Tag sustainability

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Why the Office Needs a Typewriter Revolution

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2016/11/why-the-office-needs-a-typewriter-revolution

Could we rethink and redesign office equipment, combining the best of mechanical and digital devices?

office,sustainability

Direct Solar Power: Off-Grid Without Batteries | LOW←TECH MAGAZINE

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2023/08/direct-solar-power-off-grid-without-batteries

You can go pretty far with solars without storing energy in a battery.

solarpunk,sustainability

Simple Appropriate Technologies

www.omick.net/index.html
sustainability

Post-industrial bricolage

cristobal.space/writing/carts

In Paris, they turn shopping carts into mobile corn cooking stations. Looks fun.

france,sustainability

Permacomputing Aesthetics: Potential and Limits of Constraints in Computational Art, Design and Culture

limits.pubpub.org/pub/6loh1eqi

Permacomputing is a nascent concept and a community of practice centred around design principles that embrace limits and constraints as a positive thing in computational culture, and on creativity with scarce computational resources.

permacomputing,sustainability,uxn

Can We Make Bicycles Sustainable Again?

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2023/02/can-we-make-bicycles-sustainable-again

Cycling is the most sustainable form of transportation, but the bicycle is becoming increasingly damaging to the environment. The energy and material used for its production go up while its life expectancy decreases.

bicycle,sustainability

The original URL for this prediction (www.longbets.org/601) will no longer be available in eleven years. - Long Bets

longbets.org/601
link_rot,sustainability

Moving Up from a Raspberry Pi Web Server to a Low-Cost, Low-Power x86 Web Server

cheapskatesguide.org/articles/x86-webserver.html

Seems like a continuation of the previous article: 186

raspberry_pi,sustainability,thin_client

Some of the Newer Thin Clients are Dirt-Cheap General-Purpose Computers

cheapskatesguide.org/articles/thin-clients.html

When my T620, arrived in the mail, I was immediately impressed. It has a substantial weight, due to its stong metal case surrounded by a thick plastic with many perforations for air flow. The T620 is fan-less, so it is absolutely silent while running, perfect for an HTPC. It reminded me of a Dell business desktop computer, because its cover can be removed without tools. Inside, the T620 was completely dust free. It looked new on the outside and the inside. This was almost like buying a new computer for $26.35. I immediately removed the 16 GB SSD and booted the T620 from an external USB flash drive with a command-line-only Debian distribution. Seeing that the power consumption never rose above 11 Watts during boot and remained at 5-6 Watts while idling confirmed that this should make a fine web server or NAS.

sustainability,thin_client

Origins — Mythic Computer

www.mythic.computer/essays/origins

A computer manufactured by a craftsman.

Japan operates with an Island metaphysic, where resources are finite in space (Japan is an island nation) but infinite in time (by virtue of natural regeneration). The West operates with a Faustian metaphysic, where resources are infinite in space (by virtue of conquest) and infinite in time. It's interesting to see these metaphysical realities manifest in something as ordinary as tool manufacture.

Our motto, ARMA ACRI FACIENDA VIRO, comes from Book VIII of The Aeneid when Vulcan commands the cyclopes to "Forge arms fit for a hero".

craft,sustainability

PotatoP | Hackaday.io

hackaday.io/project/184340-potatop

Ploum:

A minimal computer which harvests power from the ambient light, offering
only a minimal LISP programming environment.

I feel that if it could become sufficiently powerful to run a shell and
a text editor, you could quickly expend it to read/send emails and even
browse Gemini.

Maybe I’m dreaming…
sustainability

If you're happy with OpenBSD, probably any computer is good enough.

muezza.ca/thoughts/openbsd_imac_g4
sustainability