Kitchen fermentation 

Leaving this alone is going to be a challenge. Tamari promises though!

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Kitchen fermentation 

OK here goes. Miso with homemade, fresh koji. Including custom ceramic fermentation vessel, a kind of Companion.

...forget about this for 6 months now I guess

Successful batch of koji rice thanks to the homemade temp & humidity controller in the dehydrator fermentation chamber

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epub / ebook reader 

Building up a new reading list so I'm sorting through paperback purchases, epubs and PDFs that I'll slowly acquire: the non proprietary ebook reader question comes up again.

Has anybody had any success with devices such as BQ cervantes (supposed to run on published software?) or The Open Book ( Are there others out there that I'm unaware of? Ideally, I'd like to manage my lib with Calibre, ok with it being a bit more manual. E-ink is a must.

Ideas / thoughts ? Thanks!

laced this hilariously janky temperature controller for fermentation projects before the weekend

"A catalog of formats for digital
discomfort… and other ways to resist totalitarian zoomification."

By Jara Rocha and Seda Gürses

#corona #covid #vaccine #IP 

As & Johnson &J are soon to submit their vaccine to the European Medicines Agency , their rep gets asked if they will release their to combat the global . Their answer is an outright no.

IP question @04:42 on

the instace I use for publishing unlisted lecture recordings has recently upgraded to 3.0.1 which means that is enabled.

This sounds like an ideal workaround for groups larger than 35 or 40 attendees when starts to struggle.

Now to see if will recognise Peertube streamkeys...

Very sad to hear about the passing of on Saturday.

R.I.P. to one of highest-profile transgender musicians of recent times.

Home cooking 

You were right @focus404 the fresher spores made this all a lot easier! Sugess with 450gr of chickpea tempeh :)

Do you consume oat drink, soy yoghurt, or other #vegan dairy alternatives?
EU parliament is attempting to ban any terms, marketing, or even appearance of vegan products that are associated to milk or dairy. This includes the terms "yoghurt" style, similar packaging in cartons or yoghurt cups, or even the comparison with milk's climate impact.

While this dairy-lobby-driven amendment is already through parliament, there's a petition to stop it in council.

WhatsApp bashing 

Ceremonial Sunday night deletion of the crippling WhatsApp account after spending a large part of the weekend explaining myself to all my contacts ✓

Recently set the display language in Firefox to Gaeilge because why not, and I was reminded rudely just how clueless Firefox are about Privacy when they also changed the outgoing language preferences header on my browser, so that some (nice) websites start displaying Gaeilge to me.
That's actually a gigantic privacy leak Firefox, and you only told me I'd be changing the displayed language in dialogues and menus. Nothing was said about privacy impacts.
Also, spellcheck no longer accepts English..

is being a pain in the **** → navigator.permissions.query() prompts are taking ages to pop up, making web-conferencing very tough.

What browser(s) are you using? Is there anything that isn't WebKit based that is worth trying?

Would anybody know if there is a way to keyword search a single user's toots? I've found myself in the need to look up a link or ref a few times, knowing who tooted about it, but no way of finding the post without manually scrubbing.

Maybe has this feature?


A Brussels initiative lead by gsara, towards thinking about remote working and its technical conditions.

Ah..., now beginning a migration of all of my teaching/learning videos away from because the instance is set to only blur mature content...

Can't really justify sending links to students with that setting.

Looking at now, would anybody have any other routes for sharing / archiving & on or ?

Thanks !

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