@LeoSammallahti @Matt_Noyes
In the meet.coop forum I've just posted some notes for Nathan Schneider's upcoming session

Nathan will be talking about going beyond open source, and what he calls 'governable stacks'.

Sections 5 and 6 of the notes suggest ways in which this commons of digital means aka meet.coop is not a typical coop. Find <FLOSS> to see references to open source and its differences from commoning a radical stack of digital means.

A part of a new blog article I am writing about open source and the cooperative movement.

Let me know if you have some thoughts or links relevant about the topic!

Criticism intensifies after #BigOil admits ‘gaslighting’ public over green aims

Criticism in the US of the #oil #industry’s obfuscation over the #ClimateCrisis is intensifying after internal documents showed companies attempted to distance themselves from agreed climate goals, admitted “gaslighting” the public over purported efforts to go green, and even wished critical activists be infested by bedbugs.


Historically we've accepted this fallacy of "They'll do this out of the goodness of their hearts because they love the kids so much," but that thinking doesn't cut it anymore. We have to come up with approaches where school districts treat teacher recruitment like major corporations treat talent acquisition, and schools of education should be partners in rethinking that process.


Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.

- Salman Rushdie

In Digitally Literate #343 - digitallyliterate.net/dl-343/

Man, the original The Trip series (Coogan 2010) is really good background watching when you're doing chores.

Lots of impersonations of famous actors and a tour of good .

uspol, advertising 

I know it's election season already, but sticking three different flyers to our door when there's a perfectly good mailbox closer to the street is just tacky and rude.

What, you want our house to double as free advertising?

Now that the Ethereum Merge is complete, you can get the NFT of @VitalikButerin's new book Proof of Stake using... proof of stake! proofofstake.gitcoin.co

The book shows that V has been thinking toward the Merge since before Ethereum even went live.

It's the LAST DAY for my kickstarter for a DRM-free audiobook edition of Chokepoint Capitalism, the book Rebecca Giblin and I wrote about how tech- and entertainment monopolies rip off artists, and how to unrig those terrible creative labor markets:


("This book really gets it" - Stephen Fry)


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Said it before and I’ll say it again: if people were so fucking het up about the price of gas, I didn’t see them drive like it for one single solitary day.

It is pretty astounding how differently are viewed in different societies/countries. Many African and Asian countries have co-op ministries and/or support for co-ops written into their constitutions, for instance. Hence, the politics of cooperativism is also very different in, say, India than it is here in the US. Can you imagine the Ds and Rs arguing over who's done more for co-ops in their election rhetoric?


delisting one of my fediverse ID 

I've delisted my democracy.town account from my @keyoxide proof - keyoxide.org/5dce2e7e9c3b1cffd

TL;DR - will write about it - but suffice it to say I prefer the company of people who can engage in civil discussions without namecalling and banning (while hiding behind anonymous fictional characters)

Prolonged droughts and insufficient moisture can contribute to a tipping event that transforms a rain forest ecosystem into an environment resembling a savanna. “Increasingly, if this drought intensity is above a certain threshold, then we have a straight transition from a forest state... denny.micro.blog/2022/09/14/pr

My goodness. There is still a company that sells floppy disks: 8-inch, 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch!

"We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business

Turns out the obsolete floppy is way more in demand than you’d think"


Via Hacker News [ news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3 ].

#RetroComputing #FloppyDisks #Storage #Computers


The odd thing about the mad announcements by supermarkets, cycling orgs etc. is that we have well-established mourning rituals: wear black; have a minute's silence before major events; toll the church bells. If you want to show respect to the dead, you know how to do it! That's the whole point of a ritual! Why is everyone being so weird about it?

@vincent it's apparently very dangerous and toxic to them, so jokes aside don't do it. I just thought the rhyme was amusing vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet

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