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Apitronix and Fido look awesome! A year ago I was working on something very similar to Apitronix called The Ship's Log, but I've put the project on hold after some priorities shifted. Apitronix seems like a great way to get the results we were looking for without having to develop in-house. I look forward to learning more about it!

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My name is Ruben, I was born in '85 and I'm a four year resident at Windward, a well seasoned intentional community in rural Washington. We are a research and education cooperative for sustainable living. We raise live stock for meat, eggs, dairy, and fertilizer. We grow our own food and teach permaculture workshops to help others do the same. On the more controversial side, we're also part of a larger, environmentally conscientious, poly-amorous, ecosexual, sex-positive subculture that is emerging all over the PNW. You can find out more about Windward & ecosexuality at and

More about my self: I grew up, went to school and worked in Switzerland until 2009. My areas of expertise include electronics engineering and computer science. I also dabble in videography and graphic design, and I am generally interested in the creative work involved in marketing and PR . These days I spend a lot of my time in community as part of a team working on one of our more ambitious endeavors: the Biomass 2 Methanol Project, B2M for short. B2M aims to make the conversion of woody biomass (like logging slash and agricultural waste) into methanol a practical technology to be deployed on a village scale: for farmers and rural communities. Methanol can be used as a liquid fuel, in some cases even as a substitute for gasoline, and help ease dependence on fossil fuels as we head into an uncertain future. More about B2M:

I found out about Farm Hack from a friend who sent me the link to your new video. Great job! My hope is that Farm Hack will be a good avenue to connect with more like minded people, to inspire and be inspired: an online community to complement my offline life. I hope I'll find useful things to contribute as I get to know you all better. If you're interested in learning more about something I mentioned here, shoot me a message. I'm happy to try and answer any question you might have.