A Yoshi's Island manga offers a possible explanation for why Mario and Luigi are different heights. https://t.co/3sFP2PLvyk
in revolution, the work of communists is 99% talking to the people to figure out what they need, doing the logistical work to set up schools and hospitals and so on, helping resolve any roadblocks to reorganizing production along socialist lines. Serve The People, as the Black Panther Party mural a few blocks from here reminds me every day. it's not glamorous.
if you meet communists who focus exclusively on the 1% of the work that is military engagement with reactionary forces, be wary.
Yanis Varoufakis speech "The Euro Has Never Been More Problematic" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhSg9X3q2gc
I don't find him super agreeable but interesting nevertheless.
I was invited to consult a European research project called Eunomia. The project aims to implement a web of trust system for the spread of news in social networks, and I will be advising them on how their system can work with decentralized social networks, and Mastodon in particular. I'll also be doing community outreach, since at some point we'll need volunteers for trying it out.
The kick-off meeting is in January, in London. I bought the tickets today. Excited & equally terrified.
Oh yes, please, please yes!!! Anything, ANYTHING that would teach American drivers to move the FUCK to the right when there's room is a positive change for the whole Universe. https://electrek.co/2018/12/20/tesla-autopilot-navigate-passing-lane/
(You can tell it's my pet peeve, can't you?)
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