@manton I see this as a clear opportunity. This is not a Linode issue, rather this is a Micro.blog issue as you choose Linode. Being an indie platform that is also powering its infrastructure (no matter how small it is right now) from renewable sources is still a very positive message - clearly the rest (except those powered by Google) don’t give a monkeys, so this is a clear gap.
You don’t have to be running on renewables from day one, rather there might be different things that you can implement that take you in that general direction. Ask Linode, how they power your servers, maybe they have options available?
@fgtech That is a shame that they don’t really care, but not surprising tbh. By and large most traditional servers are run in a dirty manner.
@manton Considering the lower power overhead that Micro.blog will likely have (not sure how many servers you have running, 2-3, 4-5?) but you could review the general amount of power they consume over a year and then see how many customers would need to pay say $5 to allow you to offset that load? It could be an optional thing and honestly then it’s definitely something that you can certainly make into a moral point. Micro.blog generally takes the moral high ground, add another one maybe?
@kaa @fgtech I sent a support request to Linode today to see if they can provide some basic information, so we at least know where we're starting. Most of my servers are in Dallas, and I'd be surprised if at least some part of the energy doesn't come from Texas wind farms or solar. (I'd like to explore the offsets idea too.)
@grayareas on the one hand, at least I know exactly where they stand on a number of subjects (whether I like it or not), unlike say Facebook. On the other hand, their approach is somewhat aggressive, which I don't particularly like. These tech companies wield the powers of small nations. I don't like how many nations are run, so I make decisions as to who I want to support and who I do not.
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