Seeing the allure that anti-consumerism seems to have to some people thinking about a post-Corona politics, I want to just put this piece advocating a consumerist critique of capitalism out there again: http://www.ephemerajournal.org/contribution/towards-consumerist-critique-capitalism-socialist-defence-consumer-culture
"a small number of academicians—supposed arbiters of truth—advocate for Tr*mp. How does one explain this apparent anomaly?"
A sociological analysis of academic Trumpists: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11186-020-09391-4
Bangladesh Trans Solidarity COVID Fund https://www.gofundme.com/f/trans-solidarity-covid-19-fund-bangladesh
Koumbit is seeking a new member of our systems administration and infrastructure team - deadline: April 23rd https://www.koumbit.org/en/content/koumbit-seeking-new-member-our-systems-administration-and-infrastructure-team-apr-2020
"due to the pandemic the gates of creativity swing wide open. We have to become our own shaman." https://critinq.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/would-a-shaman-help/
I wrote something technical on #selfhosting https://www.jboy.space/blog/hosting-your-own-code-forge.html
COVID-19, monopolies and vendor lock-in
There's a shortage of COVID-19 tests in the Netherlands because:
1. One company #Roche has a (near) monopoly on the testing machines;
2. The machines need accessories of that company that have secret/patented ingredients.
Sounds a lot like the inkjet printer we have at home. Vendor lock-in should be illegal!
See the FTM article (in Dutch)
Without eggs, of course.
I didn't think Twitter could get any worse, but here we are.
It's not even covid twitter, it's staying-at-home/teaching-online #lifehack twitter that's so infuriating.
I teach urban studies and digital society.
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