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Hi! I'm here to dive a little deeper into topics as , eco and . I'll mostly toot related stuff I'm doing and stuff I find on the web (artworks and articles).
I'm from northern Germany and am also interested in different IT topics, but I'll mostly toot about that on my first account @tofuwabohu

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"For centuries, Islamic designers and craftsmen have made geometric patterns just by drawing straight lines and circles with a compass and straight edge... Tilemaker lets you build layers of lines and circles, mimicking their actions. As you experiment drawing different intersections of line segments and circles you will discover new patterns, just as they did!"

This (free) app is super fun and it seems it was created to share a bit of Islamic culture/history.

tilemaker.teachalmasdar.com/

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Some unsolicited advice on growing sprouts! 🌱🥗💚 

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(Thread) After listening to this #36c3 talk [1], I thought about how energy efficient search engines can be. I feel that at least for IT and privacy affine folks, there's a shift towards meta engines like #searx. These actually have good results while offering good privacy properties, but have the drawback of searching lots of other engines, which is far from energy efficient.

[1] (German but has dubs) media.ccc.de/v/36c3-10852-wie_

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It occurs to me that some people may not know about this. Fancy taking a free online course?

You can find one here permaculturewomen.com/freeperm

For a complete beginner like me it's mainly been good for teaching me a new framework of thinking. I don't feel anywhere near equipped to turn my garden into a food forest yet, but it's been a great start.

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Finally attempting an inaugural mastodon post - here (if they successfully post) are photos of the today. 🌱🌿🥬🍁🍂

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I HAVE A GARDEN

We have a big rectangle of lawn out our back yard that I've been wanting to do something with for about ten years but don't know the faintest about gardening. Then Jen asked if she could utilise some of our lawn to plant stuff and I was like HECK YEAH LET'S MAKE A FOOD GARDEN!!

So here we go. :) Bought a bunch of really cheap palettes, our other friend came over with her drill, we broke down one palette and reassembled into a six-inch-deep planter. (cont)

The flower box gnome's beard is getting green and I kinda like it.

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Doing probably-stupid things with USB batteries and a solar controller to try and get my phone through the winter hours:

6suns.exmosis.net/2019/11/expe

Am I going to kill my battery?

#solarpunk

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#environment #animals

> The #Scottish #salmon #industry currently uses roughly the same quantity of wild-caught fish to feed its salmon as is purchased by the entire adult population of the #UK in one year

> “Salmon suffer when confined in vast numbers, with nothing to do but swim listlessly in circles. And yet, tens of billions of small #fish die in inhumane ways on huge industrial fishing vessels, in order to fuel the salmon kept in these underwater #factory #farms.”

ecohustler.com/article/shockin

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How about a break from all of the climate-related fire and storm disaster news for a nice prose-infusion on a #SolarPunk based community infrastructure? :bio_mech:

Distributed and decentralized #energy is the path to infrastructure #resilience amid escalating climate uncertainty.
Obviously.

A locally-administered Mastodon instance is to the Fediverse what a neighborhood microgrid is to the backup potential of the grid as a whole.

A #Microgrid is an independent electric grid that can operate as a node independent of the central power grid. It allows for a steady power supply even when an outage on the main grid happens. Several types of energy can be used to "collaborate" on a microgrid's design (See "The Neighbors Theory" on QE) for energy and informational storage capacity ideas.

Some big IFs to keep in mind:

(1) Photovoltaic panels make use of (and therefore contribute to the mining of) rare earth materials; mined materials are not sustainable. Continents with a hefty or spreading desert / #desertification problem are evidence of this.

(2) Electricity generation from renewable sources can be intermittent and variable depending on many factors including time of day and weather. What kind of energy your grid should be powered on depends on how well you can predict climate change.

(3) Distribution protection: when power generation happens within the distribution system, energy flows both ways, making voltage regulation especially difficult.

(4) While "rare earth" metal recycling can be done, recycling on the whole ought to be preceded by "Reduce, Reuse". What do you care enough to reuse? What does your town care enough to recycle?

vox.com/energy-and-environment

vice.com/en_us/article/vbngmd/

Overpopulation used as racist vehicle 

Overpopulation used as racist vehicle 

"The results are in and San Francisco has voted to greenlight a new plan that will see Market Street closed to private cars."

Excited to see the results of this!

electrek.co/2019/10/17/san-fra

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