KiezPilz, our mycology collective in berlin, has been forced to leave our community lab where we've been cultivating fungi for the past two years after a new landlord purchased the building and is asking for three times the rent.

If you know any spaces in berlin that might have space for our project or want to collaborate, feel free to share this post or send a message 🌱

Invitation For P4P Rust Learning Group
(invitation in website form)

for any folks who share dreams of non-extractive infrastructure, and are working in Rust, or interested in learning about Rust,

I started a public matrix channel with @glyph,

I hope it can be a space for sharing rust confusions, asking questions, sharing resources, encouraging each other's work and deepening our understanding of the language

if you're interested, you can join via this link,

beginners and experts both welcome (questions and guidance both appreciated)

there are no time requirements for joining, if you join feel free to participate whenever you have energy and availability

the term p4p means "peer for peer", and comes from the scuttlebutt community

Question about origin of swamps with dead trees:

near my friend's house in new lebanon new york, there is a swamp where all the trees seem to be dead

does anyone know how this might have come into being?

since the swamp is filled with dead trees, I imagine at some point the trees had to be living -- I'm guessing it was a forest at some point before it became covered in water

but I don't know how or when it became covered in water (and why not before?), or maybe there's also another explanation

some photos are attached

watching animals navigate human-made space in not the ways expected, e.g. the cat in this photo running across this roof,
is a joyful reminder that anarchist practice is possible here and now

staying at friends place, curious about the books on their book shelf

another day, another set of jars to poke holes in the lids of

Made fire cider today, for myself and to give to some friends. This is the third year I’ve done this now.

the recipe I use is:
Horse radish, ginger, onion, garlic, cayenne (or other) pepper, all diced and in equal parts. I additionally add diced turmeric on the top, a lemon wedge, and yarrow (these parts considered more optional, and you could choose other herbs. I include yarrow because I feel an affinity towards it). Then fill the jar with apple cider vinegar and let it sit for 4-6 weeks, some also suggest to bury it on the full moon and unbury it on the next full moon if that’s your preferred way to keep track of time.

Then strain the liquid, and drink a small shot each morning. Its spicy and it wakes you and your immune system up. You can also use the strained material (the mark) to cook with.

Many people report that they stop getting sick after working with it. There’s also an interesting back story behind it. Continued in next post (out of characters)

when you are surfing the internet and you come across a friend you were not expecting

reunited with plant after friends were plant-sitting for four months. still would have loved my friends even if they had killed the plant, but was happy to see it grew a lot and gained a flower under their care

confusing but interesting looking chart from "The challenge of plant regeneration after fire in the Mediterranean Basin: scientific gaps in our knowledge on plant strategies and evolution of traits"

here's a picture of the standing desk I was using this summer, when I was in vermont and could work outside

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this summer switched to using a standing desk exclusively for the first time.

it seems to be be really good for me, and feeling grateful. have had stress and pain in my neck and lower back at various points. in particular switched to the standing desk when I was experiencing pain in my lower back. its now gone away, and general body pain seems to be at an all-time low

this picture of the standing desk I made in my apartment from some random things I found lying around and on the street

one of my trans friends told me that their favorite time of evening is when the sky and clouds form the colors of the trans flag and I appreciate this often now too

a part of me loves working on the computer, but for me personally I find any room I work on the computer in gets an energetic presence that makes it strange to do other things there, a sort of residue. someday I hope to work in a shack explicitly for computer work, with an inside inspired by this image by Josan Gonzales ( and an outside surrounded by jungle and other computer-free zones

image found via @glyph

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.