It is always useful to document what you did to make Free/Libre software work – or any software / hardware issue you resolved, really – and make it publicly available.
Yesterday, I was saved by a forum thread. I documented the process further in a blog post: https://gofloss.wordpress.com/2019/08/29/install-ubuntu-18-04-on-an-acer-aspire-es1-531/
For 1 person who says "Thank you so much, you saved me!" in the comments, you made 10s of lives a tiny bit easier, and saved a bunch from giving up.
Very disturbing news from my friends @CommuneInt@twitter.com. Turkey is increasingly mobilizing on #Rojava's border for attack. No journalists around. Please: Speak up and demand the West stop Turkey's planned blitzkrieg of the one true democracy in the Mideast #RiseUp4Rojava @firstname.lastname@example.org
Really interesting paper looking at the 2-3% of climate studies that don’t agree with anthropogenic global warming (AGW): Learning from mistakes in climate research. tl;dr: they’re all flawed, essentially 100% of the science agrees with AGW #wp https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00704-015-1597-5
I know times are tough financially, so if you live in Australia, here’s my hot tip: if you ignore your dental health for most of your life and ride through the pain and inconvenience of regular gum infections, you’ll avoid spending tens of thousands of AUD in dentist bills! + you’ll be handsomely rewarded by the tooth fairy. 🐷⬅️💵
Don’t thank me, it’s the least I can do.
Just in case you or someone you know would like to take some money from these people, here is the link.
Technically, I do believe the current tools we see popping up are better built versions of centralized platforms most people use, and that's cool.
But the reason progress is so slow is because we're still clinging to the concepts they ground into us when their were no other options available.
We need to stop building decentralized platforms in the same vein of centralized ones.
And building tools that actually help people *must* be at the center of why we're building them in the first place.
Working on my thesis and I have been starting to share bits and pieces of my drafts along the way.
I am researching Black women artists and our relationships to monuments and sites, for me specifically here in Barça that relate to Puerto Rico.
If you want to support my research, art practice or just are interested in general, check out my Patreon
Libre activists in Albania 🇦🇱 are doing their own version of switching.social (see photo) 👍
Switching.social is available under a CC By SA licence, so if you want to do your own version in your own language, please go right ahead!
There are already versions in French, German, Italian and Turkish:
King Edward Point via https://www.bas.ac.uk/data/our-data/images/webcams/king-edward-point-webcam/
We (#kamizdat) didn't make it this year, but it's a great opportunity to support those who are enriching the public commons and think about the stronghold on music creativity of content industry via copyright laws and collecting societies. For many, the system is broken and rewards those with wealth in greater amounts.
wider tag net via m.s:
Amazon Prime Day Walkout ++
In protest of exploitative working conditions, workers at Amazon warehouses are withdrawing their labour on Amazon Prime Day. Workers will staging a walk out during Prime Day, on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July
This also means avoiding:
- Whole Foods
VICE killed my column this afternoon, which is a bummer! If anybody knows of a publication that might want to pick up Design Bias, I think it's good and important. You can see past columns here: https://www.vice.com/en_us/topic/design-bias
Plants, computers, weird things, happier everyone.
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