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#SeedSaving is not just food saving ... it is in the very heart of the centuries-old tradition and art of plant cultivation.

Next Tuesday, September 7 at 18:00 CEST (UTC+2), we put the culture back into agriculture with our first #OpenSource #Seed saving #workshop 2021 offered by Aimee Fenech. The workshop will be in English and online in a Big Blue Button (BBB) room, more information here:

The session is interactive, bring your questions and let us all learn together.

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:

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."

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:

please send me more!

silent cathedral…
frogs croaking
in the mist

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:

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:

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.

Searching online for books in local libraries

This is a mixture of lament and how-to guide.

Suppose you've reviewed lots of books. It's pretty easy to generate a link to let people buy the book at Amazon or any other online store. But how do you link to a user's local library?

You can't. There is no "search every library in the UK" service1. You can search the British Library, b

#/etc/ #api #books #libraries

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.

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Mastodon @ SDF

"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