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Oh gee the PinePhone really looks like what I've been missing. Back in 09 I had an N900 as my "superphone" running Maemo (following the previous nerdy N series tablets), but then Nokia gave up and android phones caught up and... here we are, reasonable looking hardware in an open source connected phone again. Will watch for stock / next version, I'm on the fence of going back to a flip phone in 2020 already.
When the river floods
Our swamp rises
Morning fog meets
A subtle current
#Reading Waste by Kate O'Neill: 20% of all landfill trash is food waste / only 3% of food waste from farm to plate is composted [what a tragically simple climate crime]
Just finished How To Do Nothing - now I’m fired up to either cry or plant trees but I can’t really do either today. I did see a pair of pileated woodpeckers in my neighbors’ yard, just as the book ended on her sighting of the brown pelicans; a sweet little coincidence that encapsulates just how exactly right this book was for me in content and timing. If you like this account you should really check it out.
#Reading Jenny Odell's #HowToDoNothing call to reclaim attention from advertising social networks to retain more will and more connection->sensitivity->attentiveness to place and region. Discusses #mastodon briefly towards the end as well as #ssb, I quite like the idea of a home-based pub/instance for when folks visit, in our case almost a Guestbook (and echoes early bbs and web guestbooks). It is a beautiful book of non-traditonal art criticism and contextualism as well.
Reading Woolf's #ARoomOfOnesOwn and thinking about why poverty and inferiority are useful to the powerful. Thinking back to Kendi's #StampedFromTheBeginning and how the U.S. is a racist nation, no diversion required from our historic role to subjugate. Thinking about our southern border. Reading Vollmann's #HarpersMagazine essay on that, ends by quoting #ForWhomTheBellTolls, "There are many who do not know they are fascists but will find it out when the time comes."
Marilynne Robinson #HarpersMagazine essay "Is Poverty Necessary"
This summer of road trips I intend to visit a number of community/cooperative inspirations from years of reading:
The Nearings / Good Life Center
Twin Oaks Intentional Community
Truth or Consequences, NM
But I'm also headed through lots of the midwest and west, so what similarly broadly construed inspirations should I read and see (that aren't Pacific Coastal)?
#Reading Deschooling Society, Ivan Illich (1970), and The Weight Of Light: A collection of solar futures (2018)
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Anarchy Cat Dumpster
i just changed my desktop background to this #Monet and i am pleased
i am ready for spring
Attended an interesting Solarize regional pitch tonight. They basically do 12mo campaigns targeted at a city or region to RFP a solar installer, recruit residential and commercial installs, and tier pricing based on total kWh for the campaign. Was surprised to learn 25yr equip guarantees (85% output) are norm. Esp here with no other incentives or funding backstops beyond the expiring federal tax, it seems like a smart "market-based crowdsourcing" way to localize interest and installer staffing.
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