Show newer

aeon.co/essays/globalisation-l

"biosemiotics [...] views the biosphere – human as well as nonhuman – as a semiosphere: a system of communication defined by the ongoing, continuous exchange of signs."

I don't think I'd heard of biosemiotics before but this is a really interesting way of thinking about what's happening to our world.

@jalcine unsure about your requirements as to whether open source or not but maybe helpful on your quest!

Lewis Dartnell's presentation on the role the earth itself may play in the human story has me wanting to read his book about it: Origins. It's an angle I've definitely not thought about all that much. interesting stuff. youtu.be/1niHV_dn4pE

Went for a bike ride to enjoy the beautiful summer weather on my day off. Got intimidated by the road that crossed over the highway and turned back early.

@oppen @lukas by interesting I didn't meant at all to imply that they're a solution over something like reliable/well funded public transit or that most or even anyone should get one of these! Was more trying to engage with your thought of what problem does this even solve and the merits of choosing it vs something else.

@lukas @oppen Velomobiles are interesting because their aerodynamic properties allow you to ride much more efficiently at mid and high speed (fewer watts to go the same speed = longer commute or shorter travel time). Disadvantage as also pointed out is that infra wise they would compete more with something like a car and we know how much people love their cars 😂

I read a couple of articles on them in the low tech magazine some time ago:

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2012

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2010

From the Birbsite 

@snipe Yes! One of the greatest paintings ever. My favorite part is the human eating bird.

@mycorrhiza @viznut
I wonder if identifying the value of the data to you rather than worrying too much about whether or not to store it would be a good starting point. The constraints of your environment would then help you decide what to keep and what to throw away?

@mycorrhiza @viznut
I imagine its pretty similar for data. I also think our data has lost its materiality, because for many of us, the things we store for the most part are so insignificant in comparison to the space available to us and the (visible) cost of that space is negligible. In this kind of an environment, there's little need to determine what's actually valuable, so we keep all of it.

@mycorrhiza @viznut "good vs bad stuff" reminds me of an insight from Early Retirement Extreme about needs vs wants:

> The problem is that needs and wants don't fit on two different lists. They fit on one list where they're ranked according to value rather than price[...]. Needs and wants are different in degree, not in kind.

From the Birbsite 

@snipe this is the best thing I've seen all day 😂

@tickfoot haha, I won't say I haven't thought about this suggestion 😝

I pay for compost pick up at my apartment. One of my neighbors (don't know which) puts their compost in my bucket when I put it out to be swapped.

For a while I thought our pickup was occasionally giving us full buckets by accident but it turns out it was this neighbor dumping their stuff in my bucket on pickup day.

I'm a little frustrated about it and can't decide if I should figure out who it is and confront them about it. Good for them for caring enough to compost though??

Pretty cool. Think we'll be seeing more of this?

"This cargo ship from 1909 is starting to make zero-emissions deliveries again"

fastcompany.com/90753617/this-

Boston Area Politics, Cycling, Cars 

"The Cambridge bike lane battle is heading to court"
boston.com/news/local-news/202

MFW a group called "Cambridge Streets for All" seeks to block/reverse construction of separated bike lanes for parked vehicles. Moreso after (unwisely) looking at the comments. 😔

Cars don't shop at stores, people do.

Show older
Mastodon

A newer server operated by the Mastodon gGmbH non-profit