Yak trails 2021-05-30
Project exhausts and Discord convos
Herewith a roundup of what Yak Collective indies have been up to this past week. Yaks can jump on the server to join in. If you’re not yet a Yak Collective member, check us out and consider joining here.
I’ve been wondering, what’s the internal time zone here? Our cadence is driven by “things happen when they happen” and “it’s always lunchtime” (inspired by Douglas Adams megadodo publications/Alice in wonderland mad tea party). It’s a generally slower and more relaxed time zone. People who drop in and expect a corporate time zone are either confused or impatient, because this kind of tempo would be unsustainable in a regular workplace driven by financial budgets. I’ve been wondering if there’s a way to ceremonialize and signal our time culture. / #
#yak rover project updates
Infinity and Beyond. Print battery, RPi holders. Bring up Rpi, try to write some RISCV assembly.
Stubborn. Started modifying commands to be time-based. Convert all the commands. I'd really love to start on some plans for an updated ground station. Brown outs can lead to a lot of confusion. But if you are monitoring the uptime of your rover and it suddenly resets that's a pretty good indication. There are methods of capturing the reason an Arduino resets, but it looks like it requires custom boot loaders and poking at registers.
Wonderful Wandering Growth. Break down camera, start stereo analysis, make camera multi-access using v4l2loopback. Some hybrid of stereo and SFM. Stereo seems more difficult than expected.
#infrastructure project updates
installed Bookmarker bot to help yaks with tracking posts of interest
weekly Wed call reviewed handling calendars, yak trails set up, server bots
#recent working agenda adds by channel
Yaks can use $agendalist to view channel agenda and $agendaadd to add to the channel agenda.
id 72. what’s our stack for the Yak Cafe service? profiles for yaks, for team conversations, for scheduling, for calls, for coordination messaging?
id 73. what’s the workflow/ux for Yak Cafe lifecycles? for yaks to profile themselves, to define cafe groups for conversation, to join a group or leave a group, to initiate a conversation with a cafe group
id 74. what are ToS for Yak Cafe for the yaks and for guests?
id 48. UX for convening an event (same topic/time for live call)
id 59. Roam API? repo last updated 4 months ago
id 69. update or archive #subscribe-projects
id 63. agree on channel lifecycles. start. pause. archive
id 18. establish content licensing model for website content
id 19. establish financial governance model
id 36. discuss a mechanism for publicizing things that require no new infrastructure, just a clear statement of recommended behavior
id 76. on Sunday morning (8am CST) we are continuing to read Rene Girard’s The Scapegoat (chapters 11-13)
id 13. how to build a calendar of expected marketing events
id 27. interactive serendipity engine for yakc
id 44. review xxx’s proposal for coffee with yak
id 31. discuss how to publish project on yakcollective.org
id 55. limited scope participation
id 56. legal and IP for rover assets/code
id 35. looking for a tech lead/collaborator my new startup! (I've coded a good chunk in MERN + GraphQL, but everything is flexible / fine to throw away / plan to transition to Postgres)