Lessons learned after living in an off-grid rental

Inforest Esther off-grid home pictured from above in a great expanse of Swedish forest. | Photo: Inforest

InForest’s Swedish cabins are completely off the grid, relying on solar power, battery backup, and a limited amount of water. Living in one for a week required some compromises, but fewer than expected.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 3:11am
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Lessons learned after living in an off-grid rental

Inforest Esther off-grid home pictured from above in a great expanse of Swedish forest. | Photo: Inforest

InForest’s Swedish cabins are completely off the grid, relying on solar power, battery backup, and a limited amount of water. Living in one for a week required some compromises, but fewer than expected.

Date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 3:11am
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What Data Does the Bitcoin Blockchain Store?

If you deal with cryptocurrency, then you've certainly come into contact with a blockchain at some point. Blockchains are also relevant in supply chain management, logistics, identity verification, and a range of other fields, so you may have used this technology even if you're not into crypto. But what data do blockchains store? And, if these blockchains are public, should you be worried about what's on them?

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Friday, December 2, 2022 - 5:00pm
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What Is GrapheneOS and Is it Better for Your Privacy?

Your phone’s operating system manages how software and hardware work together. Most phones work on either Android or iOS. The former is dominant because users have more control over customization and with that comes more choices—whether it be hardware or software. It also helps that the core of Android is open-source, allowing developers to create custom flavors of the operating system they love. GrapheneOS is one such flavor.

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Friday, December 2, 2022 - 4:00pm
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How to Install Windows 11 on VirtualBox 7.0

Windows 11 set a precedent for being the most difficult operating system to install. Apart from the high system requirements, it requires a TPM 2.0 chip and Secure Boot to install. Without that, you cannot try out Windows 11. Even if you have both these components in your system, running the new Windows operating system as a virtual machine is no easy feat.

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Friday, December 2, 2022 - 3:15pm
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How to Get Your Personal Festival Lineup From Spotify With Instafest

With everything being shared on social media, music streaming apps such as Spotify have been toeing the line between being a music app and a social media app. Nowadays, music taste isn't a personal thing anymore, and sharing your music taste is a part of socializing online.

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Friday, December 2, 2022 - 3:02pm
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What Is a Crypto Mortgage? How Can You Use Bitcoin to Buy a Home?

Securing a mortgage loan for your dream home can sometimes seem like a herculean task. This could be more true for people who hold a large portion of their wealth in cryptocurrency. People aren’t generally interested in exchanging their homes for your digital assets, not even as a down payment.

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Friday, December 2, 2022 - 1:45pm
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Google Nest Thermostat vs. Nest Learning Thermostat: Which One Is Best for You?

Smart thermostats are not only convenient devices to control your heating and cooling, but they can also help you to save money. By intelligently adjusting your HVAC system, smart thermostats can work more efficiently, and some can even create schedules based on familiar routines.

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Friday, December 2, 2022 - 1:30pm
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