I've been on Mastodon over at
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
Coming soon: 2021-07-30 at 9:00 PM UTC
Convivial social media: A comparative case study of Twitter and Mastodon from a degrowth perspective
(Graphics by @csepp)
there are some extremely interesting and could be relevant presentations for social.coop coming up at the scholar.social #SummerSchool - see https://scholar.social/@SummerSchool/106602742858349984
Coming soon: 2021-08-02 at 11:00 PM UTC
How do we design computers that satisfy human needs without undermining human rights & safety?
(Graphics by @csepp)
Online Community Governance: Six Case Studies
Howard Rheingold on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/online-community-47388851
Interesting post, includes a list of tools at the end.
#mastoadmin bi-annual reminder that Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London continues to operate a long-term fediverse spying operation without any explanation
grep your webserver logs for 188.8.131.52, you’ll probably find that IP keeping tabs on you constantly. Drop it in your firewall blocklist while you’re at it and encourage your friends to do the same; there has been no legitimate fedi traffic from that entire netblock. My server was last rebooted only a fortnight ago and since then it’s seen over fifteen thousand connection attempts from this one address
in case you can’t see the first post in this thread, this clownshow has been going on since 2020. Nothing else i’ve been watching has been half as persistent or aggressive
My new article: "More Leisure Should Be Coupled With Making Leisure Better".
Reductions in working hours should be combined with policies that enable and encourage people to use their spare time in ways that are beneficial to themselves and others, like exercising or editing Wikipedia.
We should also stop our obsession with measuring success with GDP and shareholder value.
Published on Mutual Interest, free-to-read online media coop owned by the readers and writers.
Now that the conversation around racism in the UK has some positive momentum it's a really good time to plug the book Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. It's an excellent and deservedly popular UK-centric starting point to understanding racism here. It's a straightforward, honest, uncondescending and accessible book that lays a great foundation for developing an understanding of racism and its context here and also your own anti-racism. 1/2
"It's all about money
Before it was barter"
apparently thats a widely held misconception.
You should have a look at Debt - its an epic book
I'm more fond of doing stuff together than DIY
I think Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms are a move in the right direction
The German CSAs (solawi) operate in an interesting way
In some solawi people 'pay' their share by doing a load of the growing / tending /cropping
Here you go, dystopian shit:
- Charging history
- Unique car & battery IDs
- Kilometres driven (battery)
- Operational state of engine
- Driving & parking history
- Data on speed, acceleration & deceleration
- Number of times ABS has been activated
- When airbags are deactivated
- Name, first name & email of owner
- Other electric vehicles in vicinity
"Meet.coop uses open source software & runs on co-op owned hardware powered by renewable energy. It currently has 105 members including brands such as Friends of the Earth International & The Tor Project
Meet.coop joined the Open Credit Network, offering its services in exchange for mutual credit. Any UK business that signs up to the Open Credit Network can now subscribe to Meet.coop and pay in credits, instead of flat currency"
An opportunity for Golang devs to work on a great FOSS project with funding: Bringing Gitea to the Fediverse with ActivityPub support and the ForgeFed protocol
"MEET.coop - Online meetings based on shared values" article by Free Knowledge Institute: http://freeknowledge.eu/article/meetcoop-online-meetings-with-shared-values
"Nutrients from organic amendments and slow-release fertilizers stick around longer in the soil. They are plant-available only after microbes decompose them. We rely on living systems to make these nutrients available and to hold them in the soil. Fertile soils hold nutrients in the actual bodies of living and dead organisms, in spongy organic matter, or on the surfaces of soil minerals."
"Plants take up nutrients through their roots. This means that plant food must be dissolved in soil water. Quick-release and chemical fertilizers immediately dissolve into soil water, making them instantly available to plant roots. This is useful when a quick fix is needed to address a deficiency. On the other hand, it also means they are instantly vulnerable to being lost when water drains out of the soil."
food, trees, land, tech and people collaborating to manage/steward them
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