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I've been on Mastodon over at
social.weho.st/@dazinism
I'm based in the UK and into food, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them.
I'm involved in a few projects -

ourfieldproject.org/ 40 people using online tools to collaborate managing a field

travellingtoolbox.org.uk/ is a mobile hackspace/workshop set up to help environmental & community projects build & fix tools and infrastructure

farmhack.org/wiki/soilhack-wik Soilhack is a peer 2 peer learning network

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Podcast with an early participant telling tales of the 50 year old multi-national intentional community Longo Mai
The particularly interesting things to me is that they based themselves around agricultural production, raised capital with crowd funding & didnt aim for insular 'self sufficient' - but have achieved a lot by also having a keen focus on outreach & solidarity, locally & globally

soundcloud.com/earthcarefieldc

Theres also a great article about them thelandmagazine.org.uk/article

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I'd love to see a book written on getting started with the indieweb, aimed at people who don't have much experience with computers. Part course on tech literacy, part how-to guide on how to escape the grips of big tech companies. Anyone know if something like that already exists? If not, I'm kind of interested in writing one, so if you are too, send me a message.

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Podcast with an early participant telling tales of the 50 year old multi-national intentional community Longo Mai
The particularly interesting things to me is that they based themselves around agricultural production, raised capital with crowd funding & didnt aim for insular 'self sufficient' - but have achieved a lot by also having a keen focus on outreach & solidarity, locally & globally

soundcloud.com/earthcarefieldc

Theres also a great article about them thelandmagazine.org.uk/article

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Using 2FA phone numbers for targeted advertising. One of the dumbest ways ever for a company to abuse its users’ trust. Take a bow, Twitter. And have a $150 million fine too.

grahamcluley.com/twitter-2fa-p

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The rich extremists are making more people suffer and die every year.

Tax Billionaire Wealth and Pandemic Profits, Says Oxfam, to End 'Inequality That Literally Kills'
commondreams.org/news/2022/05/

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Does anyone know why the Platform Coop space regularly obsesses over DAOs and Crypto while ignoring Open Source? Hypes up Web 3 while ignore the Fediverse? Is it just lack of understanding, or something worse?

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Reading notes 

No one thinks matsutake will bring Japan back to its pre-bubble glory. Rather than redemption, matsutake-forest revitalization picks through the heap of alienation. In the process, volunteers acquire the patience to mix with multispecies others without knowing where the process is going.

Mushroom at the End of the World p264

So alienation is not a state of sin or fall from grace but a kind of opening, a clearing, a disturbed and impure space in which to cultivate co-existence.

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Do you know Foxglove’s work defending Facebook content moderators? foxglove.org.uk/

If you make memes join their meme party this afternoon 🦊🥊

us06web.zoom.us/meeting/regist

(I am trying to convince them to participate here in the Fediverse where there is a wealth of knowledge about content moderation.)

#facebook #techworkers #rights #unionbusting #foxglove

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Some people think that because things have always gone a certain way, they will always be the case in the future. However, this is not the case.

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Last day to apply for this opportunity ⏲️!

We seek a creative video producer to develop engaging audiovisual material for journalists, media, and civil society members interested in investigation techniques.

Don't miss out on this opportunity ⬇️ exposingtheinvisible.org/en/ne

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🚩Join us today 8:30am PDT | 11:30am EDT | 5:30pm CEST to build synergies with organisations that initiatives:

Our Sci LLC
City of Västerås
Politics for Tomorrow
Open Collective Europe
The Civic Hacker Network
Knowle West Media Centre
A.D.C.I.D. (Aiding Dramatic Change in Development)
lala.ruhr - the landscape and architecture laboratory

Sign up via Open Collective & get Meeting Link:
👉opencollective.com/proofing-fu

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bonfire-networks/activity_pub github.com/bonfire-networks/ac

Modular ActivityPub library in Elixir
This looks very interesting, I’ve not seen much ActivityPub in the Elixir space apart from Pleroma.

#Elixir #Project #ActivityPub(inhji.de/notes/bonfire-network)

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Patreon appears to be the only direct support platform that offers (minimal) tools for podcasters. I've been tossing around ideas for a podcast-only support platform as well. Would anyone else want to use/help build this?

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EU folks, the latest @EU_Commission proposal for scanning private communications and undermining end-to-end encryption is an extreme threat to privacy.

It threatens the right to meaningful encryption and would force your communications to be subject to scanning and classification by AI outside of your control. Truly dystopian shit.

This won't become law without the EU parliament's assent, so please follow this closely and speak up. See EDRI's analysis here:

edri.org/our-work/private-and-

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A useful accompanying chart contrasts the two approaches; where Subsidiarity relies on "social context," Global Redundancy is "Contextless." Subsidiarity has "Commons governance;" Global Redundancy has "Coin-voting governance." Some of these contrasts are very abstract but important, for example, Subsidiarity uses "Distributed permissioning" while Global Redundancy is "Permissioned through fungible assets."

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In computer graphics, Blender has supplanted expensive modeling and rendering programs for teams who aren't tied into an existing ecosystem. I feel like FreeCAD is about to do the same thing to suites like SolidWorks. I was a FreeCAD user for several years before trying solidworks and I expected it to be radically better because it is an industry standard and expensive. It does have features that FreeCAD doesn't but other open SW has filled the gaps.

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Climate breakdown realtalk, India/Pakistan, scaremongering but based on pretty obvious extrapolations. Negative. 

@fedops I'd stop well-short of using a word like "reckless" - historically, these regions have had a fantastic carrying capacity for sustainable livelihoods, the glaciers provided sustainable year-round freshwater.

The recklessness lies chiefly with Europeans and western North Americans who changed the global climate so that the glaciers are dying. We did this.

Though there is a powerful class within India and Pakistan who know what is happening and are not preparing to prevent it, and to hell with those people. The people of Pakistan and India deserve better.

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.coop will hold our eighth session in the .hour series on the fourth Monday in May:
Sophie Bloemen (Commons Network, European Municipalist Network, ROSA - Right to the City Amsterdam)

Public-civic collaboration, coop incubators and stewarding digital infrastructure as a commons

Sign up and details here:
forum.meet.coop/t/signup-commo

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Thanks to the wonderful @milan and his tube.tchncs.de , our solarisecon.org/ will be streamed live on PeerTube!

Saturday, May the 28th, CEST timezone:

14:00 - Real Solarpunk Technology
tube.tchncs.de/w/dckMS3s8t4iQ1

15:45 - Empowering Future Communities
tube.tchncs.de/w/gtAWuNwUGVAvc

17:30 - Is Solarpunk Just Another Style?
tube.tchncs.de/w/mttsLKtY3Zprr

19:15 - What's Holding Us Back From A Better Tomorrow?
tube.tchncs.de/w/mB5oxCG7mH5FY

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