Hello social.coop people,
I'm Alfonso, connecting from the Pyrenees, the mountains in the south of France.
Here in the Pyrenees, i've co-founded Lab Place, a maker and co-working space in a little village https://lab.place
I also take part in the international network Civicwise https://civicwise.org
Hierarchy Is Not the Problem... It’s the Power Dynamics https://medium.com/the-tuning-fork/hierarchy-is-not-the-problem-892610f5d9c0 words like “non-hierarchical”, “self-managing” and “horizontal” are kind of vague codes, pointing to our intention to create healthy power relations
I Tried to Block Amazon From My Life. It Was Impossible https://gizmodo.com/i-tried-to-block-amazon-from-my-life-it-was-impossible-1830565336/amp
How Can You Decide Which VPN To Trust? https://m.slashdot.org/story/352758A January investigation by the site Top10VPN found that more than half of the top 20 free VPN apps on the iOS and Android app stores either have Chinese ownership or are based in China. That's all the more suspicious given that China officially banned VPNs last year. The concern: If China is allowing them to continue operating, it could be because they're sharing data on their users with the Chinese government.
How free are your infrastructure?
Calculate yuor Stallamn Freedom Index https://github.com/vmavromatis/absolutely-proprietary v @eldelacajita
I really like this digital services obituary site by IndieWeb: "Site deaths are when sites go offline, taking content and permalinks with them, and breaking the web accordingly. Site deaths are one of the big reasons why you should own your own identity and content on the web" https://indieweb.org/site-deaths
Baking Pi: Operating Systems Development! Course https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/projects/raspberrypi/tutorials/os/
Google is projected to bring tens of thousands of jobs to San Jose, California. And Mayor Sam Liccardo says the company agreed to fees on development to help fund affordable housing.
Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.
Please help. This is important.
The City of the Future Is a Data-Collection Machine https://voragine.net/link/the-city-of-the-future-is-a-data-collection-machine about the plan for Quayside Toronto by Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs and its real-estate partner, Waterfront Toronto
Atlas des chartes des #communs urbains https://wiki.remixthecommons.org/index.php?title=Atlas_des_chartes_des_communs_urbains Rendre visibles les mécanismes de gouvernance des communs urbains et apprendre de l'expérience de la co-production du droit. Partager les tactiques de l'agir en commun (commoning) en milieu urbain
"There isn’t some global corporate conspiracy to get you to post a photo of yourself from the old days and today. There has been a global corporate conspiracy to get you to post everything about yourself, continuously, for the past 15 years" https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/580624/ #10yearchallenge
Your Phone's Location is Available to Anyone with $300
The Warnock's Dilemma. Why a community doesn't seem to be actively responding to an issue http://communitymgt.wikia.com/wiki/Warnock%27s_Dilemma interesting thoughts while applying lazy consensus
Leaflet Data Visualization Framework https://github.com/humangeo/leaflet-dvf/ to produce maps with data visualization. never used but promising...
Newtown Tool Library. Why buy and store tools when we can share! https://www.newtown-tool-library.com/ real sharing economy
Linux Sucks 2018. Linux is getting more bloated, more Microsoft-y, more Corporate-y and less Linux-y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVHcdgrqbHE
Looking at 1995's Netiquette... in 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YMbyuO8x4A
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