great @firstname.lastname@example.org piece on the possibility of interoperabile social media to enable facebook quitting without loosing your friend network https://pluralistic.net/2022/09/19/interoperable-facebook/#federated wish I was hopeful, but can't say the options aren't described clearly
"John Steinbeck once said that socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." -- Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress
I am half-seriously considering buying a "...for Dummies" book. I wish I were kidding. And I wish it was a good sign. It's been a rare day in my 30 year career I haven't learned something new but this is more of a sign of getting shit dumped on me that is SO far from my area of expertise as to render me a "dummy." Trying hard not to let the "flight" instinct win. So fucking tired.
I haven't worked in "edtech" for 9 years, but these sunflowers still tie me to the community I found there. I have at least two branches of the family tree, from both @cogdog and @fncll, that are now on their...8th or 9th generation in my garden. Maybe @draggin can recall the first year the seeds were sent out? I miss our large get together around the world and rejoice those times we manage to reconnect
Proving that "Sorry to Bother You" was actually a documentary https://www.vice.com/en/article/akek7g/this-startup-is-selling-tech-to-make-call-center-workers-sound-like-white-americans
if this were reddit this might get posted to r/selfawarewolves https://eliterate.us/coursera-and-2u-moocs-are-designed-to-compete-with-google-adwords/ #mooc #LetAThousandFlowersBloom
There are four good things worth practicing. Being kind toward everything alive. Staying level and steady. Feeling happy for any creature anywhere that is happy. And remembering that any suffering is also yours.
Bewilderment / Richard Powers
🔖 How Did REST Come To Mean The Opposite of REST? https://htmx.org/essays/how-did-rest-come-to-mean-the-opposite-of-rest/ 🗒 annotated https://via.hypothes.is/https://htmx.org/essays/how-did-rest-come-to-mean-the-opposite-of-rest/
@grantpotter I've heard you mention "solarpunk" a few times in the past, any references you'd share to get someone started?
https://researchbuzz.me/2022/07/08/bringing-back-kebberfegg-to-make-keyword-rss-feeds/ reminds me of the early '00s and stuff both @cogdog and @Downes have been messing around with for eons
I often feel self conscious about the level of informality in our systems & processes at the Coop when I deal with big outfits. But then my team turns stuff around in a day which takes those outfits 1-2 MONTHS so they can just bite me with all their ass-covering self-important acronym-laden drama. I know some more maturity is worth aiming at, but I'll take fleet of foot and responsive over hidebound bureaucracy every day.
"They seem like critical digital infrastructure that we all need to use ... and yet they are privately owned and operated." https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/rogers-outage-cell-mobile-wifi-1.6514373