@olimex this looked so much fun, on their website there is a photo of maywa denki (instrument inventor using airplane parts) :D
Shareable document version, Housebound advice from a long-term housebound person, boosts ok
Here's a free downloadable zine version of this thread, edited a little, with contributions from others. It's released under a sharealike noncommercial license, so please feel free to pass it on to anyone you think might find it useful. ❤️
I've just finished a set of screencasts on the Desktop Publishing tool Scribus for my students.
If anything, the #covid19 lockdown has been a great opportunity to showcase free and libre open source software alternatives to my students and collegues.
Can post links when transcoding is finished, if there is any interest.
play of food in days of quarantine, heartwarming illustrated essay of the day.
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!
1. embodied archiver
2. neko demo wakaru networking that cat can understand.
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