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Politics is not just for the mid-terms! If you have been energised/radicalised and are looking for some way to continue helping, ProgCode ( 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

Solving a problem poorly.

1. Deny the problem. Reject solutions. Stall.

2. Wait for a crisis.

3. Implement worst available solution. We don't have time to argue about better solutions. We're in a crisis.

4. Reject better solutions. We already have a solution, what more could you want?

I'm either having a slightly manic episode or I've figured out a plan that will create a renaissance for the city I live in

Hey you know what, why not both?

Two words: clown cult

Help An Incredibly Important Artist 

Absolute Nonsense 

Nice, got some classic pornbot followers on mastodon now

Ah, the uncommon but irritating gym sensation of wondering, was that set 2 or 3?

Brain: I don't know why you're looking at me all the blood is down there

Pectorals: I don't understand your question, what's a number

Climate crisis progression 

Climate crisis progression 

Climate crisis progression 

I walk into the office holding two newspapers. One from the future, one from the past

If this plan actually succeeds (and there's a reasonable chance it might not) I'm going to print out and frame this email exchange

My guilty pleasure? Opening up the company email account and rereading the emails that I send clients. I find that I write nothing so elegant nor so beautiful as corporate-speak for "I will not give you a discount without a good reason and that is not a good reason"

Haute Baroque Capitalism 

Having said that, I am now going to start calling myself the 'Co-Initiator' of Wobbly

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 totally lose it at "exactly, exactly, that is the whole point. And, I've been to a couple of laughing workshops-" I just can't keep it together at that point, it's so absurd

I'm trying to listen to this podcast ( 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 

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Refactor Camp

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.