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2ac167cfc93dc5f3b17c946ea979a4b5e8882a08 — glyph 7 months ago fe97b5d
Lots of small updates, add fire poi photo, update newsletters list
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      <h2>Background</h2>
      <p>I was born and raised in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, which lies between the Indian Ocean and Drakensberg Mountains. Following completion of high school I moved to Michigan, USA and completed a Bachelor of Science in anthropology (major) and biology (minor) at <a href="https://www.gvsu.edu/">Grand Valley State University</a>. I later returned to South Africa and completed a Master of Social Science in social anthropology at the <a href="http://www.uct.ac.za/">University of Cape Town</a>, with <a href="https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/6795">research</a> focused on decentralised networks of medicinal plant harvesters and herbalists (Rasta bush doctors). I then went on to work as an applied anthropologist and ethnobotanist in the non-profit sector.</p>
      <p>Following a year spent travelling in South America, I restructured my life and livelihood around my core interests: carbon-based and silicon-based technologies (biology and computers). Since then I have founded <a href="https://harmonicmycology.com">Harmonic Mycology</a>, a mycology collective dedicated to developing and distributing mycelial medicines, teaching mushroom cultivation and encouraging the formation of humyn-fungal networks. In parallel to those activities, I have worked as an autodidactic software developer on private and open-source projects; most-recently, <a href="https://opencollective.com/peachcloud">PeachCloud</a>.</p>
      <p>I hold a deep fascination with the processes through which humyns form relationships with other living beings. When not behind the keyboard, you can find me looking at mushrooms, riding my bicycle or reading sci-fi. I'm dreaming of a three-month adventure across Japan ⛩.</p>
      <img src="glyph_laetiporus.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />
      <p>I hold a deep fascination with the processes through which humyns form relationships with other living beings. When not in the lab or behind a keyboard, you can find me looking at mushrooms, riding my bicycle or reading sci-fi. I'm dreaming of a three-month adventure across Japan ⛩.</p>
      <img src="glyph_laetiporus.jpg" alt="A young man crouching beside a large orange chicken-of-the-woods mushroom growing from the trunk of an oak tree. Trees, shrubs and grasses fill the foreground and background." style="width: 100%;" />
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    <h2>Computers</h2>
    <p>You can find some of my code on <a href="https://github.com/mycognosist">GitHub</a> and <a href="https://git.sr.ht/~glyph">Sourcehut</a>.</p>
    <h3>Posts</h3>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="/computers/rust-compilation">Cross-Compiling Rust for Debian Buster on Raspberry Pi 3B+</a> - <i>18 May, 2020</i></li>
      <li><a href="/computers/esp8266-dht11">ESP8266 with DHT11 and LCD Display</a> - <i>5 August, 2019</i></li>

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    <h3>Newsletters</h3>
    <p>Currently Reading</p>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="https://blog.hummingcrow.co/" title="Hummingcrow & Co. newsletter"><i>Hummingcrow & Co.</i></a> - Seán and Kate</li>
      <li><a href="https://cscottmills.com/polylith/" title="Polylith newsletter"><i>Polylith</i></a> - C.S.Mills</li>
      <li><a href="http://tinyletter.com/tchoi8" title="Taeyoon's newsletter"><i>Taeyoon's newsletter</i></a> - Taeyoon Choi</li>
      <li><a href="https://craigmod.com/ridgeline/" title="Ridgeline newsletter"><i>Ridgeline</i></a> - Craig Mod</li>

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      <h2>Meditation</h2>
      <img src="art/halo.svg" style="width: 500px; max-width: 90%;" title="Halo" />
      <p>My current meditation practice includes 20 minutes of qigong each morning, as well as semi-regular <i>suizen</i> shakuhachi practice and club juggling.</p>
      <img src="meditation/fire_poi.jpg" style="width: 500px; max-width: 90%;" alt="Black and white, high-contrast photo of a young man spinning fire poi. His expression is calm and void-like." title="Fire poi meditation" />
      <p>Flow arts, and poi in particular, was the practice which first introduced me to the transformative capacity of movement and meditation. I began spinning in 2011 and practiced intensely for several years, eventually transitioning into club juggling. I still pick up my poi from time to time, but far less frequently than in years gone by. Flow arts help to pull me out of my head, down into my body, and out into community.</p>
      <p>My current meditation practice includes the <i>Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade</i> qigong routine, which I move through each morning after waking, as well as semi-regular <i>suizen</i> (shakuhachi) and club juggling. My mycelial cultivation efforts form an interspecies meditation of sorts; observing and interacting with the hyphal pulses as we move together through spacetime.</p>
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    <h2>Projects</h2>
    <p>I'm a tortoise and I shuffle between projects in eccentric orbits; sometimes I complete one. Here are some of the things I'm currently working on:</p>
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      <li><a href="https://opencollective.com/peachcloud">PeachCloud</a>: solarpunk social hardware</li>
      <li>Cultivation</li>
        <ul>
          <li><i>Grifola frondosa</i></li>
          <li><i>Pleurotus eryngii</i></li>
          <li><i>Pleurotus ostreatus</i></li>
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