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So I'm trying to build rhythm into my life. The annual cycle is increasingly interesting to me. Living away from the equator means I experience 'the 4 seasons', and I got to experience some of the more traditional (pagan) celebrations of them through my time in Edinburgh.

I found this graph on Wikipedia really enlightening, that the thermal cycle lags about 1.5 months behind the solar cycle here. Food for thought

Is a thing? A bio-branch of perhaps? Because Tinkers Bubble seems like it!

"We manage about 28 acres of douglas fir, larch, and mixed broadleaf woodland using horses, two person saws, and a wood-fired steam-powered sawmill."

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“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.

Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.

Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.

I want to compare respirator standards, because I care about my lungs.

Specifically Chinese standard KN95 (GB/T 18664) and European standard FFP3 (EN149:2001).

But they cost about €80 each! The idea that citizens should pay to view the *standards* that affect them is gross. I'm trying sci-hub now...

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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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I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees,

they told me your sins, how you hurt them, it’s true

for the trees have no tongues, and soon neither will you

Unprecedented fog where I was, 5 meters visibility. Here's a picture I took in the direction of the super-wolf-blood
moon 😂

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Here's the one we managed to get through our telescope with my phone. Taken at totality.

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Do you know plan to shut down #London on #april15 and keep it shut down until the government meets their demands for an immediate, sane and citizen-driven response to the ecological crisis?

FWIW I believe they will be successful.

Super 🎉 Blood 🔴 Wolf 🐺 Moon 🌝—tonight!

There'll be a lunar ~04.45 UTC on the 21st January (i.e. ~10 hours from now!)

The eclipse will be total, with the earth''s shadow giving the moon a red color ('blood'), the moon will be the first full moon of the year ('wolf') and the moon will be the closest to earth in it's orbit ('super').

Great view in N/S Americas, W Africa, N & W Europe. Exact times here:

(p.s. think of the seeds growing on the dark side!)

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Centralised web wisdom: if your web app doesn’t work without JavaScript, it is broken.

Peer web wisdom: If your web app works without JavaScript, it is not decentralised.

JavaScript isn’t the enemy; servers are.

(Read this as many times as necessary for it to really sink in as it’s literally the opposite of what folks, myself included, popularised on the centralised web for nearly two decades. If your app works without JavaScript, it means you have logic on a centralised server somewhere.)

OpenRA/Red Alert 

In the last week I've started moving my calendars 📆 , contacts 👫 and email ✉️ off of Google

It really feels like coming to the end of an abusive relationship 💔 It was worse than I liked to admit, and it's easier to leave than I thought 👋

Thanks so much to the , , and people for making this possible! And thanks to my techie buddies who helped me out. Look to your local hacklab for help if you need it! You can do it!

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@Wewereseeds just graciously commissioned me for a flag, so here it is!!! It represents the solarpunk movement. Like the movement it is bright and full of hope, and also like the movement, it kicks ass. It was inspired by @socalledunitedstates, but is still pretty distinctive.


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Recycle what you can whenever you may!

Compost all those peels and throw less away!

Reduce and reuse and recycle, my chums!

Or I’ll use my pliers to take off your thumbs

brexit, meta 

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@zee @douginamug yeh, it does in various forms but it's early days!

Game Workers Union (IWGB)
Tech Workers Coalition
IWW (IU560)

Then there's the tech worker's co-ops movements.

Also maybe checkout Cory Doctorow's book For The Win. MMORG economy workers in the global south form a union called the Industrial Workers of the World Wide Web.

But yeh we need people like you (the person who wrote this and the persons reading it) to start organising! The future is unwritten and we have a world to win!

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