who the heck named it london police and not the London Dispersion Force?

it's nothing fancy, just a garden solar light and a hanging glass I found on the side of the street

the trickiest part is getting the panel aligned so it hangs in such a way that it soaks up most of the afternoon sun /w direct light

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Are there any simple moon phase CLI tools out there? I'm looking for the equivalent of `cal`.

Asimov's first law of thermodynamic robotics:

A robot may not create nor destroy energy or, through inaction, allow energy to be created or destroyed.

"To limit the throughput of materials in a system one should also consider software’s ability to drive or diminish obsolescence. The expansion of unnecessary features and inefficiencies within software drive hardware obsolescence by making older hardware increasingly unsuitable."

computingwithinlimits.org/2021

"The logic is striking. A demand for pork drives industrialized farming of pigs, which increases disease transmission. The constant emergence of diseases drives the implementation of new technologies like AI pork farming. These technologies go on to make pork cheap, driving even more availability and demand, as people start to believe pork is a necessary part of their diet. AI is not the balm to any problem -- it is just one piece of the every-hungry quest for scale."

-- "Blockchain Chicken Farm"

Cabal, the open-source & p2p group chat I've worked on with friends, is in a quadratic funding pilot experiment run by Open Collective!

What that means for us, as an example: for every 10 USD donated, we get a total of 83 USD
fundoss.org/collective/cabal-c

boosts appreciated πŸ–€

Some rope made out of iris leaves. I added on some more after this and its now long enough to jump rope with!
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pro tip I learned today when gathering plums: lightly shake the branches and the ripe ones will fall down ^___^

I used to just stare up at the tree looking for individual plums, which was much much slower

careful not to shake too hard though: underripe ones will start to fall into, which can be suuuper tart!

Sometimes life is fleeting.
Time flows differently at scales big and small.

Found both a bee and a damselfly that had used their allotment of time in this passing through.

Couple of macro shots.

being a forest nerd today & making cordage from blackberry fibres I harvested & dried last week :3

(wrapping instructions from youtube.com/watch?v=62PvfIR0xD)

feel free to ask any Qs if you're curious about any of this stuff ✨🌿

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Sunbeam City 🌻

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