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I'm based in the UK and into food, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them.
I'm involved in a few projects -
https://www.ourfieldproject.org/ 40 people using online tools to collaborate managing a field
http://travellingtoolbox.org.uk/ is a mobile hackspace/workshop set up to help environmental & community projects build & fix tools and infrastructure
http://farmhack.org/wiki/soilhack-wiki Soilhack is a peer 2 peer learning network
Global banks defy U.S. crackdowns by serving oligarchs, criminals and terrorists
The FinCEN Files show trillions in tainted dollars flow freely through major banks, swamping a broken enforcement system.
FinCEN Files: All you need to know about the documents leak
'Leaked documents involving about $2tn of transactions have revealed how some of the world's biggest banks have allowed criminals to move dirty money around the world.'
Get paid working on open source security and privacy tools
UX - community - docs - mobile dev
Internews’ BASICS project takes two well-known problems in the open source internet freedom community – sustainability challenges and lack of diversity – & combines them in order to solve both.
BASICS is improving the sustainability of critical open source privacy & security tools by building ties between tool teams & the communities they serve
I have some great news about Boston Public Schools and free software. You may know that my Co-op has been hosting some Boston Public School courses over the summer using free software.
Assessments of student progress shows that the teachers that stuck with BBB had better assessment scores for their students!! Especially the Math teachers. Scores were SIGNIFICANTLY higher by about 10-15 percentage points and it is believed that is because BBB allowed for student engagement more than Zoom did.
dear tech community help us collecting truthful non-imperialist tech and tools for communicating in the internet
Creation of LEDS - a UK police ‘mega-database’ - risks over-policing.
Here’s why it matters and how you can be involved.
Podcast about interesting digital democracy developments in Taiwan.
A Microsoft employee interviews Tiawans non-binary Digital Minister, a free software activist, who rigged up networking so discussions could be displayed outside during the 2014 sunflower movement occupation of the parliamentary building
FABx (the annual international Fab Lab meeting) has had to go online this year because of you-know, but precisely because of the opportunities for a better world, the line-up/programme is intriguing and worth investing time in, e.g. Juliet Schor is speaking on Wednesday on cooperatives and Rebooting Economies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4khW0LOSZfM&feature=youtu.be
registration for the whole conference here https://fabxlive.fabevent.org
this is really the time to promote coops where they are needed (!!!)
the ocean is big, really big. but for all its abyssal depths and seemingly endless expanses of blue, it is finite. traversable. to some, even ordinary. it's comprehendable. so too are the continents, the whole of the Earth can rest neatly in the mind's eye.
but even understanding the amount of empty space between here and the Moon is a great strain on our understanding of scale. the distances involved are lacking any context, and when we start to apply that context, it quickly starts to become difficult to really understand those distances on any intuitive level. But still, it can be done. If you could drive on a magic bridge to the moon in a car traveling at a nonstop 60 mph, then the moon would be a 6 month car drive away... the amount of nothing in between is already mindboggling. You could fit all of the planets of the solar system in that space, end to end, and still have room to spare...
Recently I told you about my planned "output rewrite" for Adebar. First version of that is now available for Testing (in the "devel" branch) – and I'd very much welcome your input! Ideally in the corresponding issue (https://codeberg.org/izzy/Adebar/issues/51#issuecomment-67243).
I'm looking forward to your feedback (and boosts) – and thanks in advance!
Degoogle a Google phone
"With all the privacy and security concerns going on with our smartphones. I wanted to switch today and not wait any longer. So in this video, I go over #GrapheneOS and moving to a completely google service free ecosystem. I go over what works and what doesn't. "
OSalternative - Jolla-Devices
Big bright pink drifts of ragged robin (lychnis flos-cucli) splattered around all over the meadow. Makes it look a bit ethereal - bit hard to capture on camera.
They appear to like it in the shallow gullies. These 20cm deep gullies are carved into the surface, about every 10 meters, like in many other meadows on the Somerset Levels, to keep things a bit drier in wet spells.
food, trees, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them
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