Hey if anyone likes community radio stations
I'm building a little app for listening to them in the browser. Kind of like a car radio dial but for the world.
or on dat
nothing fancy but there's 500ish radio stations there most of them work
PRs to this file if you want to add stations
or edit your local dat version directly
The intro post I've never made:
Hi I'm Tulsi, a queer trans woman, currently living on land stolen from the massacred Susquehannock people.
I recently quit my job making mapping software for electric/gas/water utilities.
I'm figuring out how to support myself while doing work that supports resilient networks of autonomous communities arising from mutual aid and trust.
I have a deep faith that there is a future for humanity that's worth fighting for.
Here for conversations with comrades
coronavirus, don't worry about your phone
According to microbiologists:
“It’s possible, theoretically, for this to live on a smartphone. If you had it out and someone sneezed or coughed on it and then you handled the phone, you could pick up infection that way,. People should keep their phones close to themselves. There is very little risk involved then.”
“My phone is the least of my concerns. Worry about touching door handles that thousands of other people touch.”
Hi all! This is a call to action for those who would like to help with their accessibility skills, or learn them while working on a not too complex web front-end. The quite popular Jitsi Meet web frontend has some accessibility issues which are preventing people with disabilities like me to participate in many meetings. These issues are low-hanging fruit. So if you would like to to do something good that really helps a lot of people and has big impact, here‘s the issue: https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/issues/4541
One of the anons who had been contributing to my book saw me dunking on landlords and got indignant because apparently they're a landlord. In typical landlord fashion they're now withholding the rights to their illustrations so that I can't publish.
I need some ~18 illustrations recreated because some "lefty" doesn't understand that having the power to throw people into the streets and profiting off that position are incompatible with socialism.
Anyone want to help out?
Thanks to this comrade who called MDC NY, we get an unsettling look at carceral logic: brutal, petty, disposal-minded, bureaucratically dead, and ultimately self-destructive to everyone involved, even to enablers. The pandemic is now, but the crisis is always.
@IWOC_NYC Just got off the phone with them and when I asked why they aren't giving out hygiene products to inmates. They said st…
Stop ICE getting PPE instead of Doctors
If anyone knows how to help stop ICE getting face masks, or wants to point grassroots efforts at that cause, here's their contractor order.
That protective gear should be diverted to health care workers fighting to save lives, not to the people breaking up families and sowing fear.
[T]here were those familial and personal habits which were peculiar and seen by our non-Native neighbors as anti-social...
[Why? I]n response to diseases such as smallpox, measles, cholera, typhoid and influenza. The people learned, as a matter of survival, to keep their distance and refrain from contact.
Friends and Fellow Workers in the Upstate New York latitude:
My boss sent us home because of COVID-19 and my gym is closed so I've been using some of my time to work in the garden. If you have some dirt you can work, you can too. If you can grow your own food, you should. Let's bring back "victory gardens." Grow extra and share.
Do not wait until it's warm it to plant. You can start now.
Root vegetables, onions, peas, spinach, chard, and (very soon) lettuce can be planted now.
2) Plain even-woven cotton: not stretchy, so like sheets. BUt also sheets are useful so try and find scrap fabric.
3) You don't need one but it makes it a lot faster
4) It took me about two hours to stitch mine by hand because I am slow and it was my first one. I don't know how long one would take with a sewing machine probably 15-20 minutes or less.
5) Whenever. They're washable so I'd pass them to another crisis zone if here levels out.
Learning how to use a Baofeng, it's pretty neat. I learned how to communicate on VHF, listen to FM, etc... Now I need to learn how to actually contact people. Anyone interested in talking #hamradio?
Mutual Aid, Artists
If you are an artist who has been affected by current events. You can apply to the Artist Relief Tree for $250.
Do not use notes and coins for buying in shops, as they are transmitting #COVID19.
Therefor consider stealing for safety reasons instead.
Protect those part of the risk group.
For the same reason avoid stealing notes from banks.
Doing it via online hacking instead can protect your communities, and the collected money could all go to support free health care.
While we're all focused on the Corona crisis the US government is quietly pushing an internet #surveillance bill that is aimed at abolishing message encryption:
We should probably pay attention to this and spread awareness even if we are not American: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-bill-governments-not-so-secret-plan-scan-every-message-online
A solarpunk in a cyberpunk world
white, living on stolen Susquehannock lands
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.