I'd love more tech people to think about housing, and more housing people to think about tech.
To that end I've been co-organising an event with @kawaiipunk (and other people I can't @ mention).
You can come and hear me speak about https://kanthaus.online/en and other things :)
It's 7pm Wednesday November 28th at space4 in London.
Here is a nice link https://www.meetup.com/London-CoTech-Meetup/events/256342790/
Recently I’ve noticed that more images here on mastodon seem to have descriptions for the vision impaired. Thanks very much to everyone who is doing this, it’s making my social media experience a heck of a lot better.
Thinking about all the surprising parts of doing software engineering work -- like the hours spent getting the friggin' build to work -- I wrote down a list of some of the Things Nobody Told Me About Being a Software Engineer: https://anaulin.org/blog/things-nobody-told-me-about-being-a-software-engineer/
do you know people/communities in the #SanFrancisco area that could host me for some days in the coming weeks? I will attend #WikiCite at the end of the month, coming around early as I don't do 10,000km every day! :D
I would love to use this time to meet/live with locals into #Ecoliving #KnowledgeSharing #LibreSoftware #Wikimedians... or just great human beings in general :) boosts welcome & DMs open! #SanFrancisco #Oakland #CowoSlowTourism #hosting #hospex
I got me a scuttlebutt my magic string is:
I didn't actually write anything of interest on it yet. Let's see how it goes.
Kinda seems kind of like another thing to keep me removed from my todo list.
Will be more lured by interesting content, any recommendations?
Scenery changed a bit...
Ooh so good to be in some nature. With 4G reception. Co-op hitching trip in full swing. Updates/reports come after.
There can be no agency in a hierarchy - only the receiving of orders from above and the compulsion to push them below. Individualism and hierarchies are mutually opposed, but they are sold together in through obfuscation. Many believe that hierarchies somehow produce individual autonomy, although this is clearly an ignorance of the highest order. Tell me when you're packed on to a commuter train or stuck in your car on a motorway at your boss's order how free you feel.
I just watched a documentary about the M11 link road protests in London in the mid 90s near to where I was born, was very good!
Even though the road was built in the end the protest seemed to have wider impact on road building.
I'm tired of talking about ethics in tech without talking about the inherently unethical economic framework that tech shapes and participates in.
the trap of the large tech company;
it attracts otherwise smart and ethical people,
who want to help the *huge number of users*
have a slightly better experience.
nevermind the richest getting richer
#Bitcoin must die
If Bitcoin were to cease trading tomorrow, 0.5% of the world’s electricity demand would simply disappear. This is roughly equivalent to the output of ten coal-fired power plants, emitting 50 million tonnes of CO2 per year – which would cover one year’s worth of the carbon emission cuts required to limit temperature rises this century to 2C.
We're putting together a 35c3 talk submission about Karrot (https://github.com/yunity/karrot-frontend) and our more grassroots/democratic/co-operative/solidarity based approach (compared with top down startup/charity).
We currently have a bit of a mishmash of ideas and words in an etherpad doc, would anybody be up for giving some input/editing to make it into something clear and compelling?
That voice that's telling you that you didn't do enough today is capitalism and it's lying.
Thanks so much for all the responses so far, I wrote a list of possible stops on the CoTech thread https://community.coops.tech/t/a-little-uk-co-op-tour/1064/9
I'll reply individually/privately to co-ordinate visits, thanks!
Hola #SocialCoop users,
We did it! The server migration was a success!
We're now running on a fresh and shiny new server and with a new object storage service.
You might still see something wonky here and there - perhaps a missing images here and there - do let us know and we'll try and put it right.
If you have queries or problems please contact us on our chat channel https://riot.im/app/#/room/#SocialCoop:matrix.org.
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]