Direct action gets (some of) the goods:
How do we measure the performance of a software engineer? https://anaulin.org/blog/on-software-engineer-performance/
(TL;DR: there is no magic formula.)
The Tree of Life Synagogue is holding a fundraiser to support medical bills, funeral costs, and building repairs needed after a Neo-Nazi from Gab.ai shot up the synagogue during Shabbat morning services.
Please turn out to support them if you can. This is one of the worst individual antisemitic attacks in recent American history
Episode 022 - Transforming Technology, Part 1
In which we begin a three-part series on Andrew Feenberg's 2002 book: "Transforming Technology".
This book "rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor--as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems--is rooted in the social values that preside over technological development."
Next up webhosting.coop.
- Looks good, even has phone support.
- Mentions 'townhall' system for member participation.
townhall 404s, recaptcha broken on contact form, no response to email for past two days. Disappointing...
Turns out G+ was a load-bearing member holding up YouTube
No recos, so did a random sample of registrars of .coop domains until my IP got banned. Most are using https://domains.coop
Sent them a request, response:
"""With regards to our organisation, we are neither a worker or consumer coop. We are cooperatively owned by the ICA and NCBA respectively. """
Looks limited for what I want to do...
Looks like social.coop went straight to gandhi.net
Anyone have recommended domain registrars that are member/worker owned?
Bonus points if they can handle secondary dns (I still have dyndns setup for that...)
Wrote up some thoughts on Mastodon Content Recommendations.
_So before this gets unleashed on the world please do your research and study the available literature. Get experts to review it and listen to the people that have been doing this for a long time. You can then avoid repeating the mistakes of the past._
[Also using Webmentions to post to my site and syndicate to github is pretty darn cool..]
Standards are documentation, not legislation. They explain how to make your code do the same thing as mine. Sadly, we write them in an imperative voice, and don't explain how we chose them. Alex has more to say: https://infrequently.org/2018/06/effective-standards-work-part-1-the-lay-of-the-land/ #indieweb #microformats
I don't know much about co-ops and education. But this is an interesting development:
Wired UK with some good coverage of the #platformcoop movement including @resonatecoop
Perkeep video/slides up from LinuxFest Northwest.
via @firstname.lastname@example.org https://twitter.com/bradfitz/status/991501673892691968
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]