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other places on the Fediverse that you can find me 

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In the category of "things I have been thinking about instead of my PhD", here is a small-scale plan for using greywater for growing plants without getting your soil all soapy, using passive distillation.

It probably makes sense in places where rainwater is scarce and there's a lot of heat.

I haven't found anything quite like this online, but I only did a cursory search. If I've invented it, I hereby license it under CC-by-SA.

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Outdoor rowing machine made from a bike wheel etc, only the bike wheel has a dynamo and you can use it to charge stuff.

(Rowing machines are one of the best exercises for my jointcrap, but the gym smells and I don't have space for one inside.)

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@deadringers *nod* being able to fill it with dead grass or straw or whatever, and put topsoil on top, is a major attraction; I like raised beds because I have joint problems.

I wonder if a glass bowl over the opening for the compost would give something like the Sun Frost Solar Composter, too:

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time, then!

I'm a choral composer who releases her music under free culture licences like CC by-SA. My interests include cycling, urban foraging, gardening, cooking, intersectionality, sustainability,, liturgy, cats. I'm neurodivergent and have multiple chronic healthcrap issues. I'm Christian.

I'm currently working on a PhD in contemporary sacred choral composition. I also run Cecilia's List, a site to highlight Christian sacred music composed by women.

ableism, tech, politics kinda, rant 

No, YOU just spent an hour making a Hoseaphone and now you gotta figure out how to put the holes in it.

Meet Horton.

I am *exceedingly* pleased with how much helps me with concentration and executive function.

If you also work better with company and accountability and structure, you might find it helpful too.

Exciting news last night! I am on the waiting list for a four rod (~100m2) allotment and it looks like one will be available in the next couple of months!

trauma and work 

ukpol, brexit party 

I think the Anarchist FAQ is good but difficult to read.

So I am translating it to simpler English. Thoughts and suggestions are welcome.

What is anarchism?

There are three big problems in society:

social breakdown, such as poverty, hunger, homelessness, crime.

war, and its weapons.

the destruction of our natural environment.

food, poll 

Do you help run a federated or decentralised service in Europe -- or know someone who does? Please pass this link on. It's the application to meet politicians to discuss how the EU's copyright filters (Article 13/17) will be implemented. I worry about a backroom deal struck between Facebook/Google that excludes the next generation of open Net services: .. Please speak up!

About half of the land in England is owned by about 0.06% of the population.

'This period was, in effect, the birth of private property as we know it in England – and the consequences have been dramatic. Today, Fairlie explains, “nearly half the country is owned by 40,000 land millionaires, or 0.06% of the population”.'

Enclosure of the commons.

"between 1760 and 1870, about 7 million acres (about one sixth the area of England) were changed, by some 4,000 acts of parliament, from common land to enclosed land".

Jason Kenny, a cyclist who won 6 gold medals for Britain adds to voices of those advocating for temporary road closures so kids can play in the streets again.

This is a good idea, its only for 2 hours on Sunday and motorists *aren't* banned from driving to and from their homes, but have to keep to 6 km/h and be escorted by stewards if driving in the streets during the closure.

(2 hours is also just the right time to clean a car, and check its oil/tyres 😉 )


We are going to build a cold frame (or maybe even a greenhouse!) out of waste plastic bottles! The café doesn't sell anything in plastic, but they will set up a collection point for their customers' plastic bottles.

This is going to be so much fun.

food, religion 

food in gardening context, critter identification, picture of bugs, please boost 

That @marnanel has written a protest song to a well known tune.

It's public domain, and they would love to hear a better recording as theirs is rather rough.

Can you help?

Recording and lyrics here:


politics, ukpol 

politics, ecology, fascism, white supremacy, overpopulation, crapitalism, colonialism 

My last Google service, for which I have not yet found a replacement, is google scholar. I would LOVE to find a replacement.

I'm about to teach first year students, covering some basic research techniques, and I don't want to propagate google-dependency further.

What's a good alternative?

#GoogleScholar #DumpGoogle

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