*Apologies for cross-posting!*
It is with great pleasure and a significant degree of relief that I
announce that the Pervasive Labour Union zine issue on federated social
networks - 'Fed Up!' - is finally out.
You can consult it and download it here:
Many thanks to contributors Eliot Berriot, Eugen Rochko, Luke Murphy,
Silvio Lorusso (and indirectly Roel Roscam Abbing and Florian Cramer),
Partido Interdimensional Pirata, Julia Janssen, Inge Hoonte and Louisa
Bufardeci, Gui Machiavelli, and Martin Schotten.
Greetings list -
Inspired by the great low powered server described on the lowtechmagazine
website, I'm interested in setting up a home solar powered server for my
personal website. I set up a webserver on a raspberry pi and made an
instructable about it
While I appreciate the need to accept some downtime, I wonder if folks on
this list have thought about strategies for federating solar powered
servers to share load? Up here in Denmark I have a great deal of daylight
at the moment - maybe 18 hours or so. If I could mirror other small sites,
and serve them when their hosts are low on batteries, I'd be happy to do
it. And I could use the same sort of help when winter comes.
I wonder if anyone here has considered creating a solar-energy load
balancing service. Members would get mirrorred in other member's locations,
and report their remaining battery capacity / charging status to the
balancer. The load balancer could then route requests to whoever has the
most charge / active sunlight at the moment. Or perhaps there is a strategy
that would use something like the bittorrent protocol to server websites?
Interesting in any thoughts you have. And thanks for making and sharing
such excellent documentation!