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#1yrago The Tories replaced benefits with "universal credit" and left a town to starve

It is with mixed feelings that I switched my over from Cryogen (Clojure-based) to Hugo (Go-based). GitLab CI was taking too long to rebuild the site, causing LetsEncrypt renewal to fail, and the choice is either to bake a new Docker image with Cryogen dependencies pre-cached or to switch and enjoy Hugo's flexibility and themes.

The Academic and Call me Sam themes are brilliant!

Disappointing how much center-left media discourse of big tech focuses on antitrust / "break them up" fantasies and how little is about promoting alternatives like co-operative ownership and open source. Neoliberal "thought leaders" cannot seem to conceive of approaches other than "greed is good but let's add a layer of government regulation".

@Antanicus In a prior research life, I wrote about a market failure mode, but it was only ever circulated in preprint form:

Later, my colleagues got a related paper peer-reviewed, but not in an economics journal:

The Ph.D. guy strikes back! I introduced him to Mark Fisher's "Capitalist Realism" to challenge his assumption that there's no alternative to capitalism. Turns out he "can't seem to find any alternative theory" in academic press, which is why he can't believe in any viable alternative to capitalism. This is no longer a metter of stupidity or ignorance, this is flat out indoctrination...

Hello world!

I joined Mastodon a while back as @michel_slm - and decided to join as the logical follow-up to having a decentralized, federated platform.

I've been involved in open source, especially for a while, and have been passive members of co-op businesses before but would like to be more active this time round.

Thanks to @vmatekole for fixing the technical issues that were causing a backlog for new accounts!

Keeping the other account for general toots. 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]