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I'm Puffinux, my interests are , , spaces, , , , , , (cycling), , , and novels, and . I'm a very practical, hands-on sort of person who's happiest halfway through a project, soldering late into the night with the radio on.

More recently I've been learning about cooperatives, communal living, intentional communities, tech / energy and alternative, self-sufficient lifestyles.

I seek to learn as much as I can so as to contribute back to communities and help create a future that we can be proud to leave for the next generation and beyond, rather than the slow-motion train crash we're currently victims of.

I'm very open to both teaching and being educated.

I'm also the current admin of wiki.sunbeam.city , so hit me up if you have questions related to our wiki, or want a wiki account with which to contribute.

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“the Garden of Eden is no more”

Sir David Attenborough has warned that “the Garden of Eden is no more”, as he urged political and business leaders from around the world to make a renewed push to tackle climate change before the damage is irreparable.

theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2

#climatechange #klimawandel #anthropocene

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After I built an Iris keyboard, I'm feeling pretty confident with my soldering skills lately. I just fixed a broken xbox one joystick for only $3ish.

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To understand how agorists organize, we must look at two forms of markets. I (personally) call these spider markets and ant markets.

The spider market is the statist market. It is comprised of one or more massive, all-controlling organization, which is connected to a several slightly smaller powerful organizations, and so on. The hierarchy in this market is not really voluntary, as right-libertarians claim, due to the lack of all choices that would be present without the state. People generally do not like being bossed around.

An ant market is a stateless market. Ants, contrary to popular thought, operate not in a distinctly democratic fashion as syndicalists and communists promote, or monarchist, as many think they do, but quite independently and without hierarchy. Each operator in an ant market is self-sufficient, yet fully connected to all available choices, free or otherwise, and able to organize as they please.

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Real talk.. The "Repressed Citizen" scene from Monty Python and The Holy Grail is probably where I first learned about and what got me interested in anarcho-syndicalism.

@eloisa Please add me to Cooperatives, Cycling, Electronics, Engineering, Environmentalists, FLOSS, Free Software, Friendly People, Permaculture.

Can I also suggest a list, and that you add me to that too? Many thanks.

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Dear #fediverse. I work as an #architect and design buildings that harm the planet. I am looking for a practicing #engineer who can teach me building energy modelling using #opensource tools. I have a background in software dev, run #gentoo #linux and am willing to learn down to the details.

I do not have a background in heat transfer or thermodynamics, which is why I am asking for a tutor.

I promise to use this to design better buildings.

Please help retoot this so I can find someone.

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Just an FYI for people interested in the post. I've been sent lots of great ideas which I'm collating. Due to ill health I won't be up to publishing it until the end of this week though.

So if you would still like to submit something, please do. I'm still 'on it', just, well, slowly :)

If you don't know what I'm on about, see: cafe.sunbeam.city/~/GwenfarsGa

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Globally, indigenous peoples manage 11% of the world’s forests and maintain 80% of the world’s biodiversity.

e360.yale.edu/features/native-

So I've come back from a bike ride, watered my plants, and now I'm drinking lime-flavoured water while setting my dad up with an account on my personal instance, so that he can send me a video of my Grandma. I don't know about you, but I'm feeling pretty !

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"Orkney was once utterly dependent on power that was produced by burning coal and gas on the Scottish mainland and then transmitted through an undersea cable. Today the islands are so festooned with wind turbines, they cannot find enough uses for the emission-free power they create on their own.

Community-owned wind turbines generate power for local villages; islanders drive nonpolluting cars that run on electricity; devices that can turn the energy of the waves and the tides into electricity are being tested in the islands’ waters and seabed; and – in the near future – car and passenger ferries here will be fuelled not by diesel but by hydrogen, created from water that has been electrolysed using power from Orkney’s wind, wave and tide generators."

theguardian.com/environment/20

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two photos I took from my backyard of the full moon and lunar eclipse totality tonight, just a couple hours apart.

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anyone ever told you "premature optimization is the root of all evil"?

let me tell you a story. about computers and javascript and hitler and the soviet union.

a friend of mine just dug up some numbers and did some math for my dyscalculic ass and came up with the conclusion that just by transmitting the minified version of jquery around (not even executing it!), Planet Earth is likely using up somewhere between 7-14 billion kWh of power every year.

let's put that into some perspective.

world war two was the single deadliest conflict in human history. it killed somewhere around 80 million people, which at the time was three percent of *all humans, everywhere.* it left europe in ruins, and nowhere was the damage so intense and horrific as the Soviet Union.

the Battle of Stalingrad is one of the most famous battles of the war. two million people died there alone. in the opening salvos the entire city was flattened by nazi and soviet bombs alike. eventually the Union prevailed, at a tremendous cost.

but Stalingrad was only one of the cities flattened, only one of the battles fought as Europe burned. the devastation was so comprehensive that nearly every western nation had to rely on aid from the US, one of the only powers on either side whose economy was intact, to rebuild. (it didn't help that American wartime policy was designed more to inflict as much Nazi death and destruction as possible on the Soviets, of course).

if we add up the energy of every single explosive device detonated over the course of that terrible war, from hand grenades all the way up to the two atom bombs the US detonated over japan, slaughtering civilians en masse and turning two cities to rubble in the space of a moment, we get the figure of about 3 megatons. or in kilowatt hours, 3.4 billion, spread out across all those years of war.

compared to 7-14 billion kWh just to transmitting the same tangle of bytes around again and again. every single year.

and that's just jquery. not the cost of executing it. not the mass of other garbage javascript and analytics and social media spyware, which now often adds up to megabytes per page. not the cost of rendering or running any of that.

just to zap jquery back and forth across the internet to every computer accessing a website that uses it.

a final point of comparison, now that i have your attention: bitcoin uses up 46,000 billion kilowatt hours per year. a number which is likely to keep on growing.

draw your own conclusions about web design & software optimization.
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super easy - coconut oil chocolate!

basically, using a ratio of 1:1:0.5 for coconut oil, cocoa, and honey / maple syrup you can make tasty chocolate! you can also add more honey / syrup if you like it really sweet, but w that ratio its pretty much ideal for me!

its fun if you have fancy ice cube trays to put them in those to have different shapes, but if you don't you can just put it in any small pan and just cut it up after to whatever size you like!

- 2/3 cup coconut oil
- 2/3 cup cocoa
- 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
- lil splash of vanilla
- pinch of salt

heat up the oil until it's fully melted and then stir in the rest of the ingredients until it's all fully incorporated.

i usually do the honey / syrup last because if it has too much time it'll settle to the bottom.

then, pour it a) into your ice cube trays b) onto a parchment lined baking sheet or c) into some muffin liners on a baking sheet and put it in your freezer to cool! keep 'em thin and it shouldnt be long!

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some I just finished! fixing my clothes and making them pretty is the best tbh

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