Looks like the IEA started advocating some talking points.

(Hard not to be cynical about it though, when they do it only when Western geopolitical interests are at stake, and not in case of minor things like the future livability of the entire planet)

Call for participants for a workshop: How to run a small social networking site with your friends

On the 13th and 14th of May, LURK.org will be hosting a two-day workshop for groups interested in setting up and running their own alternative social media server.

Free of charge, but some commitment required! Remote participation is possible and workshop language is English! Limited spots, apply before the 15th of April.

For more details and how to apply see:
txt.lurk.org/how-to-run-a-smal

:boost_requested: Boosts appreciated :)

Someone is sending raw print commands to open network printers on port 9001 which inform people about reddit.com/r/antiwork (via twitter.com/4b4c41/status/1465)

Reminds me of this crap weev pulled a couple of years back sending nazi propaganda to open printers on universities etc (vice.com/en/article/gv5ykw/hac)

The medium isn't the message, the message is the message.

Fascinating piece of low-tech history from the low countries:

Around the 17th century, the started reinforcing their dykes and harbours with sturdy mats the size of football pitches – hand-woven from thousands of twigs grown on nearby coppice plantations. These β€œfascine mattresses” were weighted with rocks and sunk into canals, estuaries, and rivers.

This technology was employed as late as the 1950s.

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2021

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We testing self-hosted live streaming using on tv.lumbung.space, and on this occasion we want to invite you again to participate watching today's :
lumbung calling: Regeneration
Saturday, October 2 , 2021
2.30 pm (CET), 3.30 pm (IDT), 6.30 pm (KGT), 7.30 pm (WIB).

About the programme:

"The seventh edition of lumbung calling focuses on . Within the framework of documenta fifteen, regeneration is explored as a way of living and organizing oneself and communities in opposition to extractive practices. This approach also includes generating time and space for mutual support and reflection. It centers careβ€”often made invisibleβ€”as a vital part of political activism, enabling the incorporation of many viewpoints within a larger ecosystem."

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Ahh this is why people always fail to find the Login button on interfaces I design. I've been doing it the wrong way all along!

Urban Fish Ponds: Low-tech Sewage Treatment for Towns and Cities

'In the mid 20th century, whole cities’ sewage systems safely and successfully used fish to treat and purify their water. Waste-fed fish ponds are a low-tech, cheap, and sustainable alternative to deal with our own shit β€” and to obtain high protein food in the process. '

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2021

so, a degrowth society is one where everbody gets to eat tilapia multiple times a week?

The Evergreen canal blockage has really resulted in fantastic footage and some good memes. But I just really don't feel the tiny shovel vs giant ship type of meme? Not really working visually?

Steal his look is pretty good though..

'The website's visual language was informed by pared-back early websites but was chosen to be energy efficiency as opposed to following graphic design trends.'

indoor gardening advice wanted 

I'm planning my on a small south-facing glassed balcony, essentially a greenhouse. It will likely get a dry and arid climate during summer so I'm looking at low maintenance irrigation techniques. Anyone have experience with buried clay pots or ollas?

(image from Gardening With Less Water by David Bainbridge)

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The article has been super popular and it seems using old machines for a very long time is a quite common practice but one that people also feel insecure about. A cursory reading of comments across the web tells me that part of the attraction to the article (or at least to commenting on it) is the recognition or validation of other people doing the same.

Here's an interesting statistic from the web logs: 10% (~7k unique visitors) of all traffic to the article has used a machine with OS X 10.1 Puma. That is an OS from 2002. I believe that is the last generation of computers, but I might be mistaken. It seems to good to be true though but I can't really think of a reason why this number would be wrong..

Massive use of user agent switching should lead to way more even distribution of other uncommon OSes as well? Does anyone know what could be up?

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I proceeded off the old whitish and worn laquer with 60grit paper. This really made the dark grain stand out of the light wood which I liked quite a lot. They also became really matte which also improved the look. After that I followed up with a round of 120 grit to get rid of the sanding marks and finally did a 240 grit on the areas most likely to be touched. I used a sander for the rough work and did the finer grids by hand.

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