So I'm trying to build rhythm into my life. The annual cycle is increasingly interesting to me. Living away from the equator means I experience 'the 4 seasons', and I got to experience some of the more traditional (pagan) celebrations of them through my time in Edinburgh.
I found this graph on Wikipedia really enlightening, that the thermal cycle lags about 1.5 months behind the solar cycle here. Food for thought
“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.
Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.
Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.
I want to compare respirator standards, because I care about my lungs.
Specifically Chinese standard KN95 (GB/T 18664) and European standard FFP3 (EN149:2001).
But they cost about €80 each! The idea that citizens should pay to view the *standards* that affect them is gross. I'm trying sci-hub now...
Super 🎉 Blood 🔴 Wolf 🐺 Moon 🌝—tonight!
There'll be a lunar #eclipse ~04.45 UTC on the 21st January (i.e. ~10 hours from now!)
The eclipse will be total, with the earth''s shadow giving the moon a red color ('blood'), the moon will be the first full moon of the year ('wolf') and the moon will be the closest to earth in it's orbit ('super').
Great view in N/S Americas, W Africa, N & W Europe. Exact times here: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2019-january-21
(p.s. think of the seeds growing on the dark side!)
In the last week I've started moving my calendars 📆 , contacts 👫 and email ✉️ off of Google
It really feels like coming to the end of an abusive relationship 💔 It was worse than I liked to admit, and it's easier to leave than I thought 👋
Thanks so much to the #Nextcloud, #Thunderbird, #Dav5X and #LineageOS people for making this possible! And thanks to my techie buddies who helped me out. Look to your local hacklab for help if you need it! You can do it!
@Wewereseeds just graciously commissioned me for a flag, so here it is!!! It represents the solarpunk movement. Like the movement it is bright and full of hope, and also like the movement, it kicks ass. It was inspired by @socalledunitedstates, but is still pretty distinctive.
KICK ASS, PLANT TREES, LET'S SAVE THE WORLD #solarpunk
I had to try and explain to a German friend why everyone in the Commons refers to 'Mr Speaker' and not directly to each other... never really thought about it. I guess it's try and reduce conflict potential.
In any case, the deliberative process for British govt. is pretty embarrassing, and now lots of people around the world know about it 😳
Game Workers Union (IWGB)
Tech Workers Coalition
Then there's the tech worker's co-ops movements.
Also maybe checkout Cory Doctorow's book For The Win. MMORG economy workers in the global south form a union called the Industrial Workers of the World Wide Web.
But yeh we need people like you (the person who wrote this and the persons reading it) to start organising! The future is unwritten and we have a world to win!
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