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Good morning! I'm Gerrit.

I'm into decentralized networks, open source hardware, modular design, distributed manufacturing, appropriate technology and solarpunk.

I spend most of my time liberating data from diabetes devices like insulin pumps and blood glucose meters, writing open-source software for tidepool.org.

I would like to spend more time growing food and building hardware to support that, and I hope to find inspiration here in the Merveilles.town community.

2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

"private equity also targets healthy companies for acquisition, frequently financing buyouts with debt that the purchased company will end up owing" reallifemag.com/bundling-and-u

Politics shitpost 

making all activities i do cool by adding the suffix '-punk'. when i have an afternoon nap, that's snoozepunk. when i eat cookies off my swollen, distended tummy, that's snackpunk. im hip now.

So chuffed that I could use carrots and courgettes from our own garden to make a veggie pesto pasta, and I made the pesto using hydroponically grown basil on our windowsill. In November.

Turns out people making individual lifestyle changes (e.g. flying less) is actually having an impact ✊ : euronews.com/2019/11/05/aviati

Now to see if IATA's greenwashing propaganda will have any effect?

Anybody heard of iameco PCs and laptops before? iameco.com/shop/iameco-compute

I like their eco-credentials, but the prices seem very steep for what looks more like tablet with an Atom processor than a desktop computer.

The Open Structures website is back online after a large overhaul! It's looking great :)

Open Structures is an open source modular system that allows you to build anything from shelving to a recumbent bike to a table lamp to stool, using modular, replaceable parts and standard hardware. This means you can repair and redesign any item that fits the standard, and build new parts using designs freely available online.

openstructures.net/

#making #DIY #solarpunk #modular #hacking #OpenStructures #RightToRepair #repair

> We certainly can’t consume our way out of the environmental crisis by buying metal straws, vegan shoes, and electric cars. But what conscious consumerism has to offer [...] is a constantly growing awareness of the impact our daily lives have on the environment: “It’s a surprisingly engaging and enriching process to think more deeply about each product that has been made or grown for us by considering the chain of events that brought it about.”

ethical.net/ethical/ethical-co

(via Kai Brach)

it seems like a good idea to regularly remind yourself that borders are arbitrary lines on a map that we assign meaning to and that if humanity really wanted to, we could entirely do away with them because they're only extant insofar as we allow them to be

this is some saw shit

RT @austinlparker@twitter.com

you think you test in prod, but do you test in prod like Boeing used to?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/austinlparker/stat

religion; request for atheist leftists 

spicy take 

climate crisis 

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