our next ephemera zine submissions are open. if you would like to submit: using the attached image as a prompt, write a response and send it our way. any writing style is welcome, and visual art is ok too. try to keep it under 1000 words and please keep it PG.

ok so i looked at them this morning and they're almost ready to start fruiting i think?

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i checked the bags this morning and they look so good. decided against making more since we're going to be traveling soon, but realized that i could probably take some of the spore that i still have with us on our trip to the coast and innoculate some logs around the family cabin...

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so 4 days later the mycelium has already started to thoroughly colonize everything. i am really paranoid about mold but so far so good...

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I'm going to see how those go and pack a couple more bags next week using shredded paper and maybe some other things...

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after a delay because of difficulty finding straw, of all things, i decided to try a few different alternate subtrates. so, i mixed up bags with both mixed softwood and pure aspen woodshavings yesterday and have them set in a tub near the water heater for consistent heat. humidity is harder to maintain, considering I'm in Colorado and our usual indoor humidity is like 18%... so I'm using both a fogger and a clean towel soaked in water that I'm changing out every other day.

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we're supporting a study on the role modders and rom hackers play in games preservation and archiving - if that description fits you and you'd be willing to participate in an interview, fill out the form here: forms.gle/ESVw2JzH6SXK95dcA

Any low-cost 3D printer can pause so you can embed a small object or several small objects and then resume printing. The resulting print has no seams and a few small non-metallic objects inside should pass even X-ray inspection. The resulting model can be shipped to a friend.

thinking about best ways to share the ephemera, especially hand-made, that we find in our collection. these are all maps from text adventure games...

posting my shopping list so i actually complete it, since i got a shipping notice:
power supply for my fogger
bucket to keep clean for sanitizing things

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They're here! Finally these component fidget rings are for sale on my shop. Limited quantity! Enjoy and thanks for your support 💚💌💍http://leecyb.org/?page_id=383

the biggest challenge with all of this is gonna be keeping things clean while prepping them, i can already tell. gd cats and their gd interest in everything they're not supposed to touch...

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my spawn order is in. i went with northspore because they have very good reviews and seemingly reliable results.
gonna try and do shiitakes first because why not :eyeless_ghost:

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Hi, I'm Paul. I'm a computer musician and researcher, currently thinking about lyricism what it means for a computer to sing. I explore quirky vocal synthesis DSP algorithms and try to control them in interesting ways.

As a musician-turned-programmer, one of the things I try to do is build resources for topics related to audio programming and DSP that I wish I had when I was starting out. My aim is to empower digital musicians to "dig in" more and craft their own toys and tools for their work.

I also bake a lot. Expect many pictures of bread and croissants here, among other things.

i am starting a thread to track progress on mushroom growing, partly to hold myself accountable. i am gonna collect supplies this week so i can start by this time next week and i will be using this method edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/ because it has the lowest startup cost i've found

Would love recommendations for folks to follow on here! If it helps to judge what we might be interested in, we're currently watching our own pirate broadcast of Office Space on a Sony Watchman while outlining a paper comparing the process of restoring a TRS-80 Model 1 vs. that of a Looking Glass Holographic Display

one of the ongoing projects in the lab is collecting examples of "care" directed at objects - ie, handmade covers, inscriptions on or in cases, physical personalization. would love to hear examples from your own device relationships

Good morning-ish everyone! Hope you're all enjoying Mastodon. For your viewing pleasure, I present to you, a photo of my Epson HX-20. Considered to be the first laptop computer, it used a pair of Hitachi 6301 CPUs running at about 600kHz. Yes, that's a built-in printer and micro-cassette tape drive.

Have a great day, everyone!

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