An overdue #introduction toot: I'm a thoroughly pedestrian white cisdude whose opinions can safely be disregarded. I <3 computers but hate software, lose at all kinds of games and probably just had some coffee, regardless of time or day.
Me: Wish we could watch the Mandalorian somehow
Friend, quietly: I've seen the Mandalorian
Me & sister simultaneously: *dramatic gasp* illegal download!
Friend: From Disney!
Joh: Would you steal a CAR?
Friend: If it was Disney's car ...
Joh: Would you steal a phone?
Friend: If it was Disney's phone ...
(none of us were actually mad, it was just quite funny how quietly friend mentioned it)
If people want an open network, stop shit-talking open things
I hear tech folks saying that RSS is dead, and people on social media saying that blogs are dead.
The problem with this is twofold:
- RSS is doing just fine, and not even remotely dead
- Blogs are doing just fine, and are not even remotely dead, either
There's this strange sort of defeatism around. "Well, we lost, so what can you do". Um, not undermine things that still work and are actively being used? Support them as well?
TIL that you can download a free weatherscan 4000 (the software that used to power The Weather Channel, back when it actually showed weather) and I think that's pretty swell http://www.taiganet.com/
A few weeks ago we published a follow-up article about the solar.lowtechmagazine.com project: "How sustainable is a solar powered website?"
The article is a very extensive research into the embedded energy costs of this setup and how to lower that. Additionally we have some statistics on visitors (865k unique), energy use (18.1 KWh) and uptime (98.2%) after more than a year of operation and what conclusions to draw from that.
There is quite some overcapacity in the system, so to increase our efficiency one approach would be to host multiple servers on that off-grid solar system. But that is scaling up. Instead the #lowtech solution we opted for is seeing how we can do the same with smaller batteries, smaller solar panel and hosting more sites on the same machine. To that end we've started migrating #french, #spanish and #dutch language sites to the solar server as well.
Anyway here is the whole thing with all the details!
It turns out the laser in the studio can also cut this thicker paper-like stuff called wood. So, here is my first go at a little hardwood box with a spiral inlay. Cherry and maple. 2.5 inches square and 1.55 inches tall. Designed in Inkscape.
#celtic #celticart #celticdesign #spiral #celticspiral #glowforge #lasercut #lasercutter #woodworking #woodinlay
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