Here's an excerpt:

"Man is doubly reassured by propaganda: first, because it tells him the reasons behind the developments which unfold, and second, because it promises a solution for all the problems that arise, which would otherwise seem insoluble."

One of the most absurd things about capitalism is how it effectively puts "we could've automated the process of creating this with no detectable loss of quality, but we made workers do it instead!" on products as like a sign of quality, and people eat it up

unprecedented levels of corporate authoritarianism call for unprecedented levels of resistance to them

Fun fact: Peter Kropotkin mentions greenhouse lights & maker spaces.

Some of the libraries in Finland๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ have workshops equipped with soldering stations, laser cutters, woodworking tools, 3D printers and sewing machines. The staff is extremely lovely and helpful ๐Ÿ˜

That's how staying relevant, as a place of science and culture, looks like

I've set up a page on the Sunbeam City wiki for resources about starting and running cooperatives and grassroots movements.

Feel free to add to it!

wiki.sunbeam.city/doku.php?id=

so, since I joined the Sunbeam City Tech AS, I'll be setting up a blogging thing this weekend. There was a proposal for WriteFreely, but I also recently heard about Plume. Im not sure how they compare yet, so unsure what the coop wants

Thinking about how cool it would be to 3d print a case for a raspberry pi laptop with a 10in screen, detachable folding keyboard, and solar panels ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜
#rPi #RaspberryPi #3Dprinting #SolarPunk #cyberpunk #cyberdeck

Wish there were more solarpunk games out there.

Working on designing stuff for a possible future Twitch stream.

#SolarpunkReporting

Makerspaces in crisis zones are already helping people around the world: Puerto Rico, Haiti, Nepal.

Instead of waiting for expensive western supplies in makeshift tents, the survivors can get tools and start building new houses and infrastructure immediately. This not only makes the help /cheaper/ but also allows the people to feel more empowered and in control, less prone to long-term traumas.

youtu.be/pGoX7WdHLCE

communitere.org/

#Solarpunk #making

I think I've finally completed my collection of Henry David Thoreau's writings. Now I've just got to read them all...

I'm just glad some are digital. I couldn't lift all these in print form.

Anyways, for clarity I got a collection of his essays in paperback today. I already had The Maine Woods, Walden, and his journals.

in ancient india, mathematics was done in poetry. an essential part of solving a math problem was structuring the description of the solution in rhythmic verse

Never thought I'd get my bank to let my payment go through but after much debate they decided I can only send payments to Belgium. ... So it was a half win but I'm happy.

@cocoron Sent my payment via open collective to be a member. Anything else I need to do?

Cool tips du jour:

1. If your work has an old tech/e-waste recycling thing, keep an eye on it for rad junk.

B. If you're recycling old tech/e-waste, make sure you haven't left any post-it notes with PINs or passwords inside, holy shit.

Presidential Decree: tip your goddamn waiters well if you live in a capitalist hellscape where their boss wonโ€™t pay them

Did you know that you might have access to Lynda.com through your local #library?!

lynda.com/portal/sip

That's access to free courses and all kinds of stuff from #Programing to #DevOps, #3DPRinting to #eBook #Publishing! Blogging, advertising, and all sorts of content!

We're using this to train new employees where I work and I can vouch for the quality of most of the content. Check with your local library and learn something ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

anyway if you are ever traveling and need to book a hotel, make sure you look on fairhotel.org first so you don't accidentally book a hotel where the workers are on strike or where the workers don't have a union at all. and remember, never cross a picket line!

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