Having spent the last week remote working in a rural hut just south of Lillehammer I’ve been struck how much more at home I felt there than much of my time in Oslo since moving to Norway last year. I’ve experienced it other times in nature here too and realised only yesterday it’s because it’s universal; nature’s culture isn’t tied to a flag, language or set of customs — it follows loosely the same principles everywhere. Was quite a relief, finding home like that.
As I’ve accelerated some research in two areas recently (#greenweb and #openvideo) it’s been front of my mind. Do I want a wiki or better use of tags in my CMS? Have been using Pocket to capture but it feels half the solution; I can only export a text file of links. And how to collaborate on that research?
I recently stumbled into an vintage car show & looking at the cars still chugging after 50+ years & were mostly built here in the UK, found myself wondering why nostalgia for a lost manufacturing industry in the US, UK & elsewhere is dominated by the right & nationalism rather than green / circular economy. So was very pleased to learn of #cosmolocalism (design global, build local) in Michel Bauwens’ new book, feat Kate Raworth: http://commonstransition.org/p2p-accounting-for-planetary-survival/
Like, I guess, many, I’ve dreamt of sitting in a plane cockpit at the control since I was a kid. As I got older reality hit: first the cost, later the climate irresponsibility. But this weekend, thanks to my mum, I went up in a motor-less glider. The cost is low: ~£8($10) per winch launch plus club fees, & the carbon cost is near nothing. I was up 1800 feet for 28 minutes. Each weekend gliders zigzag the country and I had no idea. It was incredible — and I still can’t quite believe it happened.
Karin Gerritsen of Semper IT showed a really nice, open source peer-to-peer crowdfunding site/app today at #Civicamp #Amsterdam built using #CiviCRM, Drupal, Views, Rules and https://github.com/veda-consulting/uk.co.vedaconsulting.pcpteams — used for a number of sites including the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Four days after #Mozfest18 and I’m still no closer to figuring out if the @internetsociety’s logo looks like a Death Star knowingly or accidentally...
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