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I made myself a week planner!

I hand drew it on a piece of card then laminated it, my regular things are stuck on, but will get some whiteboard markers for more random things probably.

Little cards in the pot on the left are for exciting ideas of things to do one day... I can dig them out if motivation is suitable.

I like not putting any precise timings on it at all, probably suits my week style for now.

To improve my mental state, I printed out some photos of places I've been over the years.

I then picked the best 8 that gave me the sense of deep peace/warmth/joy.

This feeling is my memory of the state I was in when I took the photo, not the photo itself, so you get to have your own unique experience when looking at them, but maybe they bring you a something also nice.

Here there are! 1/2

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I would love to see a federated hospitality platform emerge. Maybe using activity pub and those kind of vocabularies.

Trust is highly important in hospex and the instance you choose could be the thing you put your trust in. So can have instances entirely run by and for non-male persons, or any other groups.

Would also like allowlist only federation, so trust is explicit. And bake in democratic features too.

Oh it could be so cool!

I'm so sad at the direction warmshowers went. Used to be open source, free to use, and community volunteer driven.

Now it's closed source (last I could tell), pay to use, and the software development is contracted out (at high cost).

Recently an ex volunteer made an alternative app that accessed the API, and they shutdown the API for all apps (including the official one) until they could do something. Actively hostile to community.

I also need to discover more about what that deep resistance inside me is all about πŸ€”

... I guess I'll need to go to a self-discovery spiritual energy workshop to find out πŸ˜†

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I have a deep resistance and scepticism towards a lot of self-discovery spiritual energy workshop culture.

I also see the deep need for us become more spiritual and reconnected beings. Within ourself, with each other, and with nature.

I would love that transformation to occur deeply embedded in our existing local communities, not in utopian fantasy worlds.

The underlying economics of workshop culture seems to still be capitalism. Powered by money that comes from an under-examined other place.

oh I miss opportunities for informal music jamming.

here's me (on the piano) with some people (that I don't see now) having a nice jam some years ago.

the most fucked up thing is there is *loads* of space for this *physically* but not socially/economically.

think empty/pointless shops. they should be open social spaces.

I think most people have never even experienced an open social space so don't even notice it missing ... and if they do encounter one, they have no idea how to be in it.

Dear Fediverse! A friendly designer created a very lovely leaflet for us to be used in our spring campaign #ConnectingGardens (attached).

Unfortunately, the design is in a private format... can anyone here please help us in creating a similar leaflet (we give you the sources) in Inkscape, Scribus or other open formats? Please DM

Besides our digital hugs and presumably good karma, you will also receive your very personal starter kit from us - full of #Open #Source #Seeds and <3

Please remember: functional cookies (login session, shopping carts) do not need user consent. So every time you see one of this oversized cookie banners someone is trying (often through dark patterns) to make you accept the whole tracking and spying as well. Don't be mad at the legislative for creating the need for tracking consent. Be mad at the websites that are trying to stir you up against that law by annoying you with those banners.

When asked about fears of automation in 1969, Arthur C. Clarke famously said that we shouldn't worry about automation: "the goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play." I have never seen his answer quoted in full.

Hey! Researching + trying to identify a framework for a cooperatively-owned software. Seeking any leads / thoughts!

This is the project:

That moment I really viscerally realised how effective it has been allowing "regular people" to receive a small benefit from capitalism. They then support the whole damn thing. Most of which has nothing to do with a little investing here and there, but with power and domination, and all sorts of other shit.



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them: oh look, <big tech company> has a history of everywhere I've been

me: horrifying isn't it! these big companies spying on us...

them: oh, I've got nothing to hide, how is this bad for me?

me: it's not about you individually, but the power they get from all this data rivals or exceeds that of governments, and that impacts decisions made about many aspects of our lives in very real ways

them: well, I've got shares in <big tech company>


question for instance admins, please boost 

Are there any instance admins in the fediverse who would take significant steps in order to avoid cooperating with a police investigation (anything from declaring a refusal to cooperate to destroying any data that seems like it could be obtained by the police)?

Just a thought:

Spotify is terrible for musicians by all accounts I've read.

By using it, you aren't helping musicians continue to make their art. Quite the opposite. I think there are other platforms out there that are better like Bandcamp or buying from them more directly.

Support artists! Support the workers that actually create the thing you enjoy. That shit ain't easy.

Computing within Limits Workshop, LIMITS 2021 -- CALL FOR PAPERS
"We restate the question: can design be reoriented from its dependence on the marketplace toward creative experimentation with forms, concepts, territories, and materials, especially when appropriated by subaltern communities struggling to redefine their life projects in a mutually enhancing manner with the Earth?" --Escobar, 2018, p. xvii

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