the result is a #green #instances list for the #fediverse with a daily update! the list shows: hostname/instance, location/country, hosting-provider/company and the greencheck by the green web foundation (green or grey)
ideas and participation welcome!
the script can be found here: https://framagit.org/greenfediverse
@greenfediverse this is really cool! I was wondering, should Cloudflare count as green? it masks whether or not an instance is hosted on a green or grey provider so i could make my instance "green" by using cloud flare even tho digital ocean is listed as grey?
@greenfediverse @catgoat #CloudFlare is inherently energy wastefull. Bots & humans who use text-based browsers are the most environmentally respectful b/c they do not tend to download images (which consumes far more bandwidth than text). When images are not downloaded, CF's #Google #CAPTCHA automatically treats the connection like a hostile bot, & actually pushes images to an otherwise very green session,
@greenfediverse @catgoat It also would not make sense to evaluate the serverfarm that a website connects to since most of the traffic is between #CloudFlare & the visitors, not website-to-CF. The vistors can come from anywhere, so you'd have to work out the percentage of unclean serverfarms under CF's control. For #AWS it's 50%.