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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I've updated the page, and the has some new pictures.

Both support options now have integration, and the Liberapay is now the preferred platform for supporting our efforts.


Please boost and share.
Collectively, we can build a better way forward.

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Organization page is live on !

Support sustainably manufacturing the necessities of a modern society with industrial automation controls:


Please boost if you can, and share if you're able.

We're in this one together.

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I resurrected my :

Help me afford continued work on sustainable technology without compromising in ways that would negatively impact my partner's care or my own safety.

Boosts appreciated, we're facing the end of our disability income, and we still have nothing but symptoms in @sesshirecat's case.



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Support my team (liberapay.com/tvrp/) or get us something nice?

There's some heavy items on the wishlist.
Your boosts help us help others.

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In 2020, you want to see more photography of...

(companion post to patreon.com/posts/32413159)

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First day poll leaders(s): Metalworking, DarkPi Dev 

More metalworking and cybredecking it is, then.

Today I photodocumented the first bits of a rolling mini-forge, and prepped the office for doing stuffs. I'll be posting those pics on Tuesday, because I left the datadapter at the office, and tomorrow is taking partner to pain clinic day.

Also, moar patreon post patreon.com/posts/32441303/

Bedtime nao.

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DarkPi development, crowdfunding comms hardware for walkaway, boosts appreciated 


Added a few pictures of projects-in-progress to the Ko-Fi albums, and there's also a new blogpost on the .

Read about it on Patreon (patreon.com/posts/32490745) or jump directly to the Ko-Fi album (ko-fi.com/album/DarkPi-Nomad-H).

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DarkPi development, crowdfunding comms hardware for walkaway, boosts appreciated 

@eryn I'm pretty much sold on all the words in the CW, even if I don't know what you're talking about.

Gonna go learn now.

DarkPi development, crowdfunding comms hardware for walkaway, boosts appreciated 

@eryn Okay cool, this sounds like it lines up with things I've been working on for a few years, and I'm glad. I'm gonna go read some more.

re: DarkPi development, crowdfunding comms hardware for walkaway, boosts appreciated 

@ajroach42 currently writing the strategic bits, because this is larger than just the deck.

The pie-in-the-sky hope is to crowdfund a year of dev work, and use any profits and the newly-viable company structure (and resources) to build low-cost modular microhousing (with the mesh/deck integrated for comms, environmental controls, entertainment, etc) for our local homeless crisis.


Ask me questions, I do my best work when there's a robust feedback environment.

I would be delighted to collaborated with a distributed team on this, btw.

re: DarkPi development, crowdfunding comms hardware for walkaway, boosts appreciated 

@eryn Ambitious! I hope it works out for you, and I'll be watching with interest and contributing where I can.

Can you tell me more about the current state of DarkPi? What's it do right now?


re: DarkPi development, crowdfunding comms hardware for walkaway, boosts appreciated 

@ajroach42 currently, it's a hub for...well, development of the DarkPi project.

Currently: debugging some bitrot post-unmothballing, the previously-booting system is now starting, but hanging.

So, as far as "currently doing":
* develop self
* write/deploy self
* sync self with remote git repo
* functions remain undegraded without networking
* portable power but messy cabling

The next non-techdebt step is automating/parametrising the process of writing an image to the SD card and then configuring the base system. There's a half dozen config tweaks, and then setting up functions.sh and various recurring bits, like security patching and powersave modes, and then the file syncing.

I've got shims for each portion of the process, but I want a single command that writes, configures, and verifies the image, and then queries the user for optional steps like setting up NAS/cloud backups and any GPIO bits.

re: DarkPi, crowdfunding hardware development for walkaway 


No idea why the system is refusing to boot, but my workflow is optimized for wiping and reloading often, so I'll have it back online once I've an hour or two to focus on the hardware.

For now, I'm mostly curious what parts of the system appeal to you, or if there's still too little documentation to get a solid idea of what it actually *is*.

The current system kinda does everything for my scripting/devops development process backend...autobuild stuffs from the repo, simple scaling (build on any low-load network members, config backups, user backups), and I'm eyeing some LoRa boards to make the hop to lighter weight wearables for the mods.

Tying this in as a platform for personal health data tracking is one of the stretch goal ideas.

Also, infosite got a frontpage rework: darkpi.com/

re: DarkPi, crowdfunding hardware development for walkaway 

@eryn I'll share some of the documents I've written up in the past, but I'm really intregued by the idea of a mesh networked, offline first, delay tolerant set of network applications, with associated hardware that allows users to ... just wander around and be a part of the network.

Let people physically move data between intranets that will never connect.

I've got some thoughts on this scattered all over. I'll try to collect them.

re: DarkPi, hardware dev, walkaway 

@ajroach42 those are all topical concepts I care deeply about bringing into reality.

At once point in time I had a three-node mesh going with the wireless builtins of the Pi (see my post on the Trio design), so I know that section is absolutely possible. It is however lower priority than getting a tactile "push button, flash OS to SDCard" workflow back online.

I've got a repository on Gitea (gitea.com/nunecorp/darkpi) if you'd like someplace to dump the data all in one place.

The Gitea system does cloneable repos for the embedded wikis, as data is portable core functional requirement for the project.

...note to self, transcribe functional requirements to the repo.

I'll need to add you as a collaborator, because the repo is set private for a bit still.

(cc @woozle and @kemonine )

re: DarkPi, hardware dev, walkaway 

@eryn @ajroach42 @kemonine

Finally added some of this stuff to the ASP Wiki: asp.vbz.net/mw/DarkPi

*Punk Identity Poll, poll, boosts appreciated 

Related to the cybredeck conversation, we have been considering the question of punk identity.

We identify as steampunk, but also solarpunk.
But also, we have some diesel/grunge tendencies, and cybrepunk in our own way, with a healthy dose of post-apocalyptic aesthetic.

But what about you?

What sort of 'Punk are you?

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