markets, economics, neoliberalism Show more
@douginamug I came across the "Varieties of Capitalism" analysis, which groups market economics into two main types, of which one (Liberal market economy) tends towards deregulation.
So I think it's not just about each individual decision about regulation, but also the general tendency.
Sunbeam.city governance? Show more
software stewardship Show more
i’ve been thinking a lot about software stewardship and software cooperatives lately, in the context of taking responsibility for the craft as a class of craftspeople. i’ve got an essay on the subject on its third draft so maybe i’ll publish it soon but since im on the bus maybe i’ll just blither about it for a bit.
it’s one thing for workers to control the conditions of their toil but another for craftspeople to take responsibility for their craft, and we need to do both.
@kawaiipunk the same principles apply for a more DIY approach, e.g. homemade battery pack from 18650 cells.
Solar panels can be much cheaper than the one I got before (although the very flexible CIGS ones are often pretty pricey still), semi-flexible ones seem cheaper.
I recently bought a small (20w) panel from http://www.photonicuniverse.com/en/catalog/list/category/flex-panels with the idea of getting more/bigger ones for laptop use, unfortunately it seems to have broken, but I haven't had time to investigate or contact them yet.
@kawaiipunk hey, I remember :)
I have managed to power my laptop from solar (my original setup is described here http://ontheroad.nicksellen.co.uk/gear/) - but not without plenty of faff.
Off-the-shell solutions exist, but to me they are expensive and non-modular. I prefer individual components I can recombine. My old 62w panel is pretty dead now, but some components live on.
I could go into much more detail if you're interested :)
social.coop meta, request for feedback Show more
So, if for nothing else than to help people learn from our mistakes, I'd like to start compiling accounts of the unravelling/failure of social.coop.
I will be reaching out to particular people over the next few days, but if anyone out there left/chose not to join social.coop for Reasons and would be willing to talk about it (anonymously if you want), please DM.
Please boost for visibility.
Can be a bit fiddly but very powerful combo.
Don't know about how pure it's free-ness is. Free enough for me :)
I mostly use it for navigating outside cities when walking/cycling. Tend to use Google/maps.me in the city.
Sounds like it might get implemented in loomio too. See https://mobile.twitter.com/loomio/status/1026763660318924800
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]