"The coronavirus outbreak is, ultimately, a lesson in not just the inherent systemic fragilities in industrial civilization, but also the limits of its underlying paradigm."
"Getting through coronavirus will be an exercise not just in building societal resilience, but relearning the values of cooperation, compassion, generosity and kindness, and building systems which institutionalize these values. "
Sounds nice 😀
"emsenn everything is very dire but I don't know what I can do to address it."
1) Increase your independence from the kyriarchy
2) so you can more safely sabotage it
Being independent from the kyriarchy means learning to see where you're dependent on it, and cultivating ways to meet those needs elsewhere.
That usually means building meaningful local communities that can provide real material support, by making food, clothes, medicines, so on.
social.coop tech meta, upgrade commencing
🙋 Everything seems good!
✨ We're now on the latest and greatest version of mastodon (v3.1.2) (https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v3.1.2)
🐛 let me know if you find any bugs/issues!
social.coop tech meta, upgrade commencing
🚀 doing the upgrade in a few minutes from now! there will be a short period of downtime whilst the upgrade happens.
💬 come and join us (aka me) in the matrix tech chat room if you want some company --> https://riot.im/app/#/room/#social.coop.tech:matrix.org
👋 see you on the other side...
Clearview scraped billions of photos for its facial recognition app.
New docs reveal it's been used by more than 2,200 law enforcement departments, government agencies, and companies across 27 countries.
🎪 can anyone recommend some nice events/festivals/conferences this year? (doing some year planning...)
🎩 topics: FOSS, food, co-ops, new/regenerative/gift economy, ecovillages, mutual aid, ... (bonus for all combined!)
🗺️ location: europe, UK
https://landworkersalliance.org.uk/shop/farm-hack-2020/ and https://2020.open.coop/ are interesting to me.
social.coop tech meta, gitlab permissions
please can somebody do this :) all of the mentioned people have sufficient rights.
I am trying to add @michel_slm to the team as he is interested in helping out with tech stuff.
but adding me as owner is best step so I can manage the members.
social.coop tech upgrade
🚀 time for some social.coop upgrades this weekend!
✅ as the others went very smoothly, I feel optimistic we can go up to the very latest release (v3.1.2)
⏰ I don't know exactly when I will do it, have to fit around energy/schedule as usual, but downtime should be minimal as before. I'll announce again just before the downtime starts.
The "freedom to work from anywhere" slogan above was quite accurate.
Doing a social.coop tech call now join https://whereby.com/nicksellen
Sorry for neglecting to give proper notice but I've been traveling today and forgot.
🚗 I'm involved in organising a hackweek in April for https://trustroots.org - kind of an open source and free alternative to couchsurfing etc, that came out of the hitchwiki project (so lots of hitchhikers on it...).
👭 it kind of represents a bit of a reboot of the project, to get more active team again. and we're keen to make it more community-driven...
❓ feel free to ask me questions!
💻 you can register your interest here --> https://trustroots-hackathon.survey.fm/trustroots-hackweek-spring-2020
👍 pls boost!
'Freshare'—fresh, shared data—is a project idea I have about helping collectives to maintain data about themselves, in order to allow new, more resilient forms of cooperation :
I gave a presentation yesterday https://codi.kanthaus.online/p/freshareInitial#/ and have now set up a pad https://codi.kanthaus.online/fresharePad?both and gitlab repository https://gitlab.com/kanthaus/freshare
mental health, depression, capitalism
I've realised I'm probably teetering on the edges of depression and should get some "proper" counselling/therapy. after much pondering/resistance, I think it seems a good step.
what I am quite resentful about is that I believe the cause of much of it is bound up with capitalism but the solution is just more capitalism. it's got me both ways.
... but I think I have to give in this time 😩
189 commits merged, with the oldest dating from nov. 2017, 4689 lines added, 5523 lines removed: big inventaire update today!! feedback welcome :D
I just stumbled across this software to power food co-ops, I don't have any use for it myself now
It seems to be concentrated around Germany/Austria, maybe should get some wider use, seems to be in active development over a sustained period of time.
Call for Candidates: Coordination Working Group
Now that the proposal for the formation of the Coordination Working Group has passed, we'll looking for folks to step up. The group will start with 7 seats, meet monthly or bi-monthly as feels appropriate, and members will receive a $5 solidarity payment for each meeting attended.
To learn more and throw your hat in the ring, check out this poll: https://www.loomio.org/d/DPONRFbU/discussion-and-development-of-an-elected-social-coop-governing-board/31
Just another wandering soul
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