It's strange to think 25 years ago that our basic system of waste management can't possibly work, and then go years and years feeling baffled wondering how the heck it seems to be still working. Of course, I was right all along, I just live on the wrong time-scale.
While I'm on a rant, it annoys me that I might have to retire my laptop in a year or two, even though the hardware is still working fine and dandy, just because even #FreeCode software seems to require more and more hardware power over time to do basically the same tasks. When I bought this laptop in 2010, it could run perfectly good voice and video calls over Skype on Windows XP! We must stop treating complex electronics as disposables.
Slow movement (culture): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_movement_(culture)
Really diving into the #TeamHuman podcast. Probably the most I've ever felt like I'm really in the choir listening to the preacher (and the guest speakers).
I finally got around to writing another article / blog-post!
My tribute to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood — and the music in it, as a parent of a young child otherwise faced with our dysfunctional media landscape.
(not comfortable using popular online lingo but…)
TFW you realize the folks who seemed really closed minded and reactionary are reacting to widespread stuff that is so crazy and extreme, it makes their reactions totally understandable, and then the polarization just seems impenetrable and depressing…
At least there's always the accurate big-picture perspective of blaming surveillance-capitalist social media for creating (or at least amplifying) the whole situation…
Holy crap! 🤢 (architecture)
Yes, please. We need such a design tool on Linux.
I saw some news about a backlash over a capitalist brand piggy-backing on a social justice movement.
I expected to read critiques of their exploitation of the movement for profit, undermining the integrity of the cause.
Instead, I nearly gagged as I read that the massive backlash was actually just regressive people complaining about the brand's support for social justice.
News on the collapse of insects https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/15/insect-collapse-we-are-destroying-our-life-support-systems
We need reviewers for new apps submitted as Merge Requests to #FDroid. There are over 40 pending MRs:
It's almost 2019, which will bring the first new batch of US public domain works in over 20 years:
This "public domain day" used to happen every year until 1998, when 20 years was added to copyright terms for no real reason other than that large companies like Disney wanted it.
Copyright currently lasts 95 years in most countries, but until the late 1970s it was 56 years, or even shorter if copyright wasn't actively renewed.
Amazing wild food (plants and insects) introduction: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/12/20/673275961/video-four-ways-that-wild-edibles-including-insects-will-wow-you
social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]