Nationwide fraud detection is over eager and blocks my transactions from time to time, I complained to them that their algorithm does not accurately fit my usage patterns, but they say there is no problem, when there clearly is a problem for me.

The problem is they've built a big fancy automated system driven by algorithm and I am probably an edge case.

I just had my first patch merged into a project I've just started contributing to, the website foodsharing.de (where people can share unneeded food with others, and coordinate picking up and sharing unsold food from supermarkets).
It's not open source yet (open-sourcing is their next milestone), but it always feels great to contribute to something which makes the world a better place :)

Call for participation!

If you're into #python (#django) or #javascript (#vuejs) development and looking for a project that is driving social change and is owned and run by nice people who care about ethical technology and participatory governance then check out foodsaving.world/.

See the #35C3 talk: media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9882-the_f

Break things: github.com/yunity/karrot-backe + github.com/yunity/karrot-front

Over and Out.

New post up on the CoLET site! "Towards A Slow Tech Movement: Building for Tech Justice" colet.space/slow-tech-movement

Imo, one of the most damning aspects of capitalism is that it encourages people to have consumptive hobbies over creative ones.

It actively seeks to bar people from doing things like cooking, or writing, or making pottery, or anything else of that nature. Activities in which you are making something

Things like that are made either too expensive (in terms of money, or time, or both) or framed as something not worth wasting time on, because you can't support yourself doing art/writing/etc

Anarchists in mainstream media: AAAAAA FUCK LAWS MAKE BOMBS BURN DOWN EVERY BUILDING, EVERYONE DIES YOU EITHER KILL YOURSELF OR GET KILLED, 5EDGY3ME
Anarchists IRL: I just want to be able to spend 20 hours a week baking bread for my commune and spend the rest of the time tending my garden and hanging out with my cats

everybody wants a revolution but nobody wants to do the dishes

RT @brexit_sham@twitter.com: Great speech from @MhairiBlack@twitter.com "This entire farce is emblematic of Britain's broken democracy, a referendum held to appease an Etonian boy's club that was won on the back of financial corruption of elites." ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/brexit_sham/status

Crowdfunder to help a Brazilian woman continue studying for an economics masters.

gofundme.com/fdwk3u-helping

.... this is basically my hope for saving humanity - getting wider perspectives involved in constructing these economic systems that determine so much.

No cheesy heart tugging music needed to get behind that!

(Also really impressed with the other students who organised to support her)

For me, it kinds of sums up the disconnect that can exist between the very well-intentioned people who a) develop software, b) deploy software to support community-building goals, and c) use that software in their communities. I'm convinced that hosting more conversations that include all three kinds of people could lead to improvements in the #UX of ethical tech, to the point where it's much better than any of the #DataFarms. That's my vision for the CTA and/or #OAE:
loomio.org/g/exAKrBUp/open-app

What a nice thing to read in a UN report:

There needs to be a shift away from economic models that value growth for growthโ€™s sake, toward a new mindset that respects planetary boundaries, recognizes the economy as a subset of nature, and supports the concept of living in harmony with nature (reflected in SDG targets 8.4, 12.2 and 12.8, in particular)

sustainabledevelopment.un.org/

The Equal Care in the UK has 9 days left in their crowdfunder campaign. Help them create the first multi-stakeholder platform social care cooperative: crowdfunder.co.uk/equal-care-c

I'll be talking about 'Cooperatively developed software tools for food saving communities" (aka Karrot) at Newspeak house in London this coming Wednesday.

6:30pm upstairs in the drawing room at the start of ration club (so you can hang out after for eating and chatting).

More info ----> nwspk.com/events?id=445#event-

Here's a list of things that matter more than your ability to hold a job:

- your mental health
- your physical health
- your heart
- your kindness
- your willingness to listen to others and empathize with them
- your sense of humor (lol)
- your family, blood or chosen
- your creativity
- your morals
- you, as you are

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