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Broadcasting from Rotterdam, NL ๐Ÿ“ถ Irish.

Some interests: community organising, p2p systems, perma-culture/computing, co-operatives, skateboarding, free software, programming, community wireless networks and experimental publishing ๐Ÿค“

Feel free to DM me for a chat. Down to meet fellow fedizens IRL โœจ

My avatar image was lifted from https://www.are.na/trav-fryer and the header from https://www.are.na/fletcher-bach/outdoor-computing-club ๐Ÿ˜ I am forever grateful for the tireless are.na energy of @Trav!

I post and boost in dutch sometimes, sorry in advance for my awful grammar native speakers ๐Ÿ˜

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decentral1se . @decentral1se,

FTR Ive been running a HP Pro Slimline (cost 30 euros second hand from marktplaats) with 8 gb ram and 500 gb disk for 2 years out of my house. The machine is probably 5 - 10 years old at a guess. I upgraded from 4gb ram to 8gb after one year for a blistering 20 euros.

The server hosts a software called foodsoft and powers the ordering system of a local food co-operative (https://biobulkbende.org) which currently has around 80 members (including myself) ordering between 800 - 2000 euros worth of dry goods and local veggies (within 15 km of Rotterdam) every month since around 2 years.

I do 1 to 2 hours of routine server and app maintenance every odd month. We have a working group for taking care of stuff at the food co-op. Ive not noticed any issues with my home connection (e.g. slowness). I don't notice any extraordinary costs on my energy bill.

Members like that their data is literally around the corner and they can just call us up if something weird happens. I even invited people over to see the server.

I think this machine could probably support a couple of hundred more folks from the neighbourhood.

We don't need data centers or IT companies or technical "experts"!


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