Politics is not just for the mid-terms! If you have been energised/radicalised and are looking for some way to continue helping, ProgCode (join.progco.de) are a group of progressive coders and non-coders, working on tech for political change.
You don't need to be a coder to join, there's lots of ways for people of any background to help out, just fill out the registration form and get involved!
My own project, Wobbly (21st century worker's power), has been massively helped by ProgCode
Help An Incredibly Important Artist
If you could watch as much of this as you can stand: https://youtu.be/my017qIm_hs
Then suggest a place online for me to share it, that would be very helpful
My art project, afternoonwideboys, has a new video coming out in 9 days, and I want to get eyes on it. Any suggestions? Here's our previous video: https://youtu.be/9t3Pf2ON_uA
And here's the premiere page for the next one: https://youtu.be/m2kfV7MBPqc
Any suggestions welcome (except get mental health treatment, we've tried that already)
Climate crisis progression
And there needs to be an international consensus on what is to be done, or at least the process of what is to be done. There isn't one, because the ruling classes lack the coordination skills to settle on one. In the UK this is because the institutions of the ruling class have degenerated, and they're not able to revitalise themselves by opening their borders a little bit.
Climate crisis progression
"What is the climate war?" I'm glad you asked, it's basically what all this shit around us is leading to. A peaceful resolution to this crisis is getting more unattainable by the day, so a violent resolution gets more likely.
The answer to climate change is geo engineering, because climate change itself IS geo engineering. Planting trillions of trees, or using an oceanic fern or algae or spraying chalk in the atmosphere, whatever, it's necessary. It has to be done
Climate crisis progression
I am not confident in the green new deal as a solution to climate change. It's probably the best chance for the moderates in the UK and US to maintain the system at it exists, but they won't support it. It's somehow a hard left position to believe in a habitable planet.
I also think the green new deal is the only way to avoid the climate war.
Haute Baroque Capitalism
**Aesthetic** was an under-appreciated dimension of the 2016 presidential race
despite being a significant contributor to the shock that accompanied the
election’s conclusion. “How,” design-sensitive leftists and moderates alike
bemoan, “could Trump’s horrible gaudy taste have won?” —the implication being
that [Jennifer Kinon’s](https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063019/behind-the-
branding-of-the-hillary-clinton-campaign) geometric, d...
I think the reason I kind-of-not-really hate these people is that we're quite similar but different.
Like, software developers and lawyers are both professionals, they have similar kinds of career trajectories, but they have very different perspectives on rules and laws.
These people are living in a hyperconnected global world, like I am, but they're more likely to travel physically than virtually. For them a new idea is a plane ticket away rather than a search term.
I'm trying to listen to this podcast (https://www.thefutureisbeautiful.co/2018/11/22/e40-indra-adnan-on-new-politics-soft-power-and-the-feminine-politics-is-broken-its-time-for-the-alternative/) because hey, maybe I don't already have all the answers (I definitely do)
Two Compass (UK centre-left think tank) alumni, talking about "politics with a small p", and empathy and the ignored people.
It's basically FALC-for-women (is that fair? you decide). If you want to know why in less than 90 minutes, follow the link and then go to 35:30 in, when they start to talk about humour. I'm really struggling to continue
Was talking about Mastodon with an old-school sysadmin guy. We reached the realization that defederating from instances with no/bad moderation is essentially the same thing as blocking open relays back when you ran your own email server: open relays always end up getting used for spam, you block 'em to protect your users.
Email was and still is the first federated social network, so it already faced a lot of the same problems; we should study its solutions (and its failures).
Worlding Raga 6: World To Live
In a few weeks I'm going to become a dad. I've been feeling a new urgency to
imagine what life might be like for a person born native to this weird
atemporal era. But what that really means remains speculative until, well, she
arrives. So in anticipation for this new world of a person entering […]
Cooperative technologist, Code-Operative.co.uk, Wobbly.app
Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.
Kinda/sorta sponsored by the Ribbonfarm Blogamatic Universe.
If you already know a few people in this neck of the woods, try and pick a handle they'll recognize when you sign up. Please note that the registration confirmation email may end up in your spam folder, so check there. It should come from administrator Zach Faddis.