Sunbeam Beams On
Today @puffinus_puffinus has transferred the burden of Sunbeam.city admin to me (temporarily) while the process of distributing the responsibility continues. Sunbeam will not be shut down...
This is a smol callout!
Repo here 👉 https://github.com/shibacomputer/txt
Boosts appreciated. 💖
“We think democracy is better,” said the jet-fuel salesperson. “But is it? In terms of outcomes?”
In a conference room overlooking the gray Thames, a group of young corporate types tried to imagine how the world could save itself, how the international community could balance the need for growth with our precarious ecological situation. For the purposes of our speculative scenarios, everything except for carbon was supposed to be up in the air, and democracy’s track record is mixed.
Les collectifs de jardins russes : une organisation résiliente
La Russie offre un exemple d’agriculture péri-urbaine collective à grande échelle. En plus de contribuer significativement à la production agricole du pays, ce « circuit parallèle » confère au système alimentaire russe plusieurs attributs importants de résilience, dont l’Histoire récente a permis d’attester l’efficacité.
Ampleur du phénomène
Des images satellites de quelques villes russes suffisent pour constater l’importance qu’y occupe le jardinage collectif. Depuis le ciel, on observe de vastes et régulières mosaïques de parcelles arborées, regroupées par poche ou par bande en périphérie de la quasi-totalité des centres urbains.
L’Union des Jardiniers de Russie estime que, sur la centaine de millions d’urbains que compte la Russie, soixante millions d’habitants pratiquent le jardinage à des fins de production alimentaire. Même dans les plus grandes villes, dont Moscou et St Pétersbourg, plus de la moitié de la population dispose d’une parcelle cultivable : on les appelle habitants-jardiniers, ou datchniki. Dans les villes de province, telles Kazan, leur proportion peut atteindre 80% de la population !
(publié par J-Pierre Dieterlen)
Reading Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene rn and really enjoying it
"The fundamental, original premise of ecological economics is to insist on seeing the human economy as embedded in and part of Earth’s biogeochemical systems. Energy, matter, entropy, and evolution, among others, have been neglected by standard economics. This neglect imperils the present and future well-being of humanity and the other creatures with whom we share Earth’s heritage and destiny"
🇬🇧 A few weeks back I started a collaborative documentation focused on how to extend the lifespan of hardware abandoned by the manufacturers.
It's now published with git/gitlab on https://framagit.org/arthurlutzim/awesome-software-running-on-old-hardware (and a mirror on https://github.com/arthurlutz/awesome-software-running-on-old-hardware )
what is easier? learning how to build one's own images or learning how to do aftermarket RAM & Flash upgrades like you find on taobao etc
Nice #image python utility I found the other day: https://github.com/stamen/the-ultimate-tile-stitcher
It is a generic #map tile scraper & stitcher. Use it by by passing the URL pattern of a tile server together with some coordinates and the rest follows automagically.
The trickiest thing is finding out how big a map you can make at what zoom level, I keep running out of RAM when compositing.
Next weekend Varia will host a meeting on feminist servers as part of a series called Feminist Hack Meetings.
Let's talk about feminist servers! In this meeting, we invite you to discuss questions like:
What does it mean for a server to be feminist, and how could it look like? What and who does it serve? What does it take to create and maintain it?
We would like to map and draw collectively our ideas and consider the possibility of setting up a feminist server at Varia, as a base for our practice.
We will bring material (like RPis and computers) to start experimenting and trying things out.
Are you interested in a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon?
because I'm making a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon
New essay: Seven theses on the Fediverse and the becoming of FLOSS
Recently, @rra and I have been working on an essay highlighting questions about the #Fediverse and how these are getting entangled with #FLOSS practices. From software production to structure and governance within alternative social media, online communities and politics.
The text follows a multi theses model, to map the different things we've been looking at and publish the current state of our research.
It is the closing chapter of a new publication from INC/Transmediale (https://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/the-eternal-network)
Feedback welcome. We're planning to publish an online version with more references!
'The Great Google Revolt'
on labor unrests and retaliation
I do projects on/with/about computers, networks, infrastructures. he/him
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