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There's a nice mini-exhibition on some social housing projects in the UK at the V&A Museum at the moment.

This fact is pretty amazing: "In the mid-1970s nearly half the population of England and Wales lived in council houses"

But as we know... "with the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979 the housing sector underwent rapid privitisation. Local authority architects' departments were disbanded, public land was sold off, and millions of council homes were bought[...]"

This also looks nice.

“Walden, a game is an exploratory narrative and open world simulation of the life of American philosopher Henry David Thoreau during his experiment in self-reliant living at Walden Pond. […] players are surrounded by the beauty of the woods and the Pond, which hold a promise of a sublime life beyond these basic needs.”

waldengame.com/

When I was a kid my Mum got me and my brother a game for the Amstrad called "Osprey!"

"The object of the game is to allocate wardens to help the ospreys successfully nest, rear young and survive the hazards that threaten them."

Very sad to say that to my like 5 year old self it just wasn't as fun as Harrier Attack, based on the Falklands War, but I love her for trying.

mobygames.com/game/osprey

Hey this looks nice.

"Block’hood is a city building simulator video game that focuses on ideas of ecology, interdependence and decay."

plethora-project.com/blockhood

Homes for people, not for profit

No more deaths on our streets

No property, no poverty, lets do this properly

iPhone X R

A circuit made from lemons, copper coins and galvanised (zinc-coated) nails. Lighting up a low-current LED.

The copper and zinc are electrodes, amd the lemon juice is an electrolyte. The acid in the lemon juice reacts chemically with the zinc and liberates electrons. These flow to the copper. Three of these electrochemical batteries in series is enough to light a low-current LED.

I mean this stuff is like woahhh. Absolutely fascinating!

A 9V battery, some test leads and croc clips, a resistor and an LED. I am way more excited about this LED lighting up than perhaps I would have expected to be. This is loads of fun.

I’m even enjoying measuring the resistance of resistors with the multimeter and cross-checking against the reading from the coloured bands.

My keyboard is about 15 years old – a classic and still going strong!

The mouse has stopped working though. Hope I can fix it.

A very nice Christmas Homebrew Website Club in London this eve.

Blog posts were written, h-feeds were unmunged, replies were sent, ideas were discussed and mince pies were consumed.

Back in the New Year!

Book launch of Make Rojava Green Again at SOAS. The social ecology aspects of the project there.

It’s a lovely looking book. Proceeds go to fund projects of the Internationalist Commune in Rojava.

Nice to see coop principles in the appendix.

makerojavagreenagain.org

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”

Kicking off in London today. Extinction Rebellion shut down the bridges with non-violent civil disobedience. I caught some of it on Westminster Bridge. Then around the corner to Whitehall where the anti-racism/anti-fascism march finished. There was a handful of fascists there who were shouted down and escorted away by the police. To round it off I saw Peterloo in Kilburn. The state brutally suppressing a peaceful protest in Manchester asking for suffrage at a time when only 3% had the vote.

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