The pandemic and climate crisis aren't a deviation from some natural trajectory of "progress" and "development" toward a better world that we were on.

These disasters are the result of that specific ideology of "progress" that those in power have been promoting.

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@eejum a very good reminder that we must have a powerful story about what the future could or should be to motivate us

Been reading Dean Spade's _Mutual Aid_. This quote stuck out:

"Activism and mutual aid shouldn't feel like volunteering or a hobby - it should feel like living in alignment with our hopes for the world and with our passions. It should enliven us."

May you never forget that your hopes and passions can coincide. Let's break our chains link by link 🖤

this is the dorkiest thing i've made in a long time. good thing it's about bedtime so I don't have to deal with the consequences of my actions until tomorrow

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i don't think it is all that radical to believe that instead of tech transfer offices, IP liasons, and startups, publicly funded academic researchers should maintain copyleft litigation offices and nonprofit production cooperatives as part of their obligation to the public good.

Hybrid/Blended learning (theory): conflictual, consensual, generative and/or complimentary digital and analogue modes of organisation, production, interaction across a wide range of media and formats.

Hybrid/Blended learning (practice): full software and networked mediation of human activities via turbocapitalist cool video chat and productivity apps.

reading short stories is leading me to poetry

what are some of your fave collections of poems, fedi? I would like to read then :3

** The author disclaims copyright to this source code. In place of
** a legal notice, here is a blessing:
** May you do good and not evil.
** May you find forgiveness for yourself and forgive others.
** May you share freely, never taking more than you give.

I wish grapheme os has a quick toggle for grayscale

Michael Parenti’s brilliant response to the notion that the ruling class “don’t care about what we think” in Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies

really enjoying reading a short story just before bed from Borges! thank you for the rec @manifoldslug ^^

especially since i've had to change a lot of the assumptions built into the way chisai builds things, and had to totally restructure everything given the amount of 'data-sources' i wish to include has made progress slow

but im finally picking up steam!!

i want to get better at finishing things, and it starts here, with possibly my oldest project i still want to do

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*finally* starting to make decent progress on rebuilding my website. i like it so much more already even though it's ugly as sin. i'm glad i took the time to think about how to navigate my notebook in the form of html because holy shit, there's so many ways i could do it. i feel like this is only the start too, i took on too grand a vision from the get-go since i hoard so much data.
starting with chisai was really helpful! but i should've tried to understand it better, spent a lot of time fight

@ritualdust @neauoire @vladh when i think "devine" i always think highly-scalable decentralised lending protocol built and powered by the Fantom Blockchain

myth: capital will respond to demand by making more things that people want

reality: marketing under capitalism has taken the most advanced technology the earth has ever seen and dedicated all of it to specifically finding things that hurt, upset and enrage human beings and amplifying them in a darwinian evolutionary process in order to maximize our own boundless unending torment

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Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.