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Now wondering who else I can send it to when I get the inevitable rejection...

Outline application send in to the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust for a bunch of work on the OpenPolitics platform, to make it reusable for others. Fingers crossed, it would be a nice way to spend my time for a couple of months.

@amcewen yep, either of those :)

Considering sleeping in the garden

Wondering how to get a plan together. I've got proposals to write, plenty of jobs that need doing, but I don't feel like I have a *plan*. Maybe that's OK... I miss working with other people though. I'd like to make that happen again, on my own terms.

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@agentGav that sounds awesome :)

In other news now the surprise election is almost over, I *will* be upgrading this server soon. Sorry for the delay!


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Turns out proposing things for a party manifesto for #GE2017 is easier than I thought! Well, it is when the party is as clued-up on digital as @somethingnew See my proposal at votebot.openpolitics.org.uk/pr (and the manifesto itself at openpolitics.org.uk/manifesto)

Now that end-of-job and local-election fever is done, I should have a bit more time to get this instance upgraded. Sorry if you lot have been missing the new features!

Our two #GE2017 candidates for @somethingnew are now confirmed on the ballot; one in Horsham (me), and one in Ross, Skye and Lochaber. Yay!

And of course, we're crowdfunding to run the campaigns, and we need your support! Everything helps! crowdpac.co.uk/campaigns/2379/

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2: So with the modernist project approaching its own singularity - the reductio-ad-ego that Harari lays bare - not to mention the small problem of impending destruction by means of its own accumulated externalities,
the most important thing I can think of is to work on this:

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1: OK, so this saves you reading Yuval Noah Harari's books: bbc.co.uk/news/world-39706765
Now I call myself a pragmatic utopian, but sometimes it doesn't help me decide what to do.
Anti-dystopianism gives more direct guidance.

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Here's a podcast about Open Collective pca.st/SR9j
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