Items tagged with: permacomputing
What does this actually mean? Instead of requiring new hardware like a raspberry pi, we can take old Chromebooks that schools get rid of in the thousands and actually reuse them to create portable micro servers. Pack them full of offline books, maps, wikis, etc.
There is a major upside compared to using an old Chromebook over a raspberry pi, mainly that it's actually cheaper and can be free depending on how you source your chromebooks. I got 10 at $30 each which is cheaper than a pi or a pi alternative.
The battery life is also insane. I used it for close to 12 hours and it didn't even hit 50% battery loss. They also take very little time to charge so I'm interested to see how much power they might take up while attached to the off grid solar array.
So the plan is to make the docs and work some more on making these into portable offgrid information stations and packing them with info. https://anarchosolarpunk.substack.com/p/offgridserveruses
Off Grid Internet Use Cases
Expanding the uses of an autonomous network, and offering some ideas on the ways that autonomous and community controlled networking can lead to change.Anarcho Solarpunk
accessible here: gemini://hnr.fyi/research.gmi
or here: https://portal.mozz.us/gemini/hnr.fyi/research.gmi
as always, if you have any links burning a hole in your pocket that could do with being added, please send them over! i think it might be time to start more thoroughly organising it, soon.
#permacomputing #smallweb #indieweb #smolweb #sustainability #communication #networking
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As for the rest of the prompts, there are so many and they are all so good, so I will just make a quick command line bingo board generator and put some of its output on the wiki 😀
(with everyone properly credited ofc)
So if you have more ideas, check the top post of this thread for existing entries and feel free to add missing ones!
Photo credit: @automatist !
Will first work on one related to the topic of productivity, for the #permacomputing Sunday pres at zinecamp, and will go through the others slowly but surely afterwards. Will also update if anyone adds to the thread!
had to 🥲 quite a few times
Thanks so much everyone! Also got a few extras via other channels.
Basically there is now enough for two bingo cards: one for people having to rely on crappy everyday computer tech but not necessarily aware of specific software/hardware jargon and practices, and one for those who are more familiar with their inner workings.
We can use the first bingo, as planned, as a device to start discussions around non obvious concepts/patterns, and we can use the second one for group therapies
We will put the two on the #permacomputing wiki and in this thread.
If you have more, do not hesitate to keep adding, we will make more grids or make room for more entries if needed!
For a short #permacomputing talk at zinecamp this sunday in Rotterdam/NL, we will be doing a small bingo about all the everyday situations created by inaccessible, incompatible, inefficient, rigid, failing, extractivist, environmentally disastrous crappy computer tech.
We do that to address several topics to a broader audience who may not be familiar with notions of vendor lock-in, proprietary standards, software bloat, cornucopianism, siliconization, planned obsolescence, software rot, maximalism, etc, and *yet* are suffering, like everyone else, from all this stuff on a daily basis.
Do you have ideas for silly situations and painful feels? We will make a final version this coming Saturday as well as credit contributors, and point to the post's URL. Of course we will also post the final bingo board here as well 😀
(and on the permacomputing wiki of course https://permacomputing.net)
boosts are very very very much appreciated!
#ecology #repair #tech #sendhelp