i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!
these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.
(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))
command line tricks
@darius One of my tricks when I'm doing sysadmin work is to have a script that iterates through a list of machines and sshs to them, grabs system activity info from them in this way, and then builds a top like interface for monitoring dozens of machines.
It's a surprisingly direct 1:1 analogy, too. Trickle down doesn't work, and requires substantial effort to maintain, in much the same way as a constant rotation of corn and beans in factory farming requires increased investment in fertilizers, which means less soil retention, more damaging runoff, etc.
By contrast, taking care of your economic susbstrate, giving them funds to survive on keeps money moving rather than being hoarded, bringing life to the system that benefits everything upstream.
quick close up. a stephen west pattern , very simple, definitely needs a wash for the fabric to relax. I should sit down and figure out how much I need to knit per week to finish on time.
Oh yeah, and if you're *still* not excited yet, let me explain this to you in other words.
Once this is out, the real fun thing begins...
A distributed, federated MUD.
No really. For real.
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