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When did you last get out into nature?
This thread is also for images of natural beauty :)>
Lots of swamps around here, I love how wild they are.
Even when they're right next to "civilization", they're unmanageable uncontrollable ungovernable spaces.
Forgot pic; not a swamp near me but pretty close to how they look.
Gah, no image uploads!
Any idea of how long until they're back?
A lot of Solarpunk focuses on imagining the future solar utopia, and neglects the DIY punk action required to build it.
With that in mind, how do we fight technocapital?
What punk things have you done IRL?
Remember: The NSA stores everything! Never post anything that would incriminate yourself over clearnet.>
Mmm, I see what you mean. Perhaps a better sentiment would be to become "some people" with power, rather than "some person" with power. I dont think limiting your search for allies to just where you live makes sense. However paying attention to where you live is surely some kind of solarpunk virtue.
> how do we fight technocapital?
One angle is to disconnect from the matrix.
Use uBlock Origin, put LineageOS on your phone, try to avoid using proprietary services, feed Google and Facebook fake info to confuse their algorithms.
There's a great list of alternative services at Prism Break.
Obviously this is insufficient and we still need to organize as communities, but it goes a little way towards undermining the control the hierarchy has over our lives.
Solarchan is an imageboard loosely themed around the ideas of solarpunk. It is a place to share your ideas, show off your projects and joke around on the internet.
Solarpunk is optimistic, earnest and empathetic. We like to joke, but we don't bully. we give and accept arguments or criticism in good faith. We want to make the world a better place for everyone who lives on it. Posts which go against this spirit might receive a warning, or even be removed.
I hope we can build something beautiful with the connections we make here. <3>
Nice site OP, I like the aesthetic. I wish you all the best, keep it up!
Hello from matrix://#solarpunks:pixie.town !
Hello from Reddit!!
How do we spread the word of solarchan and grow?
Do you write poetry?
This is a thread for sharing and constructive criticism.>
I'll crack wide open and burst out,
break security of soil and sprout,
and if rain should fail I'll come about
from roots reaching deeper
I'll not reflect until I've died,
I live to create a world allied
around nature's powers magnified
for Earth is still our keeper
over and over, they rotate
blades catching the wind
pockets of air forming on one side
then pulling them toward it
though the wind presses against the front, threatening the motion
the force of the lift is stronger than the drag, this ceaseless push and pull
turning the rotor
over and over — to the pride of
the lone watcher who
had no hand in its construction
made no profit from its completion
for this monument
is as much their creation
as any of the scientists, engineers and construction workers
who came together
and built the future
but under this exposure
a thought, a fear, strange yet familiar
is brought to light
more and more
those who stand here
after they have left
and are long gone
will find these pillars
by the sculptors of progress
chiseling it down
into a foundation
for what is to come
and in time
what once was a beacon
is now a monument
in a world they were barely able to hold on to
the wrongs that were needed to right the future,
the injustices to those who were unjust
are to be the crimes they will never be punished for
the shame they will never have to bear
for no one will ever know
and in time
no one will even understand
what had to be done
for the future
and though it burned, scalding them
they laughed it off
they laughed it all off
because they knew
a paradise like this
can only be built
by people like them
the blades are pushed on
against the wind
over and over
a new chapter in our history
each a little brighter than the last
A seasonal favorite of mine:
I heard a thousand blended notes,
While in a grove I sate reclined,
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind.
To her fair works did Nature link
The human soul that through me ran;
And much it grieved my heart to think
What man has made of man.
Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And ’tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.
The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:—
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.
The budding twigs spread out their fan,
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.
If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature’s holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?
I know about reddit and there's some good stuff there but it's mostly just aesthetics like this pic. I'm more interested in things like lowtechmagazine, considering practical things we can do today.
I'm also looking for communities for the social side of punk; where we can organize, collaborate and exchange ideas not just feelgood videos.>
greetings from https://laguna.cafe
our board isn't strictly solarpunk but solarpunk discussion would be more than welcome
there's is the /wav/ board for aesthetics and the /tek/ board for technology
also /prx/ - praxis, if we get enough demand for it could make a separate /sol/ board just for solarpunk :D
also, if the admin here would like to form a webring thingy with laguna, that would be cool.
Is Gemini worth getting into?
Why is solarpunk popular on Gemini when it barely exists on the http web?
well idk if it's 'worth' it, it's growing in popularity but still very niche
there is a value in getting in early, especially considering the type of people into gemenin are all technically minded
> Is Gemini worth getting into?
Personally, I really like the format of a text-only internet with no ads.
The problem with Gemini is content discovery. Even when you find a really interesting article, the next post on that capsule might just be about the author's pets.
It seems like Gemini needs its own version of something like Reddit, despite all the problems & centralization that introduces.
Merry Christmas to Solarpunks everywhere!
Here's to a more equal, just and sustainable 2023 xXx>
I've just read the homebrewserver manifesto, looked at the stack of unused laptops on my shelf, and I feel inspired!
What do you guys actually do with your home servers though?>
there's a bunch of things I'm planning to do but haven't implemented
I'm planning on setting up Dynamic DNS so that i can log into my home server from anywhere using a domain that i bought
What i'm doing right now is setting up a Xen virtual machine server to host multiple websites and services in a fairly secure manner
You can also run a propper website in a virtual machine and use a vpn like wireguard to pipe that VM to a VPS somewhere else so you don' give out your home IP address
Tor or I2p hidden services are also a nice option
> What i'm doing right now is setting up a Xen virtual machine server to host multiple websites and services in a fairly secure manner
Isn't Xen kinda overkill? You can host multiple sites with an Nginx reverse proxy, unless you're doing some kind of interesting interactivity.
Good luck and have fun anyhow!
How easy is it to set up Xen?
I looked into it a few times for distro-hopping but it looked a bit overwhelming.
Open source this code!>
nice board, i appreciate the minimalism
it sounds like you need a better admin panel
you may be able to get a some kind of spam blocklis https://www.stopforumspam.com/ is one i use that works pretty good
the official board http://lapchan.moe is quite comfy also
notice they have a board called http://lapchan.moe/as "anti spam" board
spammers will generally go to the alphabetically first board on a chan
you can probably write a lua script that auto deletes anything posted there
could also implement some kind of basic captcha
I don't think anywhere could be said to be living harmoniously with nature, but where comes closest?
Some features I think we'd need to consider:
Barcelona is probably the best I've seen, there seems to be a decent sense of community and the best mass transit I've seen in Western Europe.
I still wonder whether a city can really be the ideal solarpunk environment for living; I think towns of 20.000-50.000 inhabitants are probably best as you can find all of the amenities of a city while maintaining a connection to the surrounding rural food production.
I think that size often creates a better feeling of community too. Obviously not always; some towns that size are culturally dead - especially when they're spread over low-density suburbia. I think with the right urban design and high population densities that size is perfect though.