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Just read an email with the phrase "step in the right direction going forward", which I think was used without irony.

Computer OS take 

Weird reading articles about Microsoft's failures with Windows, as if the average computer user has any choice over what OS they use

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- Spies on you with proprietary JavaScript
- Sends your data directly to third parties
- Locks up features in a proprietary version
- Will do business with anyone without any pause for ethical consideration


- Has no JavaScript at all, let alone spyware
- Does not share your personal info with anyone*
- Is 100% free software, including the hosted version
- Is built around a business model which cannot be bought or strongarmed by ethically troublesome groups

* Except for what we need to in order to run billing

I've rediscovered the joys of going to the pub on my own for a pint, a meal, and a good book

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Aha, I've found a group in that operates on the weekend! That's my plans for Sunday sorted.

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🎉 Redecentralize UnConference this Friday in London: Come 😀

Interested in a fairer, freer web and net? Working on decentralisation? Care about privacy, autonomy and our future digital infrastructure?

Then join us to learn, compare experiences, bounce ideas, share challenges and lessons learnt, hatch collaborations, plan campaigns and start projects.

Now that I'm a bit more settled I'd like to have a think again about how to share the running of this instance with members.
Anyone know examples of instances that are run horizontally or democratically, successful or otherwise?

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wow the wikipedia article on anti-capitalist economics is /very good/ !!

it has a very good chapter on anarchist economics!

this is probably the best the article has ever been - to be honest, i didn't even know it existed!!

yeah! it has been a stub for the longest time - whoever has worked on this wikipedia article is very, very smart.

Where do sites like SongKick get their gig data from? What would it take to set up something like to automatically create events for gigs of bands that users are interested in?

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The Senedd (Welsh Assembly) will to-day vote on an amendment to hold an independence referendum, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

This is a first in Welsh history.

#Cymru #Wales #Brexit #Senedd

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Bird Site; Might Be NSFW 


Happy birthday Ursula K Le Guin

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The Open Structures website is back online after a large overhaul! It's looking great :)

Open Structures is an open source modular system that allows you to build anything from shelving to a recumbent bike to a table lamp to stool, using modular, replaceable parts and standard hardware. This means you can repair and redesign any item that fits the standard, and build new parts using designs freely available online.

#making #DIY #solarpunk #modular #hacking #OpenStructures #RightToRepair #repair

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Does anyone know a really easy way to copy a single video from ¥outube to a instance? Doesn't necessarily have to be automatic

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Catalonia has created a new kind of online activism. Everyone should pay attention

A pro-independence group is leveraging social media and peer-to-peer technology to orchestrate massive protests. The catch? No one knows who runs it

Working in a new office is almost as tiring as a new job, with all the new people to meet and remember

My new house is cute, and lots of little natural history illustrations and things dotted about

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