Finally got around to choosing a #CRM to replace the elaborate spreadsheet that contains the last 15 years of my organization's contact history.
The transition is gonna be a lot of work, but I can already see how much better this will make our lives, and more effective our work, when it is done...
If you're going to try out Mastodon do a bit of research on which instance to choose. It's like picking which neighbourhood you want to live in.
The word ‘sweet’ can be traced back to the Old English ‘swete’, an adjective that meant, ‘pleasing to the senses, mind or feelings’. Its origins are Proto-Indo-European (‘*swad’, Sanskrit svādu) which makes the word over 5000 years old.
'Sweet’ was used as a noun to mean ‘beloved one’ from 1300, as something easily managed from the 19thC , ‘the engine is more responsive and sweet than its predecessor’, and as an intensive from the 20thC , ‘sweet nothing’.
My current column up at Headstuff is about Chester Burge, a 1950s slumlord who was accused (and acquitted under dubious circumstances) of murdering his wife. And that's only the tip of the iceberg. https://www.headstuff.org/culture/history/terrible-people-from-history/chester-burge-slumlord-murder-suspect/
The origin of the word ‘play’ is unknown- English adopted the word ‘pleien’ meaning to ‘dance, leap for joy, and rejoice’ from Dutch in the later Middle Ages, which was adapted as ‘pleg(i)an’, ‘to exercise, or frolic’.
To ‘play’ also adopted the meaning to amuse or divert, ‘and young and old com forth to play on a sunshine Holyday’ (c. 1638). A ‘playmate’ was used to describe children’s friends from 1642. The sexual connotation was used from 1954.
@mattcropp https://resonate.is/song/10732/james_curry_iv-scooby_doo/ in that spirit here's my first upload to #Resonate.... my track Scooby Doo ;-)
What's the story behind the growth of #WorkerCoops? Media, activism, and government support are a few factors named by #USFWC E.D. #EstebanKelly: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/08/09/key-trends-behind-the-growth-of-worker-co-ops/
Who is .social?
The .social registry also has 42 other top level domains, e.g. .market
What kinds of development methods have successful tech worker #coops adopted?
I'm assuming these methods look more like variants on #agile than "waterfall", but I also expect they're different from variants from outside the coop movement (Scrum, etc).
If that's true, has there been any effort to compare experiences and come up with some takeaways from them (if not actually formalize a new method and give it a name)?
Fuck you, Erdoğan, fuck you very much.
PS. I stand by every word I said. Tyrants come and go. I will visit the land of my birth again one day. https://2018.ar.al/notes/my-speech-at-general-assembly-in-berlin-november-2017/
PPS. Remember this next time you feel like booking a holiday to Erdoğan’s Turkey.