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:

freedom.press/jobs/job-opening

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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.)

blokada.org/

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:
grnh.se/bcdc38022

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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:

lib.reviews/review/c885f143-67

"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!

slideshare.net/EmiDo1/nerd-nit

social.coop

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]