perspective on time and history:

The time between now and the birth date of the current president of the U.S. is the same as the time between his birth date and the American ~~Civil~~ Slavery War

Conscious Activism (well, conscious anything, but this is a framing toward activism)

I actually found this intro to what is socialism to be a very good 101 explanation to be able to share with others

-words -words

We have never once used the gas stove in our house, lived here almost 5 years. Since going back well over 10 years, we put a cover over our stoves wherever we lived and just used a couple plug-in $60 induction cooktops. Maximum efficiency, but the MAIN benefit: we just set a timer on the units and they turn off by themselves. We will never go back.

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Clean up the web!

Developers, it’s time for you to choose a side: will you help rid the web of privacy-invading tracking or be complicit in it?

#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

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Check out the recording of yesterday's Kite Guitar Lecture-Demo at | The presentation was awesome! #kiteguitar Bravo @wolftune and the rest of the Kite Guitar Team!

4yo improvised a long song at the end of bath time. One of the lines was:

"Boom boom boom, I tap on your back
and you say that's uncomfortable
and I say that's stoic practice!"

wow, how did I miss that last fall the STAR Voting effort put out the best short explanation by far:

insight of the day with the 4yo: there's more songs than people on the planet!

(yeah, if everyone made up just one song, it would be the same, and we can all make up more than one song in our lives)

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@snowdrift is applying as a high priority project at #fsf and I heartily support their inclusion there! Their innovative crowdmatching mechanism for #donations focused on #funding #foss is great, imho.

Judge for yourself. They wrote a very convincing blog post about their fsf application:

#Snowdrift still discussing some of the details of the mechanism, so all contributions are welcome!

cc @fsfe

I want to spread this idea:

In any discussion with people you disagree with, the game should be: try to be the first to get the other(s) to say: "yes, that's exactly how I feel (or what I think)"

Is there any existing hashtag/meme for this? I know of Rapoport's Rules and many other sources for the *idea* but I want a catchy meme to spread this. If none exist, what hashtag would be best?

or or what? Please help, I think this could be really valuable

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@lonely that's not what's at stake. What's at stake is what people think of when you're in the street and say "Fediverse". I don't want to to become synonymous with what folks think when you say "Parler" in the street.

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If you feel strongly on: Fediverse culture, meta-analysis, commentary, or community here, I think the Fedi at large needs to do some preventative work to ensure that "Fediverse" does not become synonymous with "far right angry people".

I have which could use more submissions. We need ppl to encourage reporters to document how Fedi was the "no Trump tweets here" place that mainstream social media is now becoming & the refuge for trans right activists.

More ideas needed.

on Julian Assange situation and the grotesque crimes of "normal" politicians (with no excuses for the blowhard delusional personalities)

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Read our latest blog post to find out why would make an excellent addition to the @fsf High Priority Free Software Projects list, heading a new key area of focus, Sustainability and Growth.

OMG, I heard an anecdote about a mother who lived next door to her kid's school in Texas, and she was so used to the idea of driving as the only way to go anywhere that she habitually got in her car without thinking and drove to the parking lot of the school which was a farther walk to the school building than it would have been from her own front door of her house.

I was going to post something about Timur Kuran and his important ideas around "preference falsification" as a social phenomenon.

But then I realized that communities and people I want to maintain good terms with just *might* be critical of either Kuran or of various other public intellectuals he has ever associated with.

So, I think better to falsify my preference for the insights of preference falsification and avoid the danger of bringing up contentious topics.

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