizing the group governance as is becomes more than just a circle of friends.

If you are a programmer (or want to be), we can use you.
If you write LaTeX good, we need you.
If you want to collaborate or integrate with your project, talk to us.

This is an open call for aid towards building an intersectional place of safety.

All funds above survival go towards activism.

Reach out to myself or @woozle to get involved.

Please boost the project!
(navigate to Preferences-->Settings-->Featured Tags and pin to your profile.)

re: thorn valley, anarchism meta 

This project is adjacent to, and better for the existence of, the movement.


The intent, and goal, is to start housing people as soon as possible.


The raw statistics of the housing crisis underscores the need for more houses, faster and cheaper, but the real estate market is chasing the tech money bubble, ignoring the rising homeless as gentrification and inflation forces people into the street.

As an engineer, my goal, my plan, my focus is on automating the heavy lifting out of building sustainable, human-centric, robust housing.

Technology makes so much possible, but while making rent looms over everyone's head, nobody can get ahead.

Renting should be a path to home ownership, if it's got to exist at all.

If you support me with your efforts, your communication, your signal boosting, or your hard-earned money, you are helping create homes for the financially marginalized.

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re: thorn valley, mh (+) 

...being 40km from paved roads is a good-weird sort of silence.

One tends to forget how noisy most areas of "modern" life are.

Echos. Fans. Energy transfer hum. Vehicles nearby. Wind and weather in trees. Paper and cloth rustling. The click of a light switch, and the slam of a door. Music and laughter. Shoes on cement. Water running through pipes, and branches scraping walls.

The have the wind and the sagebrush, and the occasional birdcall.

Missing it already.

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re: thorn valley, ko-fi link 

I've added some pics adjacent to Thorn Valley, and am adding more as I unpack cameras and media storage from the trip.


The cleanup from being raided and burned is...tough, at times, because I'm picking up wide-scattered garbage that was once-upon-a-time useful resources, and thinking about how to make the place defensible, rather than just building stuff freely.


Our path forwards is, unfortunately, dependant on financial factors.

If you want to support our attempt to build reusable technology and places of safety, please consider boosting this toot, and if you have enough to share, we appreciate contributions.

Sharing our project helps and encourages us, and community interaction is always a positive outcome.


I have enough food, but need clothing and a haircut.

Please support us *inside* your means.

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Today, I pushed the "purchase" button on something my family needed without a huge struggle against resource scarcity anxiety and panic.

The money was in the account.
It was budgeted and then used.
It felt good to fulfill a need without fear.

This freedom from fear is due primarily to the support that you, denizens of the fediverse, have provided us.

Today has a small victory, and we're still just getting through breakfast.

I am privileged to be here,
often overwhelmed by your outpouring of support,
and only mildly confused by the jorts and other memes.


We are ever so thankful for everyone expressing interest and contributing time, knowledge, or some other resource to our ongoing projects or daily survival needs.

You are helping us try to build better ways of living.

Again, thank you.

~ the Kaelar Family

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thorn valley, ongoing update, boosts appreciated 

@eryn @woozle I can write LaTeX fairly well. What's this project about? What's its purpose?

re: thorn valley, projects adjacent 

@CoronaCoreanici @woozle the core purpose is creating sustainable, open source, user-repairable, robust, accessible, secure housing.

The current phase of the project, while the land is inaccessible for the winter months, is to document the various subsystem and prototype builds, and create schematics for the housing units for sharing with collaborators and allies.

The three main foci are the comms/media/storage system (), the metalworking bits (), and using the aforementioned bits for building a wilderness-ready service truck out of a motor home.

Ask me more questions?

There's a bit more here:

re: thorn valley, projects adjacent 

@eryn @woozle OK, I'm on board with this idea. What do you need TeXed up?

re: thorn valley, mh (+) 

@eryn this reminds me of some land that my dad and uncles bought together a couple of years ago. i think its lovely.
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