Trying out Quitter, a macOS app to automatically quit things like mail or social media clients rather than leaving them running and distracting you in the background. High hopes for better focus! https://marco.org/apps
UK friends - contribute to archives! don’t throw away all those terrible election leaflets that come through your door! they’re being collected in Bristol for the whole country (http://bris.ac.uk/news/2019/november/election-archive-appeal.html) and in Strathclyde for Scotland (https://guides.lib.strath.ac.uk/archives)
Can I bring myself to bin Twitter too? It's broadcast-only anyway really, everything goes on https://mastodon.me.uk first, but this feels like a much bigger step. It was an important place for me for a long time...
So happy to finally take the plunge and #DeleteFacebook. Good riddance to a scourge of the web.
Interesting view from Paul Mason at #MeaningConf that legal systems, free markets, and governments are all basically autonomous systems or AIs made of humans and paper.
We've got the ball rolling on the first on-demand Library of Things (in York, UK). Delivered by bike. A world first? facebook.com/lotyork
However, now stuck on how to cover the cost of incorporating the cooperative (~£400) to then put together a Community Share Offer. Hesitant to use the typical crowd funding platforms. Thoughts anyone?
Miatta Fahnbulleh at #MeaningConf: “at the rate we’re depleting topsoil, we may only have 60 harvests left”
Holy shit, that phrasing brings it home hard.
Clare from #ExtinctionRebellion just ended her #MeaningConf talk *brilliantly*, by asking the audience to talk to each other for a moment about what we do next, and then leaving the stage without us noticing. No applause, no closure. The question and demand is still open. We’re fucked. Do something. Now. 👏🏻
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