so a pair of loons in Wisconsin adopted a mallard duckling and raised it as their own, including carrying it on their backs like a loon baby and teaching it to dive for food.
just thought you all might like to know
I believe it is essential for co-op members and organizers to defend workers rights and support their struggles, including in cooperatives. Please check out this appeal for support from workers in Saskatoon, CA.
The second job here at @firstname.lastname@example.org is for a Web Developer for Rebus Community to work on our web platform we use to help people make Open Textbooks. https://rebus.foundation/2018/09/24/were-hiring-web-developer-rebus-community/
Both jobs are based in Montréal. (We aren't set up for remote work, sorry.)
We’re hiring developers here at @email@example.com!
First job is for a Node Developer to work on fun stuff such as activity streams and RESTful APIs for our reading work. https://rebus.foundation/2018/09/24/were-hiring-node-developer-rebus-reader/
Back to @greatislander, I guess :/
social.coop meta, request for feedback
So, if for nothing else than to help people learn from our mistakes, I'd like to start compiling accounts of the unravelling/failure of social.coop.
I will be reaching out to particular people over the next few days, but if anyone out there left/chose not to join social.coop for Reasons and would be willing to talk about it (anonymously if you want), please DM.
Please boost for visibility.
Warning regarding social.coop
The instance at https://social.coop has not upgraded their instance since version 2.1.3, and so they do not receive reports of abuse from other instances
This is a safety issue for users on other instances such as Scholar Social, as (regardless of the good intentions the admins of social.coop) this creates a de facto harbour for potential abusers, where people on other instances who make reports may not even know that no one is reading them
neighbour cat #CatsOfMastodon
Holy shit (in a good way)
"Federal Court of Appeal quashes construction approvals for Trans Mountain, leaving project in limbo" https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tasker-trans-mountain-federal-court-appeals-1.4804495
"In effect, the court has halted construction of the 1,150-kilometre project indefinitely...the court is ordering cabinet to direct the NEB to reconsider its approval of the project and remedy some of the concerns raised by the court before the final go-ahead for construction."
I would really urge people to look at the conflict resolution part of the Reporting Guidelines -- if our goal is to hold a space within which to cultivate human relations of cooperation, then de-escalation and dialogue are important approaches. If that feels unsafe, you can get support and/or go the more formal route of making a report...
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