show tonight which always puts me
Found at: zaibatsu.circumlunar.space:70/~dokuja/phlog/20181129
Evening friends of the gopherverse. I'm listening to cev's
show tonight which always puts me into a good writing mood.
Thanks, cev, for your show!
You all thought I was going to not write this month, eh?
Well, I thought about it. There's just a bunch of things
happening all at once and it's overwhelming to tackle that
and even write a modest few words here. The Zaibatsu has
turned into quite the hopping place, and I'm impressed
with the sheer talent housed here. I'm kinda ashamed of
my crudely wordsmithed entries, finger pecking on the
keyboard, not double clutching like I should. Furthermore,
the Circumluniverse*  is growing, what with the Red
Consensus  and Ryumin's Dome . And then there's
cosmic.voyage , run by tomasino of gopher.black fame.
Exciting times, indeed!
But I'm not here just to exchange formalities and all that,
there's work to be done. And tonight's topic is dear to me.
A couple months ago, cat mentioned about baudpunk , and
described what the term meant. That really got the ol'
cogitator chugging about some ideas I had but were lacking a
term. So here's my attempt at adding to the lexicon, just to
see if it sticks.
Where baudpunk centered around modem culture of the 90s,
funkpunk is the present and the future of leveraging radio
technology for individual and communal self sufficiency.
It's equal parts solarpunk and amateur radio, minus
requesting governmental permission to operate. And in this
era of increasing spectrum privatization, the public needs
to maintain their claim on the little we have left, lest we
cede the remainder only to be leased back to us.
For the US, this means Part 15 is our playground. I have to
acknowledge the efforts of freifunk  which is part of my
inspiration. My todo list includes a point to point link
with family about 1km away, and community mesh networking.
WiFi libraries, pirateboxes, and SDR exploration are in on
the fun too. But we aren't talking about just 2.4GHz+ ISM
bands. I'd love to see something like FaradayRF  be
Part 15 certified for 900MHz fun. Or how about some
microbroadcasting via AM/FM?
I could go on, but I think you get the idea. As solderpunk
 says, "host something!" Maybe for funkpunk, it will be
"Hey you! Transmit something!"
[*] or should it be Circumlunarverse?
Tags: #welcome #funkpunk