Food and water
## Food and water
We have food and water for a small community (fresh springs, wells, gardens) and we're expanding our food production efforts.
We currently help provide shelter for 10 people? Something like that. And could conceivably help house 4 or 5 more in a semi-permanent way, and maybe another 5 people in a temporary, uncomfortable way for a little while.
If the housing market goes wibbley, there might be other opportunities.
Clothes are like a lot of other commodities, in that they are wildly overproduced. We have more clothes than we need, globally. Helping to ensure equitable distribution of these clothes, to repair them when they're damaged, etc. shouldn't be too difficult.
I have no idea what we can do about this as individuals or small communities. Medical care is Complicated and Difficult, and I don't know how we continue to provide it in a world where Money is still expected in exchange for care, but no one has any.
We've been experimenting with battery production, and also building our own generators (wind, hydro, solar) from recycled materials.
These experiments are going slowly. I doubt we'll have anything to show for at least a year, but we're learning a lot.
If we can generate and store power with gear that anyone can produce, using raw materials that are recycled and using techniques that are freely published and shared, that ... I mean it could be a big deal, and make life a lot less precarious for a lot of people.
At least in my community, nothing is close together.
OTOH, at least in my community, most people have transportation at the moment. The transportation concern arises when their car breaks down, or when they can no longer afford the car note.
Transportation is a major concern. Bicycles, especially with electric assist hub motors, are a good but imperfect solution. Other options are available as we get further in to battery production. This is something we'll have to explore more in the future.
In the short term, we can supplement with carpools and ride shares. We will need to organize these efforts, and supplement them.
Especially in our modern world, this is more important than ever. We live interdependent, interconnected lives, with people all over the world.
Access to the internet is basically a requirement for participation in modern life.
We'll have to figure out what to do about that.
I've been playing with ideas for an offline first, eventually consistent, peer to peer internet supplement. It's not *the* most pressing issue we're facing down, but I think it's important to plan for.
I know many people would dismiss this as less important than everything else on this list, and it is generally less important than everything else on this list, but it is still important.
I've talked about this one at length under the #DIYMedia tag, and I will continue to do so.
Mastotip: If you tag person x in a DM with person y, both x and y will be able to see what you said. A common workaround is to put spaces between the @ sign and the username (I.e. @ sandrockcstm @ orbitalstation.one).
This is really key if you are discussing a moderation related issue with an admin, say if person x is harassing you. If you tag that person you can inadvertently get them to see the conversation. This is not clear from the UI and a common trap for new users.
Quoting an anonymous Twitter user (got harrassed for these statements):
"Safari is buggy" is a valid criticism.
"Safari is behind Chrome in features" is not a valid criticism.
Never forget that the browser vendors, including Google and Apple, seized control of the web from the W3C. These few companies have too much power over the web, period.
- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m
90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them
Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m
This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created