* Proportional Representation
* Elected upper house
* Elected Head of State
* Recall for MPs
* Move UK parliament out of London
* Land Value Tax
* Basic Universal Income
* Abolish Non-Dom status
* Evidence-based policymaking

...please.

Over lunch, two comments on how awesome my Xmas jumper is. Today is looking up.

@6gain I love the ones that just say “I don’t know, I bought it for someone else”.

Why do people answer Amazon product questions if they don’t know the answer? Do they imagjne that they were the only ones asked? It must be an awfully unclear UI if that the case.

Some ideas on possible ethical principles for the web, shared first with the fediverse:

There is one web
The web is for the betterment of society
The web must support fundamental human rights
The web must enable freedom of expression
The web is for all people
The web must enhance individual agency
People (end users) come first on the web
Accessibility is non-optional
Security & Privacy are non-optional
The web enables individual developers
The web is inspectable
The web must be sustainable

Thinking about the state of the web, 2018 from technical, societal and ethical perspectives. Achievements, setbacks, seemingly intractavle problems, surprisingly positive developments. What are your most notable web developments, positive and negative?

@andybroomfield is love it if there were some where the different grammar helped express a different programming concept. I wonder if mostly they are translations of the keywords though....

part of the reason I'm always on about open source and intellectual property rights is because I *want* people to build off my ideas/tools and use them as launching pads for their own original thoughts. so truly, I'm thrilled when people "copy" me. it means I've inspired someone! and that's all the impact I can hope for :)

@ostephens welcome! @status has some tips in its timeline if you’ve not seen them already :)

Always feel like I’m not going fast enough, but have got some writing started: medium.com/platform-land started collecting some useful data: platformland.org/data/ and started some experimental noodling in python platformland.org/experiments/

"now more than ever, we also need ... stories that inspire hope."

Oh god yes, we need more utopias to dream of and work towards.

theverge.com/2018/12/5/1805598

"Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule."
"Thanks! But..."
"Yes?"
"This is just 'Ethics' and 'Human rights' and things like that."
"Correct, that's the first year curriculum."
"Do we have to learn all this?"
"Of course! What do you think this is, software engineering?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

There's now a $160 bounty on a thing I meant to do for an OSS project (not mine, but I was going to send a PR). So I guess that's my evenings allocated for the next few days.

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