I'm Puffinux, my interests are #solarpunk, #art, #minimalist #practical spaces, #plants, #technology, #robots, #engineering, #electronics, #bikes (cycling), #solar, #TTRPG, #fantasy and #sciFi novels, #Education and #DIY. 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, #sustainable 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 https://wiki.sunbeam.city , so hit me up if you have questions related to our wiki, or want a wiki account with which to contribute.
politics, anti-science skeptics Show more
Education is in equal parts informing one's self and learning to learn. One needs to think critically but also not let that skepticism turn into irrational, cultdriven collective disbelief. And it blows even harder that small numbers of rich people can quickly change the rethoric on what was once scientific consensus into "a debate" or "a two sides topic"
Why the hell aren't there free public showers?
How are you supposed to say you care what happens to the homeless if you aren't providing this service? We're at a point where "not getting hired for hygiene" is just code for "we don't hire people who aren't financially stable enough already to have their own private hygiene facilities".
If you want to show #PeerTube to friends but you're worried about NSFW videos appearing on the front page, you could try showing them this instance:
A couple of other safe interesting instances too:
VidCommons: a collection of creative commons and public domain films
Blender: the official PeerTube instance for the Blender foundation, including their films
Baobab trees are some of Madagascar's most iconic trees, with 6 out of the 9 known species growing there. They can live for over 2000 years, and their trunks can grow to over 15m in diameter.
Others can also be found growing in Southern Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and Australia. Interestingly, the Australian and African species are nearly identical, despite nearly 100 million years being separated.
resisting digital colonization Show more
I've been listening to a podcast that was about how companies like #facebook push for something that can be understood as digital colonization.
They also mentioned how people resist against it. One of those resisting efforts, happening somewhere in #southafrica (I do not know where specific) where in rural areas digital infrastucture is missing. Instead of relying on false promisses by conglomerates they developed together with some hackers a system that fits their needs and is easily to deploy and very resource efficient.
It's a system that runs on the local computer in the different villages.
Informations are synchronized between them through usb sticks that are passed around.
Villagers are anyway traveling from one village to the other, and by that it's fast enough for anything not extremly time sensitive.
Have you heard of this? I want to know more about it, but don't know how it is called.
Pocket knife recomendation: Opinel Show more
We don't like to buy stuff.
In fact most of us really try to avoid it if we can.
For the most part we also lack money.
If you find yourself in need of a trusty pocket knife, I suggest you check out Opinel.
I've enjoyed this one's service for years. The timeless lock-blade style comes in several sizes (this one cost under $10 US) and is made in France of metal and birch wood. No plastic. The steel is of high quality, and as a bonus it floats.
Accidentally opened a youtube video in the app, and it started playing a T-Mobile ad about unlimited data. Wonder if youtube allows targetting ads on people who are on data connections
@puffinus_puffinus please your Honour, I plea. Leave me one more day and I shall buy some green babies
furniture...sustainability-minded-ish Show more
So Grrl has an IKEA desk that the surface folds up which we got in the "as is" stopping it from being trashed. It has a couple wood parts I figured I'd have to replace someday. But in the move out here the hinges got damaged. These little plastic fuckers on the metal were cracked and unreplacable. So I broke them all the way off and then had to drill out the little metal rivet holding them in. Some spare bolts, washers etc later and desk is fully back ^_^ #repair #fixit
Shout-out to The Bike Project in London, who take second-hand bikes, fix them up, and give them to refugees.
They also sell some of them to non-migrants to fund their running costs.
If you are in London and have an old broken bike you don't want, or you are in the market for a new one, they are worth knowing about!
#DailyDaffodil for today is a rather sweet little daff named:
Narcissus 'Jack Snipe'
It's a miniature trumpet daffodil (only 30cms high at most) in the cyclamineus narcissus group, with dainty swept back petals. It doesn't mind partial shade, and grows well in containers as well as in the ground.
message from a scottish antifascist in rojava (4/4) Show more
"They want us to think safety and self defence means more prisons, more punishments, more violent men, whether they are legitimized by a state or not. Once again, it’s the other way round, and here we’re learning the only way to protect ourselves is to be organised and strong together, without oppressing others. That the way to deal with our problems is by creating strong communities and fighting the root causes of abuse and violence. Anti fascism isn’t just about demos. I really wish I could be with you guys today but it’s never about just one day. It’s about creating alternatives all year round, fighting fascist mentalities in others and in ourselves, not just standing up to people who actively promote them. But you do need to do that. The fighters of the YPG and YPJ have proved that. It might not mean the same thing wherever you are, but its no less important. Good luck today and give em hell on that frontline."
Always in the middle of #making something!
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.