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I wrote an article about the need for low-carbon and and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

In short, we need to dramatically limit the growth in emissions from computing, or by 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2°C.

And it is possible to do this.

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/ar

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I made a small . It's on A4 Khadi rough cotton rag paper (320 gsm), I used pencils and bistre and the Chinese writing brushes shown in the picture.

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This is a set of portraits based on a scene from the 2015 movie 海街 diary (umimachi diary), "Our little sister" in English, by Hirokazu Kore-Eda. They are the Kōda sisters, Sachi (white yukata with blue flowers), Yoshino (ginkgo leaf pattern yukata), and Chika (blue yukata); and Suzu (white yukata with blue and pink).

I used Conté pencils, Faber-Castell Graphite Aquarelle and Derwent Inktense on Arches 300 g/m² rough watercolour paper, 56 cm x 38 cm.


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I finished a new large . It's probably the most detailed drawing I ever made.

The main figure in the drawing is based on a picture I took at the Gion Matsuri in some years ago. It is a dancer performing the old Japanese court dance "Ran-Ryo-O".

I used Derwent Inktense and Conté Aquaralle pencils as well as watercolour paint (various brands). The paper is Arches 56cmx76cm 300g/m2 rough watercolour paper.

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I finished my , on the last day of my holidays! It's the first time I've done such a large (50cmx70cm). It's based on a picture I took of a lotus in a pond in a temple (萬福寺) near . of the lotus pond watercolour

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I'm Wim, in Glasgow (Scotland).
I like , , , cooking and ().

I do research on , and runtimes (e.g. ) for , and .

I program in , , , ++,.

@wim_v12e is my main account, I use it mostly for the non-technical stuff. The computer stuff usually goes on @wim_v12e@cybre.space.

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I finished my . It's based on a picture of a scene from the Gion Matsuri that I took in Kyoto last summer. I used pencils, acrylic watercolour paint and bistre.

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@danielscardoso presents:

Transnational comparative approach to activism around consensual non-monogamies in the UK and Portugal

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And I forgot, there is also about 1 tbsp of finely chopped fresh ginger.

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For some reason I had to think of this:

"Eächic was an ordinary, evolved language, with rooted assumptions which substituted sentimentality for compassion and aggression for cooperation. A comparatively innocent and sensitive soul like Gurgeh was bound to pick up some of its underlying ethical framework if he spoke it all the time."
(Iain M Banks, The Player of Games)

Nice summery salad of aubergines, chick peas and fresh mushrooms, served with Japanese rice in a separate bowl.
I diced aubergines and cooked them for 12 mins in the microwave. Mushrooms just raw, sliced.

The secret is in the dressing:
- tomato puree ~1 tbsp
- tobanjan (chilli bean sauce) ~ 1 tsp
- vinegar ~ 1 tbsp
- soy sauce ~ 1 tbsp
- yuzu juice ~ 1 tbsp
- garlic oil ~ 1 tsp
- pumpkin seeds ground in a mortar, ~2-3 tbsp
- the cooking liquid from the aubergines

ICYMI, please read my article about the need for low-carbon and and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

tld;dr: We need to drastically limit the growth in emissions from computing, or by 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2°C.

And it is possible to do this.

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/ar

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@wim_v12e I was writing this viznut.fi/texts-en/maximalism_… when I noticed your article. But yes, we need a constant flow of this stuff!
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Research + code + healthcare job vacancy 

🚨Job vacancy alert 🚨

Interested in making meaningful change in the intersection between code, science and healthcare?

My team at the Wellcome Trust
is hiring!

Some reasons to be interested in-thread, boosts appreciated for reach! The pay just ain't half bad, especially compared to academic salaries:

Tech Manager (~£59k/year): wellcome.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com
Tech Lead (~£68k/year): wellcome.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com

Both vacancies close on August 1st 2021

I am looking for volunteers who could translate my article on Frugal Computing (low-carbon, sustainable computing), preferably in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and French, but other languages are also very welcome.

Thanks for boosting!

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/ar

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A comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album) with its wings open.

#nature #insects #butterflies
(photo: @kernpanik | license: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

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