The spectacle presents itself as something enormously positive, indisputable
and inaccessible. It says nothing more than “that which appears is good, that
which is good appears. The attitude which it demands in principle is passive
acceptance which in fact it already obtained by its manner of appearing without
reply, by its monopoly of appearance.
Why I’ve just ditched my cloud-based password manager
Instead of using Mastodon as a place to push out 'news' and articles that I come across that I find interesting, I'm doing that in a broadcast-only space:
It's the 'live' version of my weekly newsletter - i.e. I blast out links when I come across them, and then curate a subset of them in an email that goes out every Sunday:
I did an experiment a few years ago on Twitter where I only followed 150 people (after reading about Dunbar's number). More recently I've used lists for that on Twitter.
There's definitely something to be said for being intentional about who we connect and converse with, both in person and online.
Just FYI #socialcoop
The #Loomio team are in Europe this summer - I happen to know they are in the British Isles from the 25th July (for a week I believe).
They will be doing some workshops - and are available for hire by organisations / groups of organisations to conduct workshops on a range of topics.
Reach out if you're interested - or know some organisations that would be. ;)
My information environment (July 2017)
Really simple and straightforward guide meant it took less than 10 mins to change the battery in my Oneplus One: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/OnePlus+One+Battery+Replacement/30417
Team Belshaw is about to list the following on eBay this weekend:
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad 3
I prefer selling to people I know, so get in touch if you're interested!
#CreativeCommons' Bold New Strategy to Empower Its Community
"The org We Are Open Co-op led a discussion on how the commons and the cooperative movements share many overlapping values, and what could be done to link them more closely together."
"All of these companies have the same weakness: apps are not that hard to build. A determined group of #Uber drivers, once organized, could band together and easily program an app (or hire someone to) that would resemble Uber or #Lyft outwardly, but inwardly send the fruits of their labors back to themselves — no middlemen taking a cut or #BottomlessInvestorMaws to feed."