Hi, I’m gwil. I’m a programmer, illustrator, and father of two.
I used to work at a war crimes tribunal, a few e-commerce places, and am now using my practice to build alternative distributed #p4p systems.
Right now I’m working full-time on Earthstar, a FLOSS tool for offline-first, small, undiscoverable networks. https://earthstar-project.org
I also used to have the time to make a lot of odd-format, narrated webcomics like this one: http://gwil.co/peaches/leader.
Thank you for letting me in here! #introduction
@rra Thank you! I'm a big fan of your work on solar.lowtechmagazine (and looking forward to reading your paper on the limits of that approach...)
@gwil I watched the first chapter of the story of Leader. Is there a way to skip to chapter 2 if I want to use a better device?
@gwil welcome! I have really enjoyed the first chapter of peaches, great stuff.
And I only briefly skimmed the EarthStar site, but I'm really looking forward to digging in some more.
Good to have you here \m/
@gwil Welcome, gwil! Glad to see you here. It looks like your interests intersect mine quite a bit; I've been interested in #NNCP and #Syncthing as decentralized, offline-first or offline-capable systems, and recently wrote #Filespooler in that space.
I hadn't heard of #Earthstar. After reading the website, it sounds kind of like Syncthing, but with a more-public way of joining a share? (Sharing a link without having the approve the request) I'd be interested in other comparisons.
@gwil Oh, and you are associated with Low Tech Magazine? Fantastic! I love that site. As you can see from https://www.complete.org/old-and-small-technology/ , I have a lot of hobbies in that area too.
@jgoerzen Maybe something the site doesn't emphasise enough is Earthstar's speciality in document storage: it's really good for building apps like chat, microblogging, or forums. Combined with running in the browser and you can make a lot of home-cooked programs.
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