My 1st-grader and I were genuinely confused while watching a video about the Antikythera mechanism. He kept asking if it would give the money back when it reached the end of the calendar cycle.

He had connected the concept of using computers to buy things and was surprised that the Antikythera, while a computer, did not facilitate commerce. What a good starting point for a conversation about computing.

If your community/organisation/company is interested, I am keen to give on-line talks about #FrugalComputing, aka Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing.

Example topics are:

Frugal computing
On the need for low-carbon and sustainable computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

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

How to reduce the carbon footprint of your digital lifestyle

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

Frugal computing: developer perspective
On the need for low-carbon and sustainable computing and what developers can do about it.

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

But happy to discuss specific topics in this area.

(boosts much appreciated!)

#LowCarbonComputing
#SustainableComputng

Self care 

From Shrein H Bahrami's The Loneliness Companion

Spent my weekend playing No Place Like Home. I wish it had more to do. Kinda tired of vacuuming up trash 🐓

CW: SA/US Pol/violence/artistic(paintings) representations of gore 

A little older but pretty relevant. I really enjoyed reading this piece. I wonder what new art is being made today to express current female rage that will be examples used tomorrow?

artsy.net/article/artsy-editor

us safety net, uspol (1/2) 

this morning I can't stop thinking about how many US safety net programs (SNAP, WIC, TANF, Medicaid/CHIP, etc) are used by families with children, and how hard we make those programs to get onto and use, even when the legislature isn't gutting and carving funding.

some links in next post

Check out my latest video on #Peertube where you can listen to a whole story from Inca-tastic Tales for free! :)

https://videos.shmalls.pw/w/9mCRb1JVCqRCRgYFkJw7JT

Roe V. Wade 

Not feeling great about SCOTUS today. The supreme Court has been barricaded after it was leaked that they will be overturning Roe v Wade. The same Republican states that have passed anti-transgender healthcare bills have also passed anti-abortion legislation. I feel like I'm watching a terrible storm roll in.

cnbc.com/2022/05/02/leaked-dra

This weird astronaut is giving me strong book cover vibes so:
How would you title this book?🧑‍🚀✨

#scifi #surrealart #space #illustration #mastoart #digitalart #astronaut #art

mild #Tunic spoiler re: ending themes 

Just finished . I'm not mad that I'm crying over the ending, but it hit hard and that was the GOOD ending! Playing every moment with my seven and eight-year olds made it doubly so.

One thing I've had a hard time with for the past few years is keeping up with friends and making new ones. And I think lately I've gotten pretty gosh darn lonely. But today there is a muffins and magic meet up at my local metaphysical shop.

Guess who has two thumbs and is about to make a bunch of kick ass friends and/or eat a muffin alone in a corner?!?

Me. Wish me luck!!!

Thought I'd show two loves with one post!

Here's the story notebooks...and my cat, Machendra, helping me organize.

#CatsOfMastodon #caturday #WritersLife #notebooks

I collect vintage travel coffee cups. Two new additions from a search with @kelseyfrog

Just went thrift shopping with my wife and saw Oui yogurt containers being sold for .99 😅

Cool takeaway is that we might be able to build our selfesteem by quickly physically validating our thoughts with a nod. My criticism is that they're using the idea of validate in two ways (direct and indirect) while making a prescriptive statement on validation.

TW for article: self harm, mental health, depression, suicide, isolation

psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/fi

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