@hs0ucy I was thinking some sort of distributed, encrypted thing. IPFS is probably the closest thing I know of, but I'm not sure how well it handles large amounts.
And in an attempt to turn mundane necessities into something interesting:
1. What cloud backup services would any of you recommend for 500GB of photos?
2. How would large backups work in a #solarpunk setup?
@Tattooed_mummy I've got better on sorting my feeds a bit, so depends on my mood, what else is going on, and how long the articles are. I really enjoy little snippets of people's lives though - photos of walks and plants and things.
@simsa04 This is also an interesting article on EV battery re-use and the challenges of it: https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/energy-storage/used-ev-batteries-are-storing-solar-power-at-grid-scale-and-making-money-at-it
@simsa04 Aye - (1) is about the supply chain, and where the bottlenecks in it are. And (2) does make sense, and I wonder if/when Google and Amazon will get properly into the electricity generation sector for their data centres too.
s/steam/electric/g. The more things change, etc...
@humanetech @strypey Spot on, and that difference between "tech" and "tech community" is key. It leaves us in a strange state - should we (as, say, "impartial independents") avoid the use of a good protocol if we doubt the community around it? Or try to build some alternative social group around solid engineering?
We are all cat ladies. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/conservative-men-scared-cat-ladies.html
Oops, this was meant to be a reply: https://mastodon.sdf.org/web/@scribe/108254053065285645
Video streaming, for example, is definitely an example of uncritical-thinking because it is a familiar technology.
Micro messages are the closest I can get to digital postcards. What's the best way to receive them though?
"April has been notably dry, with only around half the normal amount of rainfall in England and Wales."
@TerryHancock I do kind of miss the !groups that gnu/social has. Permanent record is an important thing though.
I'm thinking about setting up a new local network, but think I'm going to go cross-media and ask for volunteer admins and moderators to handle each medium...
Ending the week by writing up some weeknotes and links: https://6work.exmosis.net/2022/04/29/weeknotes-and-links-for-29th-april-2022/
@TerryHancock Would love to hear how it goes. One thing I'm unsure about - if I started a new instance as a community, would I expect people to move their existing Mastodon accounts to it? Or is there a better way to gather a group around a new instance? 🤔
Thanks, that's really encouraging. Slowly realising that freelancing can actually involve proposing ideas, rather than just waiting for others to have them. Always been taught to get skills, and then find who wants to hire the skills but the creative aspect explains a lot of the frustration I've felt the last few years.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko