14 bookmarks

online resources circling around degrowth, sustainability & computing.

2024-06-09

14.

postmarketOS // real Linux distribution for phones

postmarketos.org

Aiming for a 10 year life-cycle for smartphones

13.

How to Build a Small Solar Power System

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2023/12/how-to-build-a-small-solar-power-system

This guide explains everything you need to know to build stand-alone photovoltaic systems that can power almost anything you want.

12.

About the Solar Powered Website

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/about/the-solar-website

This website is solar-powered and self-hosted. It has been designed to radically reduce the energy use associated with accessing our content.

2024-06-07

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E-waste: Five billion phones to be thrown away in 2022

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63245150

Billions of phones will be hoarded in drawers and cupboards or thrown away rather than recycled, studies suggest.

2024-05-26

10.

A Feminist Server Manifesto - SystersWiki

hub.xpub.nl/systers/mediawiki/index.php?title=A_Feminist_Server_Manifesto

2024-05-13

9.

Solar Protocol

solarprotocol.net

A naturally intelligent network programmed by the sun.

8.

Sun Thinking

solarprotocol.net/sunthinking/index.html

Sun Thinking is a group exhibition that brings together artists, writers, and researchers to explore the qualities and logics of solar power and solar powered computing networks. It presents a collection of network-based artworks, games, texts, and interviews and is the first exhibition project to be hosted on the Solar Protocol network.

2024-04-19

7.

Watt-Wise Game Jam

wattwise.games

A game jam that focuses on creating energy-efficient games

2024-04-13

6.

The Rule of Least Power

www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/leastPower.html

When designing computer systems, one is often faced with a choice between using a more or less powerful language for publishing information, for expressing constraints, or for solving some problem. This finding explores tradeoffs relating the choice of language to reusability of information. The "Rule of Least Power" suggests choosing the least powerful language suitable for a given purpose.

2024-04-11

5.

Oil in the Cloud

www.greenpeace.org/usa/reports/oil-in-the-cloud

How Tech Companies are Helping Big Oil Profit from Climate Destruction

The world's biggest cloud providers and the world's biggest oil and gas companies are deeply interwoven, and machine learning algorithms and computational resources are accelerating extractivist capitalism.

4.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

www.biodiversitylibrary.org

The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

2024-04-07

3.

permacomputing

www.permacomputing.net

Permacomputing is both a concept and a community of practice oriented around issues of resilience and regenerativity in computer and network technology inspired by permaculture.

In a time where computing epitomizes industrial waste, permacomputing encourages the maximizing of hardware lifespans, minimizing energy use and focusing on the use of already available computational resources.

2.

Frugal Computing

wimvanderbauwhede.codeberg.page/articles/frugal-computing

On the need for low-carbon and sustainable computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

Wim Vanderbauwhede takes a look at the environmental cost of computing and argues that it must change radically if we don't want it to further fuel the climate crisis.

1.

Srsly Wrong Ep. 300: Ecological Luxury

srslywrong.com/podcast/300-ecological-luxury

A very funny and insightful discussion exploring why ecology and luxury shouldn't be seen as two opposing sides of the degrowth-vs-abundance-spectrum.