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It’s here! ISSUE 02: Inoculate, hot off the distributed press. This issue contains eight creative piecesβ€”(non)fiction, interactive media, and stories from the front lines of alternative networks built on care & solidarity.

Read it on the World Wide Web:

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We're kicking off the commons.hour - a monthly open gathering to learn, share and co-design a governance model and handbook for - tech infra initiatives like

πŸ“† Monday 27th at 18h UTC


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cc @Matt_Noyes @matslats @jdaviescoates @coopsmark @msavoritias @zkat @coopcloud @donestech @Stacco @jamiem @fredsultan @Sybille_Saint_Girons @disco_coop @agaric @strypey @flgnk @oli

Me: I'll take the dog for a walk to wear him out before bed!

[does so]

Dog: [runs back and forth between the bed and the couch frantically for an hour as soon as we get home]

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"Shadowfax, the Lord of all Horses..."

so he shows up later in the day, takes long vacations and takes credit for the work of other horses

Co-op idea: Several of my neighbors and I periodically need a truck but don't have one to borrow and don't want to bear the expense and difficulty of using one as a daily driver. I wonder if anyone has ever collectively purchased a neighborhood co-op truck? You'd all split the cost and maintenance based on logged miles. Whomever parks it pays a bit less maybe.

Negativity about Bluetooth audio 

Does anyone actually understand bluetooth? Apparently if I add a new device to these headphones, it means that the button now can't start podcasts on my phone even if it's the only connected device. That makes perfect sense *eyeroll*

Libertarianism (is bad) 

Periodic reminder that "Libertarianism is Bad and You Should Feel Bad" ( and the followup episode "Libertarianism is Still Bad & You Should Still Feel Bad" ( are possibly the most useful episodes of OA and if you think you might be leaning Libertarian you should listen to them and then redirect your energy to something more self consistent and that doesn't hurt others.

My boss: "We're like a family here!"
Me: "then may I please have a living wage?"
My boss: "No!"

Anyways, the result is that now the dog can't get out of the garage even if I have the door open.

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Turns out a bike and a couple of ratchet straps are more practical than my tiny 2 seater car:

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Worf: People are always saying things to me.
Jadzia: Like what?
Worf: Anything. I hate it and it needs to stop.

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starting a co-op; seeking guidance 

I and a few others around here are starting a software cooperative!

We (think we) generally have a handle on things but there are a few decisions and details we'd love to have some guidance on. I know there are plenty of folks around here who might have advice but I didn't want to impose on any of you. Sooo please reply or DM if you have the time/energy to answer a few questions?

And by "debug album" I of course mean "debut". The album has already been debugged and this is the production release, I'm sure.

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I forget if I recommended this or not already, but next consider getting The Faux Paws self-titled debug album:

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"haha this little baby thinks that when you can't see something it doesn't exist!"

The human and ecological consequences of our global capitalist economy: πŸ˜’

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freelance programmer for hire, please boost! 

hey im looking for work!
generalist freelance programmer.
8 years of experience with the unity game engine, with lots of knowledge of other languages along the way.

i am good at:
- graphics programming (raw opengl, glsl, cg, hlsl, etc)
- procedural generation (meshes, terrain, etc)
- gameplay programming
- game design
- extremely flexible and can learn whatever is needed

Okay, I'll bite… mmm, I love donuts.

So what *is* the deal with airline food?

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