One Community is making living a more luxurious life through sustainability easier with open source and free-shared DIY-replicable and how-to plans for comprehensively sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. Combined, these plans will be used to construct One Community as the first of many teacher/demonstration hubs that will teach, evolve, and open source even more plans.
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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the December 18th, 2022 edition (#508) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is making living a more luxurious life through sustainability easier with Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
This week the core team member managing the aircrete compression testing team prepped the tasks for the Aircrete team for the week, and reviewed the rainwater catchment and stormwater catchment and septic tank content, as well as followed up on some past comments, on the Net-zero Bathroom doc. The same team member began writing up the section on the DIY option for the hub connector report for the City Center. The write up includes the equipment needed and the cost estimate.
Stacey Maillet (Graphic Designer) completed her 85th week working on the final edits and revisions to the Murphy bed instructions. This week Stacey continued to resolve the comments received from the team. There are still some issues regarding cutting boards and the amount of wood needed. The alignment of text and size of fonts is becoming more cohesive. The visual elements are getting updated and the comments have been great at also pointing out small discrepancies that may have been missed earlier. Screenshots below relate to this work.
Ming Weng (MS Geography & Environmental Engineering) completed his 34th week helping with the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week, Ming primarily consulted the Henan Yuenai and Dongguan Haibao for their waste incinerators that potentially generate electricity. The progress is very slow. Meanwhile, Ming is searching for papers to further understand the current WTE technologies, such as fluidized bed and pyrolysis. So two tracks are in progress: consulting existing product vendors and discovering potential technologies, either already existent or under development. Refuse-derived fuel is the primary target. It is a practical WTE technology, but the detailed RDF procedure is very waste-type specific, and may not be feasible in small scales. Pictures below show some of this work-in-progress.
Jieying “Mercy” Cai (Sustainability and Climate Policy Researcher) completed her 14th week working on completing the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week Mercy created new tables for scoring criteria and calculations using the given style. She took some time to solve her confusion regarding the objectives of the project and then finished the general solutions and small community recommendations. She also did research on business options and collected cost and revenue information and relevant data. Mercy addressed Julia’s comment on the spreadsheet and tutorial as well. See below for some pictures related to this work.
Charles Gooley (Web Designer) also completed his 14th week helping with web design. This week, Charles completed the two Tables of Contents for the “Aircrete Engineering and Research: Compression Testing, Mix Ratios, R-value, and More” webpage. These included the main ToC at the top of the page and the secondary one further down. Charles included mouseover text and descriptive anchor links. Charles also completed the Table of Contents for the City Center Eco-laundry, which also included mouseover text and descriptive anchor links. After reviewing the page, he checked off the items in the Webpage Checkoff List and presented the page for review. After receiving the feedback pdf, he resolved most of the issues, entering “Done” in the reply area.
Yifei Zhu (Analyst and Researcher) also completed her 5th week working on reviewing and formatting for publication the newest content for the Net-zero Bathroom and Earthbag Village water collection and storage. This week, Yifei continued to work on revising the net-zero Bathroom Design and Assembly Instructions for web publishing. She focused on rearranging the content according to the outline, checked for errors, and went through the grammar mistakes. Pictures below are related to this work.
One Community is making living a more luxurious life through sustainability easier with a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
This week the core team uploaded the Duplicable City Center video tour to YouTube, SEO optimized it, shared it on all our social media networks, and added it to the relevant pages of our website. Below are some pictures of this work.
Here’s is the completed video too:
Luis Manuel Dominguez (Research Engineer) completed his 64th week, now helping with energy analysis for our open source solar microgrid design. This week, Luis worked on the Solar Sizing website documentation by expanding the standard operating procedures. He took a deep dive of the functionality within the “kWh Demand for DCC and Earthbag Village” tab and developed a list of descriptions for the functions and inputs throughout this tab. Pictures below are related to this work.
