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introduction 

: Hi! I spend a lot of time thinking about alternative (modern; legal; hybrid; non-hierarchical; cooperative; empowered; equitable; sustainable; collaborative; impermanent; impactful) organizational structures through which folks can make the world a better place.

I also make music, write on my blog, play with video art, and play games with friends.

Nice to meet you! 👋

I would post what I’m working on here like everyone else but it’s not really that interesting for other people. It’s stuff like: “Digging into the IRS grant making regulations. Wow, what BS!” … “Ah, breakthrough! Grants are just reimbursements but in reverse!” …or maybe “Damn, my working boards as cooperative governance idea won’t work. I just learned about the 49% rule that limits the number of interested directors :(“

change 

moving day: Harlem -> Ridgewood

definitely bittersweet

but you know what Octavia said: God is change.

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If plants were afraid of sprouting nothing would survive

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@tindall I know someone who really likes obsidian.md, it's not foss but at least it's plaintext files on your local fs, seems they're working on an app too but it's in paid closed beta rn

“Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look. We could smell that shit. We could feel it; what is it’s texture, color, and shape?

We can explore the nature of that piece of shit. We can know the nature of dislike, shame, and embarrassment and not believe there’s something wrong with that. We can drop the fundamental hope that there is a better “me” who one day will emerge

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First draft of a small solo meditative larp for many beings.

jameschip.io/media/myco.txt

Refine tomorrow, layout shortly.

Okay, just learned a lot. Seems like PoS is net-good, even if it doesn't fix all of the crypto problems

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I’m curious to hear what crypto folks think of Ethereum PoS ...this is a good thing, right?

Going through some of my old zine collection. It's a bittersweet feeling, but I think it's time to pass some of them on to a new home. Time to leave them the "free stuff" area in the basement of my apartment building 👋 😔

But it's also great to re-read some of these. People are great

Best thing about changing my name on public profiles like Bandcamp...

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I setup a little image swapping feature (no js) so that low res images can load by default, but if you really want to see higher res, and have the bandwidth, you can click the little dot on the top left.
So far I'm just testing on the homepage, but I intend to use it throughout.

The no-js method was borrowed from how our webring hide/shows rss links.

Abolition calls not for just a “negative” justice, but the germination of something new. The movement goes beyond destruction, to construction; beyond dismantlement, to cultivation; beyond justice, to liberation, and transformation toward a future where all can thrive.

Full text: natehn.com/posts/abolition/

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One of the most important roles for artists and creators of software today is to imagine and promote forms of cultural practice outside of corporate enclosure.

In case anyone is wondering: Open Collective has amazing people behind it. So honored to be part of the team

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there's a new grid thing on the market which heavily promotes monome compatibility: in effect, freely tapping into our huge pool of resources and culture by implementing a simple protocol we open-sourced from the start.

something is deeply broken with peoples' perception of open-source. it's not an infinite commons. it's not an externality.

it's a community and an ethos. if you're exploiting someone elses' work for profit, you're helping destroy an optimistic vision of humanity.

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@metkis are you sure god created mushrooms and not the other way around?

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Merveilles

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.