Solar power aside (which is cool, but pretty typical), there is a lot of gold in here for anyone who writes software and gives a damn about the environment:

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018

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Got so jazzed by that Low-Tech Magazine solar server article I'm considering reviving one of my favorite old projects:

jjg.2soc.net/2018/10/09/reprep

@jjg I kind of like Medium's take, where they encourage you to "write a response" onto your own profile. Youtube used to have a similar idea. I should look into this for my own content

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That's the gist. My hope is that it will make people own their commentary, and either put more effort into it, or click "cancel" 😁

@jjg I love how all low-tech blogging platforms have absurd names. My own low-tech blogging engine was called Unsuitable, exactly because someone said that Forth was wholly unsuitable for web-based application development.

Perhaps, after defeating Ken's Challenge with my first-generation #Kestrel3, I should port/redesign Unsuitable for operation on my Kestrel-3 and use it as my Kestrel Project's blogging engine.

@uranther @jjg I should probably put this up on the website.

Once upon a time, back when I worked for Rackspace, my coworker named Ken posed a challenge for me and the Kestrel project: "Use the Kestrel for no fewer than five business days *exclusively* to get your daily work done at the office."

Since I cannot run Linux directly on the 1st generation design, this requires a bit of creativity to solve.

@uranther @jjg First, I will use VNC to connect to computers which have my development environment on them. This solves two problems: (1) implementing a GUI of my own, and (2) remote access to servers beyond those machines (since I can just use ssh on those machines instead of my own).

But, to use VNC, I have to build a network stack, and I have to make sure I have a graphics subsystem capable enough to support VNC's needs.

@uranther @jjg And, of course, I'll need to implement or port an operating system or language runtime capable of supporting the concurrency and/or parallelism required by the TCP/IP stack and network drivers.

So, as you can see, after completing Ken's Challenge, I'll have all the pieces I need to set up my own blog engine on the computer, since it just re-uses all those same components.

@vertigo @jjg a keen challenge! Ken may not have realized what creative forces he had just unleashed.

@vertigo I'd use a blog written in forth (or at least I'd try :) )

@jjg@social.coop Technically and socially, this sounds like a project that made all the right calls, energy efficiency aside.

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