Daniela Andrea Parada (Civil Engineering Student) completed her 55th week, focusing now on the Duplicable City Center Project Specification and Design Basis report. Daniela started off by fixing a couple of the links that were altered last week. Afterwards, Daniela started reading through the report and reviewing the narrative. She made edits to the formatting, font, spelling, and grammar. She also titled some of the tables and images that correlated to that section. Pictures below are related to this work.
Jessica Santos (Architect) completed her 25th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This last week Jessica finalized her work with the Room 03, themed Sunrise Dream. She submitted the final AutoCAD and SketchUp files, finished adding the furniture, price and quantities details on the Interior Design Cost Analysis, and finished the Interior Design presentation. This completed Jessica’s work with One Community. See below for some pictures of this work.
Ranran Zhang (Architectural Designer) completed her 2nd week working on the updated video internal and external walkthrough for the Duplicable City Center. This week, Ranran focused on the modification of the SketchUp model and cooperated with Yuxi to verify the location and material of some details. Modified areas include 1) Social Dome hall: modified the columns to make them look like trees; moved the seating areas under the columns; modified the swimming pool, including the passageway, horizontal plane, and deleted excess walls; modified the entrance door. 2) Social Dome hall 2: deleted useless leaves on the second floor 3) Library: modified the columns to make them look like trees; moved the carpet to the correct location. During Ranran and Yuxi’s meeting, they discussed the material and location of the columns in the Social Dome hall and they also discussed the problem of the narrow gap between the seat and the edge of the pool. See below for some pictures of this work.
One Community is living a more luxurious life through sustainability through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
This week core team continued detailed review and feedback on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. We reviewed, edited, and commented starting at the beginning of the doc and going through page 27. We addressed primarily specific issues concerning content, replacement and substitutions of the categories at the bottom of each recipe, matching of ingredients in the ingredients list to the instruction list, and overall quantities to be certain our meals would provide sufficient nourishment. Pictures below relate to this work.
The core team also worked with the Food Infrastructure SketchUp files to recreate the correct shadow path for December 21 and June 21 for the Aquapini/Walipini page. We researched sunrise and sunset for those dates for our specific location, researched about procedures for setting up geo-location in the SketchUp model, and recreated the correct shadow pattern for the specified day. Below are some pictures of this work.
The core team additionally realized more changes were needed for the Aquapini/Walipini video tour and worked on a new intro to the weekly progress blogs that can be seen in this week’s blog and the pictures below.
One Community is making living a more luxurious life through sustainability easier with Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students. This component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
One Community is making living a more luxurious life through sustainability easier with a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
Over the past week the core team completed 24 hours managing One Community volunteer-work review not included above, emails, social media accounts, web development, Highest Good Network software checkins and review, and interviewing and setting up new volunteer team members. Pictures below show some of this.
Yiyun Tan (Management Dashboard Team Leader) completed her 35th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yiyun put most of her time on fixing the “infringement cannot be assigned/edited/added” problem. She figured out the problem and found the cause, and solved half of the problem. Next week she will continue on fixing this and other high priority bugs. Other than that, she ran management work, provided help on Slack, fixed release merge conficts, and provided a couple other hotfixes. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Yan Xu (Software Development Engineer) completed her 21st week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Yan, for this week, pushed her PR for the backend (#248) and frontend (#592). The #248 PR code was to achieve the emailsender function when reaching our reactivation date and fix a bug when reaching the reactivation date caused the user to be deactivated. It also changed the email format. For the deactivate user function, Yan changed the email format and fixed a problem where the end date was a day off. For #592 PR, she added an auto refresh function when clicking the Pause and Resume buttons. See pictures below for some of this work.
Arthur Olifant (Videographer) completed his 20th week helping create videos. This week, Arthur finished the very last video of his collaboration with One Community: The Aquapini Tour. A few things needed to be corrected, mostly the intro blocks that were not matching the music beats. See pictures below that are related to this work.
Kaung Htet Myat (Software Engineer) completed his 12th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Kaung started off with rebasing issues. He got notified from Yiyun regarding the error and I believe it is caused by package.json error so he fixed it. Then he tested if the API currently removes the task totally and rewrote the API function in the frontend and tried to rebase the branch. See pictures below for some of this work.
