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.

#soapbox

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.

  • #coffee-with-a-yak
    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?

  • #infrastructure
    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

  • #internal-learnings
    id 63. agree on channel lifecycles. start. pause. archive

  • #future-of-governance
    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

  • #philosophy
    id 76. on Sunday morning (8am CST) we are continuing to read Rene Girard’s The Scapegoat (chapters 11-13)

  • #yak-marketing
    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

  • #yak-rover
    id 31. discuss how to publish project on yakcollective.org
    id 55. limited scope participation
    id 56. legal and IP for rover assets/code

#take-gig-leave-gig

  • 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)

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