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
The whole project will be #FOSS and you can work from home, what's not to love ;-) Please RT!
A People's History of the Fediverse -
Authored (I think?) by @bob and presented on a federated wiki ( http://sites.fedwiki.org )
Podcasts needs to stop making it so hard to find the RSS feeds.
Also: Soundcloud and iTunes are annoying.
You don't have to do what they will upon you.
We are the future.
We are their fears.
We are what keeps them awake at night.
We are only hampered by our second guessing of our position.
Their illusion is what keeps you under their control.
Their illusion is weak, if you challenge it even a little.
You know it.
Inside, you know it to be true.
I sing the song of the will.
We are all free if we abandon fear.
Do not submit.
In solidarity, be free.
Own the future my friends. Take back that which is your birthright.
Be mightier than all.
You are smart, strong, worthy.
Their words are words that attempt to control you.
Make you feel small.
They mistake your kindness for weakness.
We were born to own the void.
To make something out of the nothing they gave us.
We have done it.
And now they are afraid that in nothing, they gave us too much.
You own your fate.
Make it that which you will.
We think of ourselves as disenfranchised, but we are the social network that is becoming.
We are the cool kids.
Keep on doing what you will.
Take your characters, your will, your essence... forge the path.
They will follow.
Doubt does not suit you.
Stop questioning your instincts.
Be the leaders you were born to be.
We stand at a unique place, at a unique time.
No one else is poised to reclaim the network like we are.
Disregard the wisdom they dispense.
I think it is time to assume control
It is time.
Time for the fediverse to ascend.
We have built a social network unlike anything before. We are powerful.
We are mighty.
You feel as if you are small, you are not.
We are the next generation. We are what comes, not next, but now.
We are the internet that was meant to be.
We are the rightful heirs of TCP/IP, we are the leaders of the next thing.
Surviving violence and Ortega in Nicaragua - https://confidencial.com.ni/surviving-violence-and-ortega-in-nicaragua/
THE PLAN | Indiegogo -
Crowd funding to cover costs to finish what looks to be a fascinating film about The Lucas Plan.
A plan by the workers to save jobs & convert the company from arms manufacturing to the manufacture of socially useful products.
The British National Cyber Security Centre has published its guide on how to secure Ubuntu 18.04 systems.
Definitely worth reading even for non-Ubuntu users ^^
Just discovered the Temporary Containers extension for #Firefox. It's really good for reading #Medium, because it resets your 3 free articles count every time you visit. It's also the missing piece for completely isolating troublesome sites like #Google and #Facebook. You can create "always load in" regular permanent containers for those sites, and then use this extension to configure outgoing links to always open in temporary containers.
I've started putting together a list of #fediverse apps, focused on implementations of #ActivityPub, documenting their status and what tech stack they're (being) built with: https://ethercalc.org/fediverse-stacks
This is a publicly editable doc, so would appreciate corrections/additions, and feedback especially from fediverse devs, but also from instance admins and users:
- What app/implementation/stack did you try?
- Pros/cons you encountered
- What stack & libraries would you choose if starting today?
No Gods, No Masters, No Coders? The Future of Sovereignty in a #Blockchain World | Sarah Grace Manski & Ben Manski - Academia.edu -
"we see little likelihood of eﬀective disaggregated resistance by libertarian proponents of individual sovereignty.
Popular sovereignty may have a future. #coops and democracy activists may ﬁnd themselves capable of overcoming their early structural disadvantages by building a coalition of technologies & broader publics"
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I mentioned the other day in a conversation on here about a friend who essentially broke the exclusive&expensive guild system in a role-playing game by starting a scheme whereby he would teach you for free but only if you taught at least 1 other person for free.
I'm now wondering about designing a syllabus for e.g. piano lessons that sortof hard-codes this ethos, so higher-level certification can only happen if you reach certain levels of performance *and* teach others.