Kevin Shields (Software Engineer) completed his 9th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Kevin, for this week, worked on adding new suggestions made by the reviewer of my WBS task deletion PR – this included formatting the code, changing the controller row (with the actions) to properly span the correct amount of rows, and changing it to match the amount of columns the parent has. He also did a PR review for Yiyun – Backend and frontend of tasks suggestions by managers and mentors, looked into some extra tasks Jae assigned to the WBS task deletion regarding changing the warning message, and looked into the API call to the backend to make sure tasks are not actually getting fully deleted. Pictures below relate to this work.
Guilherme Wustro (Front End Developer) completed his 9th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Guilherme has finished the task of removing Tasks from a userProfile. Now, when you click delete, the task will be removed from the user profile page of the user, but will not change anything in the task. The user will still be on the task. Pictures below relate to this work.
Aashish Thapa Magar (Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 9th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, codes related to the auto-assignment of badges were explored further. Because the badge is auto-assigned based on last week’s data, the current week’s data needs to go past the end of the week time. And that is tied to other related components and that is why it’s taking longer to solve even though the problem is right there and found. Pictures below relate to this work.
Kaixiang Gu (React.js / MongoDB Fullstack Software Developer) completed his 7th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Kaixiang reviewed three pull requests submitted by his teammates. He also completed his own task which is to fix the volunteering times on the Profile Page. He made a new pull request for other people to review. In this PR, he fixed the page breaking bug when a user manually edits hours and now hours will update correctly when a user edits the time log. Pictures below show some of this work.
Alan Lee Sing Chan (Software Engineer) completed his 6th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Alan started off by working on fixing the issues that may have been caused by fixing misspellings that were in the app. The first obstacle was to make sure what was causing this. Alan started by making some changes in the frontend and making sure that we check a date is in the current week to decide whether a summary was submitted or not. So we won’t take into account summaries that were submitted prior to the current week. Then Alan looked into the backend and saw there were some issues in the formatting of the 3 dates that are returned by the backend function. At first glance it looked good but he made some changes in the conditional to make sure the right data was returned. Alan needs other members to test his PR thoroughly before merging it. Then he carried on working on the view summaries button and fixing ESlint problems, which is less urgent. Pictures below show some of this work.
Jianjun Luo (Software Engineer) also completed her 3rd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Jianjun continued working on the wireframe design of the material, equipment, tool and project tracking system this week. She completed all the equipment/tool related subtasks. The daily usage log form, equipment/tool list (master) page, detail page as well as the status update history page haven’t been designed yet. She wrote the documentation to explain all the design and a video to show the prototype workflow. She also did a PR review. Pictures below show some of this work.
Aishwarya Kalkundrikar (Full Stack Software Developer) joined the team and completed her 1st week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Aishwarya completed the initial setup and installation of React, node, visual studio, etc. locally. While installing npm she faced a version issue which was investigated and solved. She got introduced to her teammates RJ and Jianjun and understood the functionality of HGN app and time logging. She went through and understood multiple important documents like WBS, the wireframes for phase 2 on Figma, and the phase 2 design document. Now she is clear with the work and all set up to start working on designing phase 2. Pictures below show some of this work.
Johny dos Santos Anastacio (Software Engineer) also joined the team and completed his 1st week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Johny finished his first task and is waiting for it to be merged, now he is working in the second task the bug #1 from the Priority medium list – “creating sub-tasks in a WBS doesn’t create a new folder and makes the tasks uneditable”. He is still searching for what is generating the bug and how to fix it. Pictures below show some of this work.
Shaun Sullivan (React/MongoDB Developer) joined the team as well and completed his 1st week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Shaun took over Bruce’s code and entered it into Github so we have a remote copy. There were errors upon pasting code into VS Code, so Shaun refactored until most were gone. There is still one error left that he could not figure out involving the end of the crawl function. Shaun then created a new branch under Shaun_Make_App_Get_ProfilePic that can be accessed by all. Pictures below show some of this work.
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