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A couple things I saw and thought "Mastodon will love this":

- Alias, a 3D-printed "parasite" that sits on top of your Amazon Echo or Google Home, feeding white noise into its mic until you say the wake word: bjoernkarmann.dk/project_alias

- The adminbook, a wonderfully ugly design for the ideal sysadmin notebook: m.habr.com/en/post/437912/


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Facebook, the most notoriously privacy-eroding tech company in existence right now, owns Oculus, which will inevitably be able to track your eyeballs' every move. Do you trust Facebook with your balls?

Getting to the thesis statement of a David Graeber book—after so many anthropological rabbit holes—is always so thrilling. This time around, reading Bullshit Jobs, it's also a bit maddening.

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We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.

You get paid to work
✅ from anywhere in the world
✅ on a world-changing project
✅ that's open source,
✅ stewarded by a small team
✅ that's led by a woman.

Help spreading the word is much appreciated:


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Playing with Blokada, open source ad blocker for Android that works as a local VPN -- thereby blocking ads across browsers/apps. Neat idea! (H/T to a @lib_reviews user for posting a review.)


If you needed a reason to install @fdroidorg (free software app store for Android) -- according to their site, Blokada "isn't allowed on Google Play because it interferes with Google's business model".

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I've been off Mastodon for a while, due to... basically upending my whole deal and joining a nonprofit investigative journalism startup: themarkup.org. Incidentally, we've got a log of hiring to do. Please have a look and send on to people who might like to see the opportunities in this first round! Most are based in New York, but I have a couple remote-friendly positions in there too:

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Latest review: Jackson Rising, about Cooperation Jackson and the efforts to build a solidarity economy in the Deep South of the US. (Sorry , I put this one on the backburner for a while!)

Lots of repetition in the assorted essays, but interesting snapshots of a movement with a radical and ambitious vision. I especially appreciated the history of African-American co-op efforts. A bit more:


"I'll be traveling and would like to flag my credit card for use in [country]."

"Okay Sir. Will [she] be traveling with you?"

"... No." (Yes.)

"I ask because I see her name on the account."

"She's been deceased for a couple of years now. [I cried in your shitty branch while we closed her account, remember!?]"

"[awkward apology]"

"It's fine. It happens all the time [you fucking charmed-life normie]."

They pretend to know her for only the bureaucratic residue she left behind.

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It's my pleasure to announce htop 2.2.0! hisham.hm/htop/

Includes Solaris support, bugfixes and features for many platforms (Linux improvements, macOS High Sierra OS bug detection, OpenBSD battery reading, --tree option)

Many thanks to the awesome community!

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Meeting tomorrow with the owner of a media outlet considering selling it to the employees as a , but they are having some trouble grokking the structure.

So my goal will be to try to get the idea across as simply as possible, meaning I will sadly *not* be using this gorgeous flow chart of mediacoop.ca's multistakeholder architecture...

One of the many things I love about working from home is experimenting with snacks.

almond butter and banana on a toasted English muffin topped with toasted coconut, warmed raw honey, and cinnamon

After finally I'm left wandering how to engage fully with other social media. Maybe if I put this here. ofthebreach.com/post/smaller-s

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Slideshare from Tokyo Nerd Nite presentation on Platform Co-operativism last night. Hope I did the movement justice... if anything I know I started a discussion and planted some seeds of co-op ideas!



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