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Reading @Danhon's latest newsletter and now I want to do an art project where people redirect their post to my studio, I open and read all their letters and then forward them on with some printed out adverts included in the envelope

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@switchingsoftware
I sense ppl may be favouring Miraheze for wiki hosting.
Myself I want to exploit fedwiki every way I can. My way of progress calls for 'a chorus of voices' fedwiki-style, rather than a wiki-style consensus. @switchingsoftware maybe add fedwiki to your tools list?
The main thing I might want to collectively author would be pattern language. I doubt Mediawiki is the best medium for that, and I wait in hope that a specialised pattern language platform will emerge @dilgreen

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The #libracoin website
libra.org/en-US/
is larded with colourful images of strong looking African women in markets. Heads up, sisters, market traders, smartphone users . . Zuckerberg was checking you out, in Nairobi in his executive jet a couple of years back, and the storm is now officially headed your way. Is this where the head-to-head conflict between Silicon Valley capital and Chinese capital will spark from?
@matslats @dilgreen

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Clare from just ended her 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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Miatta Fahnbulleh at : “at the rate we’re depleting topsoil, we may only have 60 harvests left”

Holy shit, that phrasing brings it home hard.

I just realised that a mobile mastodon app would be a great idea! :blobpats:

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So here's how I manage my reading list:

1. click a link, decide it's worth a read
2. open in Firefox's Reader View (this thing is glorious)
3. Print to PDF into my "ToRead" repository
4. use git-annex to manage the local repo on the laptop and the repo on my e-book reader (thus when I read something on the reader I just remove it or move it to "Done" directory; and then sync nicely)

Git annex:
git-annex.branchable.com/

BTW etymology of brickbat?
When a pattern of brickwork requires a unit that is less than a whole brick [impossible to avoid in any non-trivial work - but also generally incorporated into bricklaying 'bonds' for structural integrity plus looks (jlbrickwork.co.uk/index.php?p=)] the bricklayer cuts a brick to make the piece needed.
This is a 'bat' or 'batt'. So is the bit you *don't* need.
You throw this at your annoying co-worker. It's a brickbat.

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There is talk of a technology code of ethics, and (of course) we forget that these already exist for big engineering institutions. Here’s the IEEE one: ieee.org/about/corporate/gover. Maybe this time let’s not reinvent the wheel. h/t @TheABB@twitter.com @LaurieJ

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Right, so this is it: matrix.org/blog/2017/08/24/the

PS. @Fairphone this is what I was telling you you should be doing. (There’s still lots of time to start down the same track.)

💓 to the @Purism and @matrix folks – you’re entirely on the right path.

#matrix #purism mastodon.ar.al/media/zClKXOo1f

Briefest description yet as to how a network graph of Ethical Propositions might work as the mechanics for a public progressive ethics: meetup.com/Project-for-a-Progr

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Our two 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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@sydneyfalk Explicit threats should obviously prompt a defensive response. I'm not saying "don't defend yourself". My neighbors in Yugoslavia went full...well...Yugoslavia on eachother, and we almost did too around the same time, and my own family has people fleeing a genocidal Ottoman army within recent history, and who knows what amount of genocide in ancient times. Obviously it's something to worry about as it is so commonly human. Every square meter of the Balkans has a genocide committed on it at some point in the last 10,000 years. Most old places on earth are probably the same.

But here's the real talk: I'd rather have a few nazis embarrass themselves with their medieval ideas in public, where I can make fun of them and tell them to go drink salt water until their cells explode than have a general attitude in society that somehow speech should be limited.

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:
meetup.com/Project-for-a-Progr

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.

I have no idea what I'm doing, here, in case that wasn't obvious.

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