Surprise surprise. Personally owned scooters probably not as bad (less vandalism, no driving around to collect and charge, no internet overhead to manage). :
(rental) Electric scooters aren't as eco-friendly as they seem, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/aug/02/electric-scooter-eco-friendly-greenhouse-gases
With current interest in maps of NZ vs Europe, here is an accurate antipodeal overlay https://www.geodatos.net/en/antipodes/new-zealand
and here is a side-by-side that you can pan and zoom.
Don't forget the Chathams opposite Montpellier...
Oh, of course there'd be a 30 page terms of service to "read" and sign before you gain entry.
Every now and then you'll be ejected from the tent and have to provide your password to regain entry.
Conversely, if you leave voluntarily, you'll be followed and questioned/urged to come back into the tent.
What else do you think could happen?
Once you sit down there will be people with microphones and cameras poking them into the middle of your conversations, if questioned, reply "don't mind me, this is all kept quite secure"
Someone will butt in and deliver an advertisement.
First steps in migrating my blog from wordpress to Nikola on gitlab. So far so good - ugly but functional: https://eliotb.gitlab.io/blog/rss.xml
Watching #pyconau talks at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs4CJRBY5F1LKqauI3V4E_xflt6Gow611 Thanks to all the presenters and organisers!
One of the interesting things about being my age now is being able to recall the advent of the ubiquity of plastics. In the early 50s, any injection-molded plastic object was an aggressively modern novelty.
Thanks to Japan's strict recycling culture, less than 5% of the country’s rubbish ends up in landfills
Today is World #OvershootDay
A day that sadly happens earlier and earlier each year.
That means that today we’ve globally used up the worlds annual resources. The rest of the year we are stealing from future generations and poorer parts of the world.
That @ didn't do what I wanted @email@example.com
I meant to heap praise on https://fsmg.org.nz/ for blazingly fast Debian mirror. Thanks 🐘firstname.lastname@example.org
"Redbus celebrates [Christchurch's] first electric bus service" - Not the first: I definitely remember the yellow central city shuttle service started 20 years ago. http://archived.ccc.govt.nz/ourenvironment/18/shuttle.asp
I'm pleased to launch Run Your Own Social, a guide book to running a small social network server to replace things like, well, Twitter. This is full of best practices from my year of actually doing this. It's about SOCIAL, not technical, solutions.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!