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Well this is cool! Using the , I uploaded some PDFs of fillable character sheets.

I only have the name “Cudgel” written in, but experimenting, I can add multiple layers, and then hide or show layers.

So... infinitely re-usable sheets.

Don’t know if I can copy a layer’s content, and I can’t copy pages of a PDF, so need to do a little more experimenting.

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Agreed, think there is especially a lot of potential for mutual exchanges of services with no financial transactions.

Here is some explanation of what I mean from an article about data coops:

coop.exchange/blog/e1803df3-0e

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Anyone one interested in doing English-Spanish language exchange? Native English speaker looking for a native Spanish speaker.

Escucho para intercambio Inglés-Español. Soy hablante de Inglés nativo escuchando para un hablante de Español nativo.

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The 2nd part of our the DisCO Elements serialisation on Hackernoon is out!

"Socio-economic instability also provides opportunities for radical innovations & solutions based on human trust. DisCOs can address the present & looming future crises by creating bottom-up resilience & restoring our relationships - both to one another and the planet."

hackernoon.com/distributed-tec

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DisCO Principle #5. CENTERED ON CARE WORK.

DisCOs are living entities reflecting the values of its members which need care and attention to mantain their health and the well-being of the persons working there.

Get your free copy of the DisCO Elements here: elements.disco.coop

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I just published a new post that has been ~10 years in the making.

It's about my falling in and out and in love with social justice activism, offering a critique of the fundamentalist currents that can take hold in social movements.

richdecibels.substack.com/p/8-

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The Metsä Group coop, owned democratically by over 100 000 ordinary forest owners, will make the largest investment in the history of Finnish forestry industry to Kemi, a remote town in economic trouble. Forestry is the largest export industry in the country.

The coop produces 16% of Finlands renewable energy, more than anyone else.

Meanwhile the two other major forestry companies, both conventional capitalist firms, are outsourcing their operations abroad.

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Can anyone give recommendations for co-op branding agencies?

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Too often coops are seen primarily as a last resort to save what is dying - saving factories or local newspapers that are closing.

That's good, we should put at least as much focus on creating coops in fields that are in their infancy - apps, online shops, data economy, etc.

How is everyone on ?! :)

I've seriously cut down my social media use these days, and the extent to which I am on social, I'm on Twitter (as my Irish co-op network hasn't made it over here).

But missing all the vibes that's for sure. Any big news in the last year?

Wishing everyone well.

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seeking for an (app, system, document-format, whatever!) for doing local power mapping; i have a few different use cases in mind (political/solidarity-economy) and i'm hoping to find a reusable tool that is amenable to collaboration. open-source and privacy-minded are nice-to-haves but ease of use (both data entry and reading/consuming) is important.

Any or based co-operators or activists working in the solidarity economy still lurking on the fediverse? :)

Retoot for reach please. :)

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Newly updated in the ioo.coop/directory: @Fairbnb_coop@twitter.com is open for business!

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My goal is to read 30 non-fiction books this year.

Any recommendations?

Anyone has similar goals, should we revitalise the Social Coop reading group?

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The protests in Chile and France are both about retirement benefits more than any single other issue.

Is this the beginning of the pension crisis we have all been warned about for a long time?

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For the past few years, a (very minor) conflict in my relationship with my partner has been their use of all available bathroom surfaces. I'd repeatedly tried to asset ownership of 1/2 of 1 shelf in the vanity, but would find it overrun with in the month.

I'm 6'3", and she's 5'4", so it recently occurred to me that I could simply install a new shelf that she'd need a step stool to access.

Mischief managed... 😂

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@samtoland It seems like USAmerican credit unions have a pretty good national network for ATMs and such. The one very convenient thing that the National Megabank offers is that deposits become available more quickly.

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