Waiting to do my presentation - 10pm my time - so I'm a little chatty.
If you're here right now you can catch it at : https://meet621602551.adobeconnect.com/webinar201907/
Slides at https://www.downes.ca/presentation/506
I went for a ride on Dewberry Trail in Mer Bleu after work today. Only 11 km but it was intended to be just a short ride on the gravel bike on a forest trail (think gravel, roots, some mud...). https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_downes/albums/72157708027794635
50k ride today, making it more than 100 for the weekend. Photos collected here (newest at the top of the page). https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_downes/albums/72157708027794635
We cannot count our way to justice, we cannot infer our way to decency. https://halfanhour.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-failure-of-reason.html
The rest of the photo from my walk along Wreck Beach today...
I believe it's important for everyone to speak out. https://werd.io/2019/pro-choice-is-pro-freedom
Photos from my 47km bike ride yesterday (the first 14 photos of this album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_downes/sets/72157708027794635 ) - cool and cloudy, but nice light and some nice photos.
So my manager is being stupid about conference funding (ie I get none). I should just get over it, but my brain being what it is, I can't let it go, and I cycle through rage arguments in my mind. I end up feeling betrayed and unsupported and I don't want to have anything to do with the people I work with. I have never been able to deal with rejection; the fear used to paralyze me, and I avoided everything. These days I push past the fear but rejection still really hurts hard.
The most unrealistic thing about Monopoly is that everyone starts with the same amount of money #Showerthoughts
Today I took my first ride on my new gravel bike and it performed well, though the gears still need adjusting. I took it over some gravel I could never have ridden over with the road bike - all the way down to the forest at the end of the road, the only place around here where the trilliums grow. Here's one. Getting used to the gravel bike and practicing some off-roading is all part of what I am calling 'Project Anticosti', a two-year effort to do something challenging (more later).
France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:
Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.
It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.
You can also follow its Mastodon account here:
Here are the slides and video for my talk in Borden. Nice high quality video (it was 7 gig but you can watch it on YouTube). https://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?presentation=504
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