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For real like Bandcamp is exactly the kind of service we *hoped* the internet would give us: “hey, people make things, they set their own price inc. free, we provide the storefront, you buy it and the money goes to the creator, you get it in a DRM-free format and can play it however you want, we just make money to keep going & improving and aren’t a VC-funded nightmare company of rampant reckless growth that will do something nightmarish and implode.”

We need more media platforms like that.

Looking for some more internationally-based, English-language news sources for my RSS reader. Boosts and recommendations for sites not based in the US appreciated.

climate change, war 

New year, new journal. Starting to doubt the usefulness of the format I've chosen, though. It's evolved from the Bullet Journal system. I use it mostly for:

📗 Calendaring upcoming events
📘 Journaling daily life
📙 Miscellaneous notes from my reading

Feel free to throw me any links you have to other systems you think are worth trying/incorporating.

How Itch.io facilitated and shaped "the one-dollar game" as a product category and emergent form of cultural expression.
on-culture.org/journal/issue-8

A newly surveyed site in a sandstone quarry near Cairo, New York is evidence that forests developed 2 to 3 million years earlier than previously thought.
e360.yale.edu/digest/scientist

In stopped clock news, the Trump admin is reportedly working on beefing up the open access mandate, which would make more federally funded research freely available to the public. eenews.net/stories/1061836761

What if we collectively decide that we just… don't want 5G?

The principle reasons the predicted ebook revolution in publishing never got off the ground are likely cultural and sociological, but the sustained wrangle over how to price ebooks surely didn't help. vox.com/culture/2019/12/23/209

Video playground of the unreleased Mega Drive adaptation of Akira (via Akira2019@twitter.com): youtu.be/QbHcqrAFseQ

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"The world is simultaneously underwater and on fire, and people want to know what they can do about it. Let's share resources, services, products and ideas you can use to stop kicking the planet in the face."

github.com/philsturgeon/awesom

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D&D lets you live out all kinds of fantasies, such as:
-Having everyone call you by your preferred name and gender
-Having a big group of friends who do everything together
-Making a reasonable wage as a freelancer
-Being able to murder the terrible leadership of your country
-Getting 8 hours of sleep

"Indigenous technology gets cast as primitive, like it may have been useful in the past but no longer has any relevance. But that's not true. Assembling communal life is in itself a technology." logicmag.io/nature/water-is-li

At this year's recital, the 3rd grade class wore Christmas tree-shaped tiaras made of green construction paper, which was adorable, but also, for some reason, reminded Principle Macbeth: Hadn't Coach Mcduff said something about having been from his mother's womb Untimely ripp'd?

history, USpol, guns, sectarian conflict 

deepfakes 

deepfakes 

This article on the symbols and rituals of the Calabrian mafia is utterly fascinating. "Of all the mafias, the 'Ndrangheta is the richest in codes and symbols, the meanings of which often remain obscure even to the affiliates themselves." nybooks.com/articles/2019/12/1

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quote from me in the news about twitter decentralization 

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