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"Scientists spent a decade intensively monitoring the impacts of a large government-funded experiment at Hillesden, a 1,000-hectare commercial arable farm in Buckinghamshire. (...) Numbers of some butterfly species including the gatekeeper and green-veined white doubled, and birds that usually feed on insects benefited from the shelter provided by hedges and grass margins, including the great tit, up 88%, and blue tit, up 73%. They also found that overall yields at Hillesden were maintained – and enhanced for some crops – despite the loss of agricultural land for habitat creation."

The science is in: permaculture works, it can feed us all and it helps the planet too.


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Printed this month's print for my patreon print club last night, inspired by Hekate symbolism.

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There is a fractal of problems with the idea of "tabs," and how they are "grouped" by "app."

Views that belong to the same tasks should exactly _not_ be grouped into a bunch of tabs because that prevents them to be shown at the same time, which would be the most useful. When tabs are in the same group, you're forced to switch instead of arranging windows so that you can see multiple views that are required for a task _at the same time_.

Also, tabs force the same window size on all views contained in these tabs. If you have a large spreadsheet and a narrow column of text in two tabs, the text column will be surrounded by acres of nothing. So a tabbed window leads to the window size growing until it hits full screen in every session, which leads users to start with full screen and let go of managing windows in general.

Which in turn leads designers to make websites and desktop applications use all available space, sometimes in absurd ways, like enormous type sizes, images and videos in ridiculously high resolution, tennis court sized buttons, etc…

…all while single applications and websites re-implement features of window management. Even when not done in service of some commercial goal, these re-implementations always lack the generality of window management.

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My new website is live: http://kira.solar

It's basically the same content as before, but it's now powered by a little wiki engine I wrote from bash and nodejs scripts!

cute baby bird 

For a good start, here is a cute cygnet.

🌲 Hello Fediverse! 🌲

I'm Flynn / Meryl, I live in Scotland and I:
◦ make (photography, drawings, web dev, zines...)
◦ learn (design, IT, sustainability, social sciences...)
◦ exist (by growing plants, cooking, feeling queer, listening to music...)

All three interconnected, and generously sprinkled with sleep.

I am quite passionate about degrowth and low-tech, animals, and tea. Nice to meet you!


We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.

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