I'm into decentralized networks, open source hardware, modular design, distributed manufacturing, appropriate technology and solarpunk.
I spend most of my time liberating data from diabetes devices like insulin pumps and blood glucose meters, writing open-source software for tidepool.org.
I would like to spend more time growing food and building hardware to support that, and I hope to find inspiration here in the Merveilles.town community.
this is some saw shit
you think you test in prod, but do you test in prod like Boeing used to?
Enjoy: Ken Thompson's Unix password
religion; request for atheist leftists
Please don't casually assume or imply that increased religiosity means increased fundamentalist shitbaggery. The fundies narrative that they're the actual right way of being religious is really toxic and designed to keep people under their control. Theres plenty of mostly areligious people who act/think like them, and plenty of deeply religious people who are leftist and believe in sciences answers about material reality. Don't invalidate us please.
"A newsletter for people who are pissed off about the climate crisis."
Purism Librem 5
Here's a reminder that if you're in Europe and have ordered a Purism Librem 5 phone, you have 14 days to request a return and refund under the Consumer Contracts Regulations. Otherwise, you've helped fund a company that willingly hosts hate speech in the fediverse.
You can also request this refund before it even arrives, that's what I did x
Refusal to participate in the further destruction of the planet means a rupture with traditional politics. It means noncooperation with authority. It means defying in every nonviolent way possible consumer capitalism, militarism and imperialism. https://www.truthdig.com/articles/saving-the-planet-means-overthrowing-the-ruling-elites/
“It has become commonplace among climate activists to say we have, today, all the tools we need to avoid catastrophic climate change—even major climate change. It is also true. But political will is not some trivial ingredient, always at hand. We have the tools we need to solve global poverty, epidemic disease, and abuse of women, as well.”
-The Uninhabitable Earth, p.44
Fairphone 3 is such a beautiful design: https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Fairphone+3+Teardown/125573
If you've got 40 minutes to spare, this Creative Mornings talk by Damon Gameau (director & producer of the new climate documentary 2040) is worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWI1X3J_U7s
"... when many of the most advanced models in the world are independently reproducing the same disturbing results, it’s hard not to worry."
Kinda wishing an open-source version of this e-ink phone existed: https://www.thelightphone.com
What We Don't See When We See Copyright as Property at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3183265 - discuss at https://freepo.st/freepost.cgi/post/7jcrg3gjy5 #freepost
How to live with the climate crisis without becoming a nihilist
The case for climate rage: https://popula.com/2019/08/19/the-case-for-climate-rage/
help I love her
Pia Klemp, the German ship captain who rescued migrants in the Mediterranean, as she refuses a medal from the mayor of Paris.
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