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I am a Buddhist anarchist forging my own way in this world.

Recovering from capitalist abuses, I now work to create systems that protect humanity and our home.

I am ready to build and to learn.

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basically advertising for MNT Reform 

oh wow we just made it past $300k! 🖤 (did you know you can still preorder MNT Reform, the open hardware laptop?)

crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform

♻ RT @IwriteOK@twitter.com:

The American Wolf stretch limo has arrived. They are followed by a Kia filled with armed men.

American Wolf are a fascist street gang from Olympia. They raised tens of thousands of dollars for Kyle Rittenhouse.

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We're at least 40 years into the civilisation's collapse, nobody can build this today, some people will say that "they think they could probably build one like that" but they couldn't really, they've long forgotten how to make things that last.

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Typing my thesis on a typewriter would be a project

and also I'd channel the experience of being like my mom in the 70's typing out her dissertation

Also anyone seen those 'typewriters' but its electric and the screen is like an e-reader? those look bomb as well

"The beauty of anti-racism is that you don't have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it's the only way forward."

~Ijeoma Oluo on birdsite, inspired by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How To Be an Antiracist

Global banks defy U.S. crackdowns by serving oligarchs, criminals and terrorists

Secret U.S. government documents reveal that #JPMorgan #Chase, #HSBC and other big banks have defied money laundering crackdowns by moving staggering sums of illicit cash for shadowy characters and criminal networks that have spread chaos and undermined democracy around the world.

The records show that five global banks — #JPMorgan, #HSBC, #StandardCharteredBank, #Deutsche Bank and #BankOfNewYorkMellon — kept profiting from powerful and dangerous players even after U.S. authorities fined these financial institutions for earlier failures to stem flows of dirty money....

#FinCEN #FincenFiles #ICIJ

surrounded by cars in a parking lot and legit feeling this is so **strange**!

Do you have a small daily ritual? Something you do just for you?

It's been 45 or so years since the free software movement started and hardly 1% of professional programmers make a living by developing free software.

And of those being able to make a living, most are developing "enterprise open-source software" (like Kubernetes, Prometheus etc.) which the general public is never going to use.

#freeSoftware

#TikTok

The chief worry has been met - how to shake down a foreign company ($5B “new company” tax) and help out a Trump donor (Larry Ellison of Oracle) Of and all that data now in the hands of the NSA.

-- Cass M
joindiaspora.com/posts/5b96057

#LarryEllison #Oracle #Corruption #grift #shakedown

"Expect the mistakes because you are going to make them. If you try and avoid them you will fail and you will further feel like a failure because you tried to avoid them and failed to avoid them. Your are never going to avoid them."

~Adam Savage

Last week I shared a piece from The Atlantic about America being in a death spiral

Here's Anne Helen Petersen's response to that piece:

annehelen.substack.com/p/habit

"Living in a dystopia just feels like living: you get through one day, and then you get through the next, and then the next. You embrace mild self-deception and self-delusion because you must. You move forward because what other choice do you have? If that sounds familiar, it should.

Some people remain in complete denial. But I think many are beginning to see and feel what feels like an irrevocable decline. As Hayes Brown wrote around this time last year, “the weight of knowing, this time really knowing, our future is taking its toll.” We can allow ourselves to not just bend to new forms of normal, but actually break. This isn’t about being better about sorting your recycling. This is about completely reconceptualizing the way we think about energy, and waste, and consumption. It will require a complete renovation of our value system. And it’s going to be hard and uncomfortable and different, but you know what else will be hard and uncomfortable and different? The end of the fucking world.

We don’t have to acclimate to dystopia. We don’t have to compartmentalize horror. We can recognize this moment, as George Packer recently put it in The Atlantic, as a “plastic” one: when “an ossified social order suddenly turns pliable, prolonged stasis gives way to motion, and people dare to hope.”

…We’re all so, so tired. But we have to take those last, precious stores of energy — and we have to move. Maybe that looks like organizing. Maybe that looks like voting, and making sure everyone you know is voting. Maybe it looks like opening yourself to wild reimaginations of how society could work. But it cannot look like this. "

@theruran This is all screen caps from a documentary on Netflix called the Social Dilemma. It has a lot of people who at least played roles at many companies confessing to concerns with things they have worked on. I'm not sure how much its fair to say this guy is singularly responsible or not.

Relatable. Not with Reddit but, I have a series of tools designed to break bad social media habits.

This website is actually part of that toolset for me. I'm not on here everyday, but when I get on here, it helps me get past the compulsion to scroll and post shit without going back to evil Techlord.

I get out of this more quickly because no one's designed it to keep me here.

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hackers.town

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.