Bit of a catch-up on the summer, over at the 6suns micro-solarpower blog: https://6suns.exmosis.net/2021/09/a-summer-and-half.html
@stunder To be fair, that's what my file archive from 20 years ago looks like too. And most people's desktops ever.
Today I marched off up the hill, beyond the houses, and foraged among the golfing greens. A decent number of blackberries collected and not a soul in sight. OK, a few golfers, behind the hedgerow. But otherwise mostly just butterflies, one with beautiful eyes all over its wings. It saw me coming and flushed down the path. I think next week the blackberries will be even better.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Cheers for the link, interesting stuff. Terminology around supply chains is hard too - so easy to equate "end product" with "whole system" when time and space are short, which always results in long-winded, reactive discussion (or argument) to define the problem space. Wonder how much energy is spent on that alone... ;-)
@email@example.com Yus agreed, the distinctions are important - supply of raw material, vs processing of material. And ultimately, domination isn't about % delivered, but ability to wield power over the system. 30% market share can still be "dominant" if the other 70% is fragmented and otherwise compliant, or has little ambition.
I think that's why we can't just assume that narratives like "solarpunk" or even FLOSS are "alternative", without considering the whole chain, eg alternative energy storage.
#solarpunk, sponsored by China.
Billionaire needs to build rocket to figure out nature is important, but still doesn't get the power structures that (literally) undermine it in the first place: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/20/jeff-bezos-pledges-1-billion-to-conservation-through-bezos-earth-fund.html
"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