Non violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
Matt Rose's blog
I've never been sure why but the Transtion Buxton website has always been a target for spammers (or at least, it has for all the time I've been working on it)
I spend most of my days working with websites now, from personal blogs to public facing sites for international companies and this site gets more malicious attacks than all of them put together. For example, today has seen 77 fake user signups (yesterday saw 91) - most of these are stopped by the CAPTCHA (squigly images that you have to enter to prove that you are human) but even these can be got past by spammers.
EDIT : All sorted now!
After a routine update of the website internals a strange issue has cropped up meaning that the nice links that the system uses are broken. I've had to change it to the default (ugly) link system until I can sort it. So:
Found this very thorough article while scanning the internet.
A wonderful bit of calculator magic to discover that the webservers she looks after use 5.9 Watt hours of electricity for every 1MB of data downloaded.
Meaning that "you could drive about 2 miles (in an electric car) on the energy required to download and deliver a music album, or do the tea round for 12 people"
Just saw this lovely video on how to make newspaper bags.
Found while looking at weupcycle.com, a site where they are trying to make 30 beautiful things out of reclaimed materials in 30 days.
Just thought I would share.
As some of you may know, I moved down to London from Buxton last September to be with my girlfriend. I've been either very busy or had no internet connection to tell you all this little story, but I think you may find it amusing.