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The £10 gamecube looks good, apart from a sticky lid catch. Scrubbed up the two controllers so far and tested the two games. Might either keep it for a local retro gaming scene, or trade it in for a 3DS or Ambernic...

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One of my aims in switching fields was to do it openly, including sharing useful links and resources. So here's a really low-tech site for my links and notes on website energy assessment, green tech, etc:
nb.exmosis.net/groundlake/inde

Interesting question over on Twitter:
"Have any of you worked with or have any recent papers/refs on self-destructing or decaying data? Am struggling to find relevant research that isn't about messaging."

twitter.com/joz_freeman/status

Today's retro win was an old gamecube and games for £10. They wanted less for it, but I couldn't bring myself to go lower.

Just hope it works...

hey #fediverse, I'm looking to create a collection of social sustainable VPS providers

some characteristics:
- green energy
- worker owned
- organic growth
- opensource
- NO hyperscale

some examples:
- webarchitects.coop/
- capsul.org/
- hcoop.net/
- iocoop.org
- greenhost.net/

please send me more!

Morning and tzag all. Making a Saturday morning pixel sigil to wish you all energy.

Feels good to be productive. On the flipside, I've been struggling having so much time away from 'doing stuff'. It's been nice to have a break, but I can definitely only do a week without desperately wanting to do/make something, these days, even if it's something small.

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5pm Friday, and v0.01 of my new videogame photography site is live: spritecountry.exmosis.net/

Rough, but doing 85% of what I want right now.

How would you go about measuring cognitive load?

Anyone know of a way to 'compile' simple file-to-file inclusions, recursively in text docs?

eg a.txt contains '@include b.txt' and b.txt contains '@include c.txt', and they all get smushed together.

Found a pandoc plugin but it's old and broken.

Finally, finally added my local library's catalogue search page as a keyworded bookmark. Now typing 'lib' in the URL bar takes me straight there.

Little braveries, the "lie-flat" movement, 60 year rewilding, digital gardens, and new zines - all in this moonth's beamspun newsletter:

beamspun.exmosis.net/2021/08/b

Any suggestions for what to do with old, duff USB cables?

Currently thinking of chopping the connectors off to make dummy port-plugs to keep rain and insects out, while using the cable part as makeshift rope.

Intrigued to observe that I often think about "non-materialism" in terms of consumption and physical stuff, but Lao Tzu focuses more on a deeper, more inner notion of senses and experience. Stuff and content is just a vehicle for that stimulation, but not the only way.

Is there a difference between "optimism" and "hope"?

▲ Why we won't fix climate change — the blame game

This picture is a representation of the world we live in, but only because we accept it.
By building up excuses and blaming each other, citizens, politicians and corps ultimately refuse to take their share of responsibility in the progression of climate change and prevent the introduction of effective counter-measures.

I must admit, I've decided to stop copying my weeknotes into Medium, and it feels fine. More ... personal.

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