I’m reading Half-Earth Socialism at the moment. An eco-socialist take that goes hard in on rewilding, veganism, renewables, and, intriguingly, global central planning. ("GosplanT" :D)

It’s good stuff.

Plus I think all Verso books should come bundled with a playable online simulation game like this one does…


“A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature.” —Maria Montessori

language hegemony 

* the idea that a specific, prevalent language is a standard of communication
* that folks who don't use that language, or use a slightly different format of it (accent, dialect, slang, unvoiced) are not as worthy of being heard
* that any language has inherent and general-use value over others (rather than being a tool of communication with specific limits)
* that someone's using a 'wrong' language (or using a language 'wrong')

Our friends at have published an English language update on their efforts to monitor radioactive contamination in food, and support farmers, in the wake of the Fukushima triple meltdown.


@ranjit this revived a memory I have of reading 1984 in my childhood home ✨ thank you

Cloudflare Workers / open-source 

Cloudflare Workers has been such a joy to work with but I have reduced my use of it because it's proprietary.

Really looking forward to seeing it being open-sourced!


self-googling as a wOmAn pUbLiC FiGuRe 

@jomc "joanne mcneil national book award"

Inkscape 1.2 is available! Learn more about this major release and get the download link at inkscape.org/news/2022/05/16/i. Don’t forget to spread the news to friends and share gratitude to the supporters and contributors who have made this powerful software available to all. Draw Freely! :inkscape: 💓

How about some 10BPM techno to start your week?

That's what members of the Disquiet Junto music community have been pumping out the past few days. Project ends tonight (11:59pm your local time); details at disquiet.com/0541. Playlist-in-progress:


Did you hear the word? LibrePlanet 2022 videos have been published! Everything from command line graphic design to brain hacking. Read about their publication and check out the videos on #PeerTube. u.fsf.org/3j3

Have spent the past two months designing and testing a small at-home printmaking setup. The most time-intensive part was studying the ingredients and ecological impacts of paints and inks. Most manufacturers provide little information. Also, I haven't read this many MSDSes since undergrad. #theWorkshop

sfpol, border politics 

@christa ugh he's so irrelevant

Happy #caturday - time for a #CaturdayCatFact 😺

Lions (specifically the species Panthera leo) were found in Europe until as recently as the first century CE. Today, the only population outside Africa is found in the Gir Forest of India. The Gir lions have a unique social structure and are highly endangered. 🦁

As always, ask me any cat questions you have!

📷 by Mika Brandt on Unsplash unsplash.com/photos/Ky-w1tFxEZ

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