The coyote and badger will sometimes go hunting together.

They can catch ground squirrels more easily with badger attacking underground and coyote above ground.

@ashley

very exciting!

I love this part,

"But we are only half the story. Once there was a union for almost every step in the process of producing a newspaper: typesetters, pressmen, compositors, proofreaders. They gradually disappeared as the means of production, distribution and even news gathering evolved and digitized.

Now, stronger than we have ever been, we are excited to welcome a new unit of tech workers into our Guild. "

@ntnsndr @colombene yes, it's blog only for now. Email newsletter to come soon. Sorry for the confusion and glad to have you as a reader! :D

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Launching Possible Futures today with @clayton - a blog cataloging movement towards ethics, social responsibility and systemic change in tech, design and culture. We share some of the inspiring (and critical) stuff we find by people redefining :futuristic: for the better. The first issue is on Workplace Democracy... possiblefutures.tech/

FOSS pol 

@be @colombene I saw that! Thanks for sharing.

We were actually just talking last night about what the next issue's theme might be and one idea was highlighting the different tech justice tendencies that are moving beyond the FOSS framing. This one was already on my mind for that.

(Re-drafted to be behind a CW)

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So @colombene and I started a blog/newsletter called Possible Futures.

possiblefutures.tech/

It's a curation of projects and ideas, primarily in the tech industry,
working for justice.

Our first issue is on Workplace Democracy. Check it out! 🙂

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Vaccines, US military 

With military budgets increasing...
visualcapitalist.com/mapped-th ...and with climate change + COVID + Suez Canal fuck-up creating resource scarcity, it looks like war is coming.

Meanwhile, 40% of marines refuse to get the vaccine. So if the US goes to war, and sends troops, it's quite possible a 1918 flu-style variant of COVID might emerge that attacks younger folks.
usatoday.com/story/news/politi

So, uh, maybe ignore anyone claiming things are gonna be back to normal this summer...

Colorado climate politics 

so *even* when a law is passed, these assholes lie and cheat their way out of accountability.

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Colorado climate politics 

* Air polluters are required to reduce their pollution if it reaches a certain threshold. Whistleblowers just revealed that gov't officials are cooking the books so those polluters don't have to comply.

* Xcel has a coal plant that ISN'T EVEN RUNNING b/c it keeps breaking. They've passed the cost of millions to consumers to try and fix the piece of shit. It's still broken but they continue to try and resurrect it instead of transitioning to solar or wind.

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Colorado climate politics 

* Colorado state gov't passes law mandating utility companies reach carbon neutrality by 2050 - Governor allows companies to do this "voluntarily" we're only two years into the plan and already off track. The governor is now being sued by environmental groups.

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Colorado climate politics 

I've participated in two Climate Justice tribunals with the Denver EcoSocialists.

It's been a great political education tool to dive deep into the different actors.

Damn is it infuriating.

* Boulder passes law municipalizing their energy grid - Xcel basically refuses to comply for years until residents give up and stay with Xcel

I started growing some food from seed indoors and these squash flowers popped up this week. So pretty!

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The national bird of Kenya Lilac Breasted Roller, with 8 colours

I taught my son how to shave his face last night. He's so big! 😭 💗

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The campaign is like a game of whackamole. Intercept: LexisNexis to Provide Giant Database of Personal Information to ICE - theintercept.com/2021/04/02/ic

This morning I was able to peel off the band aid on my hand because my road rash had healed up enough.

I've got a renewed appreciation for my hand and for my body's ability to heal itself.

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When you're talking about Linux, it's okay to say that it's "open source".

It's okay to say that it's "free software".

It's okay to call it "GNU/Linux", "Linux", or to mess up its name.

It's okay to refer to it as "the one with the friendly penguin".

Part of RMS' legacy has been an incessant obsession with terminology and pedantry, overshadowing far more important shared objectives which are fundamentally emancipatory in nature.

Pedantry is not activism; it is alienating, not emancipatory.

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@cypnk It’s interesting, but I’m reminded that I gave up on Animal Crossing because the need to constantly tend to my village became a chore and a source of anxiety for me. So, while I think they’re worthy goals, I’m not sure “respect for players time” and “coziness” are inherent in gardening games.

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This is an interesting take on mining games vs. farming games by Max Kreminski

mkremins.itch.io/gardening-gam

That’s the gardening games #zine

This edition talks about how by constantly generating new resources infinitely, mining games create a somewhat exploitive approach. Compared to gardening games, which have finite resources and enrich the location instead of depleting it

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