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Agaric uses Free Software for most of our daily business operations. If the tools are not available, we actively work to find developers who are building them. No matter what kind of work you do, these privacy protecting softwares will serve you well!

Read our blog and learn how to run your business on Free Software too!

agaric.coop/blog/daily-busines

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funny how conservatives freak out about the deep state whenever police departments are essentially the deep state in local contexts

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"a person in the U.S. has their online activity and location exposed 747 times every day" through real-time ad bidding, Irish Council on Civil Liberties reports. That is quite a number. iccl.ie/digital-data/iccl-repo

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art is a conversation, copyright is theft, we are all owed equal voices in the canons of our culture

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So, I opened a new tab in #Firefox and immediately notice this. After a brief WTF moment, I click on the dots menu over the icon and land on this page:

support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/s

(Note that from the URL I removed the UTM: `as=u&utm_source=inproduct`)

To sum up, another automatic opt-in from which I have to say no in the settings.

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Removing bloat from websites to reduce environmental impact. Love the spirit of this, though the article could have been more pointed on the political economy driving the worst of the problems, and the technical recommendations merit debate worthy of a forum!

branch.climateaction.tech/issu

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During my visit to Minnesota I came across two new species of mushroom I didn't even know existed.

In true fungi fashion, both look so freaking cool and have the perfect names.

🧝Elf Cup

😈 Devil's Urn

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.coop will hold our eighth session in the .hour series on the fourth Monday in May:
Sophie Bloemen (Commons Network, European Municipalist Network, ROSA - Right to the City Amsterdam)

Public-civic collaboration, coop incubators and stewarding digital infrastructure as a commons

Sign up and details here:
forum.meet.coop/t/signup-commo

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@polymerwitch @KolokokoBird yes, @agaric is trying to build the approach of 'post on your own site first, syndicate elsewhere' into , and we have a client looking to build a big aggregate 'green events' calendar so maybe we'll be able to make some progress on this for events. If it's possible at all to push events to a Facebook (page or group) from a website, happy to help maintain a brid.gy style service for that.

Thoughts welcome here or here:
gitlab.com/drutopia/drutopia/- !

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Don't get me wrong, computers can absolutely help us regain our environmental efficiency. They just *aren't*.

Not as long as we're:
* constantly syncing everything to the cloud,
* expecting same-hour delivery,
* funding our clickbait via surveillance advertising,
* buying a new phone every year,
* using AIs because they're cool rather than useful,
* running bloated software & webpages,
* buying into "big data"
* etc

Computing is environmentally cheap, but it rapidly adds up!

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Got the article from a tweet that is actually originally from the fediverse here!

@alcinnz

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On the technical, really surprised @plausible was not mentioned. Other than that so much to decide about prioritization and where and what to cut that bloat.

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On the broader political economy, we need to free ourselves of corporate advertising monopolies (Google, Meta, Twitter wishes) seeking to make social media and our online lives overall addictive.

And, naturally, we need to replace capitalism with something that benefits people.

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Hi all, i have not said much about it but for four years now Drutopia development and usage/hosting has continued by several main tech shops: Chocolate Lilly, @agaric, Weirs Beach Media Group, and Geeks4Change.

We are still a tiny Drupal distribution by installation base but have a pretty healthy contributor ecosystem (including activity in issues) in not being dominated by one organization or company.

Removing bloat from websites to reduce environmental impact. Love the spirit of this, though the article could have been more pointed on the political economy driving the worst of the problems, and the technical recommendations merit debate worthy of a forum!

branch.climateaction.tech/issu

To the extent that there is shared control of corporations, it is one dollar one vote. Which means the 1% has controlling stake in the US economy as a whole. Worker control of businesses and industries is so important.

mastodon.social/@nonlinear/107

Pretty good opportunity for web developers or an operation manager, Open Collective is headed for an and maybe you can be part of making sure that includes a democratic workplace!

opencollective.com/hiring

In any case, this is a kind of that needs to be well known and celebrated!

Congratulations to all!

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