What alternatives to social media exist

Social media has become a pain of modern times and I for one am happy no longer choosing to partake. Since I quit my Facebook and Twitter habit, my life has improved. Not by much, but enough to not wanting to go back any time soon. However, with lockdowns and COVID19 induced quarantines still an on-going thing, I do long for more connections. So what are the alternatives to Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, etc for those who do not want to get trapped in a never ending feed of doom?...

October 6, 2020 路 4 min 路 Axel Segebrecht

My carbon farm and Earthship MK

I鈥檓 happy to announce the foundation of a new community on Orbit to help move my project from the drawing board to reality. Please join or stop by to say hello at EarthshipMK.com鈥塭xternal link 馃檪 Create a self-sufficient and sustainable farm to create building materials and food crops while capturing as much carbon as possible and sequestering it into the soil and produce. The goal is to capture as much carbon (CO2) as Milton Keynes releases in a year and share the knowledge gained with others through partnerships with education providers and industry partners....

September 15, 2020 路 1 min 路 Axel Segebrecht

Lets be a carbon farmer

August 28, 2020 路 0 min 路 Axel Segebrecht

Building an all-in-one family server

Four desktops, four laptops and three ipads. That鈥檚 for two kids (7 & 9) and one adult. Quite a lot of computing power and that鈥檚 not even including the servers and Raspberry Pi. Or the router. And wifi access point. And NAS. So, there鈥檚 lot of tech in my house and when we are looking to 鈥榙ownsize鈥 for life in a tiny house, we need something鈥 fit for purpose? With the COVID19 quarantine putting a delay on anything not vital for survival, it took a little to get the kit but eBay and CEX in the end came through, so here goes our list:...

May 3, 2020 路 2 min 路 Axel Segebrecht

Not-so-scary magazine

Got another, less scary, magazine on Flipboard about home (design, architecture, etc) and gardening (sustainability, growing food, hydroponics, etc). My tiny house and Earthship stuff is filed under there too 馃檪

April 30, 2020 路 1 min 路 Axel Segebrecht