tell me who is making a living via the internet without:
- owning other people's data
- analytics or trackers
- algorithms for distribution (via youtube, facebook, etc…)
- centralized platforms (medium, tumblr, vimeo, youtube, twitter)
- charging upfront
- superficial/clickbait content
- proprietary code
bonus points for combinations
Cabal, the open-source & p2p group chat I've worked on with friends, is in a quadratic funding pilot experiment run by Open Collective!
What that means for us, as an example: for every 10 USD donated, we get a total of 83 USD
boosts appreciated 🖤
mad props @c3voc, every year, without fail, practically zero hitches and a massive amount of video getting taken care of.
Been thinking a lot about how to produce physical things without destroying the environment.
But maybe "production" is just plain infeasible? Like, maybe the pattern of "let's make TONS of copies of this object for lots of people" is just not a generally feasible pattern.
Perhaps the small-scale building of things is the only real way to go: analyze your local needs, then design and build a thing that meets your needs for your specific circumstances.
Between the upper boundary set by the carrying capacity of the planet, and a lower boundary set by decent levels of wellbeing for all lies a band of sustainable energy use, situated somewhere between energy poverty and energy decadence. [...] However, there is no guarantee that the maximum levels are in fact higher than the minimum levels.
Just learned that John Coltrane rented a harp to work out a composition he was working on. Alice experimented with it for the first time. He heard the sounds she produced and purchased a harp for her that same day. By the time it arrived he passed having never her heard play it.
What should I read on the concept of "circular economy"? It's a potentially useful framework to reduce material throughput, energy consumption; reuse byproducts as feedstock. OTOH, it's often pure corporate PR, eg "we have found a new market for our toxic waste." Suggestions?
This is really cool, I dig how playing with cursor movements like that actually elicits a sort of a physical reaction
extremely disliking the fact that people selling extremely woo bullshit for hundreds or thousands of dollars are making it hard for me to search for glass or crystal orbs for me to buy just to make my place look rad, instead of chasing away negative 5G demons and balancing my vitals or whatever else these motherfuckers are trying to sell
halfway through making this post, it turned from "I'll dunk on this expensive piece of 'energy' nonsense" to an absolute existential crisis about how I will never write a joke as funny as the world itself. I urge you to read the image descriptions fully for this reason. I am fucking done. defeated. obliterated.
Looking at the kinds of electronics for sale in Tokyo, 1993
It's remarkable how many of these have been squeezed into smartphones today. I'd argue, in some, cases inappropriately since the standalone device experience on some of these were really hard to replace
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IT generalist, dabbling A/V artist and programmer by trade.
Mostly into Human/Computer Interaction, systems and the "mind".
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