My anvil stand was too high and I didn't have a chainsaw. Fixed it by just building another. Going to save the old one (better) for a future larger anvil. Here's a photo of the new setup.

Does anyone know of a village (complete with local farming, place or two to eat, etc. Think medieval village), but with densely connected internet?

The internet itself need not actually be tethered to the broader world, but the village & it's inhabitants are connected.

Thinking I'd like to live somewhere like that and I suspect it already exists in multiple forms.

I've recently been considering purchasing land nearby. Here are some of the things I'm considering. Any more spring to mind for you?


Feeling this today. My garden needs some symbiotic species and a gentle breeze.

I have a question for left folks. Curious how you think about this.

You buy a house that is larger than you strictly need. You rent the excess space to people you know who are then your roommates. You then move to the countryside for reasons.

Do you sell the house and make their housing insecure?
Rent the rest of the place to them and become more of a landlord?

Tools for getting food at low cost before places throw them out. I recently had some older pastries that were every bit as good.

I wrote a bit about the difference between "governance" and "stewardship" and why I prefer the latter. Feels very to me, though corporate.

Interacting with cops 

@Anarkat If a cop asks if he can have your name, say no or they will steal your name and you can't go home ever again.

I am waiting
for the American Eagle
to really spread its wings
and straighten up and fly right
and I am waiting
for the Age of Anxiety
to drop dead
and I am waiting
for the war to be fought
which will make the world safe
for anarchy
and I am waiting
for the final withering away
of all governments
and I am perpetually awaiting
a rebirth of wonder

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BookWyrm is a Fediverse alternative to GoodReads.

They've just opened their onboarding site at:

("Onboarding" is when you make it as easy as possible for people to join something.)

BookWyrm and its instances are currently still in beta testing, but you can join now if you want to try it out. Instances marked as "closed" mean you can join but you have to request an invitation.

#FediTips #Fediverse #GoodReads #BookWyrm

My timeline has too little solarpunk stuff. I'm looking for your solar-tech folks and those building a better tomorrow. Who should I follow?

An amazing piece on the importance of drawing our future so we can better envision denser, human-centered cities. Pretty pictures too.

Water Pirates

As drought grips most of California, water thefts have increased to record levels. Thieves tap into hydrants, pump water from rivers and break into remote water stations and tanks. Water thieves -- likely working for illicit marijuana operations -- had pulled water from remote filling stations and tapped into fire hydrants, improperly shutting off valves and triggering a chain reaction that ...

Have you all played the Terra Nil demo yet? Free demo. You terraform a desolate planet into an ecosystem and then remove all traces of you being there. So beautiful too.

I came across @neauoire 's stuff on and now I'm taking sailing lessons. *boggle*

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.