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More sleepy dogs! This is Rey being spooned by his best buddy, Comrade Asa.

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that is to say, people being selfish in a system that rewards them for being selfish is not evidence that people are fundamentally selfish

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An opportunity for Golang devs to work on a great FOSS project with funding: Bringing Gitea to the Fediverse with ActivityPub support and the ForgeFed protocol

github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issu

#golang #gitea #fediverse #activitypub #forgefed #gofed #fedeproxy #foss

Time TBD. Probably at 1100 when they open so that it's lunch time when I'm wrapping up unless somsone else wants to push it back.

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Hi fediverse folks. I'm going to The Overlook (overlookclimbing.com/) bouldering gym today and then probably grabbing a beer or some tacos at one of the breweries next door. If you'd like to join me, I'd love to meet some fellow Atlantans and near-Atlantans.

Interviewer: "Please name 20 git commands."
Me: "git checkout."

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From July 10th through July 17th we expect to join the @codeberg #Docuthon! We're not actually on Codeberg, but everyone should spend some time on documentation and this seems like a good time to do it!

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πŸš€ Alright fedi gang, do your magic. Looking for a junior #Django dev in the UTC+05:00 to UTC+08:00 timezone.

The company is a small biz, and isn't a total dumpster fire as far as treating you goes. I was quite pleasantly surprised, in fact. Fully remote.

Project is ~2 months in and a standard Django thingy.

You'll work with me. Feel free to check my site to get a sense of who I am. Happy to help you throughout your onboarding and beyond. Ask me questions on my XMPP/Telegram.

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@coopcloud I have a stupid nit picky complaint: the sentence "An alternative to corporate clouds built by tech co-ops" sounds like corporate clouds are built by tech co-ops and this is an alternative to them.

I regretfully admit that I still put some in my sweet tea.

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Everything wrong with capitalism summed up in one image:

Chimera Linux looks like exactly what I've been wanting for years, but if they start calling it "BSD/Linux" I'm out. chimera-linux.org/

Obviously the point is "do not eat explosive watermelons if your legs are made out of PVC pipe"

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Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services just sent out this picture, and I think it gets the point across nicely:

Happy 2021! The International Day of Cooperatives is something I just learned about: un.org/en/observances/cooperat

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One way to boost International Cooperative Day is to post on social media a list of cooperatives in your area. So many go unseen or unrecognized.

Alternative idea: an OpenCollective/Patreon style site where you post lists of ballot initiatives and anyone who wants to support them can put money in. Or it makes it easy for activist groups to post their own initiatives and if enough join you buy the shares and propose it. It would handle the money, proxy voting, etc. to make it easy for activist groups to collectively become activist investors. No fees, you keep the co-op or non-profit alive by taking a small percent of any dividends.

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Are there cooperative investment portfolios or index funds? 

I'm thinking everyone buys in for a certain amount, you invest that money and distribute any returns or dividends based on the input amount, but you vote all voting shares the same way (based on a proxy vote) so that once the fund gets big enough you can compete with the big single investors and forcefully democratize capitalist markets in the same way labor unions do the workplace? If not: any accountants want to help me start a co-op?

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