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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 - 40 people using online tools to collaborate managing a field is a mobile hackspace/workshop set up to help environmental & community projects build & fix tools and infrastructure Soilhack is a peer 2 peer learning network

I'd love to form more of a community with other designers, especially those focused on and who share slash values.

If you do too, respond to this thread and we can see where it goes from there.

(boost appreciated!)

A Quick Look at the Confidentiality of 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.Β 

As we showed in this report, that assumption is false."

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

Does anyone have background/stories on Consul
and Decidim?
Both are free software citizen participation, municipalist platforms deployed by DigidemLab, the parent of

Food energy flows

Explore food supply and production for different nation states with this interesting (open source) interactive data visualization project

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."


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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.


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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.


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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.

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This is a great idea: take a document on the internet that might contain malware and convert it into a safe document

Tron's Takeover of Steemit Is Internet History Repeating Itself

"β€œUltimately, I think the ongoing trend toward increasing centralization inevitably leads to a situation where a 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,”

The Community Working Group Ops Team had a great meeting to update some documentation today, including Loomio group descriptions for the CWG and main page!

P.S. This is @mattcropp, who is on-call this week. :)

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."


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