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The greatest grift the privileged ever ran was convincing everybody that "Anarchy" was another word for "Chaos", and not an ideology based in the dismantling of hierarchy to be replaced with a system founded in equity. It’s almost like a small albeit powerful group of pplΒ΄s privilege and influence depends on a strict pecking order they’d do literally anything to maintain :blobcatglaredrink: . Almost :TDR: :TDR: :TDR: .

Here's a wholesome tip, if you use the "special instructions" box on your online food order to let the workers know that you appreciate their labor and talent, you just might make their day and get a nice note back

I just added what I think is the coolest part to OcapPub... the "Composition" section! This especially shows off how cool ocap design is: Alyssa schedules a backup of her file to run twice a day, and yet the job scheduler which runs the backup has neither access to read the file nor write anything else to the backup service! gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/bl

tech is no more the enemy of the worker than the plow. it is not the yoke but they who put it upon you that must be defeated!

the luddites did not destroy machines in opposition to machinery itself but to those owners that used the machinery to impoverish and immiserate the people ✊️

There are very simple reasons why our system is careening towards disaster:

One is that our system all about getting ahead, standing out, winning, out-competing.
The best way to do that, like any self help book will tell you, is to focus on that goal, your success, above all else.

And so cooperation, compassion, empathy become hindrances.

The higher you climb in a hierarchy the more effectively this pressure will reward those who only care about their success and weed out those who have any other priorities.

So of course the people at the top do not care about the common good or the health of our planet.

I've been thinking a lot about spheres of "value logic" whilst reading doughnut economics book. Something like this, in order of proximity to oneself:

Friends/family freeconomy β†’ managed commons β†’ state β†’ market

Capitalism seems to like to move things from left to right, in general I'd like to move things from right to left.

The further left, the more non-monetary benefits seem to emerge. Like community. And enjoyment. Very effective if you calculated full value to people.

I'm very proud that we implemented democratic features directly into karrot.world/ - currently there is a network of trust to gain editing rights, and discussion then score voting for group removal.

I'm not aware of other bits of software that use democratic processes to actually perform actions within the software. I'm sure there must be some others though...

Standalone democratic process tools kind of miss the point for me. I want to see democracy deeply embedded into our tools.

I learnt a lot of new knots and tarp tricks recently. Loving putting them to use to have a cosy shelter for making morning coffee.

Trying out some new drawing/painting styles. I guess this one is "like a 5 year old would do".

I was inspired seeing your lovely watercolour sketches on your cycle trip @distel - someone bought me a little watercolour set and I had a go!

I think last painting I did was probably 25 years ago in school :/

Any tips/advice/resources? ... I have some way to go ...

A critical look at community land trusts and how the community control can be eroded in favour of investors. Important lesson on be aware who you are accountable to.

jacobinmag.com/2019/07/communi

The Inventaire & OpenData week begins in just under 3 weeks! There is still space for a few more people...

Books, free software and #opendata are friends πŸ“– πŸ’» πŸ”“ Inventaire.io is the platform which brings them together.

This event will be for working on the platform, introducing opendata and reading/discussing books πŸ˜‰

Since it's being hosted at Kanthaus, you'll also get a taste of zero-waste, communal living (in picture) 🏠 ♻️

More info & sign-up:
wiki.inventaire.io/wiki/Invent

Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

video that shares stories from some of the front-line struggles being waged by women around the world – from Indigenous communities fighting against the colonial dispossession of their lands, to the challenges faced by migrants forced from their homes by economic inequality, climate change, and war.
sub.media/video/trouble-11-des

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