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"Donald Shoup is the Richard Stallman of parking" — me, lunch conversation

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We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.

You get paid to work
✅ from anywhere in the world
✅ on a world-changing project
✅ that's open source,
✅ stewarded by a small team
✅ that's led by a woman.

Help spreading the word is much appreciated:


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New homepage with fancy animated video is now live at snowdrift.coop

We only spent about 2 years of (on and off) work on it, so don't expect perfection. ;)

Hopefully, we'll get around to writing blog post about it sometime soon.

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An amazing 6-minute scifi look into where surveillance capitalism is taking us:


preview of new Frontline investigative overview of Facebook's surveillance capitalism: youtu.be/3KoU4t_2U2I

Been distracted from other priorities by trying to stay somewhat engaged with promoting the STAR voting campaign in Lane County, OR — the first initiative anywhere in the world to implement this truly better democratic voting system…


A good effort to frame sexual assault politics:


(using archive.org link to not link to ad-focused aggregator of stuff from ad-focused social media where the original stuff was posted)


Yuval Noah Harari says we face 3 global challenges:

* climate
* automation
* nuclear war deterrence

ask all high-level politicians what they plan to do about these things and don't support anyone who won't or can't engage with them

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That's most thorough overview I found discussing and

Emphasizes that RJ replaces dysfunctional retribution approaches but TJ takes RJ and pushes for more acknowledgement of systemic context, and thus provides more capacity for producing systemic change.

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Looking deeper into and I found zehr-institute.org to be the most valuable and inspiring resource so far. Clear articles and perspectives. This seems to me among the most valuable principles in all of human life. Superlatives feel valid here.

@strypey You're missing one of the most core 100% free software projects at coactivate.org/projects/disint

They are truly uncompromised, 100% FLO. Business model based on paid support and hosting etc.

I'd like to hear about examples where someone observes a broad political conflict as a truly complete outsider and notices the patterns of communication dysfunctions…

I'm sure it's similar (but not identical) to a therapist mediating an interpersonal conflict.

I wonder how much people who do have such outsider experiences still fail to map any insights onto political conflicts where they are insiders…

Came across yet another example in the countless list of cases where:

I witness two people I am certain have good faith in engaging on some political topic have a completely dysfunctional interaction online because of accusations of bad faith.

I have no doubt this is vastly more common than actual bad faith (although with billions of people online, the bad-faith examples are still in the millions, unfortunately)

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@alxcndr @gabe @mayel @jjg @vfrmedia
the problem with using the word "capitalism" as the shared devil is that it means *vastly* different things to different people. Dymitri gives the definitions he uses as a preface to his talk about #VentureCommunism, in an attempt to bridge this gap:

@cwebber how can I follow you but see only the small fraction of your massive quantities of postings that are generally applicable to FLO, politics, or I dunno, remarkable…? Your stream is just such a high quantity of stuff that overloads everything else I might follow…

Perhaps there are hashtags you suggest I follow that you often use?

P.S. archive.org/details/snowdrift- will be on Snowdrift.coop homepage soon…

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