William Bronson wrote: I'm curious do you harvests the leaves as well?
I'm considering planting cold hardy bananas for the leaves, for my immigrants neighbors.
Julia Winter wrote:35 minutes is super fast!
I think your pizza would be tastier if you get the temperature up closer to 500 degrees, but the speed of your fire is impressive.
Mike Kenzie wrote:Search Engines:
Note: it is very important to stay up to date on things like this.
I used to advocate for Startpage as well until they were bought by an advertising agency that now mines & sells your data just like google. Needless to say, I highly doubt you'll see a penny of income from your data that they sold.
DuckDuckGo also has serious issues such as saving searches as well as being hosted on Amazon servers - you know, the other 21st century oligarchic robber-of-data baron.
There are a lot of good non-gmail email services out there. Here's a great article on some of the top ones.
If you are technically inclined, it's best to run your own email server for your friends and family. FreedomBox is a great open-source hardware project that facilitates this.
Operating System replacement for Android:
Phone replacement for Android:
The Librem 5 is the only mature phone I know of that's actively addressing the issues surrounding malicious firmware and hardware.
Speaking of hardware, look into hardware that has earned a Respects Your Freedom Certification.
For those of you reading this thread who are wondering why anyone would be interested in DeGoogling, here is a decently compiled list of reasons to avoid Google, and here is a list of primary sources for those reasons. As you'll notice from those links - though it's objectively a major issue - privacy ain't the only reason to avoid this organization.
Please contact me if you need any help with DeGoogling. I will help you out free-of-charge. :-)