Setting up a server we plan to use to host #foss, possibly #decentralized applications like #pleroma, #matrix, #peertube, #nextcloud, independent websites and other tools.
Aim is to help local projects, #circularEconomy structures and other like-minded people and projects to get the data back in their hands.
We are doing the whole thing as a #faircoop local node atm, and part of the funds for the server were donated by faircoop. Server itself is physically hosted in Naples, at the Ex-Asilo Filangieri
I am happy to see how many veggies can grow underneath a small 6 sqm polytunnel.
Right now plants are not doing better than the outside ones, but it's a good insurance in case of bad weather.
Since I do not mulch anymore here (plants are very close), irrigation is automated and I don't have to worry about bad weather... is basically a 1 day job and don't think about it again until food is ready!
Reusable coffee cups are just a drop in the ocean for efforts to save our seas
They are easily marketable strategies to attract 'environmentally-minded' customers though
An update on my small group trying to push for #environmentally friendly practices in my area Show more
It is a nightmare. We had a lot of ideas and projects, which I talked about in another post, and right now we had to go through 3 meetings, have been insulted and are facing a lot of irrational, angry resistance for just proposing to do a 200 liters #composting bin for the kitchen scraps in a leftist, squatted social center.
I'm not sure if being more annoyed to the irrational resistance or to the people that, by supporting the idea, are actively keeping us going there to discuss it... again... and again... and again... since one month and counting.
If their point is draining us of any enthusiasm, it's working like a charm.
I've just redesigned my experimental garden's shape. I couldn't stand all those keyholes and weird paths anymore.
Wrote a small article about it, which is like a long toot with more pictures, in case anyone is curious about it: http://www.arteteco.com/20shapes/
My #phylogenetics professor wants us to work with BioEdit. This program is:
* #proprietarysoftware, even though free (as in free beer)
* Only works with Windows, can't even manage to install it on VM with Wine.
* **is unmaintained since 2009**.
Please #FOSS and #science community, help me find something I can work it that doesn't feel like wearing a shoe filled with beans, or at least install this thing... seems like winxp is slow up to uselessness in VM for some reason.
'Where is the geology department?'
'Straight that way, don't worry, you'll recognize it'
Same thing is to be said about Australia. How will it handle refugee crises, since it's heading more and more in the South East Asia direction?
I can also see how America is getting closer to Russia, while the relationship with Europe are, how to say, divergent. But that's temporary: I'm sure the two will get united again.
With some friends we are setting up a local informal environmentalist group, with the aim of pushing forward good practices, spread sustainability, ecological awareness, and this kind of #solarpunk. stuff.
So far we are planning of doing #permaculture , #food production, #composting workshops, #Seed library, #GuerrillaGardening, collective purchase from #RegenerativeAgriculture farms, but we'd like to have more on the todo list.
Help me get out of our echo chamber, and give me your ideas about more activities we could engage ourselves and the local communities in.