* Statue of Engels CHECK
* Farmbot growing cabbage CHECK
* Exhibition of trade union banners CHECK
* Some history of co-operatives CHECK
* Reading some Bookchin in the Central Library CHECK
Day out in Manchester, innit.
90% off all Verso ebooks until January 1st. The largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world. Give ’em a bit of solidarity and get a book on politics for a couple of quid.
I just got The Next Revolution collection of essays by Bookchin, score.
Seems like a pretty decent set of short-, mid-, and long-term goals for eventual transition to post-scarcity anarchism:
What do you think?
Good reading list of speculative narratives, utopian thinking and critique.
“Feeling like there’s a future is vital for moving through the present”
Everybody needs an angel. But here’s that devil by my side.
From the all round doozy of an album, Lost blues and other songs.
Not yet, I haven’t yet really got the hang of replies in general, but I’ll be sure to try it out soon. And thanks for the great post.
Oh man. Getting set up for sending regions to the IPython REPL in spacemacs was super easy. Great stuff.
python’s argparse is a really handy library. Sometimes it’s the little things in life (coding) that are important.
Working on my research today, feeling pretty amazed at the range of free software and services available to me that enable me to do so. GNU, Linux, bash, emacs, spacemacs, vim, PHP, codeception, git, github, travis, TeX, LyX. Eclipse, FeatureIDE. Whatever all of these themselves are built on. DuckDuckGo, StackOverflow and blogs helping with questions. Plenty more I’m sure I’ve missed out. Flipping awesome, this ecosystem.
> download open source app
> walk around the area you live in
> answer some questions
> get some fresh air
> discover your neighbourhood a little
> help build open map of the world
StreetComplete – https://f-droid.org/en/packages/de.westnordost.streetcomplete/
Seems like this might be implemented eventually: "Allow specifying allow_failure: true per job on jobs.include. (Probably yes, but not before .)". https://github.com/travis-ci/beta-features/issues/28
"A stage is a group of jobs that are allowed to run in parallel. However, each one of the stages runs one after another, and will only proceed if all jobs in the previous stage have passed successfully." That’s a shame – I want to have a stage that deploys my test artifacts after all test jobs in the previous stage have run. Even if one of them has failed.
Have small projects on the continuous integration service Travis CI and want to deploy them to your own server through SSH, but cannot stand the hassl...
Introduction to what one would consider basic web communication A few days ago I had written a post on my website and a colleague had written a reply on his own website. Because we were both using the W3C Webmention specification on our websites, my site received the notification of his response an...
“Vicious Cycle”. I love this video. Where is endless growth and pursuit of productivity taking us…
“Ryanair is to recognise pilot unions for the first time in its 32-year history in an attempt to prevent strikes in the run-up to Christmas.”
“Ryanair’s share price fell almost 8% on Friday after its announcement.”
This system is broken.
Beautiful song by Bat for Lashes. What happens when two lovers collide.
I saw Bat for Lashes play at the Brighton Dome in 2009, during a particularly difficult year for me. I can remember even now getting knocked for six by some pretty deep emotions during the show.
At HWC London yesterday, my intention was to spend a bit of time improving the display of my RSVP posts. An example of one here: https://doubleloop.net/2017/12/10/hwc-london-december-13th-2017-%f0%9f%8e%84/
My RSVP posts work great, functionality wise, thanks to the Post Kinds plugin (creating the post successfully sends a webmention to the event page). However the display looks a little funky with my theme.
Another UBI blockchain-based digital currency, Manna (https://www.mannabase.com/), formerly grantcoin. Around since 2015.
AKA ode to misanthropy. Garage punk fuzzed up to the max.
Put together a little web scraper in Python with scrapy (scrapy.org) and selenium. Massively impressed, made it super simple to get the data that I wanted off the pages.
Nice! The New Economics Foundation’s crowdfunder to kickstart a cooperatively-owned cab firm in London got fully funded. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/faircab/
I was really pleased when Mozilla acquired Pocket, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be heading fully free or libre anytime soon, if the latest feature rollout is anything to go by:
“Highlighting in Pocket has two tiers: Free and Premium. All Pocket users will be able to create 3 highlights per article, and those who subscribe to Pocket Premium will be able to create an unlimited number of highlights.”
I’m guessing (hoping) though that given the Mozilla association at the very least they’ll take personal data security and privacy seriously.
Don’t know if it’s really the remit of any social media platform, but Mastodon USP could be if it also worked as a catalyst of some of the stronger social bonds beyond online. “Social media promises an end to loneliness but actually produces an increase in solitude and an intense awareness of social exclusion. Texting and other technologies give you more control over your social interactions but also lead to thinner interactions and less real engagement with the world.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/opinion/how-evil-is-tech.html
In fact a few times now I’ve heard people say the feature they miss (or would miss) the most from Facebook is the very well targeted suggestions of local events.
Jesus. Eclipse is as slow as it ever was.
Great bit of stomping synth-pop.