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.
"private equity also targets healthy companies for acquisition, frequently financing buyouts with debt that the purchased company will end up owing" https://reallifemag.com/bundling-and-unbundling/
“This is what the scientists warned us about.” This is the flashing red warning.
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 ✊ : https://www.euronews.com/2019/11/05/aviation-industry-to-counter-flight-shaming-movement-iata-chief …
Now to see if IATA's greenwashing propaganda will have any effect?
Anybody heard of iameco PCs and laptops before? http://www.iameco.com/shop/iameco-computers/iameco-v3-desktop-computer/
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.
> 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.”
(via Kai Brach)
The Easiest Edible Plants To Grow Indoors
And here's why Microsoft Github would never say no to ICE/CBP: https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/oct/26/pentagon-awards-10bn-cloud-computing-deal-to-microsoft-snubbing-amazon
this is some saw shit
you think you test in prod, but do you test in prod like Boeing used to?
Enjoy: Ken Thompson's Unix password
religion; request for atheist leftists
Please don't casually assume or imply that increased religiosity means increased fundamentalist shitbaggery. The fundies narrative that they're the actual right way of being religious is really toxic and designed to keep people under their control. Theres plenty of mostly areligious people who act/think like them, and plenty of deeply religious people who are leftist and believe in sciences answers about material reality. Don't invalidate us please.
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