I'm a tech worker building radical systems from the bottom up.
I'm always down to talk about:
I particularly like this:
<< Programming language design is part of user interface design. Not only that, but user interface design is part of programming language design. A user interface is a language with which a user explains their intent to the computer, and a user interface that makes decisions that would not be welcome in a programming language is broken, because a user interface is a programming language. >>
The nonprofit that managed the .org top level domain sold out to a private equity firm.
It should have become a #platformcoop
@marie_joseph There is, technically, a single-celled parasitic breed of dog
One of the only known types of contagious cancer is a venereal cancer carried by dogs. Since it's contagious, the cancer cells aren't actually cells that belong to the host dog. This cancer has been reproducing and spreading for so long that it's actually mutated and its DNA, while still dog DNA, is no longer a perfect match to any type of dog that does or ever has existed - it's its own unique breed, and it exists only in the form of cancer cells
Climate crisis, media Show more
I've been pondering for a while how to respond to climate crisis. Write my representatives? Done. Insufficient. Direct action? Where, and demand what? "How We Win" says we need an escalating campaign making a specific demand of an entity that can accede to it.
But with #ClimateCrisis, it's hard to pick a pressure point.
But I have an idea. The best pressure point now is media.
Hey! Did you see my message on Scuttlebutt?
I haven't been keeping up -- what's the consensus on #SocialCoop? Last time Iogged on everyone was leaving. Maybe it will be different this time?
This is one of the most meaningful and thought-provoking pieces I've ever read.
Fuck Trump. I'll be out protesting at 5 PM tonight. Anyone else?
Oops, I tried to make a line break but it send the post. No good.
Anyway, find me on Scuttlebutt or shoot me an email. Otherwise, I'll keep my fingers crossed that my account still exists in a few weeks.
Radical Networks Call for Proposals
From mass surveillance to the over-commercialization of the World Wide Web, the concept of a free and open Internet is continously threatened by corporate interests and over-reaching governments. Radical Networks is a festival and a conference, designed to foster critical discussions around these issues and to create opportunities to learn more about policy, DIY networking and the future of the Internet
Submissions due by 31 July
US Pol, Local, Petition Drive Show more
"Portland Police are already arresting an astounding number of homeless people multiple times each year. Homeless people make up less than 3 percent of the city’s population, even by the largest estimates, and yet they accounted for more than half of arrests by Portland Police last year, and 86 percent of those were for low-level offenses..."
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