Loved the "Kurt Russo on the People Under the Sea" episode of For the Wild Podcast. Very emotional to hear the Lummi telling of the orcas captured in the 70's, the current state of the southern resident pods and how it reflects our current world. #sustainability https://forthewild.world/listen/kurt-russo-on-the-people-under-the-sea-encore-127
@mattcropp "Financializing" cooperatives with the same economic instruments as we're using now is somewhat counter-intuitive to the principles imo. I've seen arguments for a structure with a firewall between the voting rights of the member-owners and financiers - which has come up in the platform-cooperative world frequently. Maybe it's the idea of an "equity stake" that troubles me: how can you justify giving surplus back to equity holders versus using surplus for housing improvements.
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The Trees for Neighborhoods program wants to give up to four free tree saplings per household to Seattle residents. Evergreen and deciduous available. They even help evaluate what will work best, and have species that are good for sidewalk locations or under power lines.
I'm lucky to have a local seed cooperative that has awesome resources for seed saving and local heirloom varieties from our seed shed. https://www.snakeriverseeds.com/
Great NYT piece to "Save our Food. Free the Seed."
@scribe Sweet! I went down the rabbit hole today trying to figure out how to boost my 12V AGM battery to 19.5V to charge my laptop. What have you hooked up?
The Sixth Stage of Grief Is Retro-computing
@sicko Just checked out the FreeTube and I'm curious if there are plans to integrate payments to channels I enjoy. I am currently using Brave and tipping in BAT. I also subscribe to a few channels' Patreons.
Jony Ive, designer of the iPhone, left Apple earlier today. Major reasons:
• Tired of having to shave two weeks before video shoots
• Wants to use a different shade of white in his designs
• There are only so many shapes that can be carved out of a single block of aluminium
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@wu_lee This looks like a good place for an introduction. I'm an #NYC-based computer science student and long-time public educator looking to collaborate to create education software that belongs to the commons and keeps capitalist "innovation" from pressuring schools to sell students' private data and the fruits of student labour. Among other things. #holochain looks interesting.
It didn’t take Amazon too long to find something evil to do with their purchase of Ring https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/06/police-offer-amazon-ring-free-exchange-access/592243/
@jina 😂 Sass + BEM is fantastic!
Anyone know about this event at Leeds University Business School?
@eldang @mcmoots there is a big wave of this happening across the country as the boomers start to retire. The "silver tsunami" is leaving tons of family businesses stranded as the younger generations aren't interested in taking them over. One of the more interesting ideas I've seen for these is to do a worker-ownership conversion to a co-op. This has taken the form of a selling to the workers (funded by a small, low-interest community development loan).
Web developer and cooperative cofounder in the inland NW
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here