@olimex this looked so much fun, on their website there is a photo of maywa denki (instrument inventor using airplane parts) :D

@cmos4040 i missed from work...look forward to next time :(

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re:in all earnestness tho, if you have a good idea for this space, reach out! We could do a joke of the week, bash oneliner of the month. Announcements can be scheduled, time limited, permanent etc.

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@offline ha... i don't get...why? i am reading it from a pun perspective.

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I've just finished a set of screencasts on the Desktop Publishing tool Scribus for my students.

The program has come quite a long way since I last used it, it is really great to have a strong canvas alternative.

If anything, the 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.

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listened to an hour of semi vj/talk session hosted by shanghai community radio. "short useless history of the internet"
bilibili.com/video/av77235202 (en)
and bilibili.com/read/cv4570620 中文

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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 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 , and language sites to the solar server as well.

Anyway here is the whole thing with all the details!


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this site! and javascript...yingyinwu.com/thread-94099.htm

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