Millions are threatened by both the #coronavirus as well as eviction, job loss + lack of access to basic resources. While the State fails to respond, autonomous groups across the US are mobilizing to provide #mutualaid to those most impacted by the crisis. https://itsgoingdown.org/autonomous-groups-are-mobilizing-mutual-aid-initiatives-to-combat-the-coronavirus/
@levity once you get east of Vantage there are more opportunities for dispersed camping on BLM land and along the river are some opportunities for dispersed camping on Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas. A lot of them allow 14 day stays. Have a blast and be safe!
It's not perfect, but it's reasonably fair. We're planning to apply a number of patches throughout 2020; including one which more broadly opens up consumer membership.
@strypey the user buy-out option recently came up as "Exit to Community" and is being actively worked on at the MEDLab https://www.colorado.edu/lab/medlab/2020/03/06/exit-community-poster-available-now
Building accountability into startups and avoiding user-serving companies becoming zombies to investors. Strategies:
* user buyout: a trust or co-ops buys all shares on behalf of users. User representation and/or shared profits. #NIO gave shares to user trust.
* federation: #VISA as cooperative of user businesses. Voluntary (#ActivityPub etc.) or through AntiTrust action.
* tokenization: ownership is traded as crypto-tokens, under company control, or permisionless.
Super exciting to see the #Coops movement growing!
The popularity of Wikipedia article about #workercoops seems to be going up a lot - last month was by far the best month since records began!
@cryptix Oh, yeah, I’ve been keeping up with SSB - I just mean syndicating a feed over to the fediverse
@cryptix Ooh, I’m curious what the state of the art is there. I’m hoping to hook up Bridgy to the fediverse soon (from my indieweb site) but I would love to syndicate to SSB as well.
work / business
By far the worst part of freelancing is having to cosplay as a "business guy"
uspol, email, monopoly
When so many people use Gmail as their primary email, it's a bit concerning that different candidates' newsletters get classified very differently and nobody really knows why yet
Coinbase "Free OXT" link
Coinbase friends: You can get a quick $12 by watching 3 videos about the new token Orchid / OXT: https://coinbase.com/earn/oxt/invite/ng5w04pd (full disclosure this gets me $10 in OXT)
It's, basically, a pay-as-you-go VPN that's funded by an Ethereum smart contract. Pretty clever but their iOS app is still in beta (available on TestFlight). I'm curious what the experience is like having been on NordVPN for the past few months.