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My friend created this initiative to motivate people to try and grow something this spring - vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers...

I'm going to try something... 🌽 🌻 🍐 πŸ₯¦ πŸ₯• πŸ“

You can visit find out more πŸ†

"Techies think distributed architecture leads to distributed power. But complexity makes users dependent on middle men. Social networks beat blogs because web hosting is too hard for most people. The path to decentralization is not distributed consensus algorithms it’s simplicity"

There is that story of the architect / urban planner who waited to see where people walk first before deciding which bits to pave into paths.

I wish that idea had been scaled up to all of society. Let people be free to do their thing, then build infrastructure to support them to do those things.

So many things we have to interact with are clearly designed with a purpose other than just to support us to do our thing. Social welfare, land use laws, citizenship rules, social media algorithms.

structural racism, bigotry, transphobia, IDW 

A Letter of Dissasociation from Michel Bauwens, by P2P left and supporters.

A person I formerly respected. Please read, sign, and boost.

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

Social.Coop members -- tired of using surveillance capitalist platforms for video conferencing? Sign up for your account on our new BigBlueButton instance. Open source and cooperative.

Say hello to Co-op Cloud. It’s a system designed for small libre hosting providers based upon docker swarm.

Find out more:

We also have a public matrix room at

#FOSS #libre #hosting #coopcloud

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

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>


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