I've decided to spend the coming year attempting to identify and then resolve the cognitive dissonances I've been harbouring for most of my life. I suspect we (and the world around us) would all be better off if we tried to do that...

Very cool... a ~$50 water turbine that can be assembled from commonly available parts... invidio.us/watch?v=1KyL1-0A0Gw

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#OpenSource #LowTech, who previously designed the $30 #DIY wind turbine, is now making the final tweaks on a $50 DIY water turbine. And it's portable!

youtube.com/watch?v=1KyL1-0A0G

#solarpunk #StealThisTag

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@vik @ITwrx that's one of me "over the holidays" jobs... it'll be tube.nzoss.nz I think :)

For folks not wanting to use Youtube to what this exposé on Microsoft and its colonising of the EU, thanks to @ITwrx for providing this alternative link: itwrx.org/ITwrx-news/microsoft

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So for my security-minded friends/followers - if I wanted to set up a *self hosted* directory service to consolidate user info as well as provide comprehensive single sign-on to a raft of applications, should I be investing my time in Keycloak or FreeIPA? Or is there something else that's clearly better?

@yojimbo Nice. I now maintain several Mailcow instances which provide that service in spades :) among other things, but yes, the 25mail.st service will certainly appeal to many.

Interested to come across this: 25mail.st/ - a NZ-based email service offering (for your own domain) built on tools... you just pay for the service, not a "license" to use it. This could be the way to go if you don't back yourself to build/host your own email solution. And the folks at Rimu Hosting are good value, in my experence.

Just a warning to the world: I'm not big on diplomacy at the best of times, but today my patience for people shovelling the same old shit excuses for why they didn't/don't do the right thing is approaching zero.

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@lightweight I couldn't agree more about the IT people and, I gotta be honest, it's like a mechanism, they exploit users, get resources, invest in marketing and lobbying, get more resources, implement cool new functionalities, get more users and then we're back to exploitation. Anyway, it's hard to beat their marketing strategy, but it may be easier to try to break people out of this vicious cycle.

@gadonias Yup. I'd argue, we won't be able to make the world (particularly the digital part of it) better until we've defanged the mega multinationals.

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