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: http://bjoernkarmann.dk/project_alias
- The adminbook, a wonderfully ugly design for the ideal sysadmin notebook: https://m.habr.com/en/post/437912/
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:
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".
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:
Latest review: Jackson Rising, about Cooperation Jackson and the efforts to build a solidarity economy in the Deep South of the US. (Sorry #readinggroup, 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!?]"
"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. #griefmines
It's my pleasure to announce htop 2.2.0! https://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!
Meeting tomorrow with the owner of a media outlet considering selling it to the employees as a #WorkerCoop, 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...
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!
One small step for me. #firstpost
like you, I am complex and interesting
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