@kev What are your thoughts on just hosting email with your domain registrar? I'm also considering moving away from Fastmail for the same reason...too expensive once you start adding the family
New blog post: "Advice for new bicycle commuters" https://nolanlawson.com/2019/06/17/advice-for-new-bicycle-commuters/
Just some stuff I've learned about bike commuting over the past year or so.
@Jami Recently tried the iOS app of Jami. I created new accounts on separate devices (without registration). Each encouraged creating a display name. When adding the devices to each other's contact list, the only identifier shown in conversation view was the full jami ID. Is this the intended behavior or should the chosen display name appear?
@bob Incredible talk. Inspired me to finally purchase some hardware to try Freedombone. For audio/video in free formats- http://www.softwarefreedom.org/news/2010/feb/08/audio-and-video-eben-moglens-talk-freedom-cloud-no/
I'm looking for suggestions for standing up a website that are simple...basically managed for me and I post the content, add/remove pages, etc. but that is NOT managed Wordpress. It's for a small non-profit and I have full-time job...not to mention not much experience in web admin stuff so running the server myself isn't a good option.
@ajroach42 Then remind them of the importance of open file formats 😁
@ajroach42 Ask them to export from Pages to another format that you can use
The need for the grid, however, does not go away. In fact, it must become more robust/reliable. What are some ways this is being accomplished today, that you know of? Are there utility companies focusing more on the transport of electricity rather than generation? Are there companies going to homeowners/businesses and requesting to install solar panels on rooftops?
If we do this right, we could reduce or eliminate the need for centralized power generation, instead relying on the efficient utilization of locally produced power. I love the idea of getting most electricity through solar, wind, etc. What I don't want to see (and what unfortunately seems to be our reality today) is enormous chunks of land devoted to solar electric generation. Acres and acres of mirrors or solar panels spread across the landscape.
An instance of one.