We've been having a bit of a summer (well, autumn soon) pause for Karrot, especially as I (@nicksellen) have been on a bike tour ๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿ•๏ธ

BUT we have very exciting news! ๐Ÿ“ฐ

We're through to the next round of the nlnet funding thing we applied for ๐Ÿค‘ ๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐Ÿ’ธ

Will be bigger celebration if we get all the way, but nice to celebrate for now! ๐ŸŽˆ ๐Ÿพ

Found an interesting free eBook site. Standard eBooks takes public domain books from sites like Gutenberg and Internet Archives an then gives them a massage; typeography, spelling check, real metadata, modern eBook formats and more.

Here is a link to Henry George,'s , 1881 'Progress and Poverty'. George was an influential economist and proposed a single tax on private property, to fund public transportation and a basic income.

standardebooks.org/ebooks?quer

See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress

I'm using the wordpress activitypub plugin, posting over at @nick - but despite choosing to only use the excerpt and permalink as the activitypub content, it posts the whole post without formatting, and it looks a mess.

I am using the "more" block in each of my posts, usually after the first paragraph, and I'd assumed that "excerpt" is the bit before the "more" block?

any ideas?

I started a journey to fetch my bike that I had to abandon in Germany last year! ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿ•๏ธ

The first part is a campervan trip ๐Ÿš, then will migrate to a bike trip later.

Updates will be over on my new travel blog travels.nicksellen.co.uk (easier for non-fedi people) ๐Ÿ“

But you can also follow in here via @nick (thanks to activity pub wordpress plugin โ™ฅ๏ธ)

Will be happy for comments! (First level fedi replies come through as comments on the blog) ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

Dating on the #fediverse ?

How cool would that be? Can we make it unique and much different and better than what regular #dating sites tend to offer? Much more than mindless swiping left of right, judging people like prize animals?

Participate in a brainstorm on #lemmy and let your imagination roam freely (well.. mind the CoC, though ๐Ÿ˜€ ).

lemmy.ml/post/71396

Also, I wondered if @ntnsndr has connected with Cybernetics (anarchist or otherwise) at all?

There is some network/flow between co-ops, commons, anarchism, community organising, cybernetics, ... with some academic connection, some grassroots stuff...

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After reading Anarchist Cybernetics by Thomas Swann in our @karrot book club, he pointed us to the Anarchic Agreements 1&2 that he had worked on (see anarchyrules.info/publications) which had been used in some form in the creation of one of the groups that use Karrot (foodsharing Copenhagen). Nice circle!

I'm really happy to share that I've transfered the #ForkAwesome project to a group of very passionate individuals. Thanks to their patience and motivation, there is a future for set of #Icons that grew so important for a lot of people in the #floss community. Special thanks to @douginamug who made this transition process so smooth and for driving the community. Follow the project at @forkawesome and on forkaweso.me

Hey #Fediverse! There is a new #project: #OpenHospitalityNetwork (#OHN). It helps to connect travellers with those who want to host them. Like AirBnB but better, focusing on the core idea of it.

Website: openhospitalitynetwork.github.

Today's ๐Ÿ“… meeting 6pm CEST: pad.kanthaus.online/ohn

"Remember that stuff about crazy people and bad code? The internet is that except itโ€™s literally a billion times worse. Websites that are glorified shopping carts with maybe three dynamic pages are maintained by teams of people around the clock, because the truth is everything is breaking all the time, everywhere, for everyone. Right now someone who works for Facebook is getting tens of thousands of error messages and frantically trying to find the problem before the whole charade collapses. Thereโ€™s a team at a Google office that hasnโ€™t slept in three days. Somewhere thereโ€™s a database programmer surrounded by empty Mountain Dew bottles whose husband thinks sheโ€™s dead. And if these people stop, the world burns. Most people donโ€™t even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldnโ€™t make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants."

www.stilldrinking.org/programming-sucks

Must read by the creator of dogecoin ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡
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RT @ummjackson
I am often asked if I will โ€œreturn to cryptocurrencyโ€ or begin regularly sharing my thoughts on the topic again. My answer is a wholehearted โ€œnoโ€, but to avoid repeating myself I figure it might be worthwhile briefly explaining why hereโ€ฆ
twitter.com/ummjackson/status/

Would be amazing to have #QuadraticVoting integrated in code-forges (e.g. @codeberg, @gitea_blog_bot, github) so that people can indicate relative importance of issues **and be encouraged to review issues they've opened/voted upon**

This would be a big feature, but possibly an incredible feature, motivating the crowd to do its own triaging ๐Ÿค”

@karrot @Matt_Noyes @neil @dazinism @kawaiipunk @ntnsndr @mariha @bhaugen

Reminder: This is happening later today:

โฒ๏ธ 9am West Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 12pm East Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 5pm London
โฒ๏ธ 18:00 Central Europe

โ˜Ž๏ธ call link --> socialcoop.meet.coop/nic-djg-e

(or in info a fresh toot I made today social.coop/@nicksellen/106533)

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โ˜• today I'm holding a Community Cafe session:

๐Ÿฅ• Hands on introductory session about Karrot community organising tool: "Start a group, become a community" --> karrot.world @karrot

๐Ÿ“… 6th July (2021-07-06) - i.e. today!

โฒ๏ธ 9am West Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 12pm East Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 5pm London
โฒ๏ธ 18:00 Central Europe

โ˜Ž๏ธ call link --> socialcoop.meet.coop/nic-djg-e

๐ŸŽฒ have a play with karrot in advance --> karrot.world/#/groupPreview/27

Has anyone got any experience in relicensing a codebase from MIT to AGPL?

Ideally, an actually real case of it, with any of the complications or niggles that might arise.

New here, so hi everyone. I am a self taught p2p dev, working with a hypercore protocol aka Dat :)

In my previous life I studied political science with communication studies + lingustics with literature.

I do daily video logs to stay motivated with my current foss project called DatDot. This is the latest log from yesterday :)
youtu.be/TZGlBijSd78

โ˜• I'm going to hold a Community Cafe session:

๐Ÿฅ• Hands on introductory session about Karrot community organising tool: "Start a group, become a community" --> karrot.world @karrot

๐Ÿ“… 6th July (2021-07-06) - i.e. Tuesday next week

โฒ๏ธ 9am West Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 12pm East Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 5pm London
โฒ๏ธ 18:00 Central Europe

โ˜Ž๏ธ call link TBC

๐Ÿ‘ฌ Pinging people who might be interested @Matt_Noyes @neil @dazinism @kawaiipunk @ntnsndr @mariha @bhaugen

๐Ÿ‘ฅ have a play! karrot.world/#/groupPreview/27

Why is Grimes wrong about "AI being the fastest way to communism"?

Yes a lot of things could be more automated. In the past I worked in factories which were almost entirely automated, and which most people have no idea exist. That was possible by the 1990s.

It turns out that the problem of freeing people from drudgery using automation isn't the real issue. Much of that has already been technically possible for many decades. The problem is that scarcity is deliberately created and class relations are artificially manufactured in a very real sense.

There are lots of empty houses, and yet there is a housing crisis.

There is no shortage of food production, yet a significant number of people depend on strictly rationed food banks.

None of that is an accident. It's all due to the ideology of the ruling class, which needs to maintain prejudice and scarcity to remain in its position. A lot of the stuff about "work ethic" and rushing to get people back to into workplaces is really about keeping the ordinary worker in a position of subordination, even if the work they're doing is really just a "BS job" or mere "busy work".

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