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After ~3 months, the experiment to convert my old consulting S-Corp into a self-directed producer/worker/consumer software is entering the final stage of the inception phase.

I don't know that we'll stick the landing, but it feels like we're getting closer to something that will provide a sustainable for producer and worker members.

Finance, Governance, and Product rundown for June here: docs.google.com/document/d/e/2

Me: “measure contributions by the quantity of time and attention provided, multiplied by skillfullness of that time. Reward them with a proportion of the wealth generated from that application of time in perpetuity.”

Also me: “How am I three weeks behind on my time sheet?!?"

"Some successful programmers who also happen to do open source don’t defend their own time, and actually suffer guilt about their inability to do all the free work others ask for." _Get In, Get out_ by @kemitchell@twitter.com - writing.kemitchell.com/2019/06

- trying to experiment with different textures at low contrast with a dark base. Practicing is tough because i have a really hard time visualizing what i want to draw until some lines are there and then I tend to fill it in with whatever emerges.

#Playlog - #Battletech Show more

RT @EFF@twitter.com

Instead of enshrining Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft as the Internet’s permanent overlords and then striving to make them as benign as possible, we can fix the Internet by making Big Tech less central to its future. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/inte

🐦🔗: twitter.com/EFF/status/1149431

when you think about it, the idea that software should scale is actually really weird. "sure this garden is nice, but how nice can it be if it doesn't grow to cover the entire surface of the earth?"

Google admitted that contractors can access recordings made by Assistant, after some of its recordings were leaked.

Been absolutely refusing to use any of these devices for precisely this reason. Google and Amazon have both been very quiet on how data is kept and access to it. The recent NHS direct news, teaming up with amazon to give medical advice, horrified me for exactly this.
Both companies have had data breaches, they should be allowed nowhere near NHS services

theguardian.com/technology/201

Rough draft of a possible blog post on outcome oriented system thinking.

Where do you like to ask for feedback on your writing work in progress?

twitter being down is no big deal they can just use the other instances

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#PlayLog - #StrangerThings #S3 (Maybe #Spoilers?) Show more

#PlayLog -#LaurenOliver - #Delerium series Show more

Code Question (Ruby/Sidekiq/Heroku) Show more

So few tech workers have had visible unionization efforts, and I’m glad to see this reporting nytimes.com/2019/07/08/technol

I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

runyourown.social/

Some more for .

This time exploring the concept of conscious species as a whole age through learning and behavioral phases similar to how individuals of the species do.

- - Finally got around to making landing pages that target impact organizations and indie developers for nourish:

- nourish.is/for-developers
- nourish.is/for-impact-organiza

There's a poll up on what version of @nodejs@twitter.com should be the minimum version for #entropic. Join the discussion! discourse.entropic.dev/t/discu

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