Wow, everyone is trying to cancel The Gibson for working in security.

It's a bad look, y'all.

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I've also had a lot of success in the past with Kanban style boards for collaborative project management (like Trello)

There are a couple of self-hostable Kanban board applications out there, so I'll probably go ahead and set one up tonight.

If you're interested in participating in all of this, shoot me a DM and I'll get you in to a list on my local machine.

I'll send out a link to the Kanban board and a chatroom when everything is ready and we can figure out the details from there?

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NeXTstation from 1991 emulating Windows and a Mac at the same time. So far ahead of its time. #Retrocomputing

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I'm partial to email! It's a good platform for slow, long form communication. We could just start an email with many recipients and begin a conversation while we think about and work on other ways to organize.

Or we could use an actual mailing list, which would be better from a UX perspective (anyone know any good mailing list software?)

I'm open to other suggestions! (Forums? usenet? someone's BBS?)

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So one of the problems inherent in this kind of attempt at spontaneous organizing via the fediverse is that most of our federated software systems are actually Not Great for anything other than quasi-ephemeral messages.

It's hard to organize and rally people around an idea when your primary method of interacting is a microblogging platform.

I'm going to go ahead an propose that we start thinking about ways for fediverse creators to organize outside the fediverse.

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Oh you want a 30 second animation of a spaceship approaching a planet? Here's an STL of the ship, and the planet, see if you can find someone to plop 'em on a starfield and donate some render time.

We could pool our collective resources and help one another make neat things, and that makes me happy.

So where are the #video people at? and the #music people? and the #3d animation people?

And who, among those people, wants to get together and collectively make a lot of things?

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I don't want to threadjack, but this thread (hackers.town/@MasterControlPro) by MCP has some ideas that I want to play with.

Specifically, they mention sharing TV creation resources (possibly through an itch.io style storefront, but I think that's overkill)

I love the idea of us all getting together and making little bits of a TV show for one another.

Oh you need some intro music? Bam here it is. (but you gotta share!)

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The BBC is reporting that businesses with long supply chains are essentially already post-Brexit in their shipping timelines and are currently fucked because they have no idea what the rules will be by the time their shipments arrive in Britain.

How are you achieving your goals?

What is your Work?

Is it security? Privacy? Liberty? Education? Entertainment? Something else?

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I've been reading classic Dr. Strange a lot lately. It's easy to forget how absurdly sexist the writing was. Wow.

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So, what's our objective, and how will we achieve it?

So, what's our objective, and how will we achieve it?

Top contenders:

- Set it up to allow local SSH over wifi, and configure a couple of bluetooth serial ports. Use it as a local tilde server.

- Install a PDP-8 (or other minicomputer) emulator. Use it as a local mainframe.

- Connect it to a spare television, write a script to have w3m or lynx cycle through various web pages (news headlines, stats, Mastodon feeds, etc.)

Over the holiday shopping season, microcenter ran a deal on the Pi 0w. $5, limit one.

I don't have a microcenter near me, but I was visiting some friends that do (so now you have enough information about me to determine that I have friends in one of fiftish regions that could be considered Near Microcenter. I'm just days away from doxing myself) and I bought one.

I now have a tiny computer with wifi and bluetooth connectivity that cost me five dollars.

I'm trying to decide what to do with it.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.