The context.Context type in is an example of an abstraction with a very high power to weight ratio. Very useful.

Been thinking a lot lately about worker and software development.

Worker coops seem hard to structure if the participants have diverse levels of experience and specialization. In that situation a producer coop focused on marketing and lead generation seems more appropriate.

Wrote up some thoughts here - feel free to comment here or on the gist.

Harris and Biden are having a very hard time completing sentences.

If you have an ad hoc group (e.g. food not bombs chapter) and want to accept donations online in the name of the org, what's the best/simplest route to go?

I'm assuming the PayPal/Venmo options require a checking account, and to get one in the org's name we'd need to file a DBA reg with the state. I'm hoping to avoid that level of formality.

I'd like folks to see the org name when they donate vs some random individual in the group.


"Do you want to help build a cooperative movement that is striving to become a lasting alternative to corporate structures and to state structures? Not an adjunct to them, not a subcomponent of them, but a genuinely revolutionary alternative structure that directly challenges them? If your answer is yes, there’s a good chance that you’re an anarchist."

ah yes, rich white people fetishising, disfiguring, and stealing from eastern cultures in order to justify and enact their violation is the same as french weirdos doing blurry landscapes, clearly,

Opening keynote at SeaGL encouraged folks to start and support cooperatives. Pretty topical. This year's schedule has quite a number of coop, privacy, and decentralization related talks.

is a log file navigator.

lnav is a program which reads log files and displays their combined contents in chronological order. lnav highlights and colorizes relevant or important information, including actions and errors. lnav understands several log formats, can create timestamped logs from any program output, and can filter by regex or SQL.

Website 🔗️:

apt 📦️: lnav

I feel like a criticism of nation states that doesn't get made enough is that nationalism comes to replace community.

Reminder that SeaGL is this Friday and Saturday at Seattle Central. Free to attend.

Lovely wee documentary about Manila Food Not Bombs, who organize a regular free market and food stand in the city center, surrounded by anarchist flags and signs :foodnotbombs: :ancom_star: #OurScenes


Check out these rates! Anacortes, WA is offering public gigabit internet for under $70 a month. We have the opportunity to do the same thing here! has asked the to vote on whether or not SPU should consider it for Seattle.


Someone asked Debbie Bookchin last night how people could best help those in . She said when she visited there she asked her hosts the same question.

Their answer: work to adopt libertarian municipalism in your country.

Just saw Debbie Bookchin speak in about . Timely since I'm reading a biography of her father.

Interesting talk. Given recent events I hope the region finds a way to retain its autonomy.

Just installed bookstack for use as a private wiki. Initial impression is very positive. Excellent design/UX, fast, easy install via docker:

Of course I'm running it via maelstrom so it only starts when I use it. YAML example here:

Peter Thiel: "capitalism and competition are opposites". p25 of Zero to One.

Good reminder that markets and capitalism aren't the same thing. In fact, maybe they're not even compatible.

Fedora 31 is coming out soon, and uses cgroup v2 by default, which is incompatible with docker. Here's a good guide explaining how to revert back to cgroup v1.

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