Don’t seem to have journalled much in the garden this week.

I think partly I’ve gotten a little distracted by the stream.

There has been a new wave of Mastodon users and usage thanks to the possibility of [[Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter]].

Which is cool, and meant I’ve been a bit more active there. Feels like the new people brings a new diversity of content. Less niche stuff in a way.

But also I still think stream-y microblogging is not the social media of choice for me. Or maybe just one component of it. Great for networking and connecting, but (for me) a bit too much of a time sink and not good for deep engagement.

Keeping up to date with local activities, but annoyed by how it’s all on Twitter and Facebook. Thinking about some kind of [[Municipalist social media]].

Had a go with the [[telescope]].

We had a go with the telescope for the first time yesterday! It was a lot of fun. It turns out that distant stars are still tiny pricks of light even through a telescope, go figure, but you can see a whole lot more of them. We looked at Vega, Arcturus, the Beehive Cluster, the Double Cluster, and we think we saw a UFO – to be confirmed.
Reading a bit more on [[Climate Action Plan for Councils]] via [[Climate Action Plan Explorer]]. I like the checklist of actions they have for councils.

Also reading up on the upcoming [[Changes to councils in Cumbria]].

And finding a few climate-oriented organisations in Cumbria, like [[Cumbria Action for Sustainability]] and various local XRs. Need to look at it in a bit more detail but [[Zero Carbon Cumbria]] seems to have a checklist similar to the one from Climate Action Plan for Councils.

Apple have published their latest environmental progress report – [[Apple 2022 Environmental Progress Report]].

[[Restart]] have launched our [[Fixing Factory]] in Brent.

[[decentralised manufacture]].

Had a nice chat with Dan about [[org-roam]], [[zettelkasten]], and brainstorming a way to publish a collaborative [[digital garden]] he’s working on.

Attended the [[ Spring 2022 Strategy Session]] which was nice.

On the personal side, I’m trying to get in the habit of doing morning pages in a handwritten journal. It’s going well so far – a good mental health practice.

Reading leaflets from local councillors for the [[2022 Westmorland and Furness Council election]].

+ A good chunk of my notes were [[climate change]] related.
+ [[The People vs Climate Change]], [[The Insect Crisis]], [[People like wind power]].
+ I’m starting adding notes from day-job related readings to my digital garden. e.g. [[The era of fixing your own phone has nearly arrived]].
+ It’s interesting to see some developments around [[manufacturers and the right to repair]]. Recent announcements from Samsung and Google on spare parts.
+ There is mention of [[repair and reuse in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report]] part 3. I feel happy that my day-job is in an area that is part of the picture of mitigation of climate breakdown.
+ Despite what I’d read in previous summaries, there is more to the report than just "renewable energy, electric vehicles, low-carbon technology." Reducing consumer demand and changing industry practices is included for example.
+ I liked learning about [[energy storage]]. It seems key to a green future.
+ I liked learning about [[Climate Action Plan for Councils]]. I feel a local, municipal approach holds great promise for effecting change. It obviously needs to join to a national and global effort too.
+ E’s birthday was successfully orchestrated. We had a lovely weekend away in [[Ambleside]].
+ I’m still reading [[Cybernetic Revolutionaries]]. Need to type up some notes – maybe today.