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"Our collective objective should be, to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offence, or the disadvantage of anyone."
- Buckminster Fuller

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career activist and professional volunteer from Aotearoa (NZ). Co-founder of numerous community projects, including a community newspaper, space, station, , the Aotearoa sections of and , and the Aotearoa Permaculture Network. These days, I publish long-form blogs at . I'd love to hear from you about common interests, my contact info and more about my project history is here:

What's brown and sticky? 

What's brown and sounds like a bell? 

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#ForgeFed update!

My pace has been a bit slow due to some away-from-keyboard priorities, but work is happening!

I'm fixing the development builds in Vervis to allow people to build locally and work on UI.

Comment and ticket-opening federation is successful so far. The next thing I'll bring to the spec draft (and implement) is VCS commit notifications. Then, patches and merge requests.


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@andreas The issue author verified that Firefox is not affected by the vulnerability. One more reason to switch.

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"Most of the hungry people in the world are farmers."
- , interviewed on the podcast:

Also ...
"We [the US] have more people in prison than we have on the land."

More prisoners than farmers. Although some of the prisoners are also farmers, so ...

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Crap Wifi in hotels makes you appreciate text media and ignore images and avoid websites that take long to load. If you can’t display shit after three seconds I guess I’m not the target audience after all.

just as we begin to accept that oil-powered industrial society has been "developing" down a blind alley, we realize we've been far too effective at convincing most of the world that this dead-end road is what development *is*, and societies whose sustainable economies we could be learning from, are rapidly emulating our unsustainable ones. Oh the hubris ...

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"You're right," the mechanic said, "your battery is draining much faster than normal."
"I knew it!" said the robot.
"Let me check diagnostics... Why is your processor 100% busy?"
"I'm monitoring my battery."
"If you stop that, it will last longer."
"I can't, it might run out."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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@cj @strypey of course it's your job. You're part of society and it's society's job to reintegrate its bad elements. Hiding your head in the sand _is not_ the right move. I was expecting better from you to be honest.

Also when you're saying that local communities policing themselves is what's happening I think you're turning a blind eye to how some communities (see librem) that choose not to police themselves the same way, are being shamed in mass by anti-nazi activists. Please.

@AmarOk I seem to be having a lot of trouble sending text messages on Jami. Most of them have been instantly failing on both Android and GNU/Linux for the past couple of days.

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Funkwhale creator unveils Retribute, a donation system for fediverse creators

Eliot Berriot, creator of Funkwhale, has unveiled a new concept for handling donations to artists from their patrons on the fediverse.

So has announced they are in the process of removing support their codebase. Hopefully this will light a fire under the collective arse of whoever is managing the project, and the dozen or so instances still running it, and get support finished and merged.

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I learnt a lot of new knots and tarp tricks recently. Loving putting them to use to have a cosy shelter for making morning coffee.

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[en] #Diffu is a Free Software allowing authors to publish all kinds of texts or articles and to aggregate the reactions they generate on social networks, especially through #ActivityPub such as #Mastodon, #PeerTube, #Pleroma, #PixelFed, #Funkwhale, #Hubzilla, #GNUSocial ...

Diffu is a kind of free and federated alternative to #Medium or other applications that are not always easy to install.

To develop it, we launch a crowdfunding campaign

ReToot are welcome 😉 !

Apps like and have one problem that makes them behave less native apps. You can't launch the back end from the UI, because its just a web page until it can connect with a running local process. What about creating a browser plug-in that allowed native apps with in-browser UI to be launched from within the browser?

"Especially the more rage and indignation it arouses, the more it activates the shadow elements of those who get their feathers ruffled and have their buttons pushed. The polemical message is like a virus that propagates through the shadow elements of those who despise it."

The methods Wilber used in that post, explained in more detail in a follow-up:

... also explain - a decade before the fact - essentially how a narcissistic TV celebrity became President of the USA:
"... the aim of polemic is to propagate a message through a particular population that otherwise wouldn’t lift a finger to help it. But they can’t stop talking about it, and thus up go the sales and out goes the message ... "

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