#Introduction career activist and professional volunteer from Aotearoa (NZ). Co-founder of numerous community projects, including a community newspaper, #CoWorking space, #MicroRadio station, #SocialCentre, the Aotearoa sections of #Indymedia and #CreativeCommons, and the Aotearoa Permaculture Network. These days, I publish long-form blogs at #Disintermedia. I'd love to hear from you about common interests, my contact info and more about my project history is here:
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Turns out the three richest people in the world in 2019, according to Forbes, were 3) Bill Gates, 2) Jeff Bezos, and 1) Vladimir Putin:
#ProTip if you blade shave, you don't need any chemical cocktails, foamy or otherwise. You can just shave in the middle of a shower, when your skin is wet and warm and the hair is softened. Just like cutting your nails.
"Senior Google engineer reveals privacy bombshell in Android’s preinstalled apps"
Do you know the Truth about the #GlobalWarming hoax? The climate alarmists want you to prop up their power systems by voting in their elections. Don't do it! Stay home on election days. That'll fix 'em.
"When a site works in one browser but not another, that is most likely a web compatibility bug that we want to know about."
The beginning of the end for the telegram of the late 20th century:
Xerophobia: fear of #fax machines ;P
A modern fairytale about the consequences of letting the tools we use be controlled by their manufacturers:
One of the coolest creative communities I've ever lived in was an old farmhouse nestled in Hamilton East, which is now facing demolition:
"What we are looking at [in Asian economies in the 1990s] is not so much the social consequences of economic reforms, but the economic consequences of social reforms. The market economy flourishes on the foundations of such social development. As India has been lately recognizing, lack of social development can quite severely hold up the reach of economic development."
- #AmartyaSen, 'Development as Freedom'
Maybe this could be something groups like #Pine64 could develop in the future?
#ShowerThoughts looking at digital TVs and wondering how hard it would be to convert them into simple libre #VideoGame systems. Thinking about a single-board gaming consoles that could be hooked up directly to the hardware inside the TV, replacing the default OS, with games on SDcard or USB 3.0 storage. Then thinking about a standard mount that could be added to the back, to accommodate and connect the console board, allowing it to be easily upgraded for as long as the TV hardware is working.