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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
A Quick Look at the Confidentiality of #Zoom Meetings - The Citizen Lab
"Companies and individuals might erroneously assume that because a company is publicly listed or is a major household name, that this means the app is designed using security best practices.
As we showed in this report, that assumption is false."
Coronavirus diary: the Virus that did a no-deal Brexit on our food supply
Edited reposting, with permission, from MayFirst Movement Technology
>Today's Need to Know on "Free Software During the Corona Virus Pandemic" was attended by over 100 people. It was recorded and here's the link:
> Here's a link to the statement of alternatives for live meetings, that Jaime spoke of
>All our audio presentations are available on our audio page:
>We're already working on April's Need to Know
All the countries with light blue lines, where number of new cases is levelling off, everyone is wearing masks
Same is true in Czech. Where people are making their own masks
Theres loads of scientific papers backing up this approach
If nothing else is possible even wrapping a tshirt over your nose and mouth helps
Not been out much, but yet to see anyone here in Somerset, other than some Czech friends & Asian folks, wearing a mask
It's allowed "a cabal of hedge funds, of advisors, of accountants, of parasites to make the highest profit rates in global capitalism, in Greece."
It's "a new parasitic oligarchy profiting from the bankruptcy of the many, creating increased authoritarianism and violence."
Incredibly, there are 50 years to go before Syriza's deal expires. It's the kind of long-term, locked-in neoliberal looting last seen in Chile after the CIA and the University of Chicago helped oust an elected leader and murder his supporters.
He calls that betrayal a worse blow to the left than Thatcherism, a profoundly demoralizing moment. I agree. I felt it.
10 years later, Syriza's cowardice has hollowed out Greece, left it poorer, more authoritarian and less stable.
Thanks to lots of help, this is now pretty much what I hoped it would be: A big list of patterns from A Pattern Language that can be easily shortened to a small list, it is a single portable file, and prints very nicely.
Tron's Takeover of Steemit Is Internet History Repeating Itself
"“Ultimately, I think the ongoing trend toward increasing centralization inevitably leads to a situation where a #blockchain loses its entire raison d’etre as a permissionless platform with strong assurances and what we’re left with is a permissioned network that resembles today’s centralized networks but built on less efficient infrastructure. That doesn’t sound very interesting or exciting to me,”
Buildings 3D printed from clay dug on site
They've got a syllabus "to freely adapt, rewrite and expand it to reflect your own experience and serve your own pedagogy."
See especially "housing," which has "been increasingly changing from someone’s home to an investment, savings, or a pension."
The Libre Lounge Podcasts did a nice interview with me. Very interesting conversation I think. https://librelounge.org/episodes/32-companies-money-and-society-with-frank-karlitschek.html
food, trees, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them
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