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For work, I run an org that forecasts the future of rivers and monitors natural spaces.

For not work, I'm running, gardening, making music, and searching for the intersection of mysticism, art, and technology.

Watching Kipchoge run is something else. The rhythm, calm, enjoyment - youtube.com/watch?v=2qHK5-tKlt

Watched "Wings of Hope", a Werner Herzog film exploring Juliane Koepcke's sole survival of a plane crash in the Peruvian rainforest.

There is poetry in his documentaries.

I impulse purchased this gorgeous French comic/graphic novel from a Parisian used book store

just finished East of Eden.

It touches many of my interests and passions: hydrology, farming, exploring human relationship with work and purpose.

β€œThe coyotes nuzzled along the slopes and, torn with sorrow-joy, raised their heads and shouted their feeling, half keen, half laughter, at their goddess moon."

mrshll.com/reading_logbook.htm

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why is there so little ecoterrorism now? not to sound plaintive, it just doesn't make sense to me

I added "plugins" to mmx, which are bash files that generate html and can be included via mmxup.

The first one I made does an network request and calculates my solar generation and power consumption.

39% of yesterday's grid generation was natural gas; 25.9% was coal 😞

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I wrote an article about the need for low-carbon and #sustainable #computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

Key points:
* The problem:
- The current emissions from computing are about 2% of the world total but are projected to rise steeply over the next two decades. By 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2Β°C. This growth in computing emissions is unsustainable: it would make it virtually impossible to meet the emissions warming limit.
- The emissions from production of computing devices far exceed the emissions from operating them, so even if devices are more energy efficient producing more of them will make the emissions problem worse. Therefore we must extend the useful life of our computing devices.

* The solution:
As a society we need to start treating computational resources as finite and precious, to be utilised only when necessary, and as effectively as possible. We need frugal computing: achieving the same results for less energy.

* The vision:
- Imagine we can extend the useful life of our devices and even increase their capabilities without any increase in energy consumption.
- Meanwhile, we will develop the technologies for the next generation of devices, designed for energy efficiency as well as long life.
- Every subsequent cycle will last longer, until finally the world will have computing resources that last forever and hardly use any energy.

https://wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/articles/frugal-computing/


#ClimateEmergency

One of the beds has exploded with growth. It's cool to see the three sisters in action

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2021 BP Statistical Review of World Energy

For those into that sort of thing, BP dropped its 70th annual survey of global energy usage three days ago. This is probably the most comprehensive annual report on global energy trends.

bp.com/en/global/corporate/ene

The meat here is in the PDF downloads, particularly the full report: bp.com/content/dam/bp/business

The headline summary: the biggest reduction in global energy demand since 1945, of 4.5%, led by oil but also in coal and natural gas. Renewable energy grew despite the overall decline. The US and Russia lead in national energy use decline, China's energy consumption grew 2.1%.

#Energy #BP #AnnualStatisticalReview #GlobalEnergy #EnergyUse #CovidImpacts

Today, I turn 30. Normally I don't think much of birthdays, but I think I'll start tracking a few things using today as day 0.

I've been introspective recently about how to spend my time and where to hone my craft. Today is as good as any to put pen to paper to sketch out what the next 5 years can be.

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For work, I run an org that forecasts the future of rivers and monitors natural spaces.

For not work, I'm running, gardening, making music, and searching for the intersection of mysticism, art, and technology.

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