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I'm also looking for communities for the social side of punk; where we can organize, collaborate and exchange ideas not just feelgood videos.>
> 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.
There's nothing low-tech about photovoltaics, and nothing high-tech that is sustainable. Passive solar and biofuels are the way forward. In fact, George Brayton invented an engine capable of burning biomass directly (minimal processing) over 150 years ago. Modern gas turbines operate on the same principle.
The folks at Usufruct Commons are nice and definitely seem like they'd be into solarpunk!
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?>
> 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.
What do you guys actually do with your home servers though?
The most useful things I've found:
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>
Hello from Reddit!!
How do we spread the word of solarchan and grow?
Greetings from Lainchan!
Refreshing to see a forum that doesn't require JS. A dying breed sadly.
While I can see which thread I'm replying to with the URL I think it would be nice to put the title (with link) somewhere above the reply box.
> While I can see which thread I'm replying to with the URL I think it would be nice to put the title (with link) somewhere above the reply box.
Noted, I'll try to get around to it!
how do you guys feel about the offgrid movement? i think trying to be self sustaining is good, but a lot of off grid people tend to be super conservative religious people for some reason>
> a lot of off grid people tend to be super conservative religious people for some reason
I guess this must be an American phenomenon; here in Europe the back-to-the land types are all (left) anarchists and hippies.
> But you will likely be sharing the community with non solarpunk wingnuts?
The single most important thing for a community is that it's members get along. If you want to be in a community with like-minded people, you have to seek them out and start your own community.
i haven't been updating myself on these events, what's up with the off-grid movement? can i get some context like what's been going on so far? on top of that are there any sites/forums/communities that discuss such movement like for example https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/? i find these things really fascinating, thinking of getting a solar panel or making a relatively tiny wind turbine and maybe charge my powerbank or some mobile devices
You can get along with non solarpunk wingnuts?
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.>
> we still need to organize as communities
What does this look like?
I've seen several groups that talk about "organizing" but in practice it's just the same 5 people going to meetings and putting out "statements" nobody reads.
Has anyone had any success changing people's minds and getting them unplugged from the propaganda mainline?
> Has anyone had any success changing people's minds and getting them unplugged from the propaganda mainline?
I don't know any magic bullet, but I think I have had an influence on those around me. Keep talking to friends, loved ones, relatives and neighbors, and eventually you'll have some influence.
You can't push a message all the time else they'll just think you're boring and weird, you have to maintain a genuine relationship and occasionally mention the politics/history/philosophy.
Do you write poetry?
This is a thread for sharing and constructive criticism.>
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?
From the akathist hymn Glory to God for All Things:
O Lord, how lovely it is to be Thy guest. Breeze full of scents; mountains reaching to the skies; waters like boundless mirrors, reflecting the sun's golden rays and the scudding clouds. All nature murmurs mysteriously, breathing the depth of tenderness. Birds and beasts of the forest bear the imprint of Thy love. Blessed art thou, mother earth, in thy fleeting loveliness, which wakens our yearning for happiness that will last for ever, in the land where, amid beauty that grows not old, the cry rings out: Alleluia!
The breath of Thine Holy Spirit inspires artists, poets and scientists. The power of Thy supreme knowledge makes them prophets and interpreters of Thy laws, who reveal the depths of Thy creative wisdom. Their works speak unwittingly of Thee. How great art Thou in Thy creation! How great art Thou in man!
Glory to Thee, showing Thine unsurpassable power in the laws of the universe
Glory to Thee, for all nature is filled with Thy laws
Glory to Thee for what Thou hast revealed to us in Thy mercy
Glory to Thee for what Thou hast hidden from us in Thy wisdom
Glory to Thee for the inventiveness of the human mind
Glory to Thee for the dignity of man's labour
Glory to Thee for the tongues of fire that bring inspiration
Glory to Thee, O God, from age to age
What sort of praise can I give Thee? I have never heard the song of the Cherubim, a joy reserved for the spirits above. But I know the praises that nature sings to Thee. In winter, I have beheld how silently in the moonlight the whole earth offers Thee prayer, clad in its white mantle of snow, sparkling like diamonds. I have seen how the rising sun rejoices in Thee, how the song of the birds is a chorus of praise to Thee. I have heard the mysterious mutterings of the forests about Thee, and the winds singing Thy praise as they stir the waters. I have understood how the choirs of stars proclaim Thy glory as they move forever in the depths of infinite space. What is my poor worship! All nature obeys Thee, I do not. Yet while I live, I see Thy love, I long to thank Thee, and call upon Thy name.
Glory to Thee, giving us light
Glory to Thee, loving us with love so deep, divine and infinite
Glory to Thee, blessing us with light, and with the host of angels and saints
Glory to Thee, Father all-holy, promising us a share in Thy Kingdom
Glory to Thee, Redeemer Son, who hast shown us the path to salvation!
Glory to Thee, Holy Spirit, life-giving Sun of the world to come
Glory to Thee for all things, Holy and most merciful Trinity
Glory to Thee, O God, from age to age
When did you last get out into nature?
This thread is also for images of natural beauty :)>
Gah, no image uploads!
Any idea of how long until they're back?
Not yet, we're still getting spammed regularly.
Anyone have suggestions for how to deal with it?
just stfu delete it like every other chan admin
cp botspam hits all open forums
Merry Christmas to Solarpunks everywhere!
Here's to a more equal, just and sustainable 2023 xXx>
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